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

IDAHOT 2021: Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Workplace and Beyond

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 16th May

May 17th is an important date in the LGBTQI+ calendar, for members of the community and allies alike. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT): an event set up in 2004, commemorating the date when the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990.

Digital Accessibility: More Than Just A Marketing Movement

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 7th May

Perhaps your initial understanding of accessibility is in the form of physical access (for example, installing ramps). However, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses specifically on digital accessibility and inclusion by sparking conversations, educating, and raising awareness.

Why We Started Druthers

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 15th April

Kirsty and I started Druthers five years ago with the mission to increase diversity in the tech industry. We were both very discouraged by the lack of diversity and obvious inequity in what is arguably the most influential and future-defining industry there is. As women working within tech recruitment, we could empathise all too well.

Sexism Sells: Gender Stereotypes In Advertising

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 30th March

Every campaign needs a catchy jingle. ‘Stay Home. Save Lives’ has become the slogan of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK – but its most recent incarnation has proven problematic.

“The Juggle Is Real”: Being A Working Mother During A Pandemic

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Friday 5th March

Parenting is just one part of life that has been seriously impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. From managing children’s mental health to aiding their development while homeschooling, being a parent has become a full-time job for mums and dads across the UK.

How Coronavirus is Making Life Harder for Deaf Workers

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 22nd October

For millions of people living with deafness, the pandemic is upending long-established coping mechanisms. With remote working set to continue, inclusive solutions must be found. 

Diversity & Inclusion in 2020: What’s Really Changed?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 6th October

In one of the most tumultuous years in modern times, we asked ourselves: what has actually changed for Diversity and Inclusion?

Marking Women’s Business Day: A Brief History of Women-Owned Businesses

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 22nd September

Business Women’s Day is a fantastic occasion to celebrate the impact of women in the workforce, reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Breastfeeding and the Return to Work 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 27th August

For millions of women, breastfeeding is vital to the health and happiness of mother and baby. Working life should never stand in the way. 

How Do We Return to Work in the Middle of a Pandemic? 

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 13th August

With life unlikely to go back to normal for some time yet, businesses should be finding ways to make the return to work as safe, and inclusive, as possible. 

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