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Masterclass 2021: Progression

What steps can you – as an employer – take to remove barriers to progression within your organisation for people from low socio-economic backgrounds (SEB)?

Following the publication of our report on progression in the civil service, Navigating the Labyrinth, our latest Employer Masterclass explored how to make sure that your processes aren’t actively getting in the way of advancement and that you’re supporting employees from low SEBs to progress.

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Navigating the labyrinth: Socio-economic background and career progression within the Civil Service

The Social Mobility Commission’s (SMC) latest report, ‘Navigating the Labyrinth’ examined progression within the civil service and found that people from disadvantaged backgrounds still struggle to progress to senior roles. Just 18% of the Senior Civil Service come from a low SEB.

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Masterclass 2020: Progression

Our fifth session in this masterclass series, Progression, is about how you can support employees throughout their careers, by offering equal access to opportunities.

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Recap – Employers masterclass: Outreach

Our October masterclass looked at the ways in which employers can use Outreach to reach and attract a wide pool of talent. We were joined by Rachael Saunders and Funbi Akande from Speakers for Schools, a youth social mobility charity, formed in 2010 to make sure that every young person has access to the same […]

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