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

Supporting Jewish colleagues in the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Sunday 23rd April

Antisemitism – or the discrimination and prejudice against Jewish people – has been an increasing issue in recent years. In fact, in their 2021 report, the Community Security Trust (CST), who monitor antisemitism in the UK, recorded their highest ever total of antisemitic incidents, peaking at 2,255. This was a 34% increase on the previous […]

How are layoffs affecting workers from underrepresented backgrounds?

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 10th April

We are one third of the way through 2023, and already we are seeing some of the largest redundancy figures in certain sectors in years. Digital behemoths, including Google, Twitter and Facebook, have been cutting their workforces, laying off more than 10,000 employees so far in 2023. Other household names, including Amazon, Microsoft, and even […]

Diversity in the age of hybrid working

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 6th March

Nearly three years on from the beginning of the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, hybrid working is the norm for thousands of office-based workers. While many were keen to return to the office full-time, with reports of companies making it mandatory for some, others have embraced the flexibility that comes with balancing life on-site and at home.

LGBT History Month 2023: How to retain LGBT employees

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 1st February

Your recruitment processes may be proudly inclusive, and you may be vocal about hiring people from all backgrounds. However, if you don’t work hard to retain your new colleagues and continue this inclusive experience throughout their tenure with you, it’ll all have been in vain. 

What’s on the priority list of Heads of Diversity and Inclusion in 2023?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 19th January

The first few months of the year are all about making goals, firming up plans and reigniting that spark within you. While we believe you can make plans and ‘resolutions’ all year round (it’s never too late!) we know that there’s something irresistible about setting some objectives in January and February. So, where do we […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Statistics in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th January

2023 is here – and with every new year comes the annual pledges towards improving diversity and inclusion. But, while goals are being set for the year, what is the current reality for diversity in the workplace as of 2023? Below you will find statistics from Gender, Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Social Class on how […]

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 […]

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