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

Creating accessible workspaces

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 3rd November

In 2021, there were 390,000 more disabled people in employment in the UK than in 2019, despite the drop in numbers between those years caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re seeing progress when it comes to disability and employment – but still, the barriers disabled people face in the world of work are plentiful. […]

How inclusive is your job description?

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 13th October

The saying goes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For anyone interested in joining your team, your job description or advertisement will be their first look at working life within your organisation. This content is your chance to introduce yourself and your values, and welcome the reader into your […]

Understanding the cost of living crisis

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Friday 9th September

Times are tough. You don’t need us to tell you that. We’re heading deeper and deeper into a cost of living crisis. Our disposable incomes are decreasing as bills and prices soar. High inflation and rising taxes are overtaking our wages and benefits. We are, undoubtedly, heading for a very difficult winter. It’s hard to […]

What the Lionesses’ 2022 Women’s Euros victory means for women, football, and future generations

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 25th August

On the last day of July 2022, history was made at Wembley stadium when England’s Lionesses won their first major tournament and were crowned victors of this year’s Women’s Euros. More than 87,000 fans watched in the stands as the winning goal was scored in extra time by Chloe Kelly, making it a 2-1 result […]

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. 

How is gender instilled in kids from a young age?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 14th June

From the moment the balloons are released at a gender reveal party, children are subjected to gender stereotypes – regardless of whether it’s intentional. It all starts even before they are born.

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.

Making your business multigenerational: age bias and Generation Z

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th May

When you think of age bias, you might be forgiven for focusing on the discrimination of older generations in the workplace. It’s certainly a huge issue, but there’s evidence that the youngest members of your team might be subjected to equal –  if not, greater –  amounts of prejudice because of their age. The Equalities […]

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 […]

Hair discrimination – how to embrace individuality

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 12th April

Wearing Black hair naturally, or in Black styles, is both celebratory and political. Since many styles have tribal or historical origins, it can be a nod to heritage or family history, and can also be linked to religious belief. Throughout history, Black people have faced discrimination due to their hair, and have long experienced pressure […]

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