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January 24, 2023 | Social Mobility Commission

Recap: Using workforce data to understand and improve social mobility

As an employer, data is one of the most important tools you have for understanding and improving diversity in your workplace, including social mobility. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic data remains their biggest challenge. In our latest masterclass we explored the importance of collecting relevant and high quality data, including practical advice such […]

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January 17, 2023 | Social Mobility Commission

Employer blog: Using data to improve socio-economic inclusion

Data is one of the most important tools you have to understand and improve diversity in your workplace. Any forward-looking socio-economic diversity and inclusion strategy begins with data. Collecting the right data, and knowing what to do with it, will help to shape your plans at every stage. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic […]

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December 5, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Recap: T Levels: What, why, where and how?

T Levels are a new alternative to A levels and other further education courses in England. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into employment, higher education or apprenticeships. Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days, so students spend […]

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November 29, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Announcing our new Employer Advisory Group

The Social Mobility Commission has today announced the membership of its new Employer Advisory Group (EAG).  The Employer Advisory Group has been put in place to drive social mobility in the workplace in the UK and support the Commission’s employer focused programme of work.  The role of the EAG will be to:  Influence the future […]

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November 14, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Recap: In conversation with Ann Francke OBE, The building blocks of social mobility in the workplace

We recently launched our new ‘Building Blocks Toolkit’, which provides simple, first-step guidance to help businesses and organisations of all sizes, up and down the country, access a wealth of untapped talent and kickstart their socio-economic diversity strategy.  On 9th November we were delighted to be joined by Ann Francke OBE, Chief Executive of the […]

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Employer Newsletter

November 10, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Employer newsletter – 8 November 2022

Hello, It’s your last chance to register for our event tomorrow – ‘In conversation with Ann Francke OBE: The building blocks of social mobility in the workplace.’ We’re really looking forward to hearing Ann’s insights into the role of senior leaders and managers in boosting inclusion and widening opportunities, and we hope to see you […]

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November 8, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Lifelong Learning – how can we support adults to learn?

Lifelong Learning Week (7th-11th November) is a celebration of the power of learning to transform people’s lives. Coordinated by Festival of Learning, it is a week of activity which aims to celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning and inspire more adults to learn. As part of our celebration of Lifelong Learning Week, Alun Francis, Deputy […]

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November 1, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Employer blog: Increasing social mobility through management and leadership culture

Socio-economic inclusion is not solely the domain of big corporate businesses with large HR departments. It’s about helping businesses and organisations of all sizes, up and down the country, to access a wealth of untapped talent. Don’t worry if you are only just getting started with this agenda – even the most inclusive employers need to […]

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October 31, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Recap: Mentoring as a tool to support social mobility

To celebrate National Mentoring Day (27th October), we brought together an engaging panel to explore the importance of mentoring in supporting workplace progression and social mobility, and discuss their advice for setting up and participating in a mentoring programme.   If you missed it, you can watch the recording below, and read on for our top […]

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October 24, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Employer blog: Taking small steps with mentoring

October 27th marks the ninth National Mentoring Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of mentoring and encourage more people to get involved!  We know that mentoring can play a key role in supporting workplace progression, and we’re delighted to be running a masterclass on October 27th, exploring ‘Mentoring as a tool to […]

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October 14, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Employer blog: National T-Levels Week

The first ever National T Levels Week is running from 10th-14th October, celebrating T Levels and the benefits they bring to both young people and businesses. T Levels are an alternative to A levels and other further education courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students […]

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October 12, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission

Recap: The importance of culture and leadership – in conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society

An organisation’s culture – the behaviours, values and practices that shape the everyday experiences of its staff – is key to a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. Simply employing people from a variety of backgrounds does not guarantee an inclusive culture, but what steps can you take to ensure that everyone feels valued and supported […]

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Employer Consultation

Thanks to everyone who attended the launch of our new Employer Consultation. It was great to see so many of you there, and we look forward to receiving your responses!  The consultation is now live, and will be open until 24th October 2022. We want to understand what activities and interventions employers are finding most […]

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Recap: Using workforce data to understand and improve social mobility

As an employer, data is one of the most important tools you have for understanding and improving diversity in your workplace, including social mobility. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic data remains their biggest challenge. In our latest masterclass we explored the importance of collecting relevant and high quality data, including practical advice such […]

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There's still time to register for our next employers’ masterclass on 9th February!

26/01/2023

We’re looking forward to celebrating Apprenticeships as part of #NAW2023, exploring how they can drive social mobility and help to develop #SkillsForLife.

We’ll be joined by Harry Morgan, UK Skills for Jobs Lead at Microsoft and Jessica Leigh Jones MBE, Co-Founder and CEO of iungo Solutions.

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