Recruitment Research Contract

Recruitment Research Contract

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (www.gov.uk/smcpc) is inviting proposals for qualitative research into the drivers of recruitment selection decisions in major banking and life sciences organisations.

Recruitment of High Performing Staff

Recruitment of high performing staff in banking and sciences

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

Contract summary

Industry

Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)

£20,000

Published date

02 November 2015

Closing date

27 November 2015

Contract start date

07 December 2015

Contract end date

31 March 2016

Description

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (www.gov.uk/smcpc) is inviting proposals for qualitative research into the drivers of recruitment selection decisions in major banking and life sciences organisations. This research forms part of the Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission’s role as an advocate for social mobility in the UK. In early 2015 the Commission published ‘Non educational barriers to the elite professions’ which focused on hiring practices in the Law and Professional Services. This led to significant media and public interest and subsequent action by firms to broaden the pool of potential candidates. As with the previous project, the aim is to understand better the ‘black box’ behind candidate selection and decisions around progression within the firm and how this helps –or hinders – social mobility. It should identify how firms think their recruitment processes ensure they get the highest performing staff, and the extent to which firms ensure this is what their recruitment process delivers. It should identify how practices have changed over time and the potential barriers to changes in business practices to promote fair access. Evidence should be gathered via qualitative methods, primarily interviews with key human resources and management personnel. Interviews would be expected to cover areas such as: the organisation’s recruitment approach and attitude towards social mobility within broader diversity considerations, organisational dynamics, client needs and perceptions of client needs, HR processes and the process of training recruiters. Quantitative analysis to support this would be welcome, for example data in relation to recruitment that firms can make available. We would be keen to explore whether organisations have developed a business case to support social mobility activity or understand what drives businesses to promote social mobility friendly activities. The Commission seeks original, ambitious and robust proposals. Bids will be judged primarily on the proposed approach, expertise of team and value for money. The Commission seeks original, ambitious and robust proposals. Bids will be judged primarily on the proposed approach, expertise of team and value for money.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jack Feintuck

Address

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London

SW1P

England

Email

contact@smcpcommission.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Attachments

Access to banking and sciences tender

Access to banking and sciences tender.docx

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

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