Category: General

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

It’s time to make ageism old news

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 20th July

Our population is ageing. In the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, “the population aged 65 years and over is growing faster than other age groups [...] By 2050, it is projected that one in four people in the UK will be aged 65 years and over – an increase from approximately one in five in 2019.” You would think that as communities of older people grow larger, acceptance and inclusivity of these age groups would increase at the same exponential rate; but that sadly isn’t the case.

Disability and the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 5th July

While employment rates, in general, have taken a hit over the last year, as the pandemic impacted businesses and organisations across the UK, the number of disabled people out of work is significantly more than those who are not disabled. 

The Beauty Bias: when being pretty equals progress

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 14th June

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But as much as we try, there’s no denying that how people look is a huge contributor to how they are treated.

The Anglocentrism of Annual Leave

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 8th June

We live in an ever more diverse and multicultural community, where true equality requires that all races and religions must be treated the same. In the working world, this means that employees of all faiths deserve the right to take time off work to celebrate and mark religious festivals. 

Nurtured by nature: harnessing the benefits on our mental wellbeing at work

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 26th May

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we teamed up with Headworks, the UK’s leading provider of workplace preventive mental health training, to offer an insightful webinar about the benefits of nature on mental health and how to incorporate these into working practices.

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.

Get in touch on 07818 432352