Socio-economic diversity and inclusion

Take the lead in helping drive social progress

Social Mobility Employers Masterclass Progression

Thu, 22 April 2021 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
Our next Masterclass is looking at progression - in particular, the importance of understanding who is 'getting on' within your organisation based on their socio-economic background. Join us to learn what steps you can take to support your employees throughout their careers, from providing equal access to opportunities and removing any artificial barriers to progression. We'll be joined by the Cabinet Office and KPMG who will be sharing their experiences with us.

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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 Data Masterclass – why you need to #AskTheQuestion

In our recent Social Mobility Data Masterclass, we explored the importance of collecting data on employee’s socio-economic backgrounds for creating effective diversity and inclusion strategies. You can watch the recording of the Social Mobility Data Masterclass here. We were joined by Andrew Young, Workforce Diversity Lead at the BBC; Cliff Sale, Social Mobility Programme Lead, […]

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21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:

13/04/2021

Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr

Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.

At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.

The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:

• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government

See you there!

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