Staff Dress Code
Does your facility have a dress code policy for your staff? We have discussed a dress code policy for facility members but what about your staff? It has been observed that in the workplace we have become more casual especially in the last few years.
We asked the NIHCA Networking group if they have a policy for Staff Dress Code. There were three main responses:
- Shirt (provided)
- Bottoms are to be rip/hole free; jeans/pants/slacks/shorts (finger length)
- Closed toe shoes
- Dress Code of business casual including facility logo
- 1 shirt provided
- A budget to purchase facility logo items
- Employee/Facility store to purchase logo items
- Facility will send your personal items to be embroidered with logo
- No policy and address any concerns as they arise
Creating a dress code policy for your staff should be a priority. You can start with making a general policy and then add in details as needed for your facility if you want everyone to wear a specific color top or a top with facility logo. Here is an example:
All clothing should be clean, wrinkle free and in good shape. Clothing should be free of tears, rips or holes. All employees should maintain an acceptable level of bodily hygiene to ensure that interactions with clients and other staff remain positive.
“The first thing others see is YOU – not your resume, background, or credentials. A picture is truly worth a thousand words and how you dress is the “picture” you provide for all the world to see.” ~Susan Young