Employers warned that they could be missing out on top staff


10 October 2016

By Alexandra Dean

The employer advice group ACAS, has suggested that negative attitudes towards visible tattoos are outdated and could be causing employers to miss out on top staff by rejecting candidates with tattoos.

A Yougov poll in 2015 suggested that nearly a fifth of UK adults have tattoos. 

However, legally businesses may require tattoos to be covered up in the workplace, if they have a business case for doing so, said ACAS.

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