Data, outreach, and recruitment: Social mobility targets to help diversify entry-level pipelines

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James Whiteman and David Aujla
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James Whiteman and David Aujla

As part of the Diversity Project’s five-year anniversary, the social mobility workstream set three targets for member firms to achieve by 2026. James Whiteman and David Aujla explain why they were chosen and how best to approach them.

The progress made since the launch of the Diversity Project is impressive. Awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has undoubtedly grown; few can now claim ignorance of the issues and their importance. Largely from the side of their desks, passionate industry volunteers have created a solid platform to build out from. All agree the challenge now is turning awareness into action. This is why the Diversity Project placed renewed emphasis on measurement and tangible progress over the next five years. Social mobility - a relative newcomer to the DEI agenda - forms part of that foc...

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