“People from lower socio-economic backgrounds often face barriers to enter a number of professions.”
Tags: social mobility
What issues has BBC documentary ‘How to Break into the Elite’ raised for HR?
Whereas previous generations were able to move to big UK cities or regional hubs to develop their careers, the current millennial generation is enduring a slump in mobility caused by rising rents.
The OECD revealed that it would take 150 years for a child from a poor UK family to earn the national average wage. It is time for all businesses to address this issue as a matter of strategic priority.
Jeff Lovejoy, UK and Ireland Recruitment Manager at FDM Group, who is speaking at the forthcomingEarly Career and Development Summit 2017, discusses how FDM embeds diversity and inclusion in its career programmes and organisation.
It is well known that great swathes of the current cabinet are privately educated, but new figures suggests that a privately educated dominance also extends into business. A private education is of course reliant on a affluence, which needs also to be brought into the equation.
The UK’s poor track record of social mobility means that people’s life chances are too dependent on their parents’ income, rather than their own education and ability, says the TUC as it publishes a new report on social mobility. The TUC report warns that the UK has the joint highest level of earnings persistence –…
Too many professions are full of middle class people and genuine social mobility is severely limited, the former Labour health secretary Alan Milburn has concluded in a new report. As social mobility adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Milburn said there needed to be a “galvanised effort” and a “bigger drive” to make…
Businesses looking to improve social diversity in the workplace can take advantage of a toolkit launched by the campaigning group Professions for Good. Researched by Spada, the Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions provides practical recommendations for employers, professional bodies and regulators on how to develop and monitor social mobility in their organisation. The 52-page…