Author: Kirsty Trafford-Owen

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

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. 

5 Anti-Racism Accounts To Follow on Instagram 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 8th June

Over the last week, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved into a social movement, all over the world. There are lots of voices that we can be following at the moment to teach us more about anti-racism, but here are a few. 

The Importance Of BAME Networks: An Interview With Richard Etienne

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 27th May

Well, if diversity and inclusion had a slogan, it would be, "I see you”.

Working From Home(schooling): A Guide For Parents

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 12th May

For parents, the challenges of turning the home into a functional office and classroom can quickly prove overwhelming, let alone learning the necessary skills to teach while also adapting to the unique demands of remote working and life under lockdown. Here are the things that parents can do to make the next few months more manageable.

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