Socio-economic diversity and inclusion

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Employers masterclass: Social mobility, hiring and recruitment 

Thur, 17 September 2021 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
Our latest masterclass puts the focus on hiring and recruitment – exploring the common practices that can create artificial and unnecessary barriers to potential applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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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.

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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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Recap: Employers Masterclass – Social mobility, hiring and recruitment

In our latest masterclass (16 September), we put the focus on hiring and recruitment – exploring the common practices that can create artificial and unnecessary barriers to potential applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We were delighted to be joined by Danny Matthews and Hazel Remeika from Co-op, who shared their approach to hiring in a […]

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16/09/2021

Are you committed to building an workplace culture that is inclusive of employees from a low #socioeconomicbackground (SEB)?

Make sure you’re having open & honest discussions with employees about your plans and what it means to be from a low socio-economic background – including the additional barriers that low SEB employees face in the workplace.

Launched today, our new resource pack is designed to support internal discussions about socio-economic background in organisations at any stage in their social mobility journey.

Download the toolkit and start the conversation: https://bit.ly/3AdtksP

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