The recent soaring temperatures that have seen a rash of queries from our clients, like what exactly you’re supposed to wear for work when the mercury is hitting 30 degrees? Because lets face it sending everyone to the beach for the week means the work just won’t get done and the bills won’t get paid!
If you impose a dress code on your employees? Then it’s worth considering whether it needs to be revised over the summer months. It’s the kind of thing that you won’t regularly give much thought to, but when the baking heat hits us, it’s the only thing that your staff can talk about (other than when are we getting air con or what temperature does it have to be to go home!)
s the reasonable thing to do to allow your staff to relax
their uniform a little bit. Whether or not this is really appropriate though
come down to the role that they have in your business, the nature of the service
you offer, and how much contact they have with your customers and clients.
capped boots might just be 100% necessary. Comfort is important, but keep
your staff away from danger should always be your number one prio
rity. If they
re struggling to carry out their roles because of soaring temperatures,
need to reconsider how their days are mapped out and what you can do to
s fair to say that plenty of businesses are
stuck in the dark ages when it comes to this. It
s worthwhile to think about the
individual circumstances of your organisation.
If you run an accountancy firm, and your staff are meeting corporate clients?
Then smart dress is obviously appropriate.
But if you’
re a small clothing retailer with a hip clientele who come through your
s a different story.
re an up and coming tech firm serving creative industries, and you
to make your mark? Somewhere in the middle is likely to be the order of the d
accepted that no one really cared if their barista was adorned with body art
and that actually, many of their customers would prefer it.
s an interesting conversation to be had here about your employees serving
and more trust.
So if you are thinking that relaxing your dress code might be a good idea remember you can still put parameters in place to stop things getting out of hand. Lets face it Dave from Accounts in a mankini is definitely going to get some grievances coming your way so think carefully about what you can do to help your employees stay coll but also remain on brand and professional for your company.
And, if you need any help we are always on hand to give advice. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 207155