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October 7, 2021 | Alice Viner

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence employs around 60,000 staff and 198,000 military personnel across the Armed Forces worldwide.

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September 21, 2021 | Alice Viner

BBC

The BBC has been striving to foster an inclusive culture, and in 2018, it undertook a number of actions to get a sense of how staff from different socio-economic backgrounds felt about working for the BBC.

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September 14, 2021 | SMC Admin

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 […]

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July 14, 2021 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2021: Leadership & Culture

In our latest masterclass on Leadership & Culture, we were joined by Caroline King, Head of People for Head office, Reward and Inclusion and Joanne Mackie, Customer & People Director. They reflect on their experiences of forging a compelling, shared vision of the importance of social mobility across Superdrug and Savers 18000+ workforce – and […]

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

Linklaters

The firm launched storytelling campaigns to raise awareness of the number of its people from disadvantaged backgrounds succeeding in the firm.

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October 1, 2020 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2020: Leadership & Culture

Inclusive teams make better business decisions 87% of the time – and twice as fast, delivering 60% better results. Our previous two sessions covered outreach and hiring. In this masterclass, which includes an in-depth case study from leading business and financial adviser firm, Grant Thornton, you will see how in order to develop and empower […]

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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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Social mobility and senior roles: why is it important?

14/11/2022

We were delighted to contribute to this article from d&i Leaders (Diversity and Inclusion Leaders), looking at why it’s important for social mobility that people don’t just ‘get in’ to organisations, but are also supported to ‘get on’ and progress in their careers.

Senior leaders from different socio-economic backgrounds have so much to offer organisations, and it’s great to see more and more people recognising the impact that diverse leadership can have.

Not sure where to start? Check out our toolkits for actionable steps to create an organisation where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. https://lnkd.in/dFWDx3M

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