Helping Ableton pioneer inclusive & equitable hiring

  • Client
  • Industry
    Music Tech
  • Location
  • Projects
    Retained Campaign

On a mission...

Since 1999 Ableton has been a pioneer in the industry, with its high-profile product used by artists globally, live and in the studio. Ableton is one of those cool companies that most people in the industry can only dream of landing a job with, but that doesn’t make it any easier to find the expert talent they’re striving to attract.

To make matters more complex, the music tech industry is still a long way from catching up when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. As an industry pioneer, Ableton is doing everything it can to push for better opportunities for all and we are helping them with this mission…

Campaign service

Ableton chose our Campaign service to help them hire:

  • Head of Learning
  • Sound Delivery Manager
  • Backend Engineers (Golang)
  • C++ Engineers (junior, mid and senior level)
  • UI Designers

Perm & contract hiring campaign

Ableton needed a powerful campaign to attract the hard-to-find talent they were looking for. The campaign was underpinned by a tailored strategy for each role to understand and engage with the candidate markets in ways that would attract diverse, experienced individuals who would be an excellent addition to the team.

DE&I support

We've consulted on inclusivity in their EVP and recruitment process, invested in specialist job boards for diverse talent, designed campaigns that put under-represented people at the forefront and introduced operational changes to remove unconscious bias during the hiring process.

Market insights

Market insights, salary reports and competitor analysis have all been powerful tools that help our clients understand their target audience better and how to reach them with compelling employer branding.

Process design

We implemented a candidate feedback and continuous improvement process to help retain strong candidates in the pipeline. At the end of every project, we meet to talk about what went well, what didn’t and share ideas on what we can do collectively to make the candidate experience better and improve the overall hiring and onboarding process.

There’s more to do

We know we don’t know it all and are acutely aware that there is a long way to go to create a more inclusive, balanced workforce in tech. We’re constantly learning, researching, listening to the experiences and feelings of people from all walks of life, while working on improvement strategies for our own business and that of our clients. This helps us and our clients make meaningful changes that address global issues and the more nuanced challenges faced by those who haven’t typically been afforded the same opportunities as others.

One of our new favourite ways to explore DE&I themes with the wider community is our DEI Roundtable…