Disadvantaged young people still face multiple barriers in graduate recruitment, report warns.

Employers must act to ensure graduate recruitment practices are inclusive for applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds or risk losing vital talent, a report has warned. Analysis of the latest evidence on social mobility in the workplace, by recruitment firm Debut, found individuals from socially diverse backgrounds were still being excluded despite positive efforts to tackle other areas of discrimination such as gender. A survey of graduates, conducted as part of the report Working With Class: The State of Social Immobility in Graduate Recruitment, found more than a third (35 per cent) of those aged 18-25 said they were put off joining a business whose workforce was perceived to be made up


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