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Attitude of Professionals and Students towards Professional Dress Code, Tattoos and Body Piercing in the Corporate World


 

This paper is all about dress code, hair style, piercing, workplace odder and tattoos. Workplace tattoo and dress code policies vary among and within industries. But with many companies stressing commitments to diversity, there has been less stereotypes on tattoos and dress code. Tattoo policies for blue-collar and art-related jobs aren’t shocking, but the increasingly tolerant outlook of frontrunners in corporate and educational industries are more surprising. To gain an understanding about the above issues, 120 responses were collected from students who are going to join corporate soon and those who are already working in different industries. The responses were collected online and the prior permission was obtained before circulating the questionnaire. Some of the important findings of the study are: 1) the students who are going to join the corporate soon, think that tattoos and piercing are no longer a problem as far as placements are concerned; 2) most of the professionals think that tattoos do not lead to deviant workplace behaviour; 3) students feel that casual and semi casual dress code results in more productivity whereas professionals prefer formal dress code; 4) perfumes also play a very important role both in case of students as well as corporate. They think pleasant odour enhances productivity; 5) from this research we also get to know what are the preferred dress code both in case of professionals and students both in case of male and female.  Hence, the overall trends shows there exists acceptance of informal dress, tattoos and body piercing. However, more empirical studies are required to understand the relationship of these factors on productivity.


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Dress code, tattoos, body piercing, workplace odour, productivity
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This paper is all about dress code, hair style, piercing, workplace odder and tattoos. Workplace tattoo and dress code policies vary among and within industries. But with many companies stressing commitments to diversity, there has been less stereotypes on tattoos and dress code. Tattoo policies for blue-collar and art-related jobs aren’t shocking, but the increasingly tolerant outlook of frontrunners in corporate and educational industries are more surprising. To gain an understanding about the above issues, 120 responses were collected from students who are going to join corporate soon and those who are already working in different industries. The responses were collected online and the prior permission was obtained before circulating the questionnaire. Some of the important findings of the study are: 1) the students who are going to join the corporate soon, think that tattoos and piercing are no longer a problem as far as placements are concerned; 2) most of the professionals think that tattoos do not lead to deviant workplace behaviour; 3) students feel that casual and semi casual dress code results in more productivity whereas professionals prefer formal dress code; 4) perfumes also play a very important role both in case of students as well as corporate. They think pleasant odour enhances productivity; 5) from this research we also get to know what are the preferred dress code both in case of professionals and students both in case of male and female.  Hence, the overall trends shows there exists acceptance of informal dress, tattoos and body piercing. However, more empirical studies are required to understand the relationship of these factors on productivity.


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Dress code, tattoos, body piercing, workplace odour, productivity