Dress codes should not be encoded

June 12th, 2018

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Translation: lay it all out ahead of time (dress code pun) and be clear.

The Hartford Small Business Ahead blog provides five tips:

  1. Have an answer for "Why not?" other than "Because your Furoshikis* look silly"
  2. Send out reminders – like now, before the dress code begins to suffer the dreaded summer creep
  3. Be really specific – casual wear means different things to different people
  4. Understand the talking point do's and don'ts
  5. Have "The Talk"

Need a dress code policy? See our blog "Dress codes: who, what, wear" or login to your hrsimple.com HR Library.

* Disclaimer, I have a pair and they kinda do.