Legacy Business Solutions on Appearance Errors

Legacy Business Solutions on Appearance Errors

At Legacy Business Solutions, we value hard work, passion, creative thinking, and results. We also generously reward our people for such efforts. One way we do so is by offering considerable advancement options. Team members at many other firms also enjoy such perks, but unfortunately there are also a number of things that may hold them back.

That’s right – it’s not all about performance and work ethic. We at Legacy Business Solutions observe that appearance matters as well. In one study, for example, thousands of human resource leaders reported that some rather superficial issues affected to their decisions regarding employee promotions. Here are some details:

• Forty-four percent of respondents said they weren’t likely to promote someone who dresses provocatively.
• Forty-three percent were unlikely to promote anyone who wears wrinkled clothes.
• Thirty-two percent of participants would be hesitant to promote people who have piercings. Traditional earrings are acceptable, however.
• Twenty-seven percent would opt not to promote employees who are consistently underdressed for the office. The same percentage would be reluctant to promote people with visible tattoos.
• One quarter of respondents were less apt to promote team members who have unprofessional hairstyles.
• Nearly one quarter of them would avoid promoting anyone with bad breath.
• Twenty-one percent would prefer not to promote associates who wear too much cologne or perfume.
• Finally, 15 percent of them were unlikely to promote an employee who wears too much makeup.
Our team members at Legacy Business Solutions ask, what do you think about these appearance-related reservations?