Druthers Life Skills: 6 Traits Of A Good Leader

Druthers Life Skills: 6 Traits Of A Good Leader

For many, scaling the career ladder to a position of power is the epitome of success. But being good at your day job doesn't necessarily make you a good leader. In fact, a recent survey found that a shocking 71% of companies lack belief in their leader’s ability to guide their organisation into the future.

So, what exactly makes a good leader? There’s no simple answer, but there’s certainly particular traits that’ll help you build a successful and happy business. Here’s our top six.

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Women Are ‘Bossy’, Men Are ‘Leaders’: How Women In Power Are Perceived Differently To Men

Women Are ‘Bossy’, Men Are ‘Leaders’: How Women In Power Are Perceived Differently To Men

2018 marked a century since women won the right to vote, but the way we view – and subsequently treat – men and women is still far from equal. Whether they’re in the office, on a sports pitch or walking the red carpet, powerful women in the workplace continue to be perceived very differently to their male counterparts.

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Beating The January Blues: How To Support Mental Health In The Workplace

Beating The January Blues: How To Support Mental Health In The Workplace

With a new year upon us – and renewed pressures of ‘new year, new me’ – returning to the workplace in January can be stressful in more ways than one. But mental health in the workplace doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s some simple steps you can take to support your employees’ wellbeing at work.

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Druthers Life Skills: 9 Tips For Perfecting Public Speaking

Druthers Life Skills: 9 Tips For Perfecting Public Speaking

20% of the UK would describe themselves as being “terrified” of public speaking to the point of suffering from glossophobia - a total fear of speaking in front of a crowd. Whether you need to practice your public speaking skills for a job interview or a business presentation, take a look at our nine tips for perfecting the art of public speaking.

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Asians In Popular Culture: The Unconscious Bias Blinding Hollywood For Decades

Asians In Popular Culture: The Unconscious Bias Blinding Hollywood For Decades

Whilst the majority of critics lauded Crazy Rich Asians this year, some contest how representative the actors actually are of the multi-cultural Singapore, or even how ‘Asian’ they are. What remains to be seen is if the film really does go some way to transforming the entertainment industry for Asian actors.

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23 (And A Bit) Key Learnings From Web Summit 2018

23 (And A Bit) Key Learnings From Web Summit 2018

Last month, we attended Web Summit in Lisbon alongside more than 60,000 attendees from 150 countries. Attracting some of the biggest names in tech and a hugely diverse audience, the event is always a highlight in the technology industry’s calendar. Here are some of our key learnings from the summit.

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9 Pioneering Women In STEM That Most People Have Never Heard Of

9 Pioneering Women In STEM That Most People Have Never Heard Of

The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are poorly recorded and unjustly recognised throughout history. The women in this list overcame incredible obstacles to achieve what they did, especially in the era they did it in. They made groundbreaking discoveries, they altered the way we live, and they lit the way for other women in STEM today.

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Diversity And Inclusion By Numbers

Diversity And Inclusion By Numbers

It’s part and parcel of the sector we work in that there are a plethora of statistics out there about diversity and inclusion. The statistics are hard-hitting. They’re disappointing. Sadly, they’re not surprising.

As diversity recruiters, we come across statistics like these every single day. But through a lot of recent conversations with colleagues without a diversity and inclusion agenda, it’s clear to us that this data - and therefore the extent of the problem - is still largely unknown in the public eye.

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The New Accessibility: More Than Just A Disabled Toilet

The New Accessibility: More Than Just A Disabled Toilet

Accessibility is a term banded about in lots of different arenas; be that when it comes to physical spaces, digital services, or management styles. With one in five people in the UK having a disability, it’s a legal requirement to make reasonable adjustments as an employer, to avoid people with disabilities being put at a disadvantage. A lift that is always broken and one disabled toilet that is forever out-of-order simply won’t cut it anymore. So why do some employers still find it so difficult to implement effective accessibility strategies?

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Supporting Autism In The Workplace: An Interview With Oli Monks

Supporting Autism In The Workplace: An Interview With Oli Monks

We’ve previously written about the importance of valuing neurodiversity in the workplace. Today, we wanted to speak to Oli Monks, the Founder of Place with Purpose, to find out more about how they’re opening up a trial co-working space that’s specifically designed for the neurodiverse community.

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Check Your Bias: White Privilege In The Hiring Process

Check Your Bias: White Privilege In The Hiring Process

Forever in the news for something, the NHS was recently called into question over a matter that pricked our ears: the fact that a top hospital trust chief executive has said she will no longer sit on any interview board panel that doesn’t include black and minority ethnic (BAME) representation.

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Brexit And EU workers

Brexit And EU workers

We start our journey with Druthers Search in 2016, the year when a referendum will decide whether or not we stay in the EU. With 25 years’ of recruitment experience, Kiri and I can’t even begin to count the number of people we have placed with EU passports as opposed to UK ones.  It must be nearing a thousand people. A thousand candidates placed into a thousand jobs, adding to the vibrancy, diversity and talent of many, many organisations.  

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