National Inclusion Week is running from September 27th this year. Created by Inclusive Employers ,the week aims to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace.
Whether you have a developed diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy in your workplace, or you’re just starting to develop one, it’s important to include socio-economic background alongside other characteristics, such as gender and ethnicity.
The Social Mobility Commission encourage the inclusion of socio-economic background in your D&I strategy. According to their research, employees from a lower socio-economic background perform at least as well as their more advantaged colleagues, and often outperform them.
Here at WeMindTheGap we directly address and challenge social mobility through holistic programmes for young people, giving them opportunities, experiences, skills and support they may otherwise never receive. We build inclusive partnerships with local employers to provide opportunities for under-served young people, delivering real and lasting change for young people.
By joining with us as an employer partner, WeMindTheGap can assist in developing your D&I strategy. Our employer partners actively demonstrate their commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace. Partnering with WeMindTheGap provides other benefits for employers too: