Are you seeing more of your employees than you are comfortable with? Warmer weather means people are more likely to wear clothing that is appropriate for the beach or a backyard barbeque (shorts, sundresses, flip flops, etc.) and not for the workplace.
Dress codes in general have become more relaxed in recent years (remember when business suits were required every day?) and, as a result, employees may be confused about what is or is not acceptable attire on the job. Workplace dress codes vary greatly depending upon industry, position within a company and geographic region. Some jobs have very specific safety regulations about hair length, facial hair, jewelry, shoes, etc.
If your company doesn’t already have a dress code or has one that isn’t clear about expectations, it may be time to update and remind employees about what they may and may not wear to work. Even if your employees wear uniforms, you may need a policy to address some of the following issues:
A carefully written dress code policy can help you create the workplace image that makes your business successful. Being clear with your employees about workplace expectations for what they wear at work also makes it easier to address violations of the dress code when they occur.
An HR professional can help you with all of your human resources needs, from hiring the right employees, running background checks, creating employee handbooks that include anti-harassment policies and procedures, managing employee performance, staying legally compliant, automating employee records, and anything else you need to create an environment where employees can provide the services that you need to run your business.