Unlocking talent through social mobility

Past HR Network Event

18 July 2019

Event resources

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Unlocking talent through social mobility  
Dan Lucy, Principal Research Fellow, IES 

Social mobility in the Ministry of Justice 
Drew Morris, Head of Social Mobility,  Ministry of Justice 

This workshop covered:

  • What is social mobility and why it matters?
  • What are the main challenges and barriers to improving social mobility?
  • What can organisations do to facilitate social mobility?


Dan Lucy, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies

Event details

It’s clear that greater diversity delivers better business performance, and HR has a pivotal role to play in this space. The Social Mobility Commission’s latest State of the Nation report identified that those from a better-off background are 80 per cent more likely to be in a professional job than their working class peers, and that there is a class pay gap even where working class individuals make it into a professional job. This event explored what organisations can do, and are doing, to level the playing field and encourage greater diversity.