Tag: Dress Code

Balancing Dress Codes With Religious Beliefs

By on June 16, 2015 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments

Employers will use dress and appearance standards to create an employment “brand” for who they are, their culture and their values. As society becomes more casual in its dress standards, employers can find that instituting a dress code will not only draw resistance from some employees, it can land the company in the middle of a religious discrimination lawsuit.

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Office Etiquette: Tread Lightly Lest Thy Co-workers Smite Thee

By on May 9, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Personal hygiene issues and personal behavior in the workplace can be a problem. From bad breath, too much perfume or people who don’t like to take a shower on a regular basis, these issues range from annoying to debilitating for those exposed to them. Here is the first part of an article on dealing with these issues.

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Tattoos, Pay, Sick Leave, Retirement and Feds in Trouble: 2007 Comes to a Close

By on December 27, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

As 2007 comes to a close, what were the topics of most interest to our readers? You might expect that pay issues would be popular but how about sick leave and mistakes that get federal employees in trouble? Here is a listing of our top 20 articles in order of their popularity. The most popular articles are listed first.

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Dress Codes, Tattoos, and Federal Employees: A Brave New World

By on June 14, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An earlier article on dress codes in the federal workplace generated many comments from federal employees. Here is a follow-up article to address some of the issues raised by readers.

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Is a Dress Code An Anachronism or Useful Tool in Projecting an Agency's Image?

By on May 22, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Are dress codes an anachronism in federal agencies? Should employees be able to wear plastic flip-flops and tank tops when they come to work? Should agencies care about their public image? Here are several observations from a former federal human resources professional on the subject.

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Do Federal Employees Dress Like Slobs?

By on June 8, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

It may be a surprise to managers in federal agencies but most readers in a recent survey think a dress code for federal employees is a good idea.

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Do ‘Clothes Make The Man?’

By on June 1, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Should there be a dress code in federal agencies? Does a dress code have an impace on public image or productivity? Take the latest FedSmith.com survey and share your opinion.

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Smoking, Dress Codes, and Union Politics

By on August 18, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An HHS facility recently won a case before the Federal Service Impasses Panel that is likely to have a ripple effect through other agencies and unions.

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