Author: Kirsty Trafford-Owen

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

Catching up 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?

Disability and the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 5th July

While employment rates, in general, have taken a hit over the last year, as the pandemic impacted businesses and organisations across the UK, the number of disabled people out of work is significantly more than those who are not disabled. 

The Beauty Bias: when being pretty equals progress

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 14th June

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But as much as we try, there’s no denying that how people look is a huge contributor to how they are treated.

Nurtured by nature: harnessing the benefits on our mental wellbeing at work

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 26th May

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we teamed up with Headworks, the UK’s leading provider of workplace preventive mental health training, to offer an insightful webinar about the benefits of nature on mental health and how to incorporate these into working practices.

Sexism Sells: Gender Stereotypes In Advertising

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen 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 Kirsty Trafford-Owen 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.

Diversity & Inclusion in 2020: What’s Really Changed?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 6th October

In one of the most tumultuous years in modern times, we asked ourselves: what has actually changed for Diversity and Inclusion?

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Breastfeeding and the Return to Work 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 27th August

For millions of women, breastfeeding is vital to the health and happiness of mother and baby. Working life should never stand in the way. 

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