New Beginnings: Tackling the Problem of Lookism and the Role of Dress for Success

Prudence Black & Diane van den Broek
This report provides a brief commentary on the issue of lookism and the problems this may present for many women seeking employment both in Australia and overseas. It then presents research on the organisation Dress for Success undertaken during 2012 and 2013. For some time we have become aware that employee’s looks are important aspects of recruitment and selection for firms, especially in the service industries, where presentation is quite literally part of the service....
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