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Masterclass 2021: Outreach

On 25 February we held the second employers’ masterclass series of the year, exploring outreach and how you can reach, attract and foster a diverse pool of talent.

Outreach is about attracting candidates who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet could make a significant contribution in future. They may not have been to the ‘best schools’ or lack soft skills and confidence – but these could be the ‘bright stars’ of tomorrow. In seven leading law firms, employees educated at state schools were 75% more likely to feature in the top decile of performers than those educated at independent schools.

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State of the nation 2021: Post pandemic, employer practices will continue to be vital to progress on social mobility

Today, the Social Mobility Commission published its annual appraisal of social mobility in the UK’. Titled ‘State of the nation 2021; Social mobility and the pandemic’, the report draws on an extensive evidence base to lay bare the key barriers to social mobility that exist today. In this article, we outline the implications of the […]

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In a new report, 'Fast Forward for Digital Jobs', techUK calls for urgent action to close the #digitalskillsgap.

08/06/2021

Low-skilled adults from #disadvantaged backgrounds are least likely to access #adulttraining opportunities – supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds to access digital skills training will help both individuals and business to thrive.

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#training #digitalskills #jobs #socialmobility

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