Social mobility

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

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

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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Governments ‘failed to act’ on social mobility, report claims

10 Jun 2020

Government departments have failed to act on a third of key recommendations made by the Social Mobility Commission in the...

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David Fairhurst: ‘Drop D&I now and face talent shortages in future’

7 May 2020

Firms that drop diversity and inclusion initiatives could risk “re-marginalising” disadvantaged workers and talent shortages

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Only a third of graduates confident about securing role

15 Apr 2020

Only a third of this year’s graduates are confident they will secure a graduate job when they leave university, according...

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Two in five unaware it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless

21 Feb 2020

Two in five employers are not aware that it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless, a survey has...

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12 Feb 2020

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Sandra Wallace on employers’ role in improving social mobility

6 Feb 2020

As a new toolkit is launched to help employers improve social mobility in the workplace, Sandra Wallace describes her personal...

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North East ‘most pessimistic’ about future prospects

21 Jan 2020

People in the North East of England are the most pessimistic about their futures, with less a third of people...

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Men continue to take top jobs in public life

13 Jan 2020

Men continue to dominate positions of power in public life such as judges, FTSE 100 CEOs and national newspaper editors,...

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Civil service needs ‘weirdos’ and HR ‘a bonfire’, says PM’s senior adviser

3 Jan 2020

Downing Street wants to hire “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to help Boris Johnson’s new government, says Dominic Cummings.

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How can HR re-energise the diversity agenda?

22 Oct 2019

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is recognised as good for business, but why are many organisations barely going beyond compliance with equality legislation?

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Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

18 Sep 2019

One fifth (22%) of prestigious Russell Group university graduates have yet to secure a full-time job, compared to 30% of...

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