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January 18, 2020 | SMC Admin

Appendix

Appendix Socio-economic background ‘Socio-economic background’ is the term to refer to the particular set of social and economic circumstances that an individual has come from. It permits objective discussion of the influence of these circumstances on individuals’ educational and career trajectories; and it can be objectively measured by capturing information on parental occupation and level […]

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January 17, 2020 | SMC Admin

Advocacy

Advocacy Share practice, support peers and drive sector-wide change.

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Progression

Progression Support all staff to access opportunities to develop.

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Hiring

Hiring Ensure practices are accessible and equitable to all applicants.

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Outreach

Outreach Maximise engagement with a wide range of prospective applicants.

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Culture and leadership

Culture and leadership Ensure a compelling, shared vision across your organisation.

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January 17, 2020 | SMC Admin

Data

Data Understand the current situation; inform activities; evaluate change.

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January 17, 2020 | SMC Admin

Measurement

Why data matters Measuring the socio-economic background of your employees and potential recruits is the critical first step. It helps you know what needs to be done in order to improve the socio-economic diversity and inclusion in your organisation. We’ve consulted with dozens of academic experts, think tanks, charities and employers to produce this simple […]

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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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