Social Mobility at Work 2020

12 November – Online Seminar

Half-day online seminar bringing together diversity, inclusion and HR related professionals, looking to advance social mobility in the workplace.

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70+ already confirmed to take part, including

This half-day online seminar brings together diversity, inclusion, HR, recruitment and talent professionals, committed to advancing social mobility in the workplace.

Those from high-earning families are more likely to end up at the best universities and in better paying jobs than their counterparts from low earning families. How do we ensure the opportunities open to a young person are not dependent on the economic and social position they were born into? Employers have a crucial role in improving social mobility and it is vital to view it as a business imperative and embed core strategies to advance it.

This unique online CPD accredited seminar will provide an opportunity to explore the key challenges faced by organisations in advancing social mobility in the workplace and share practical examples of progress during the current global crisis.

Take part live or view on demand All talks are recorded so you can revisit or view at a time convenient to you!

Is your organisation represented? View current attendee list

Why not also attend the d&i Leaders Mental Health at Work Online Seminar taking place in the morning on 12 November.

Discounted full-day tickets available which can be shared with a colleague.

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Hear from 8 expert speakers

Sam Friedman

Commissioner, Social Mobility Commission and Professor of Sociology

London School of Economics

Katherine Conway

Head of Diversity & Inclusion & Community Affairs


Jatin Patel

former Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality Manager


Karen Thomson

Diversity & Inclusion Lead


Iain Gallagher

Senior Manager - Emerging Talent, Human Resources

Santander UK

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Topics being explored at the 2020 online seminar include

  • Why social mobility targets should be a necessary part of your business strategy
  • Incorporating social mobility with other diversity strands and your wider business vision
  • Understand your numbers – knowing your starting point and asking, “what do we look like?” and “what do we want to look like?”
  • How to implement a systematic plan to change your recruitment and progression procedures
  • Gathering data on an employee’s social economic background – how and what data to collect
  • Improving access to good quality apprenticeships across all of society
  • Race and social immobility
  • Working with people who often face barriers getting into work such as single parents, people with disabilities, health conditions, homeless, ex-military and ex-offenders

What attendees say about our events

“Great event with super speakers and honest and interesting discussions”

Group Head of Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity
DS Smith

“Really great event, with the right variety of content, speakers and attendees”

Inclusion Leader

“An enlightening and inspirational event with outstanding speakers and a comprehensive agenda”

Head of Talent, Resourcing & Development

“Inspiring – my head has exploded, but I now feel ready to be braver and more disruptive”

Global D&I Leader

“An inspiring and challenging forum that has provided lots of food for thought and ideas for my organisation”

Diversity Manager
Bank of England

“Well structured, informative and most of all inspiring”

MD Learning, Development & Citizenship EMEA
State Street

“Diversity of presenters, of methods of presentations and of topics, exceeded my expectations”

Global Equality D&I Manager

“Really interesting and inspiring. Some really good key take always to consider”

Senior Recruiter

“Hugely valuable chance to connect with my peers and learn from best practice. I’m taking so much back to build a more inclusive firm”

Diversity & CSR Manager
Penningtons Manches LLP

“It made me uncomfortable in a good way!”

Head of Business Transformation
Lloyd’s of London

“Excellent, thought provoking and inspiring”

Head of HR

“Really well organised, structured with some very insightful and moving speakers”

Talent and Acquisition
Mott MacDonald

“First time in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed it”

Head of HR
Network Rail

Join the free d&i Leaders Club and save 5% off your place…

In-house d&i and HR professionals are invited to join the d&i Leaders Club – a network of 1000+ organisations!

Membership is free and will give you a 5% discount off your online seminar place and a whole host of other networking and educational opportunities.

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