I’ve thought for many years that how we dress is the last bastion of diversity waiting to be cracked.
I came to this conclusion while assessing on a national recruitment process, and hearing fellow assessors being critical of the clothes candidates had turned up in. Did you see his shoes? Fancy wearing jeans to an interview. The cut of her top was too low. Why didn’t he think to wear a suit and tie?
Me? To be honest, I was much more focused on what the candidate had to say to me, and in assessing them according to the very stringent criteria I’d been asked to apply – which strangely enough didn’t include a category on dress code.
In March this year, BBC Business asked, Is it time to ditch the suit and tie? It seems opinion is divided.
Where do you stand?