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Contextual data is key in recruitment processes

the upReach view, Jade Azim, Programme Coordinator Grant Thornton recently undertook an experiment in their recruitment process: a relaxation of academic requirements. The Sunday Times recently reported that they have reaped the rewards in not only a newly diverse workforce, but a very successful and productive one too. In 2013, they dropped their previous requirements Read More

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A more inclusive City of London

the upReach view, Jade Azim, Programme Coordinator The Lord Mayor’s comments last week on the City of London’s socially exclusive culture is a welcome contribution to the conversation surrounding social mobility in finance and other professional sectors – a conversation that upReach has been championing, particularly with its recent partnerships with Nomura and Bank of Read More

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Access and the creative industries

the upReach view, Jade Azim, Programme Coordinator Recent comments from BBC Director-General Lord Hall on the BBC’s difficulties with tackling social exclusivity serve as a positive recognition of an issue that has long affected the creative industries. Though the problem is well-known, the extent of the issue continues to surprise. There is a substantive history Read More

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Outcomes of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility

the upReach View, Jade Azim, Programme Coordinator: Last week the All Party Parliamentary Group reported its findings on social mobility, or the lack of, in top professions. upReach’s CEO, John Craven, was part of a panel giving evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group alongside former Associate Archie Brixton and the Chief Executive of The Read More