Dress Code In The Workplace

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Dress Code in the Workplace
In-Class Collaborative Assignment Please enter your group’s two paragraphs under your group’s header below, as well as citations for the sources used
. Format your contributions in Times New Roman 12 font, single­spaced, block style. Do not allow header formatting to bleed into your paragraphs.

Group Awesome
Dress codes can vary from employer to employer. Most business offices have a set of minimum standards to be neat, clean, and appropriate in the workplace (Society for Human Resource
Management 2012). Most offices include slacks, collared shirts, dress shoes, and no open shoes.
Women may typically have additional requirements regarding dress and skirt lengths, shoes, and appropriate undergarments. Some companies may have policies regarding denim pants. Dress codes make for a more productive work environment by cutting down on distractions, helping to identify employees to customers, and helping everyone abide to the same standards. In some work environments there are safety dress codes that may include steel toe shoes, bright and reflective clothing, or slip resistant shoes. Dress codes promote a professional atmosphere and the message your company wants to display. Dress codes can send a positive non verbal message. References
Society for Human Resource Management (2012) Retrieved from: http://www.shrm.org/templatestools/samples/policies/pages/businessandcasualattirepolicy.aspx Group 2

Group 3 ( with Kelly)
1.) Dress code policies can vary from company to company. Most companies appear to adhere to professional business attire policies. In addition, minimum standards such as grooming and cleanliness are always required. According, to the Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM), “Staff are expected to at all times present a professional, businesslike image to clients, visitors, customers and the public. Acceptable personal appearance, like proper maintenance of work areas, is an ongoing requirement of employment.” For men business attire would include a long­sleeve dress shirt, tie and sport coat worn with dress pants and dress shoes, and as for

women a tailored pantsuit or conservative dresses, worn with closed­toed shoes is required
(SHRM, 1996). An example of an official dress code policy can be accessed from the following link: http://www.ok.gov/OSF/documents/HRP&PDressCode.pdf Resources:
Dress Code: attire and grooming (1996). In Society for human resource management. Retrieved
May 12, 2014, from http://www.shrm.org/templatestools/samples/policies/pages/businessand casualattirepolicy.aspx 2.) Experts recommend that the dress code is in writing otherwise it is difficult to enforce. The policy should give specifics about what is appropriate and what is not. There should be as little distinction between women and men as possible, but if distinction is made between genders the requirements should be equal (Casey, 2010). The policy should also have clear considerations for culture, religion, gender, and age, as well as geographics (Chainy and Martin, 2007). Dress code should not be limited to clothing, it should include accessories, tattoos, piercings, etc. The most common element is to always enforce the dress code policy and be consistent when there is a violation. Resources:
(Casey, K.) How to Set a Dress Code for Your Business. Nov. 15, 2010. retrieved from http://blog.intuit.com/employees/how­to­set­a­dress­code­for­your­business/ (Chainy and Martin) Central Guide to Business Etiquette. 2007.

1a. When it comes to the dress code in the workplace, there are many potential problems that can arise. Employees of certain businesses can complain about many factors with the dress code including: sexual discrimination, race and disability discrimination, religious discrimination, tattoos and body piercings. The policy that is implemented in that specific