JE Dress Code Training and Examples

Jim Ellis Dress Code Training and Examples

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy per the Jim Ellis Handbook

  • We strive to present a positive image to our customers and to the general public. Therefore, we require our employees to exercise good judgment in their dress and grooming. All employees are expected to present a well-groomed, business-like appearance at all times while on dealership premises. Of course this will vary from department to department depending upon your duties.

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

The following clothing items are examples of what is never acceptable at work:

  • Jeans
  • Tube tops
  • Stretch Pants
  • Backless dresses
  • Shorts and t-shirt
  • Yoga pants
  • Worn or torn clothing
  • Sweatshirts 
  • Tight or revealing clothes
  • Mini Skirts

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

If you wear a dealership uniform, please be sure that it is kept as clean and neat as possible, properly buttoned with shirt tails tucked in. All customer contact employees are subject to our policy, pleases see your Department Manager or General Manager for details or concerns. With the exception of female employees who where earrings, employees are not permitted to have visible body piercings while at work. In most cases, visible tattoos are not permitted and must be covered while at work.

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

Employees are also expected to pay close attention to their personal grooming and hygiene,
  • Any employee who fail to meet our standards will be sent home to correct the problem and may be subject to further discipline. Therefore, if you have any questions as to what is expected of you in terms of dress or appearance, please discuss them with your Department Manager.
  • All employees who do not wear a uniform identifying their name and dealership are required to wear a Jim Ellis name badge at all times while on the premises.

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

  • Some tips for you!

    • Clothing certainly does not determine one’s actual competence and credibility; it does, however, influence others’ perception of those qualities—and that reality does impacts career opportunities.
    • The “business casual” dress code encourages employees to project a professional, business-like image while enjoying the advantage of more casual and relaxed clothing.
    • Appropriate business casual dress include slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers and dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot.
    • Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business, even in a business casual setting.
    • Clothing should be pressed and never wrinkled.
    • Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable.
    • Clothing with the company or brand logo is encouraged.

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

  • Some tips for you!

    • Slacks that are similar to Dockers and other makers of cotton or synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel dress pants, dressy capris, and nice=looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable.
    • Inappropriate slacks or pants include jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, Bermuda shorts, short shorts, shorts, bib overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking.
    • Casual dresses and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable. Dress and skirt length at which you can sit comfortably in public. Short, tight skirts that ride halfway up the thigh are inappropriate for work. Mini-skirts, skorts, sun dresses, beach dresses, and spaghetti-strap dresses are inappropriate for the office.
    • All clothing should be able to pass the “bend over” to get a file test of not showing underwear, bare midriff (front or back).
    • Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, tops, golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable work attire. Inappropriate attire for work includes tank tops; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; tops with bare shoulders; sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless worn under another blouses, shirt, jacket or dress.
    • As a general rule, dresses and skirts that are above knee length and that do NOT allow bending are not appropriate.

Personal Grooming and Appearance Policy

  • Some tips for you!

    • Attire that is clean, safe, and in good repair.
    • Clothes that are not sexually provocative.
    • Clothing that does not draw undue attention to ones’ self or create a distraction for other employees.
    • Clothing that will not be offensive to other employees, customers, vendors, or visitors.
    • Clothing that is too tight is inappropriate.
    • Clothing that is excessively baggy is inappropriate.