Author: Kiri O'Brien

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

Why A Multi-Generational Workforce Is Crucial To Business Success

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 9th April

Did you know almost 75% of UK workers feel age discrimination is common in the workplace? Interestingly, it’s a problem at both ends of the scale. A recent study found three quarters of those aged between 25 and 34 feel discriminated against for being too young, while half of those aged 55-plus reported having also faced prejudice.

7 Ways To Create A LGBTQ+ Friendly Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 5th April

According to Stonewall, 35% of employees last year hid that they were LGBTQ+ at work for fear of discrimination. It’s shocking but sadly unsurprising; Aimee Stephens, a funeral director who lost her job after telling her boss she was transgender, is just one example of such discrimination.

One Experience Of Being A Working Mum

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 31st March

On Mother’s Day, here’s one experience of being a working mum from our co-founder Kirsty Trafford-Owen.

Druthers Life Skills: 6 Traits Of A Good Leader

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 19th February

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.

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

By Kiri O'Brien on Saturday 19th January

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.

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

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 3rd January

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.

Druthers Life Skills: 9 Tips For Perfecting Public Speaking

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 9th December

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.

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

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 6th December

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.

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

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 27th November

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.

Druthers Search Is Partnering With Colorintech!

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 20th November

We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorintech to advocate for more support of Diversity & Inclusion functions and initiatives within the tech industry.

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