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January 17, 2023 | Social Mobility Commission
Employer blog: Using data to improve socio-economic inclusion
Data is one of the most important tools you have to understand and improve diversity in your workplace. Any forward-looking socio-economic diversity and inclusion strategy begins with data. Collecting the right data, and knowing what to do with it, will help to shape your plans at every stage. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic […]Read more
June 30, 2022 | Paula Kemp
Recap- Employers Masterclass: Data – what, why and how?
Why start collecting socio-economic background data on your employees? What specific data should you collect? What does it show you? How do you get started and how can you improve your response rates? In our latest Employers Masterclass, we discussed the importance of collecting socio-economic background (SEB) data and how it is key to understanding […]Read more
March 3, 2021 | SMC Admin
Reaching talented people from all backgrounds
On 25 February we held the second employers’ masterclass series of the year, exploring how you can reach, attract and foster a diverse pool of talent. Outreach is about attracting candidates who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet could make a significant contribution in future. They may not have been to […]Read more
December 15, 2020 | SMC Admin
Social mobility masterclass for employers #6: Data
Data – the foundation of any diversity & inclusion strategy, with the Bridge Group In the last of our masterclass series on 3 December, we explored Data with the Bridge Group. This session followed the launch of our new guidance, which makes measuring socio-economic diversity in the workplace easier than ever – and we also […]Read more
October 7, 2020 | SMC Admin
Social mobility masterclass for employers #3: Culture and leadership
Culture and Leadership – with Grant Thornton The third session in our employers’ masterclass series, Culture and Leadership, took place on 16 September. Inclusive teams make better business decisions 87% of the time – and twice as fast, delivering 60% better results; it makes sense for employers to nurture this talent. A diverse workforce is […]Read more
October 5, 2020 | SMC Admin
Social mobility masterclass for employers #2: Hiring
Hiring the best talent, with Accenture The second session in our employers’ masterclass series, which took place on 25 August, was Hiring. Our first session, Outreach, was geared towards reaching talent – attracting individuals from less privileged backgrounds who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet may be able to make a […]Read more
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Storytelling to support social mobility
Storytelling is a powerful tool to support your organisation’s social mobility strategy. It can help colleagues to understand the challenges others have faced, helps leaders to understand how they can help and promotes an inclusive, trust-based culture. Ahead of our employers’ masterclass ‘The art of using storytelling to build inclusion’ we asked Shannon Miller, from […]
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