Tag: diversity and inclusion

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

Anti-Racism In Recruitment: From Good Intentions To Meaningful Action

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 12th June

The majority of our clients are always shocked when we tell them just how rife racism is in recruitment. But in a typical tech recruitment agency, there is absolutely no incentive to spend the time to make sure you are putting forward a diverse slate of candidates. Read more about how to be an anti-racist recruiter.

Gender Reassignment: How To Support In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 3rd March

What is gender reassignment? Unlike biological sex, our gender is not determined. Some people suffer from a condition known as gender dysphoria; the feeling that their biological sex doesn’t match their gender identity.  Gender reassignment makes the physical appearance of trans people more consistent with their gender identity.   Exact figures are unknown, but Gov UK […]

The Chief Diversity Officer in 2019 Whitepaper

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 20th August

Earlier this year, we were delighted to co-host the launch of “The Chief Diversity Officer in 2019” whitepaper with Colorintech. Based on in-depth interviews with more than 30 diversity and inclusion professionals, CEOs and technology leaders across the UK and the USA, the report explores the evolution of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. 

7 Ways To Support Invisible Illness In The Workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 12th August

There’s a big difference in how mental and physical health is treated in the workplace. Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t happen in your office.

Is Your Workplace Language Gender Inclusive?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 11th June

How we’re addressed is a deeply personal issue that plays a key role in our identities. But everyday, we speak in a way that could easily offend those who don’t identify as male or female.

Is Your Marital Status Damaging Your Employability?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Saturday 1st June

Marital discrimination in the workplace is, of course, illegal. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. As with many types of discrimination, proving you’ve been treated unfairly based on your marital status can be difficult or, in some cases, impossible. However, that shouldn’t mean it’s ignored.  Sharing anecdotal evidence and highlighting the implications of marital discrimination is crucial to prompting a shift in employers’ mindsets.

Does Your Upbringing Define Your Career Potential?

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 30th April

In an era where more people go to university than ever before, it’d be easy to believe that we live in a world of equal opportunity. But the reality is very different – and we all need to pull together to change it.

Why A Multi-Generational Workforce Is Crucial To Business Success

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 9th April

Did you know almost 75% of UK workers feel age discrimination is common in the workplace? Interestingly, it’s a problem at both ends of the scale. A recent study found three quarters of those aged between 25 and 34 feel discriminated against for being too young, while half of those aged 55-plus reported having also faced prejudice.

Druthers Life Skills: 6 Traits Of A Good Leader

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 19th February

For many, scaling the career ladder to a position of power is the epitome of success. But being good at your day job doesn't necessarily make you a good leader. In fact, a recent survey found that a shocking 71% of companies lack belief in their leader’s ability to guide their organisation into the future. So, what exactly makes a good leader? There’s no simple answer, but there’s certainly particular traits that’ll help you build a successful and happy business. Here’s our top six.

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

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen 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.

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