Walmart is considering easing the dress code that his 1.4 million US employees must follow to attract and retain employees.
Under a pilot for the new policy, workers in 100 retail giant outlets are allowed to wear blue jeans, provided they are all-blue, and they could wear a monochrome shirt of their choice, a Walmart spokesman said. Walmart's current dress code only allows khaki or black jeans and solid blue or white shirts.
"We're always testing new ideas and concepts in a small number of our stores," the spokesman said. "Some of these tests will be extended while others will be phased out, so we will not know the next steps in this test until we have a chance to learn what works and what works better."
According to Bloomberg, Walmart was also revised. In 2015, his dress code stipulated that workers who do physically more strenuous work, such as cart dealers, should not wear collar shirts and wear T-shirts. According to a separate directive for all their businesses, workers hired after April 14 may not have any visible tattoos on their faces, the news agency reports.
A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2017 found that 44 percent of employers allowed clothing randomly every day, from previous years. About 27 percent of companies allow more casual wear depending on the season.
Improvement of Representation
Walmart, which operates around 5,000 stores nationwide and is the largest private sector employer in the US, has recently hired more staff-friendly policies. The company, which has long been criticized for its labor policy, has recently taken steps to strengthen its reputation as an employer.
The company announced in January that it has increased its starting wage. Starting at $ 9, and eligible employees with bonuses up to $ 1,000. It has also spoken out against anti-homosexual laws and led the LGBT magazine The Advocate to mention Wal-Mart's "transformation into an LGBT allies."
In an allusion to public anger after the mass shootings in a parkland, Florida, high school, the retailer lifted the minimum age in February.
Such steps seem to help change consumers' perception of Walmart. A majority of buyers who identify themselves as Democrats now say they shop while shopping, a shift of just five years, when about four out of ten said they would buy after YouGov BrandIndex, a service that tracks brand perception.
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