Author: Kiri O'Brien

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

Why We Started Druthers

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 15th April

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.

Sexism Sells: Gender Stereotypes In Advertising

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 30th March

Every campaign needs a catchy jingle. ‘Stay Home. Save Lives’ has become the slogan of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK – but its most recent incarnation has proven problematic.

“The Juggle Is Real”: Being A Working Mother During A Pandemic.

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 5th March

Parenting is just one part of life that has been seriously impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. From managing children’s mental health to aiding their development while homeschooling, being a parent has become a full-time job for mums and dads across the UK.

How Coronavirus is Making Life Harder for Deaf Workers

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. 

Marking Women’s Business Day: A Brief History of Women-Owned Businesses

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.

How Do We Return to Work in the Middle of a Pandemic? 

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. 

How Coronavirus Moved The Pride Celebrations Online

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.

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.

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