Author: Kiri O'Brien

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

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 […]

Helping Refugees Find Work In The UK: An Interview With Chris Whitehead

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 23rd December

We interviewed Chris Whitehead of Seek UK, who are a not-for-profit organisation, helping refugees to find work in the UK.  Hi Chris! To start off, how was Seek UK founded, and what made you set up the company? Completely by chance really. The idea started back in April 2017 when one weekend I bumped into […]

7 Ways To Support Invisible Illness In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 12th August

There’s a big difference in how mental and physical health is treated in the workplace. Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t happen in your office.

Is Your Workplace Language Gender Inclusive?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 11th June

How we’re addressed is a deeply personal issue that plays a key role in our identities. But everyday, we speak in a way that could easily offend those who don’t identify as male or female.

The Benefits Of Apprenticeships In The Workplace: An Interview With James O’Donnell

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 24th May

We’ve previously written about the importance of a multi-generational workforce for business success. Today, we spoke with James O’Donnell, Sales Director at LDN Apprenticeships to find out about the benefits of having apprentices in the workplace.

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