Business Psychology Consultant Firm Presenting at Social Mobility Conference

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Leading business consultancy firm which helps employers with recruitment, development, promotion or restructuring assessments offers tips to improve social mobility.

Sten10, a business psychology consultancy firm, is delighted to have been asked to present at this year’s Institute of Student Employers (ISE) conference on 8th-9th July in Manchester. Despite it not being a legally protected characteristic such as age, gender or ethnicity; socio-economic status came out as third highest on organisation’s diversity agenda in a recent survey by the ISE.

Drawing upon his twenty years’ experience in people assessment methods such as psychometric tests and assessment centres, Sten10’s Managing Director Ben Williams has chosen to speak on the topic of social mobility in recruitment. Taking action to improve social mobility via fair assessment methods is a hot topic for many student employers and Ben has compiled a set of insightful and practical tips for achieving this aim. This represents a subset of more general research into the area of bias in recruitment processes – see here for a more detailed explanation of bias in recruitment.

‘Social mobility is a relatively new area for many employers’, says Ben, ‘and from an occupational psychology perspective it is also relatively unexplored: we’ve needed to draw upon research in the area of sociology to inform our advice’.

By making your organisation’s recruitment processes fairer from a socioeconomic status perspective there may also be additional unanticipated benefits. Ben explains: ‘Different socio-economic status ranges contain different proportions of people by ethnic background. A parallel challenge recruiters face, is to create recruitment processes that are fair for people different ethnic backgrounds too. If, instead of focusing upon ethnicity, we focus upon socio-economic status then we could find more equal recruitment success for different ethnic groups as well as an additional benefit’.

Sten10 was founded in 2012 and offer support in all aspects of assessment design, assessment delivery and assessment training; whether for recruitment or development purposes. Further information can be found at

Contact Info:
Name: Ben Williams
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Organization: Sten10
Address: Kings Head House, 15 London End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 2HN, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-8090-0147

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