Social mobility

KPMG sets working class diversity targets

Last week Big Four professional services firm KPMG announced that it would be aiming for 29% representation of partners and directors from working class backgrounds by 2030.

TUC calls for ‘economic reset’ to tackle COVID class divide

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for an urgent “economic reset” to tackle the huge class divide in Britain that it said has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot earned 86 times more than a key worker during the pandemic

The annual pay of FTSE 100 chief executives still equates to more than what a UK worker would earn in a lifetime, despite the rate falling during the pandemic.

Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.

Is June Sarpong's BBC salary too much for a three-day week?

June Sarpong's salary as diversity champion for the BBC has been brought into question.

Family planning top benefit for young employees

Fertility benefits, such as IVF support, are beginning to be seen as a fundamental part of healthcare by young female employees.

COVID impacts ambition of disadvantaged young people

Young people from lower-income households have lowered their career ambitions, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, as they fear their goals are now unachievable.

Employer toolkit to support staff with autism launched

Two charities have set up a new initiative to assist young people with autism move into employment after finishing school.

Tech sector raises hopes for young jobseekers

A large uptake in UK tech companies hiring young people is paving the way for economic recovery after the loss of jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity and inclusion: stretching both ends of the talent pipeline

UK professions are gradually becoming reflective of our society as companies have increased hiring rates for underrepresented groups in a push to diversify their employee bases.

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Eliminating the zero-sum game mindset will accelerate workplace diversity

For a number of years, businesses have been working to embed diversity initiatives and inclusive behaviours into their culture, increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits a diverse...

WIG’s Diversity and Inclusion Series 2021

Starting Monday 15 March, a four day conference hosted by The Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG) will examine the importance of diversity and inclusion within organisations.