Every Employee of a Business should have a Dress CodeBy Angela Marshall, 20th Apr 2012
The first time I walk into an office of a company, I get a feel for what the company is like by the way people are dressed and by the way they interact with me. From the receptionist to employees I meet whether they are the person I have come to see or employees passing by. It doesn’t matter what level they are, they are leaving me with an impression.
Every companies employees dress style gives out messages. What management need to be asking is does this message relate to their brand? All companies have an image some are very casual, others are very formal and still others are high fashion.
As an image consultant I always say in my employee talks to any company when you get up each morning and dress for work you should consider the brand of your company, the type of people especially clients you will be seeing and the image you need to present. Do you need to be friendly, assertive, authoritative or high fashion? Keep modern with your appearance but this doesn’t necessarily mean high fashion. An out-of-date dresser indicates they have an out-of-date attitude plus the style will age you.
Always dress your best, not now and again but everyday. Remember to dress for the job you want not the job you have. It is much better to be looking like the boss even if you are not.