Social mobility

Is Ed Sheeran's success down to his name or his musical ability?Hahn Lionel/ABACA/PA Images

Which names attract the highest and lowest pay?

Being a man called Ed could be the key to maximising your pay, earning you more than three times the...

A reveller at Oxford University. Employers still canvas Oxbridge universities for candidates more than any other institutionsREX/Shutterstock

Grant Thornton tops Government’s new social mobility index

21 Jun 2017

The Government has published its first ever list of the top 50 employers to have promoted social mobility at work....

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Jon Holmes, the comedian and radio presenter, claimed the BBC's diversity drive meant he lost his jobAdrian Sherratt/REX/Shutterstock

Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

17 Oct 2016

After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution...

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Gamification in recruitment: psychometric selection for more diverse talent

1 Aug 2016

As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select...

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Penguin Random House HRD: “Degrees are a lazy sifting tool”

25 Apr 2016

Penguin Random House this year joined a select group of employers to remove the requirement for a degree for new...

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Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock: "Public services need to reflect the country that they serve." Photo: REX Shutterstock

Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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David Cameron announces blind CV equality initiative

26 Oct 2015

Private and public-sector employers have signed up to recruit graduates on a name-blind basis, the Prime Minister has announced.
The...

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Elitist Britain: What can organisations do to improve social mobility?

15 Sep 2014

Earlier this month, a government report revealed how senior public service posts are still dominated by a privately educated elite....

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Only 7% go to independent schools such as Eton. Photo: REX/David Hartley

Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

28 Aug 2014

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...

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