Social Mobility

Social mobility

What is Social Mobility?

Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals across socio-economic levels. Low levels of social mobility can result in ‘sticky floors’ and ‘sticky ceilings’. This suggests that individuals from less privileged backgrounds may find it difficult to improve their socio-economic situation, be it in terms of wealth, health, education or occupation, whereas those more privileged have access to better resources and opportunities.

There is no consensus on the best way to calculate social mobility. It often entails measuring an individual’s socio- economic status (SES) which in itself lacks measurement clarity. Differing academic backgrounds often lead economists to focus on income, while sociologists examine occupational status to calculate SES. Other researchers may evaluate education and some, a combination of all the three variables.

To overcome this challenge, In Diverse Company has created a new composite measure of SES that examines information related to an individual’s finances, career and education. We measure SES using a scoring system, where each individual receives an “SES score” from 0 to 100.

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What we’re talking about

Johanna launched In Diverse Company in 2019 out of a strong belief that there was a better way to create and measure inclusive cultures.

We set up our events programme to share some truly inspirational stories and provide evidence of the power of inclusion within the workplace, as well as an opportunity for networking, talking through issues and challenges and creating a community for those working along a D&I journey.

We live by our values, and our approach to our own recruitment policy, team and purpose reflects this. We are a tech company driven by a senior team that are experts in people, with one of the only female CEOs of a HR tech platform across the world.

Our Learning Platform, Include™ is the only LXP that combines Learning and Engagement. Include aims to create more inclusive working cultures and is underpinned by social and behavioural psychology principles.