Social Mobiliy Foundation logo

Social Mobility Employer Index 2018

The Social Mobility Employer Index 2018 is currently open for submissions!

In 2017, the Index had submissions from 98 organisations, across 17 different sectors, representing just under a million employees. The 2017 Top 50 can be found here, and you can access the 2018 survey here.

Once you have entered your contact details, you will be able to download a word version of the survey and the guidance notes. The deadline for all submissions is 10am on the 12th April 2018.

The Index is an important benchmarking tool that ranks Britain’s employers on the actions they are taking to ensure they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds, and showcases progress towards improving social mobility. The aim of the Index is to encourage firms to share their initiatives and progress in becoming more inclusive employers and to reveal which sectors and companies are taking the issue of social mobility most seriously.

All organisations are entitled to remain anonymous, receiving feedback on their performance without being named, and any organisation finishing outside the top 50 is not published. The Index is free to enter, and each employer receives an individual feedback report highlighting areas where they performed well and where improvements can be made. Annual submissions to the Index will therefore enable employers to make tangible progress towards their social mobility goals.

Employee survey

Alongside the main Index, we are also running an employee survey this year, to provide an insight into the culture of our workplace alongside the data in the main submission. The employee survey is voluntary, but will be scored as part of the Index where it is completed. It consists of 8 short questions, and is anonymous.

If you would like your employees to participate in the survey, or have any other questions, please contact employerindex@socialmobility.org.uk.