Author: Kiri O'Brien

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

Mind the gap! Wage disparity between genders is alive and well in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 14th June

You’d have to be pretty far removed from society if you hadn’t heard of the gender pay gap in this day and age.  To sum up: the gender pay gap refers to the difference between the average earnings of men and women, with men found to be earning more than their female colleagues in almost […]

Employee Wellbeing Statistics in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 17th May

In the fast-paced world of 2023, nurturing your team’s happiness is crucial, and yet 76% of professionals are experiencing stress at moderate to high levels. Let’s explore the essential statistics around workplace wellbeing, and what measures you can take right now to encourage mental health support at work. Mental health 14.7% experience mental health problems […]

How are layoffs affecting workers from underrepresented backgrounds?

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 10th April

We are one third of the way through 2023, and already we are seeing some of the largest redundancy figures in certain sectors in years. Digital behemoths, including Google, Twitter and Facebook, have been cutting their workforces, laying off more than 10,000 employees so far in 2023. Other household names, including Amazon, Microsoft, and even […]

LGBT History Month 2023: How to retain LGBT employees

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 1st February

Your recruitment processes may be proudly inclusive, and you may be vocal about hiring people from all backgrounds. However, if you don’t work hard to retain your new colleagues and continue this inclusive experience throughout their tenure with you, it’ll all have been in vain. 

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Statistics in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th January

2023 is here – and with every new year comes the annual pledges towards improving diversity and inclusion. But, while goals are being set for the year, what is the current reality for diversity in the workplace as of 2023? Below you will find statistics from Gender, Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Social Class on how […]

How inclusive is your job description?

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 13th October

The saying goes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For anyone interested in joining your team, your job description or advertisement will be their first look at working life within your organisation. This content is your chance to introduce yourself and your values, and welcome the reader into your […]

What the Lionesses’ 2022 Women’s Euros victory means for women, football, and future generations

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 25th August

On the last day of July 2022, history was made at Wembley stadium when England’s Lionesses won their first major tournament and were crowned victors of this year’s Women’s Euros. More than 87,000 fans watched in the stands as the winning goal was scored in extra time by Chloe Kelly, making it a 2-1 result […]

How is gender instilled in kids from a young age?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 14th June

From the moment the balloons are released at a gender reveal party, children are subjected to gender stereotypes – regardless of whether it’s intentional. It all starts even before they are born.

Making your business multigenerational: age bias and Generation Z

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th May

When you think of age bias, you might be forgiven for focusing on the discrimination of older generations in the workplace. It’s certainly a huge issue, but there’s evidence that the youngest members of your team might be subjected to equal –  if not, greater –  amounts of prejudice because of their age. The Equalities […]

Hair discrimination – how to embrace individuality

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 12th April

Wearing Black hair naturally, or in Black styles, is both celebratory and political. Since many styles have tribal or historical origins, it can be a nod to heritage or family history, and can also be linked to religious belief. Throughout history, Black people have faced discrimination due to their hair, and have long experienced pressure […]

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