Workplace Trends

Study finds link between workers' clothing and chances for promotion. Research from staffing firm Office Team finds that 86% of professionals and 80% of managers believe that clothing choices affect someone's chances of being promoted. The research shows that HR managers say that jeans, tennis shoes, and leggings are more acceptable to wear to work now than five years ago. In the same time frame, employers have become less tolerant of tank tops, tops that expose one or both shoulders, and shorts. The study found that 44% of senior managers have talked to an employee about inappropriate attire, and 32% have sent staff home based on what they were wearing. Read More...