How to define socio-economic background

There have always been several different questions that employers can ask to determine the socio-economic background of their employees, including parental qualifications, parental occupation, type of...

Social mobility: The route less travelled in diversity and inclusion

Employers are getting to grips with social mobility as part of building a fairer workplace. Beau Jackson reports on the pitfalls HR needs to be aware of when taking its first steps.

Half from disadvantaged backgrounds find recruitment unfair

New research has revealed 50% of jobseekers from lower socio-economic backgrounds feel they are missing out on employment opportunities because the recruitment process is "unfair” towards them.

Lammy: UK needs "heavy dose of affirmative action" on race

Affirmative action is necessary to fix racial and class inequalities in the workplace and beyond, according to Tottenham MP David Lammy