Social mobility

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

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

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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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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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