Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, Diversity and inclusion and the latest at Druthers Search.
We live in an ever more diverse and multicultural community, where true equality requires that all races and religions must be treated the same. In the working world, this means that employees of all faiths deserve the right to take time off work to celebrate and mark religious festivals.
By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 16th May
May 17th is an important date in the LGBTQI+ calendar, for members of the community and allies alike. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT): an event set up in 2004, commemorating the date when the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990.
By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 7th May
Perhaps your initial understanding of accessibility is in the form of physical access (for example, installing ramps). However, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses specifically on digital accessibility and inclusion by sparking conversations, educating, and raising awareness.
Kirsty and I started Druthers five years ago with the mission to increase diversity in the tech industry. We were both very discouraged by the lack of diversity and obvious inequity in what is arguably the most influential and future-defining industry there is. As women working within tech recruitment, we could empathise all too well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.