Socio-economic diversity and inclusion

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Social Mobility Financial & Professional Services -  Toolkit Launch

Thu, 10 December 2020 11:00 – 12:30 GMT
Join us on 10 December to mark the launch of our very first sector-specific toolkit, financial & professional services (FPS). We will be hosting a presentation and roundtable, in partnership with a number of organisations across the sector, where you will be able gain exclusive insights into this valuable new resource for employers.

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Join the contributors that are driving social mobility forward and defining new benchmarks within the UK

What is social mobility and what can it do for your business?

Whether you lead a manufacturing company or a professional services firm, the performance, productivity and commitment of your staff is key to your organisation’s success. Yet businesses across the country are missing opportunities to recruit, promote and retain some of the most talented and driven people in our country.

Make your data the foundation of good strategy

A toolkit designed to help you progress with social mobility

Our toolkit will help you progress from making an initial commitment, such as taking the Social Mobility Pledge to becoming an industry leader like those ranked in the Social Mobility Employer Index and those celebrated at events like the Social Mobility Awards.


“When I was starting on my legal journey, I was told that I wouldn’t become a lawyer because I didn’t go to the right university and I didn’t get the highest grades. Overcoming these barriers has not been easy.

Employers have a role to play here. But you aren’t alone. Give this toolkit a go and let us know how we can further help your organisation with this important agenda.”

Sandra Wallace

Social Mobility Commissioner and Managing Director at DLA Piper


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Social mobility masterclass for employers #6: Data

Data – the foundation of any diversity & inclusion strategy, with the Bridge Group In the last of our masterclass series on 3 December, we explored Data with the Bridge Group. This session followed the launch of our new guidance, which makes measuring socio-economic diversity in the workplace easier than ever – and we also […]

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Annual Report

13/01/2021

It finds that the lowest paid have suffered the most financially in the #pandemic. Four in 10 workers on the #minimumwage faced a high risk of losing their job, compared with just 1% of workers earning more than £41,500 a year.

Before #Covid, 14.5 million people in the UK were already caught in poverty – more than one in five people. But certain groups have been disproportionately affected, such as those working in sectors that have borne the brunt of #lockdown (e.g. #hospitality), single parents, #black, #asian and #ethnic minority households, or those living in parts of the country where there are already higher levels of #unemployment, poverty and #deprivation.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has called on “bold action to retrain workers and create good quality new jobs”, and says there needs to be more investment in #skills and #retraining to help adults find work.

Read the full report here 👉 https://lnkd.in/dKgWHZ7

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