Adecco Summer 2012 Quick Pulse Survey

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July 17, 2012

1.    Which of the following summer wardrobe selections do you consider inappropriate for the workplace? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)

 

 

2012 Total
(N=1,010)

2011 Total
(N=1,000)

Ripped jeans or jeans with holes

79%

-

Flip flops

76%

71%

Strapless tops or dresses

72%

66%

Backless tops or dresses

72%

64%

Short skirts / Mini-skirts

69%

70%

Hoodies

65%

-

Shorts

59%

55%

Leggings

49%

-

White socks with black shoes

47%

-

Sneakers

44%

-

Open-toed shoes

35%

31%

Sleeveless tops or dresses

33%

33%

Jeans with a blazer

23%

-

None of these, everything is appropriate

3%

7%

Don't know

0%

1%

 

2.     Which of the following, if any, apply to you?

 

2012 Total
(N=1,010)

 You are offended when people clip or bite their nails at work

49%

You are offended when people take their shoes off in their workspace

43%

 You are offended when people wear outfits where you can see their tattoos

27%

 You are offended when people put on make-up or brush their hair at work

27%

None of these

27%

Don't know

0%

 

This survey was conducted via telephone within the United States by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Adecco from July 12 – July 16, 2012 among 1,010 American adults ages 18 and older. Survey results have a margin of error +/- 3.1% for this sample size.

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