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Industry news: Diversity & Inclusion

Poor social mobility will cost the UK economy £270bn per annum

16 May 2019   (0 Comments)
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Research from graduate recruitment app Debut found that almost two-thirds of respondents (61%) did not think businesses are doing enough to hire people from diverse backgrounds.

The report states that the cost to the UK economy of not improving social mobility or optimising diversity equates to £270bn per year.

James Bennett, CEO of Debut, said employers need to think about how they can reach young people who aren't applying for roles or graduate schemes because "they can't see themselves as a fit for the organisation."

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