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Is Dressing sense(Womens) make any difference?
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Chrm Message From: kannan_hrd Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 15/12/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 28/03/2007 08:13:41 Points: 155 Location: India

Dear All,

How much the importance of dressing senses of womens in office environment. particularly womens in HR department? As some my experience with my friend's office had a similar problem. So iwould like to have your views on this topic.

Looking forward for your valuable thoughts in that.




Chrm Message From: anujjain Total Posts: 46 Join Date: 15/12/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 28/03/2007 11:04:50 Points: 230 Location: India

For Women, Salwar ,Business suit or sarees.

Casual Dressing: Jean, T-shirt or any western Wear.(sometimes it is specified not to wear T-shirt with Comments ,Women employee not wear heavy jewellery)

Chrm Message From: rakhip Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 15/12/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 28/03/2007 11:06:45 Points: 120 Location: India

Let me add further considerations for prescribing a dress code.

Employees who have to deal with customers must be dressed formally. The type of formal dressing must depend on the season and weather condition. It will quite amusing to find someone dressed in a formal three piece woollen suit visiting a customer in equatorial Africa at the height of summer.

Employees who do not have to deal with customers and are also directly not seen by the customers who visit a facility can be dressed casually even seven days a week.

Is not the idea of smart or casual dressing based in the belief that companies want to present a useful image to its existing or prospective customers? Also, if we are dressed in pyjamas we may not even wake up when we are in office.



Chrm Message From: ruchi@hr Total Posts: 41 Join Date: 15/12/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 28/03/2007 11:11:04 Points: 205 Location: India

Dear Krishnan & Team,

Dress is a substract of address. You wear as per your choice , like & love. So your dressing reflects your thots. One should be very careful while dressing . It is not only the textile, but the inclusion of accessories , shoes , belts etc completes the definition of dressing. You may wear a very expensive suit but with an old , tattered leather belt of a watch. Isnt it disgusting?

In an organisation there has to be a decorum. I think where employees holding big degrees, good , fluent language , ideas, they should automatically have that education to carry themselves.

Dress should be always what makes you and your samnewala comfortable. It should be followed with good manners and courtesy. For eg. An executive wears a perfect shirt and tie matching to his suit,trouser. Perfect shoes socks and other accessories and etc. He is a complete man in his appearance to impress anyone, but in the midst of this he starts digging his nose..... Well dont you think ..this spoils his entire self.

You may wear western or ethnic or traditional or xyz but if it is in sober , decent presentation then you would never be accountable to inculcate any sort of security threat or animosity or even Vanity ( for women) in your your org or locality or wherever you are.

After all you dont demand respect, you earn it. Your beauty is not exposing your flesh, but exposing your righteous attitude , character and knowledge.

More views please !!


Chrm Message From: kannan_hrd Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 15/12/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 29/03/2007 01:47:39 Points: 155 Location: India

Dear Anu, Rakhi, Ruchi,

Thanks for your knowledge sharing..

Here i would like to share one of my experience with my friend. He is working as HR Manager in small company in Ahmedabad (Strength 100 employees).He has face some similar types of problems with his subordinate.There is no any strict dress code policy in that company. One of his women subbordinate used to wear more casual wears like short shirts, sleeveless shirts, loose casuals, etc.. Suddenly his immediate boss instructed him to restrict the employee communication with your subbordiante as she was not much mature to communicate with our employees and unkowingly this might create some negativity in employees mind. 

 When we discussed about this, we felt that she should imporve her way of communication. we felt that her dressing sense may one of the reason for this. we felt that being an HR person(Particularly women staff in HR dept), we should take more care in our dressing as we are going to communicate with our employees daily.

 I would like to have your view on the following,

1)Being an HR professionals, waht corrective action should be taken from that women HR staff?

2) What is your overall opinion in the above case?

Looking forward for your valuable knowledge sharing.