Author: Kiri O'Brien

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, Diversity and inclusion and the latest at Druthers Search.

How Coronavirus is Making Life Harder for Deaf Workers

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 22nd October

For millions of people living with deafness, the pandemic is upending long-established coping mechanisms. With remote working set to continue, inclusive solutions must be found. 

Marking Women’s Business Day: A Brief History of Women-Owned Businesses

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 22nd September

Business Women’s Day is a fantastic occasion to celebrate the impact of women in the workforce, reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.

How Do We Return to Work in the Middle of a Pandemic? 

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 13th August

With life unlikely to go back to normal for some time yet, businesses should be finding ways to make the return to work as safe, and inclusive, as possible. 

How Coronavirus Moved The Pride Celebrations Online

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 15th July

This year, while organisers were gearing up to make Pride 50 the biggest one yet, the COVID-19 outbreak was sweeping across the globe, making it impossible to gather in large groups.

Anti-Racism In Recruitment: From Good Intentions To Meaningful Action

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 12th June

The majority of our clients are always shocked when we tell them just how rife racism is in recruitment. But in a typical tech recruitment agency, there is absolutely no incentive to spend the time to make sure you are putting forward a diverse slate of candidates. Read more about how to be an anti-racist recruiter.

Understanding The Impact Of Coronavirus On BAME People 

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 29th May

As governments begin outlining plans for life after lockdown, we are all excited at the prospect of being reunited with our family and friends. Yet as the news reminds us every evening, for many, this opportunity is lost forever. 

Nailing The Remote Interview In The Time Of Coronavirus

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 4th May

Video call interviews can be stressful at the best of times, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic! Here are some tips to ensure that you are presenting the very best version of yourself.

How To Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 20th April

In a climate of social distancing and working from home, mental health in the workplace has taken on a whole new meaning. We spoke to Amber O'Brien, Founder of Headworks and a registered mental health nurse with 15 years' experience in the mental health sector, to get some evidenced and practical advice on how employers and employees can protect their mental health, during COVID-19 and beyond.

Gender Reassignment: How To Support In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 3rd March

What is gender reassignment? Unlike biological sex, our gender is not determined. Some people suffer from a condition known as gender dysphoria; the feeling that their biological sex doesn’t match their gender identity.  Gender reassignment makes the physical appearance of trans people more consistent with their gender identity.   Exact figures are unknown, but Gov UK […]

Why Migrant Workers Are Good For Business 

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 6th February

When you hear the words ‘migrant worker’, what comes to mind? Many people still associate this phrase with negative rhetoric of ‘foreigners taking our jobs’ and stereotypes of lowly-paid migrants working unforgiving hours. But the reality is very different.  From cleaners to creatives, administrators to aeronautical engineers, 2.3 million EU-born workers are currently employed in […]

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