Halloween at the Office:  Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween at the Office: Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween is almost here! Every year I see more and more workplaces where employees are encouraged to dress up and celebrate Halloween during the workday.  Offices, supermarkets, and even banks are getting into the act.  I’m all for it, and see it as a chance to...
The Awkward Dreaded Talk About Dress Code

The Awkward Dreaded Talk About Dress Code

Q:  Last week, you closed your column about the summer dress code by saying: “Management is very uncomfortable enforcing dress code rules and often will send out “reminder memos” about the policy when someone is dressing inappropriately.”  That perfectly describes my...
Cautionary Tips to Dress Cool this Summer

Cautionary Tips to Dress Cool this Summer

Is it hot enough for you? Yes, we’re in the middle of summer, which seems to get hotter every year.  No wonder we’re all trying to dress lighter as we head out to work. That’s why many employers relax their dress code policy between Memorial Day and Labor day.  But...