Historically, Dress Codes have been used primarily to manage communication with employees on what is considered acceptable and unacceptable for work attire. In the element of accommodations, they have also been used to assist with religious accommodations. However, dress code theory runs much deeper than simply attire. It is an element that should match the entire culture of your business.
At Gro HR, we assist and lead businesses every day in their pursuit of a healthy and thriving culture. This is done through intentional initiatives and consistency. When managers ask how to create or maintain an effective internal culture, we look at several things that should run consistent when communicating that culture. Employee Dress Code is one of them!
So what does this mean for your business? It means that any policy you have should be consistent with the culture you are desiring as well as to service the clients that you do. It is a valid part of your company branding.
Here are some tips to consider as you evaluate your Employee Dress Code:
- Does it match the type of communication style you have with your clients (I.e formal vs. relaxed)?
- Do you have separate requirement for general 0ff-video remote work vs. client facing meetings?
- How does your Dress Code impact safety measures?
- Does your policy take into consideration different classifications of employees (I.e warehouse vs. office)?
- Does your policy communication what both is and is not acceptable? The clearer the better!
Out of all of the investments you make into your business, few are as important as your employees. That’s why taking the time to correctly communicate your employees is crucial for your (and their!) success. Here at Gro HR, we know what it takes to create an employee dress code that works. Our HR team is passionate about helping organizations like yours build the best team to aide in your success. Schedule a call with our team to see how Gro HR can offer you expert assistance with your needs!