Here are a few key findings from the research studies I reviewed that support that attitudes towards tattoos in the workplace may be changing:
- 86% of young professionals did not think piercings and tattoos reduce the chance of getting jobs
- Grooming and business attire were more important indicators in the hiring decision than tattoos and piercings
- Heavily tattooed professionals felt that tattoos made them more accessible to younger coworkers
- However there were also findings that tattoos still may be limiting in the workplace.
Researchers also revealed that:
- Visible tattoos had a predominantly negative effect on employment selection, driven by the hiring manager’s perception of customer expectations
- Tattooed professionals frequently experienced unwanted touching in the workplace
- Consumers showed a preference for non-tattooed front-line staff.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Tattoos in the Workplace: The Research Forbes Was Too Lazy To Do
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