The Environment Agency’s (EA) executive leadership team is pushing the government body to be the country’s best employer for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
Social mobility in the public sector
It is really important for communities to recognise the people that they’re talking to - from all parts of the community. And in that environment, for them to be able to come from the same shared experience.
Workplace social mobility
EA talks to staff about what social mobility means to them. What EA have learned is that to make a difference to any characteristic (like identifying with social mobility) you need good base data. That requires staff disclosing the characteristic. You only do that once you build confidence in staff that there is a real point for EA asking the question. EA do expect some of those conversations to be awkward – but it’s important.