This month’s London HR Connection webinar will take place at 4pm on 7th Oct.
Join us at our upcoming webinar when, in conjunction with some leading authorities on the subject, we will be looking at the key issue of social mobility.
As HR leaders unpick the last 18 months, and what it means for the future world of work, it would be easy for us to assume – perhaps hopingly – that the much-vaulted hybrid working model will act as a great leveller. The sad truth however is that lockdown has only exacerbated what was already a hugely imbalanced UK employment market.
In its ‘State of the Nation Report 2021’ the Social Mobility Commission recently announced that one in three children in the UK now lives in child poverty, that’s 4.3 million children, before going on to argue that the poorest working families and their children suffered most during the last 18 months and should be helped first. Equally alarming was a recent PwC report (‘Driving Social Mobility’) which suggests 18-34 year olds feel ethnicity, a lack of support network, gender, disability and where people grow up are the five biggest barriers affecting social mobility – ahead of factors such as skills, training and education.
So how do businesses and HR leaders support this “levelling up” and ensure social mobility does not remain an afterthought of corporate ED&I strategies?
Bharatti Crack, Mac Alonge and Atholl Duncan will debate the impact of social enterprises and community-based programmes, discuss the role of business leaders in affecting meaningful change, examine the importance of corporate advocacy and give some clear, actionable tips on how to attract and engage some of the UK’s most underrepresented groups and untapped talent pools – all hosted by our partners at Network HR Executive Search.
About the speakers
- Bharatti Crack is the ex MD HR of Credit Agricole and has extensive experience at executive board level gained in the corporate and investment banking, telecommunications and retail sectors. She has broad knowledge of governance, compliance, ESG/CSR and crisis management issues, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, passionate about social mobility and a mentor with the Social Mobility Foundation.
- Mac Alonge is the CEO at The Equal Group which is dedicated to eliminating issues of bias within traditional organisational processes and management systems, through data-driven diversity & inclusion consultancy services and technology.
- Atholl Duncan is Chair of the Black Isle Group – a leadership development and performance improvement business which works with many of the world’s best-known companies to change behaviours and deliver results. He is also Chair of UK Coaching, an Instead executive coach and author of the best-selling business book ‘Leaders in Lockdown’.