As the temperature continues to rise, many Arizonians may face challenges when attempting to stay cool in the summer heat while maintaining a professional appearance at work. Some businesses permit more casual dress during these hot months, but it remains important to uphold a dress code in the workplace. Insperity’s manager of HR Services Mike Baize offers the following tips.

• Remind employees of the seasonal dress code policy in advance.

• Acknowledge the needs of the company. To maintain professionalism around clients, consider ditching the tie but keeping a dress shirt.

• Establish an appropriate clothing policy, clearly outlining what not to wear such as shorts, tank tops or flip-flops.

• Consider employee preference and comfort when creating any new guidelines.