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

Women Are ‘Bossy’, Men Are ‘Leaders’: How Women In Power Are Perceived Differently To Men

By Kiri O'Brien on Saturday 19th January

2018 marked a century since women won the right to vote, but the way we view – and subsequently treat – men and women is still far from equal. Whether they’re in the office, on a sports pitch or walking the red carpet, powerful women in the workplace continue to be perceived very differently to their male counterparts.

Beating The January Blues: How To Support Mental Health In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 3rd January

With a new year upon us – and renewed pressures of ‘new year, new me’ – returning to the workplace in January can be stressful in more ways than one. But mental health in the workplace doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s some simple steps you can take to support your employees’ wellbeing at work.

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?

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