Discuss both points of views and state your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
An old saying, “Do not judge a book by its cover”, is probably more applicable today than ever before. Employers nowadays have seen to pay a lot of importance to employee attires rather than the performance of his or her work. In my opinion, this is misleading the employees and drifting them away from their work performance. Employers should evaluate the employee based on the task they are assigned in comparison to any other criteria.
The primary job for which the employer hires an employee is to deliver goals, complete targets while not compromising on the company’s values. Let’s take the case of employee performance evaluation where an employee is assessed on skills such as leadership, communication, team player etc., not the physical appearance. Additionally, an employee’s attire may not be as appealing as others due to various reasons such as inexperience to corporate norms, poor financial condition, less access to resources etc. Sometimes, this misconception can hamper an organisation by demoralising employees leading to a high attrition rate.
On the other hand, some say attires do reflect an individual’s personality, and it is essential to have pleasant and appropriate dressing. Still, these are limitations of individual grooming, which can be taken care of quickly. Some people believe that sectors like the hospitality industry are all about best dress up, but that’s not true. An Air Hostess is suited best for hospitality compared to other sectors but the essential qualities which set her apart are humbleness, smiling face, politeness and not her dressing sense.
In all, an individual’s performance and key skills required for a particular job outweigh the importance of dress up. Physical appearance may be absent due to multiple reasons and can be acquired. However, judging an employee by his clothes, not by their work, is an injustice and need to be understood by employers.
This is a unique sample as this was written by one of our students in the actual IELTS back in 2017. He scored eight bands on the IELTS Writing section.