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Social Mobility Employers Masterclass: Outreach
Our October masterclass will cover how employers can use Outreach to reach and attract a wide pool of talent.

Engaging with candidates from a low socio-economic background through outreach enables you to raise awareness of your organisation and industry to a wider reach of prospective employees. Build a pipeline of diverse talent that reflect the communities you serve, and shape the future success of your business.

We’ll be joined by Speakers for Schools, a youth social mobility charity, formed to make sure that every young person has access to the top and a leading employer who will share with us first hand their approach to outreach and the lessons they have learned to build an effective outreach programme.

The presenters at our event will share the importance of outreach; the value it offers your business to build your talent pipeline and how to build a sustainable outreach programme and strategy .

The session includes an introduction to Outreach by the SMC, in which we will outline some of our top tips for employers. A case study from Rachael Saunders, Education and Policy Director and Funbi Akande, Policy Officer at Speakers for Schools, who will share the lessons learnt on how to engage with schools and colleges and how you can create work experience placements that inspire and engage. They’ll also share learnings from the pandemic, and open up discussion on how to combine online and in person placements for the future.

We will close the event with Q&A hosted by Paula Kemp, the SMC’s Head of Employers’ Programme.

This session is aimed at employers in any industry, predominantly decision makers - Head of HR, Head of D&I, early in career Talent Development managers and CSR programme managers. We welcome organisations at any stage of their journey.

After the session, we will share an ‘after-pack’ with attendees that you can use with colleagues to refine or develop your own ‘best practice’ programme of outreach.

Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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