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Workplace dress codes the dos and don’ts

Whether it’s requesting women wear heels, inhibiting employees from wearing clothing that demonstrates their faith, or requesting tattoos be covered up, if an employer knowingly discriminates against a group of employees this can lead to further action.

Article by: Paul Kelly | Published: 31 March 2019

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You are how you sit – top six sitting sins and how to correct them

Anyone that’s ever had a job interview knows about the importance of body language. How often do you think about your body language when you’re sat at your desk? You might find it easier to work when you’re reclining in your seat, but others may simply see someone who isn’t engaged in their work trying to catch forty winks.

Article by: Nick Pollitt | Published: 2 April 2018

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Employer bias against tattoos

Research from LinkedIn highlights the impact of bias against image in the workplace. Nine out of ten recruitment professionals think tattoos could potentially limit career progression. Three fifths (60 percent) of recruitment professionals said discrimination against tattoos and physical image had decreased over the last five years.

Article by: Rebecca Drew | Published: 27 March 2018

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It’s only etiquette

A combination of technology, flexible working practices, powerful emerging economies and more has created a landscape of fluidity, difference and pace. Today companies are more likely to have relaxed dress codes, use more freelance resource and speak to clients and customers through digital means. But for some, this has meant a sacrifice in terms of professionalism.

Article by: Irma Hunkeler | Published: 2 March 2018

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Is it the end of power dressing?

Just one in ten British workers wears a suit to work. ‘Dress for Success’ no longer exists in the modern workplace as comfort prevails over power dressing, British workers report Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs have been the key influencers to change the work dress code from formal to casual.

Article by: Shakila Ahmed | Published: 2 February 2018