Office Dress Codes

By Robert Half on June 1, 2016 at 4:17pm

Office Dress Codes

50% of managers say employees dress less formal than they did five years ago:

32% Somewhat less formal
33% No more or less formal
18% Much less formal
10% Somewhat more formal
7% Much more formal

Employees weigh in on the type of dress code they prefer:

18% I would prefer to work at a company that has a formal dress code
31% I would prefer to work at a company that has a business casual dress code
27% I would prefer to work at a company that has a casual dress code or no dress code
23% A company’s dress code doesn’t impact my decision to work there

The most common dress code violations managers see at work:

47% Dressing too casually
32% Showing too much skin
6% Having visible tattoos or piercings
5% Having ungroomed facial hair
4% Wearing excessive accessories
3% Having extreme hair colors or styles
3% Don’t know/no answer

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 306 senior managers and 355 workers in the United States. Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

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