Author: Kirsty Trafford-Owen

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

Normalising pronouns in the office: what you need to know.

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 19th July

Using the right pronouns when addressing or introducing colleagues is a crucial part of ensuring that everyone feels included and welcome within your working environment. Just as someone’s name is a huge element of their identity, so too are their pronouns. 

Global Day of Parents – navigating a whole new world for the working parent

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 1st June

This year marks the 10th Global Day of Parents; a celebration of parental units in all their shapes and sizes, introduced by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 and marked annually on 1st June.

Impostor syndrome: what it is, and how to overcome it

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 27th April

We hear a lot about impostor syndrome. Have a quick scroll through your social media feeds and you’re bound to find at least one post from someone who can’t quite believe that they deserve their success. In fact, apparently, as of 2021, 77% of the UK suffers from impostor syndrome. The term impostor syndrome is […]

Entertainment and Inclusion in 2022

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 28th March

Diversity in the entertainment industry has been a talking point for years, but how much progress has been made? As the annual awards show season celebrates the last year in film, we take a look at how identity plays a role in Hollywood success. The following videos showcase the stories and struggles of individuals from […]

A firsthand experience of Autism in the workplace with Lottie Maddison

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 24th February

Over 700,000 people in the UK are on the Autism spectrum, but only 1 in 6 Autistic people in the UK have a full-time job. It’s wildly under-discussed that – without reasonable adjustments being made – the workplace can be a daunting experience for Autistic people who often have difficulties with communication and social interactions.  […]

Interviewing Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach plc

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 6th January

Interviewing Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach plc We had the pleasure of catching up with Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach, to hear more about her role and the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the publishing industry.  Please tell us about yourself […]

How to support deaf and hard of hearing people in the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Friday 26th November

For the first time ever, primetime Saturday night television is propelling the conversation forward on how deaf and hard of hearing people can move through an often unaccommodating world. 

Scaling culture from 800 to 1600 people with Charlotte Forsyth

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Sunday 24th October

We had the opportunity to catch up with Charlotte Forsyth, Chief People Officer at WorldRemit. Druthers placed Charlotte in her role in February 2020, Charlotte helped to scale WorldRemit from 800 people to 1600 in 18 months. Here is what Charlotte had to say about her experience.

Making the transition back to the workplace 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 2nd September

Since coronavirus restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021, thousands of people in the UK have been returning to their offices and places of work after over a year of being encouraged to work from home if possible.

Flexible working: is this the future?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 3rd August

Working from home – and indeed flexible working – is a hot topic right now. As restrictions ease, and vaccinations appear to be making a difference despite concerns about mutations, returning to the office looks more and more likely for many of us who have been away since the early months of 2020. But how many of us will want to go back to our desks full time, and how many workers will still expect some level of flexibility with their working hours and location?

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