Tough Topics: Talking to Employees about Personal Hygiene

As a manager, you’re probably used to dealing with many tough situations. But conversations about an employee’s personal appearance are a whole different ball game. It’s something that we often avoid talking about, or worse, make light of. This workshop has two major themes: a framework for having tough conversations and some common tough conversations that come up. You’ll walk away prepared for any kind of challenging conversation.

How You Will Benefit:
  • Identify the advantages to having tough conversations
  • Describe the components to an effective behavior modification conversation
  • Use your organization’s resources to help you deal with hygiene issues
  • Overcome barriers that employees put up when discussing hygiene problems
  • Resolve hygiene issues such as bad hair days, inappropriate piercings and body art, poor clothing choices, bad breath, body odor, excessive gas, and incontinence
  • Nip poor hygiene habits in the bud and identify ways to encourage good hygiene at your workplace
Programme Outline
  • Let’s talk about it!
  • Guidelines for difficult conversations
  • Overcoming objections
  • Bad hair days (and weeks… and months…)
  • Addressing piercings and body artwork
  • Helping employees dress for success
  • Bad breath
  • Body odor
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Bad habits
  • Putting it into practice