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March 8, 2023 | Felicity Hallam
Employers’ Masterclass: Outreach and social mobility
Our May masterclass will cover how employers can use outreach to build an inclusive recruitment pipeline from the ground up, reaching and attracting a wide pool of talent. Engaging with candidates from a low socio-economic background through outreach enables you to: raise awareness of your organisation and industry to a wider reach of prospective employees […]Read more
February 15, 2023 | Paula Kemp
Employers’ Masterclass: Accents in the Workplace
Accent is not directly relevant to work outputs. To get hired, or to get ahead in your organisation, you would think that what you say – rather than how you say it – would be the most important factor. However research does not reflect this. Join us at our April masterclass to explore how you can raise awareness of the issue of accent bias in your own organisation and what steps you can take to ensure that the focus is on the knowledge and skills of the employee or candidate, and not their accent.Read more
February 10, 2023 | Felicity Hallam
Employers’ Masterclass: The art of using storytelling to build inclusion
At the heart of every organisation is its people – all with a personal story to share that shapes and defines them. Harnessing the power of personal storytelling as part of your Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy is an effective way to build inclusion into your workplace culture and gain the trust of your employees […]Read more
January 10, 2023 | Social Mobility Commission
Employers’ Masterclass: Using Apprenticeships to improve social mobility and build skills for life
Our next masterclass will explore the role of apprenticeships and how they can drive social mobility and develop skills for individuals and the workforce. Employers and training providers rely on apprenticeship schemes to provide new opportunities, upskill people from inside and outside their organisation and contribute to a more innovative, inclusive workforce. One of the […]Read more
November 23, 2022 | Felicity Hallam
Employers’ Masterclass: Using workforce data to understand and improve social mobility
As an employer, data is one of the most important tools you have to understanding and improving diversity in your workplace, including social mobility. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic data remains their biggest challenge. Collecting relevant and high quality data is necessary when challenging social mobility for a number of reasons. It allows […]Read more
October 25, 2022 | Felicity Hallam
Employer Event: T Levels: What, why, where and how?
Keen to explore different ways of reaching a widening talent pool for your early in career hires? T Levels may be just what you are looking for. 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 […]Read more
October 12, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission
In conversation with Ann Francke OBE: The building blocks of social mobility in the workplace
In our next event for employers we will be exploring the building blocks of social mobility with Ann Franke OBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management institute (CMI). Through our conversation with Ann, we will explore: how organisations can develop an social mobility strategy; the initial steps organisations should take to kickstart their socio-economic diversity journey; the role of senior leaders and managers in boosting inclusion and widening opportunities; how to ensure your organisation is an environment where all staff can thrive, regardless of backgroundRead more
August 31, 2022 | Paula Kemp
Social Mobility Employers Masterclass: Mentoring as a tool to support social mobility
To celebrate National Mentoring Day (27 October), our October employers’ masterclass will explore the importance of mentoring in supporting workplace progression and social mobility.
Mentoring partnerships can range from a localised, informal arrangement to a highly organised, official programme that spans across industries. Participants in mentoring programmes range from students from lower socio-economic backgrounds being matched with employees from a particular industry, to senior leaders being matched with junior members of staff in reverse mentoring programmes.
August 10, 2022 | Paula Kemp
The importance of culture and leadership – in conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society
The importance of culture and leadership to within an organisation to support social mobility cannot be underestimated. In conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, we’ll be discussing how organisations can develop a culture that fosters inclusion and the role colleagues at all levels play.Read more
May 9, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane
Social Mobility Employers Masterclass: Data – what, why and how?
Masterclass: Data – what, why and how? Event date: Tuesday 28 June 2022 11:00 – 12:00 1 hour webinar In the June edition of our employers masterclass series, we will be exploring Data. No matter where you are as an organisation on your journey to build inclusion in your workforce, data is key for you […]Read more
May 3, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane
Social Mobility Employers Masterclass: Apprenticeships
Don’t miss: Employers social mobility masterclass: Apprenticeships – Tuesday, 31 May (11am-12pm) Our next masterclass will explore the role of apprenticeships and how they can drive social mobility. Employers and training providers rely on apprenticeship schemes to provide new opportunities, upskill people from inside and outside their organisation and contribute to a more innovative, inclusive […]Read more
March 24, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane
Social mobility employers masterclass: How to talk about class in the workplace
How do you talk openly about class in the workplace? In all likelihood, there’s an important conversation about the importance of diversity and inclusion going on at every level in your workforce and across your industry, too. But with many workplaces openly discussing the experiences of different groups in the modern workforce, there’s a strong […]Read more
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Storytelling to support social mobility
Storytelling is a powerful tool to support your organisation’s social mobility strategy. It can help colleagues to understand the challenges others have faced, helps leaders to understand how they can help and promotes an inclusive, trust-based culture. Ahead of our employers’ masterclass ‘The art of using storytelling to build inclusion’ we asked Shannon Miller, from […]
📢 OUT NOW: The latest #SocialMobilityTalks podcast!
In episode 2, Alun Francis and 3 expert guests debate the pros and cons of contextualised recruitment and admissions.
Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or watch the video on Youtube!