Social mobility

How can HR re-energise the diversity agenda?

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

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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TUC urges action to end graduate class discrimination

9 Sep 2019

Graduates from wealthier backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be on a £30,000 starting salary than those with working-class roots.

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What will it take for diversity and inclusion to be taken seriously by boards?

27 Aug 2019

Senior executives make grand promises about improving diversity, and legislation such as gender pay gap reporting is pushing that agenda...

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How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

25 Jul 2019

The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn’t mean employers can’t do more to attract...

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Theresa May announces new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI)

12 Jul 2019

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...

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Apprenticeships boost social mobility in ‘cold spot’ areas

1 Jul 2019

Evidence from Severn Trent shows apprenticeships can improve social mobility in addition to helping develop a skilled workforce

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Top jobs dominated by privately educated and Oxbridge graduates

25 Jun 2019

Employers should collect and monitor data on the socio-economic background of their staff, it has been recommended, after a report...

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Address north-south jobs divide, says inequality report

30 May 2019

More than half of the UK’s future job growth will be in London and the south-east, according to a report...

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Young people critical of lack of diversity and social mobility

16 May 2019

Two-thirds of young people feel they have to conceal or change who they really are in order to make a good impression and find a job at many businesses.

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Social inequality ‘stagnant’ and could get worse

30 Apr 2019

Government departments should be “model employers” when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social...

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‘Ee-bah-gum’: accent bias still afflicts UK

4 Feb 2019

Pronounced regional accents can be a barrier to career progress and social mobility, as they are perceived negatively by some...

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Boost apprenticeship access for women to increase diversity

28 Jan 2019

The government should remove any barriers preventing young women embarking on apprenticeships, according to a report published today by the...

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Double ‘pay penalty’ for working-class women in elite occupations

28 Jan 2019

Women in elite occupations from working class backgrounds face a double pay penalty, according to new book about class and...

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Young people least likely to value apprenticeships

11 Dec 2018

People under the age of 25 are least likely to see the value in apprenticeships, according to research from the...

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