What not to wear – in the workplace (Editor’s notes)

Dealing with dress code issues a common HR problem
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/20/2011

I once asked a small group of HR professionals in Edmonton to talk about the challenges and problems they face that an outsider would never guess were occupying their time.

The answer came back, almost as a chorus, “dress code.” And everyone who didn’t say it in unison nodded in agreement.

Surprised? Then there’s a good chance you’re not in HR — because the stories came fast and furious about employees wearing inappropriate clothing and the corresponding complaints from colleagues.