Men's Life Today: Expert Q+A
My one-year review is coming up, and I heard that well-groomed employees are more likely to be promoted. Why is this? Shouldn't my work performance be the only factor?
There’s no doubt that being well-groomed will be noted in the plus column of any employer.
A recent study indicates that 84 percent of all human resources professionals agree that well-groomed employees climb the corporate ladder faster than those who are not well-groomed. And that makes sense.
When you take the time to make yourself look professional, it indicates that you care -- not only about your personal appearance but about your role in the workplace too. If you are meticulous about how you look, you’re probably taking the same approach to your work. It’s good to express an individual style, but making the effort to simply look good within the appropriate guidelines of your particular professional environment is essential.
Clean up your act, and it will help you clean up on the job.