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

Druthers Life Skills: 9 Tips For Perfecting Public Speaking

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 9th December

20% of the UK would describe themselves as being “terrified” of public speaking to the point of suffering from glossophobia - a total fear of speaking in front of a crowd. Whether you need to practice your public speaking skills for a job interview or a business presentation, take a look at our nine tips for perfecting the art of public speaking.

Asians In Popular Culture: The Unconscious Bias Blinding Hollywood For Decades

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 6th December

Whilst the majority of critics lauded Crazy Rich Asians this year, some contest how representative the actors actually are of the multi-cultural Singapore, or even how ‘Asian’ they are. What remains to be seen is if the film really does go some way to transforming the entertainment industry for Asian actors.

23 (And A Bit) Key Learnings From Web Summit 2018

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 27th November

Last month, we attended Web Summit in Lisbon alongside more than 60,000 attendees from 150 countries. Attracting some of the biggest names in tech and a hugely diverse audience, the event is always a highlight in the technology industry’s calendar. Here are some of our key learnings from the summit.

Druthers Search Is Partnering With Colorintech!

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 20th November

We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorintech to advocate for more support of Diversity & Inclusion functions and initiatives within the tech industry.

Women in Film: The Shocking Gender Imbalance Refusing To Go Away

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 4th November

In 2018 especially, the entertainment industry has proven to be so key in sparking conversations about diversity and inclusion – and thereby changing the status quo. But, is a change of tides in the film industry happening fast enough?

9 Pioneering Women In STEM That Most People Have Never Heard Of

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 9th October

The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are poorly recorded and unjustly recognised throughout history. The women in this list overcame incredible obstacles to achieve what they did, especially in the era they did it in. They made groundbreaking discoveries, they altered the way we live, and they lit the way for other women in STEM today.

Diversity And Inclusion By Numbers

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 25th September

It’s part and parcel of the sector we work in that there are a plethora of statistics out there about diversity and inclusion. The statistics are hard-hitting. They’re disappointing. Sadly, they’re not surprising. As diversity recruiters, we come across statistics like these every single day. But through a lot of recent conversations with colleagues without a diversity and inclusion agenda, it’s clear to us that this data - and therefore the extent of the problem - is still largely unknown in the public eye.

What Does The Perfect Team Look Like?

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 24th September

Earlier this year, our team was at the Lead Developer conference in London where we took a slightly different approach to discussing an important topic… When was the last time you got stuck in and built something out of Lego?

The New Accessibility: More Than Just A Disabled Toilet

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 25th July

Accessibility is a term banded about in lots of different arenas; be that when it comes to physical spaces, digital services, or management styles. With one in five people in the UK having a disability, it’s a legal requirement to make reasonable adjustments as an employer, to avoid people with disabilities being put at a disadvantage. A lift that is always broken and one disabled toilet that is forever out-of-order simply won’t cut it anymore. So why do some employers still find it so difficult to implement effective accessibility strategies?

Supporting Autism In The Workplace: An Interview With Oli Monks

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 11th July

We’ve previously written about the importance of valuing neurodiversity in the workplace. Today, we wanted to speak to Oli Monks, the Founder of Place with Purpose, to find out more about how they’re opening up a trial co-working space that’s specifically designed for the neurodiverse community.

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