It’s suit up or ship out at work as casual days become less popular | News.com.au

Dos and Don'ts - photo by Herald SunOFFICE workers are ditching casual Friday and dressing more formally because they are worried about keeping their job in tough economic times.

Global recruitment companyHays said many of its biggest clients had told staff to suit up or ship out, ending the gradual trend to casual work attire.

Hays regional manager Lynne Beggs said many Australian employers ended their casual Friday policy after the global financial crisis.

“The GFC has changed things for employees and they are having to sharpen up,” she said.”Dress-down Fridays are certainly not as common as they used to be. The feedback we constantly get from clients is that for those people who are serious about their careers, what they wear to work is important.”

AMP economist Shane Oliver said because of the uncertain economic times people were dressing more formally because they were worried about their jobs.

“There has been a trend away from casual wear in the workplace, and the tougher economic times lead to more formal dress,” he said.

“Much of the dressing-down trend started with the IT sector in the 1990s, but as that declined many thought what is good for the IT sector is not appropriate for the broader industry.

via It’s suit up or ship out at work as casual days become less popular | News.com.au.

Strange Random Dress Code Quote:

“I don’t care about that dress code. When you always look good, it’s not a problem.” – Peja Stojakovic

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