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Social mobility and inclusion

As organisations struggle to attract the talent they need, there is a business need to widen the talent pool. At the same time, they recognise the need for diversity of thought in order to survive and thrive.

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A person holding a smartphone looking into the distance 25 Feb 2022
Social mobility: how Audit Wales is rising to the challenge

The Auditor General for Wales has launched a number of initiatives to bring people from different backgrounds into its staff and introduce them to other parts of the Welsh public sector.

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Someone helping another person up onto a rock 25 Feb 2022
How to approach social mobility on a global level

Managing social mobility in a global organisation requires coherent guidance that applies across multiple offices, geographies and societies.

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A person on the phone at a desk in an office. 24 Feb 2022
Internal audit's role in D&I for Financial Services

Following a 2021 Discussion Paper on diversity and inclusion in financial services, Ololade Adesanya, Director, EMEIA Financial Services at EY, looks at the role of internal audit in driving the regulatory agenda.

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External staircase on an office building. 23 Feb 2022
Social mobility: do we need a class pay gap?

Class pay gaps within your business are an important indicator of social inequality. Reporting them is essential if you’re serious about ensuring socioeconomic diversity at all levels.

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A business meeting with several people including one person in a wheelchair, and people of different races and ages. 16 Feb 2022
Tackling staff shortages with social mobility

Amid the current talent and skills shortage, the temptation for business owners and recruiters to panic hire to plug skills gaps in their business may feel overwhelming. But this approach can risk dismantling efforts to build a diverse workforce.

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Three people walking together down an outdoor set of steps. 14 Feb 2022
Breaking down the barriers to social mobility

Socioeconomic diversity matters, from a social, performance and investment perspective, says Included’s Nick Basannavar, and organisations need to understand and address the issues that hold people from underprivileged backgrounds back.

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A bin worker holding a broom and pulling a wheelie bin along. 11 Feb 2022
How to tackle the pandemic’s effect on social mobility

Findings from research by the Resolution Foundation give key insights into what needs to be done to repair social mobility after the pandemic.

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A person talking to a black cab driver through the cab's window. 08 Feb 2022
Social mobility: creating a more inclusive recruitment culture

With job vacancies at an all-time high, and many people having left the labour market during the pandemic, organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of inclusion.

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A person measuring part of a steel frame in a factory. 08 Feb 2022
Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting should be mandatory, signal MPs

In a new report, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee calls on the UK government to introduce legislation that would require large companies to publish their ethnicity pay gap data.

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A shoe shiner polishing a business person's shoes. 03 Feb 2022
Levelling up: promising noises, but no new funds

The UK government’s Levelling Up whitepaper sets out an ambitious vision for the future, but is based largely on existing initiatives and funding.

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Two people inspecting food in a production line. 31 Jan 2022
Social mobility: challenges in the war for talent

With rising numbers of job vacancies in the UK, organisations are working to improve recruitment. Embracing diversity will help them stand out from the crowd.

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