Costuming Concerns Plaguing your Office?

Halloween not the only time of year your employees stray from the dress code? HR Strategies can make sure that their “costumes” stay in line with your company’s policy.

Company dress codes can be laid out in a variety of different ways. For instance, your employee handbook can state that your employees’ should wear Professional Business Attire. Casual Attire would be the opposite extreme. Or, you may require your workers to wear a certain uniform, for example khakis and a company polo. Very common nowadays is Business Casual, which coincidentally is what we wear here at the HR Strategies’ main office. Our internal employee handbook defines Business Casual as “A comfortably relaxed version of classic business attire, with no sacrifice of professionalism or personal power.”

How does your company handle the dress code policy? Generally, one of the overarching types of dress codes (listed in the first paragraph) is specified, with a few extra pointers. You can choose to give examples of what is acceptable, and have your employees work around that. Or, you can list things that would not be unacceptable if worn, such as athletic wear, torn or tattered clothing, and flip-flops.

Other types of dress codes may revolve around safety. Some companies require employees to wear steel-toed boots, close-toed shoes, hard hats, or masks to keep them safe while doing their job. What type of dress code do you have in place? When was the last time you updated it? Have you checked to make sure that your appearance policy is compliant with all discrimination and safety laws? These are small changes that can greatly reduce your risk of unnecessary legal headaches!

No matter what type of dress code, appearance policy, or “costuming” your company requires; HR Strategies can personalize your Employee Handbook to fit your business’ needs.  Call us today at (770) 339-0000 or check out our website at for more information!


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About HR Strategies

HR Strategies is a private human resource management firm created to enable small business owners to focus on their core competencies, rather than the tedium of running payroll, providing employee benefits, or the many other facets of human resource administration. We allow business owners to concentrate on their passion, without being distracted by countless human resource responsibilities.

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