Author: Kiri O'Brien

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

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.

9 Ways To Observe Religious Holidays In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 12th July

The beginning of June marked the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and reflection for the Muslim community. We posted a thread on Twitter about how to support your Muslim colleagues during Ramadan, through means such as celebrating staff birthdays with something other than food and scheduling meetings to accomodate additional prayer time - and it got us to thinking.

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.

Is Your Marital Status Damaging Your Employability?

By Kiri O'Brien on Saturday 1st June

Marital discrimination in the workplace is, of course, illegal. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. As with many types of discrimination, proving you’ve been treated unfairly based on your marital status can be difficult or, in some cases, impossible. However, that shouldn’t mean it’s ignored.  Sharing anecdotal evidence and highlighting the implications of marital discrimination is crucial to prompting a shift in employers’ mindsets.

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.

Does Your Upbringing Define Your Career Potential?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 30th April

In an era where more people go to university than ever before, it’d be easy to believe that we live in a world of equal opportunity. But the reality is very different – and we all need to pull together to change it.

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.

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