Saturday, June 25, 2016

BlackRock to Employees: You Can Wear Jeans

Once again competition sets employee standards.

Employers must bend or lose talent---no government regulations required.

WSJ reports:
BlackRock is getting a bit more casual.
The world’s largest money manager by assets, which has long had a business-casual dress code, told employees Tuesday that it is relaxing the rules further to allow jeans, according to people familiar with the matter.

The $4.7 trillion money manager is the latest large financial firm to allow employees to wear less formal clothing. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. earlier this month said employees could wear business-casual attire rather than formal suits.

The changes come as the financial sector tussles for talent with technology firms known for less buttoned-up work environments.


1 comment:

  1. Bob - I work for PwC and they just adopted a similar jeans orientated dress code in the office if you aren't meeting with clients.