The foundation of a good career

21 November 2011
As it is the start of a new week, you might have made an extra effort with your appearance this morning – but have you gone too far? According to the results of a survey of 500 male and female bosses, 32 per cent think some staff wear too much make-up. Managers were critical of bright lipstick, overly made-up eyes and too much blusher. But dispensing with cosmetics is also not an option, as 12 per cent said they liked women wearing make-up. “The common theme was that less really was more when it came to professional appearance,” according to the report. The survey didn’t appear to ask whether the leaders thought the aftershave of their male employees was too strong or sufficient effort had been made with shaving. What possible consequence could the amount of make-up you wear have on your performance (unless you are a circus clown)? I think we can ignore the opinions of these particularly sexist bosses.
£39,511 + substantial pension and benefits
Ministry of Defence: Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£30,755 - £59,459
Homes England
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates