Survey Results

In a workforce survey taken in late 2007 sponsored by yahoo! hot jobs and Banana Republic it was determined that 68 percent of employees and 82 percent of human resource professionals agree that how employees dress at work directly affects their prospect for a promotion. The problem is that what’s important to workers differs from what’s important to their supervisors; the workers focused on both looking professional and expressing their individual style in addition to being comfortable, while mangers were only concerned with a professional appearance. The survey also found that employees from a sampling of 782 people had the following wardrobe problems: 36% feel like they are in a fashion rut and have trouble refreshing their workplace wardrobe; 25% admit to being late to work because they couldn’t decide what to wear or they had a wardrobe malfunction and 13% have been reprimanded by a supervisor for their clothing attire.

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