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May 19, 2021 | SMC Admin
New report: Are progression policies hindering social mobility?
Social mobility isn’t just about who gets in, it is also about who gets on. While it is important to make sure that employment opportunities are open to individuals from a low socio-economic background (SEB), it is equally crucial that once onboard, all employees have equal access to opportunities for progression. The Social Mobility Commission’s (SMC) […]Read more
December 10, 2020 | SMC Admin
Explore our new resource for financial & professional services
We’re proud to announce the launch of our very first sector-specific toolkit – financial & professional services. Following months of consultation with trade groups, academics and leading employers in law, accountancy, management consultancies and financial services – this new toolkit provides unique insights into how best to level the playing field, whilst driving competitive advantage. […]Read more
November 26, 2020 | SMC Admin
Social mobility masterclass for employers #5: Progression
Progression – opportunities to advance, with the Ministry of Justice The fifth session in our employers’ masterclass series, Progression, took place on 19 November. Our previous sessions covered outreach, hiring, culture & leadership and advocacy. Progression with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is all about how you can support employees throughout their careers, by offering equal access […]Read more
October 1, 2020 | SMC Admin
New videos – top tips and inspiration for employers
Watch our videos to find out what socio-economic diversity can bring to your business and discover our top tips from the employers’ toolkit. As an employer, nothing is more important than the quality of your staff. Who you hire, how you hire and getting the best out of your people are the root of competitive […]Read more
July 8, 2020 | SMC Admin
SMC response to the Chancellor’s multi-billion pound “plan for jobs”
The Joint Deputy Chairs of the Social Mobility Commission, Steven Cooper and Sandra Wallace, have put out a joint statement in which they said the SMC welcomes the Chancellor’s multi-billion pound “plan for jobs” announced earlier today – in particular the targeted approach to supporting young people: “The current recession will hurt disadvantaged younger people […]Read more
May 20, 2020 | SMC Admin
The impact of COVID-19 on social mobility, what employers can do – webinar and panel discussion
COVID-19 is impacting those from lower socio-economic backgrounds more than most. If organisations stop supporting them, the current gap will continue to widen. On Thursday 23 April and Thursday 7 May, we held a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on social mobility. It was encouraging to see so many employers attend, across industry. […]Read more
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Employer newsletter – 9 March 2023
If you want to receive regular updates from us, please complete this form here to join our mailing list. We’ve previously shared with you a number of upcoming employer masterclasses, and we’re delighted to now update you on a further session on Outreach. Join us in the coming months to find out more about Storytelling, Accent Bias […]
📢 OUT NOW: The latest #SocialMobilityTalks podcast!
In episode 2, Alun Francis and 3 expert guests debate the pros and cons of contextualised recruitment and admissions.
Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or watch the video on Youtube!