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Accenture wanted to make their graduate assessments more inclusive and less intimidating to candidates from lower socio-economic backgrounds who might not be as prepared or familiar with the process. It transformed the process to focus on potential and added a learning element to prepare candidates to showcase their best.
Accenture uses digital tools to identify potential, regardless of qualifications, and to support candidates through the process. Initial applications are contextualised before being reviewed alongside a profile of the candidate’s interests, values and aspirations. To address any knowledge gaps that may place them at a disadvantage, a digital platform gives candidates a chance to learn about consulting and Accenture before being assessed. Virtual reality technology places candidates in situations where they can show their potential through their behaviour and attitudes.
Every year, 700 graduates are chosen from c.23,000 applicants on the basis of potential and merit rather than experience and background.
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The Social Mobility Commission is looking to appoint two secondees to join our dynamic secretariat on a 3-month secondment. The Social Mobility Commission is an advisory arms-length body which is sponsored by the Cabinet Office. The Social Mobility Commission exists to create a United Kingdom where an individual’s future isn’t determined by the circumstances of […]
Employers play a key role in #socialmobility outcomes for many.
They determine where they set up their business, the types of job roles they create, and how and who they recruit; the income set by employers impacts living standards, pension contributions, as well as spending power in their local economy; they also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of employees.
However, with each part of the UK having an individual identity, history and economy, impacting its local population and their opportunities, the challenges to social mobility, and the solutions, may differ from region to region.
That’s where we think the use of our new #Data Explorer tool can help – join us at this event on 7 June at 12pm for employers to find out how you can utilise our new tool to understand your workforce distribution; provide insight for outreach activity and hiring activity; and to serve and support regional communities.
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