HR Dilemma: How relaxed should work dress codes be?

HR Dilemma: How relaxed should work dress codes be?

Dress codes have changed dramatically in the past decade. From suited and booted ‘city attire’ to the more relaxed uniform of the tech start-up employee, what we wear to work no longer defines what we do.

However, how far is too far when it comes to a relaxed dress code? A recent article in Chronicle Live reported on one company Director who admitted that he out-rightly refuses to meet up with reps he feels are dressed too casually.

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Comments (2)

  • PeopleHR
    Mon, 8 May 2017 1:31pm BST
    I think it all boils down to making sure you look presentable according to the situation you're in. No, you might not want to go to a client meeting in your dressing gown and slippers. But is there anything really wrong with wearing those things at your desk when you know you're doing data entry all day?
  • Sir
    Fri, 5 May 2017 1:37pm BST
    I won't deal with anyone at work unless they are well-dressed. What's wrong with that ?
    They should also be white, not under 25, male and straight.
    ... er, actually, ALL of those things are pretty irrelevant when it comes down to it. OK, scratch that - maybe in future I'll deal with anyone as long as they know what they are talking about.
    (oh, and can spell too, I do draw the line somewhere).

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