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New team member joined in a client facing role and he is very unkempt. Hair is long and not combed, facial hair is kind of all over. Can I give feedback to him about it?

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Ask a partner so you have coverage. That sucks! I think "unkempt" is fair game for feedback but could see a millennial complaining about how that feedback is unfair.

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SM1 - I’m just implying that it would be very rare for a guy to think of setting up a spa meeting with another guy.

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You cannot give feedback like that unless they are breaking an actually company policy. Meaning you can’t say, “you look unkempt” however you could say “your dress code doesn’t meet policy standards and you need to wear a tie” for example.

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Ha HC1 were remote tomorrow. But just imagine semi longer matted and uncombed hair with a longer beard where the mustache actively gets in things he drinks

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Drop a razor by his desk when hes not around.

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I’m guessing SM1 is female.... if this person reports to you then I would give some suggestions. Also it might make sense to ask if they were in a client facing role before.

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It’s like the Deloitte Look but opposite.

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Before you go ahead there are a lot of things to consider: 1. What level are you to the person 2. Is he breaking a dress code (facial hair etc) 3. Has the client given feedback? All those things considered, I would just take him to lunch and bring up to him that we need to keep ourselves neat and professional looking in order to present an image to the client. Then slowly bring up examples if it doesn’t register with him.

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Take a creeper pic of him tomorrow and post so we can adequately judge the response needed

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Be careful as you don’t want to be that person who gets an HR complaint. If the client hasn’t commented, delicately make hints but providing feedback could end up disastrously

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OP, you just need to work with him, not date him. Unless the client complains or the odor is unbearable, I would not pass judgement but lead by example. And if he wants to be more client facing then hopefully he'll mature his appearances. I'm also female.

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Maybe they are going through a tough spell. Find a salon that has a great ambiance (wine if you like, etc.). Make a spa meeting.

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@SM1 I’ve never been in a salon but you had me at wine and I might have to check some out now.

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Okay... should have said Sports Clips;-)

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We dealt with something like this... when out to dinner brought up, “gah I need a haircut... what a maintenance task. And nails. How do you guys schedule all your appts with travel?? How often do you get haircuts?” As a general team discussion. Planted some seeds with make team members and they talked about how nice it felt to get a clean barber shop shave, and they started to plan one for an upcoming week

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Yes.....

D1..did you miss the word him or trying to be funny?

Is he sporting the awful man-bun?

It is a he. I’m 2 levels senior to him and his team lead, also I’m female which is why I’m asking. We have a specific business casual dress code, it doesn’t mention general grooming habits but would you let someone come in who looks like a mess everyday be a POC with a client

*male not make

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