What your employees – at least, the ones who make contact with clients and the public – wear says a lot about your company, and in some cases an employee dress code is a necessity for health or safety reasons.
But creating a standard of dress and grooming isn't easy. In order for a dress code to be legally enforceable, it can't restrict gender equality or religious freedom; and in order to be effective, employees have to be able to understand and follow it.
To create an effective employee dress code, organizations should:
- Take into consideration the employees' roles and visibility
- Be sensitive to gender and religion issues
- Be clearly and firmly communicated to employees