D&I | Staff at Big Four firm told not to 'flaunt your body' at work

Staff at Big Four firm told not to 'flaunt your body' at work

Over the last few years, HR has highlighted the importance of employees bringing their whole selves to work.

This doesn’t mean that employees should feel obliged to share their darkest secrets with colleagues but that employees should feel encouraged to reveal their true personalities and wear attire that reflects their character. This will not only help company culture flourish and help employees feel more engaged at work, but it will also tackle glaring D&I issues if everyone is encouraged to be unique.

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Comments (2)

  • Sir
    Sir
    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 2:18pm BST
    I think this obsession with 'appearance' (ie what you wear is important) is unhealthy.
    At work, I prefer to focus on what people know and what people can do. The fact that they are dressed in smart casual wear, formal corporate attire, scruffy t-shirt, national costume or a giraffe onesie is really neither here not there.
    Equally, it doesn't matter to me if one gender attends work in clothing more commonly associated with another - as long as they know the stuff they need to and can do what they need to do in order to get the job done.
  • Boris
    Boris
    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 1:20pm BST
    I hate to say it but this is the reality for many women in the workplace, and out of it. How many times has a woman been blamed for attracting the wrong type of attention due to what they wear? It's about time, in this so called age of enlightenment, that everyone in the working environment should be treated equally. If men are expected to wear suits why can't women? If women are expected to wear make-up and high heels why shouldn't men? I see enough men wearing make up outside of work, so why not tear down the stereotypes and allow workers to have a set range they can choose from and make it the same for all.