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When Tulsa Federal Credit Union changed its dress code at the beginning of this year, the response from employees was overwhelmingly positive.

But the way that everyone dressed following the policy change, the credit union’s senior vice president and chief HR officer said, didn’t seem to be all that different.

Teri Aulph said that when she pointed that out to a credit union employee commenting on the change, his response surprised her. It wasn’t really about the clothes. Instead, he said, it was the fact that senior management trusts the team to decide what they should be wearing to work.

“Trust is one of our core values, and I think that was an unexpected outcome,” Aulph said.

Tulsa Federal Credit Union’s 200 employees used to be required to adhere to a business casual dress code. Jeans, for example, were only allowed on Fridays.

But as of Jan. 1, the financial institution has started to allow its employees who don’t work directly with credit union members to wear what they choose to work, as long as the outfit is appropriate and isn’t overly exposing. Tulsa Federal is providing employees who work directly with credit union members, like tellers, branded polo shirts that they can wear with jeans or other bottoms of their choosing.

“I think things are changing, and you have to change with them,” Aulph said. “I think the days are gone where there was a stern dress code.”

The decision came after CEO Greg Gallant attended a conference that discussed culture in the workplace and has already had an impact on happiness, collaboration and productivity, Aulph said.

Tulsa Federal Credit Union is just one of many companies creating a corporate culture that removes rigidity from the way employees are expected to dress for work.

Resolute PR’s owner and founder Nicole Morgan said she noticed that jeans and a more casual look seem to have become increasingly accepted in business settings but wondered if it was because her firm’s offices are at 36 Degrees North, an entrepreneurial hub in downtown’s Brady Arts District. She did some research and found that it wasn’t just her experience. In many cases, casual attire like jeans is becoming the norm in business.

The clothes people choose to wear can be a huge part of the brands that people create for themselves and their companies, Morgan said.

And although there are some settings and meetings that will always require traditional business dress, a more casual look like one built on basics of nice jeans and blazers can be just right for many professionals, she said.

“The advice that I would give other people is just thinking about ‘How do you want to be perceived?'” Morgan said. “If you were looking at yourself in that meeting, how would you perceive yourself based on the way that you’re dressed?”

Morgan doesn’t have a dress code for the nine member team at Resolute but said that they try to create an image that reflects they’re approachable and hard working.

“Relatable but put together,” Morgan said.

“That’s a fine line, and I think that’s kind of where jeans come in. Because you can have like jeans with holes in them, or you could have jeans that could pass as slacks (the latter) is kind of the gray area where I feel like I need to be. Because the other part of it is in my industry, you never know what a day is going to be like. You could get a call that you’re going to have to go to some meeting with somebody really important, and if you’re not dressed prepared for that meeting then you could kind of put yourself at a disadvantage.”

Tulsa Federal Credit Union isn’t the only financial institution to update its list of appropriate work attire. Morgan Chase Co.’s detailed what is and isn’t acceptable under the firm’s new business casual guidelines.Shorts, beachwear, halter tops, tank tops, or crop tops.
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Shoplifter shares the secrets of his successA shoplifter who is believed to have plundered goods worth hundreds of thousands of pounds found himself behind bars after sharing the secrets of his success.12:07, 21 JUN 2010Updated06:08, 12 JAN 2013Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!

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A shoplifter who is believed to have plundered goods worth hundreds of thousands of pounds found himself behind bars after sharing the secrets of his success.

Peter O’Neill had a reputation as one of Manchester’s most effective shoplifters and picked up for revealing his methods to crime prevention bosses from 25 big name stores.

But weeks after telling all, the 31 year old drug addict who is thought to have stolen around of goods in the past four years was arrested in Manchester’s city centre.

O’Neill had spoken to delegates at a meeting of the Retail Loss Prevention Fashion Forum, whose members include Marks and Spencer, Next, House of Fraser, River Island, John Lewis and Harrods.

The conference also attended by security bosses for Mothercare, New Look, Monsoon, Polo Ralph Lauren, TK Maxx, Matalan, Peacocks, Nike and All Saints heard from O’Neill about his actions, motivations and modus operandi for his thefts.

He is understood to have acted with a female accomplice to smuggle hundreds of pounds worth of clothes a time.

He was jailed for eight weeks this month after Manchester Magistrates Court heard he had stolen 11 pairs of ladies’ trousers, worth from Marks and Spencer, and eight T shirts, worth from All Saints.

Police in the city centre have set up a crack team of officers to help drive down shoplifting after being approached by the Fashion Forum, whose retail crime conference was run by consultancy firm, ORIS group.

A spokesman for the Fashion Forum and ORIS said: “He (O’Neill) came to talk to us in Bury and was paid by ORIS who felt it would add value to hear directly from him and climb inside the head of a prolific shoplifter.”

Andrew Wood, MD of Oxfordshire based ORIS group, said the consultancy would have paid the speaker from funds which they hold for the forum.

O’Neill, of no fixed address, is understood to have been to prison once before. He has been caught in the act by police 16 times but is thought to have committed at least three times as many offences.

The Fashion Forum spokesman said O’Neill claimed he was a Gulf War veteran and told them his thefts totalled and fed a drug habit claims police sources say are grossly exaggerated.

Forum members have since met with police in the city and a dedicated team of six officers and a sergeant has been put together to help crackdown on shoplifting and other offences such as anti social behaviour.

They are particularly focussing on the main shopping area, including Market Street, Manchester Arndale and Piccadilly Gardens.

City centre Chief Inspector Chris Hill said he was also working on plans to grant store security staff limited police powers.

Under a scheme called ‘Community Safety Accreditation’, they would be able to hand out fines to petty criminals including those causing a nuisance in stores, drinking or refusing to give their name when caught thieving.

He said: “This is all part of a more concentrated effort to tackle shoplifting. While the new neighbourhood team is not solely looking at shoplifting, this is a major concern in that area and we are already seeing results. Shops are a community in themselves and we recognise this is a priority for them. The team will be working with them and other partners in the city centre to drive shoplifting down.”

Fashion Forum member, Alan Grocott, head of loss prevention for Next, said he was encouraged by the new police team, adding: “We will wait to see the outcome of the pilots of this new neighbourhood scheme and we will be making sure all of our stores in Manchester are co operating to make it work.”
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