We know you’re smart because we hired you! So what you wear to work every day is really up to you and your best judgment.
We have guidelines for two reasons: first, to make sure you don’t get hurt, and second, so that customers don’t think we’re sloppy. Let’s face it: no one wants to do business with a guy who looks like he just rolled out of bed (please don’t be that guy).
Yep, we made that word up; but it fits our culture, so let’s run with it, shall we? We hope that what you wear at DaySpring fuels your creativity and boosts our productivity. If you feel inspired in a three-piece suit—do it. But if you work best in a Batman shirt and Chuck Taylors, we can get on board with that. Now, using your best judgment here is key.
The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
We can’t just let folks run amuck in their PJs, so think of Creative Casual as comfortable with a touch of class. We’ve included a few examples for your reading pleasure.
Stylish, fashionable; having or reflecting high standards.
- Dresses & Skirts
- Saying thank you
- Shorts (Shop Floor Only)
- Loafers, Boots, Heels, Sandals, Casual Shoes
- Dress Pants, Khakis, Nice Jeans
- Button Ups
- Encouraging one another
- Bow ties
- Tuxedo T-Shirts
- DaySpring Jewelry (to showcase your fabulous sense of style)
- Short skirts
- See-Through clothes (Yes, this has been a problem)
- Spaghetti straps, tank tops
- Cleavage (Please don’t make us address this—it’s an awkward conversation, trust us)
- Sleeping under your desk
- Daisy Dukes
- Open-Toed Shoes (Shop Floor—we don’t want to lose any toes!)
- The shoes you wear to mow your lawn
- Stains, Wrinkles, Holes
- Flip Flops
Your manager has the option to ask you to snazz up your attire, For example, if you’re presenting, hosting guests, interviewing, or calling on customers.
This is the part of the handbook where we ask you to be “well-groomed”. Well-groomed is one of those weird terms you only see in an employee handbook or at the puppy parlor; in conversational English, here’s what we mean: we all have to work together in close proximity, so everyone can get along easier if we bathe, brush our teeth and do all those general things our moms taught us as kiddos. It’s a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively, when we all keep ourselves spic and span!
The Creative Casual dress code still stands if you’re working after hours, attending company events, or traveling, unless your manager says otherwise. Our Creative Casual guidelines are in effect for on-site and remote employees. If there’s inclement weather or you’re working on a Saturday, feel free to take a few liberties.
Summary in Lawyer Language
DaySpring reserves the right to determine if an employee’s dress is consistent with the company dress code policy. If you have any questions regarding dress code for your department, please consult your supervisor, manager, or your HR representative.