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October 7, 2021 | Alice Viner

MediaCom

In an industry that has shown a bias toward traditional forms of education, MediaCom’s leadership team has taken a different stance by understanding different backgrounds, life experiences and future potential as more valuable to a business than qualifications.

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September 21, 2021 | Alice Viner

Bluecoat

Bluecoat recognised it could do more to support these groups to enter and progress through the creative industry.

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July 14, 2021 | Alice Viner

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 […]

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

Capgemini

Capgemini has developed a 5-year pay and progression model, which is designed to support and accelerate progression through apprenticeship grades and salary levels.

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November 23, 2020 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2020: Progression

Our fifth session in this socio-economic masterclass series, Progression, is about how you can support employees throughout their careers, by offering equal access to opportunities. There could be a range of barriers for those who want to progress up the ranks of your organisation. People from lower socio-economic backgrounds typically find it harder to access […]

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June 26, 2020 | Alice Viner

Webinar for Employers: develop talent through apprenticeships

Be Bold: Develop talent through apprenticeships, drive social mobility In this webinar, we consider some of the key benefits for employers – 92% of companies who run an apprenticeship scheme believe it leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, while 80% report higher retention rates. We also take a closer look at apprentices themselves. Our […]

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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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