Social mobility

UK workplaces are not institutionally racist, commission claims

UK organisations are not institutionally racist and diversity has increased in key professions, according to a government-commissioned review.

Social mobility: Why the data shows it works

17 Feb 2021

Many organisations still recruit based on educational background based on assumptions around prestige and performance. But the data suggests a different story.

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23 Jan 2021

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Government ‘behind curve’ on supporting women in the arts

13 Jan 2021

Women are still hugely under-represented in the theatre, film and television industry, according to a report published today (13 January). ...

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Co-op to offer ‘hundreds’ of apprenticeships

26 Nov 2020

The Co-operative Group will offer “hundreds more retail apprenticeships” in a bid to drive greater social mobility and make use...

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Why we offer domestic abuse victims 10 days’ paid leave

25 Nov 2020

Today (25 November) is White Ribbon Day, when thousands of people stand together against violence against women and girls. As...

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Taskforce seeks to improve social mobility in City

24 Nov 2020

A taskforce that seeks to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels in financial and professional services firms has been launched,...

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Boardrooms now more meritocratic and diverse, study suggests

16 Nov 2020

Evidence shows that FTSE100 boardrooms are becoming more diverse and meritocratic, a study published today has claimed, with less reliance...

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Top UK employers for social mobility revealed

11 Nov 2020

The Top 75 UK employers for social mobility in 2020 have been revealed, with PwC retaining the top spot.

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Campaign to take on 10,000 black interns launched

27 Oct 2020

Organisations including the NHS, Linklaters, PwC and Zurich have committed to a programme to collectively hire 10,000 black interns, in...

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Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

29 Sep 2020

Offering a scholarship is not just for universities and other educational institutions, it could be a way to fulfil some...

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How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

8 Jul 2020

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

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Apprenticeships ‘not delivering’ social mobility

24 Jun 2020

Apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds face barriers at every stage of their learning journey, and the government and employers can no...

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Racism in the workplace: new survey shows only slow progress

18 Jun 2020

Black workers reveal experiences of racism in careers while an in-depth study of census figures underlines how ethnic inequalities persist.

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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