If you’ve been to a Nelnet workspace, you’ve probably noticed that Nelnet has a casual dress code – and it’s pretty awesome. This wasn’t always the case, though. Nelnet followed a business casual dress code up until a few years ago, when leadership decided it would be beneficial for all associates to feel more comfortable at work.
While the casual dress code allows a sense of expression and relaxation, associates are always expected to use good judgment and dress appropriately when they come to work. Though t-shirts are common (especially our colorful Nelnet ‘circle n’ tees), articles of clothing like overalls, spandex, and cut-off shirts aren’t allowed.
The casual dress code was instituted to help attract and retain the best talent in the world and make the work environment better for everyone. It’s yet another benefit of working for Nelnet.
Nelnet associates don’t have to purchase fancy outfits just for work – they’re able to spend their money on things they want and need. In addition to adding comfort and saving money, there are many other reasons why a casual dress code brings a positive impact, including improved morale and efficiency.
Based on everyday interactions with Nelnet associates, it’s pretty clear that the comfort of casual dress creates a greater company culture, without harming productivity. This dress code demonstrates a trust and understanding in Nelnet associates to wear what they’re comfortable with in order to get things done.