Press Release

Baker Tilly Institutes New Dress Code Pilot to Promote Work-Life Flexibility, Enhance Workplace Experience

“Dress for Your Day” approach gives team members discretion in attire choices and to dress accordingly for their schedules.

CHICAGO (January 20, 2016) – In an effort to enhance workplace flexibility, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has announced the introduction of a “Dress for Your Day” pilot program intended to give team members choices in what they can wear to work based largely on where and with whom they will be working.

“This policy is fairly unique to our industry,” Baker Tilly Chief Human Resources Officer Karleen Mussman said. “Our employees have asked for greater flexibility with respect to workplace policies and we were very happy to respond. Baker Tilly prides itself on having the highest level of professionalism and we believe in our people, respect their choices and wish to support their need for flexibility,” Mussman added.

The Dress for Your Day pilot is effective immediately in all of Baker Tilly’s offices, and will be evaluated at a later date with a decision made to continue the policy.

“This policy is part of our effort to continue to build our exceptional workplace. As the nature of work evolves, we want to provide our employees with policies that evolve as well. Our goal is to ensure they feel welcome, respected and that they have tools to successfully manage their professional and personal lives,” Mussman said.

Baker Tilly has been recognized with numerous leading industry and workplace awards. “We believe our national and local best workplace awards reflect our commitment to our clients and acknowledge our efforts to create an exceptional culture for our team members,” Mussman added.

“At Baker Tilly, we continually strive to build a culture in which team members are excited and empowered to contribute their best,” Baker Tilly CEO-Elect Alan Whitman said. “We offer policies to help employees balance their professional and personal lives because it enables our growth, increases satisfaction and helps us do our best as Valued Business Advisors for our clients.”

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