Employers urged to recruit more socially disadvantaged people: The Financial Times reports on the UK Social Mobility Awards

Aug 6, 2018

Sir Ken Olisa OBE

Business Chief sees competitive advantage in accessing wider pool of talent

On 25th June 2018, The Financial Times published an interview with Sir Ken Olisa OBE, judging panel Chair for the UK Social Mobility Awards. Interviewed by Sarah Gordon, Sir Ken discussed the importance of companies recruiting, retaining and promoting more people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.


“This isn’t about social justice and doing good, this is about getting talent into your organisation so that you can compete.”
This is an excerpt from the Financial Times.


Ken drew attention to the UK Social Mobility Awards as an initiative that encouraged organisations to include social mobility as a core tenet. Further, the awards represent a chance to share and replicate social mobility success stories, as well as a chance to celebrate your teams positive impact.


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The UK Social Mobility Awards is a fundraising initiative for the registered charity, Making The Leap.

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