Every company has a certain image to present in order to attract clients. There are stated guidelines and an unspoken climate that most adhere to. However, UBS, the Swiss bank, is making their "preferences" known in a 43-page code with recommendations for a polished appearance, according to the Wall Street Journal. The list of "Do's & Don'ts" for staff members cover everything: beauty, style and diet!
Among the list of "Do's" for women:
Get regular hair color touch-ups -- no skunky hair here!
Wear knee length skirts.
Keep makeup simple: foundation, mascara and discreet lipstick.
"Do's" for men:
Schedule barber appointments at least once a month.
Wear black dress socks.
Invest in good quality underwear (blank stare).
The list of "Don'ts" are a bit more detailed. Read more here.
So that means she can't rock a soft smoky eye or a classic red lip? And he can't cover his greying temples (the ultimate boost in confidence)? Or sport a pocket square? Then will textured hose get you a pink slip? The code is said to be "in line with Swiss precision" and originally set for new hires and temps. But if the test proves successful, it will roll out for all of the Swiss staff. I feel for those folks. Your wardrobe and style make a statement. Guidelines are one thing...stark rules are another. Most of our day is spent at work and I think individuality and diversity are things a company should seek out, not deter. That's my two cents. Your thoughts?