Slaughter and May recognised in 2022 Social Mobility Employer Index
Slaughter and May has been named as a Top 75 Employer in the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index
Slaughter and May has been named as a Top 75 Employer in the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index, for the fifth year running.
The Employer Index is a rigorous assessment of the steps being taken to ensure talent from all social backgrounds can get 'in' and 'on' in organisations. It is widely considered as the authority on employer-led social mobility, given the rigorous assessment and benchmarking involved with participation.
It highlights the employers who are doing the most to change how they find, recruit, and advance talented employees from different social class backgrounds. Employers are assessed across seven key areas, including their work with young people, routes into the business, how they attract talent, recruitment and selection, data collection, progression, experienced hires, and advocacy.
Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Director of Responsible Business at Slaughter and May, said: “Our social mobility strategy is a key part of how we work to reduce inequalities within the legal sector, improve the diversity of candidates we recruit and retain the best talent. It is important for us to continue to collaborate with the sector to support improvements in social mobility more widely.”
Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation, comments: “We know that, as we move with barely a pause from the pandemic to a period of high inflation and rising cost of living, the operating environment remains challenging. Nonetheless, the business case for social mobility is stronger than ever: with every employer fighting for talent and skills, eliminating barriers based on socio-economic background is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing too.”