In a Nutshell: Issue 89  


This study from the Sutton Trust explores the social background of those at the top of some of Britain’s biggest industries. Findings reveal the extent to which an employee’s social background effects their likelihood of progressing to the top, and what employers can do to tackle this.

Jon Boys

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Jon Boys, Labour Market Economist

Jon joined the CIPD in January 2019 as an Economist. He is an experienced labour market analyst with expertise in pay and conditions, education and skills, and productivity.

Jon primarily uses quantitative techniques to uncover insights in labour market data, both publicly available and generated through in house surveying. Jon regularly contributes commentary and analysis of economic issues on the world of work to online, print and TV media. Recent work includes the creation of an international ranking of work quality, analysis of firm level gender pay gap reporting data, and an ongoing programme of work looking at the changing age profile of the UK workforce. 

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