Tough Topics Talking to Employees about Personal Hygiene




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

What You will Learn

  • Identify the advantages to having tough conversations.
  • Describe the components to an effective behaviour modification conversation.
  • Use your organisation’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.

  • Lets 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 odour
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Bad habits
  • Putting it into practice



  • 1 day face to face workshop
  • Online
  • Public program - $650 +GST                        
  • One on one coaching - $1 500 + GST
  • Corporate in- house session - Contact us to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote.