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

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.  […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Statistics in 2022

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 17th February

As of 2022, stats show that there have been significant strides when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. However, there is still so much further to go. Below you will find statistics from Gender, Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Social Class on how they are treated in companies and organisations across the […]

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 […]

Interviewing Head of Engineering at Thriva, Yemi Awoyemi

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 29th December

We had the opportunity to catch up with Yemi Awoyemi, Head of Engineering at Thriva. Druthers placed Yemi in their role in Feburary 2021. Here is what Yemi said about being onboarded during the pandemic. How did your first day/ week vary to other jobs you have started? How did they infuse their culture into […]

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. 

Interviewing remotely and technical testing with Jaime Thompson

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 29th October

We had the opportunity to catch up with Jaime Thompson, Head of Engineering at Kaluza. Druthers placed Jaime in their role in July 2021. Here is what Jaime said about the interview process during the pandemic.

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.

Vaccine passports: what do we need to know?

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 3rd September

Vaccination passports have been a hot topic over the last few months. Restrictions in the UK have eased, and with over half of the UK adult population now fully vaccinated, the debates surrounding grabbing a jab, and what vaccines mean for our social and professional lives, is ongoing.

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.

Religious clothing in the workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 17th August

Religion or belief is a protected characteristic, as laid out by the Equality Act 2010. This means that it’s illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their religion or belief – or lack thereof.  Expression of religion or belief can often involve wearing specific items of clothing or jewellery. Whether it’s a crucifix, a […]

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