Social Mobility resources

Let’s Talk About Class: A collection of resources designed to support inclusive conversations between teams on the importance of socio-economic diversity in the workplace

Building an inclusive culture in your workplace is crucial to your diversity and inclusion efforts. Your employees from a lower socio-economic background need to feel like they can bring their whole selves to work, so that they can do their best work. Culture is owned by all, and your ‘privileged’ employees can help to drive inclusion efforts through allyship. 

Breaking taboos and avoiding stigma around these efforts can be helped by having open, honest discussions within the workforce about what it means to be from a low socio-economic background and the additional barriers that low SEB employees face in the workplace. 

Whether you have a fully-fledged strategy for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in your organisation, or you’re just starting to embed D&I principles, it’s important to make sure you’re thinking (and talking!) about socio-economic background alongside other characteristics, such as gender and ethnicity. 

This resource pack is designed for organisations at any stage in their social mobility journey. It includes a selection of resources aimed at getting the conversation around this important issue started.  

It includes information on social mobility in the UK and barriers to socio-economic diversity in the workplace, guidance for leadership, HR and internal comms teams on how to communicate with employees around class and socio-economic background, and a guide to running focus groups with your employees.

Download Let’s Talk About Class: A collection of resources designed to support inclusive conversations between teams on the importance of socio-economic diversity in the workplace (pdf)

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Recap – Employers Masterclass: How to talk about class in the workplace

How do you talk openly about class in the workplace? In our latest Employers Masterclass, we discussed the importance of having a workplace environment where employees can talk openly about their backgrounds –enabling employees to feel able to bring their whole selves to work.  Catch up on the session and read our key takeaways from […]

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The importance of employees feeling comfortable talking about their #socioeconomic backgrounds and sharing their personal stories in the workplace cannot be underestimated.

18/05/2022

👇 Great article by David McIntosh of KPMG UK who reflects on his journey to becoming KPMG’s Social Mobility employee resource group co-chair in this article for Access Accountancy.

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