Experiments with becoming an agile songwriting machine.
I was encouraged to share publicly the following personal message to my team. This International Women's Day, as an ally and champion for change, I'm happy to do so.The original format of
This year, I'm inspired by the Movember Foundation--now ranked 49th out of the top 500 NGOs around the world--to raise awareness for men's health. The initiative funds projects related to prostate cancer, testicular
A lot is written about the frustrating advances of recruiters and much of the criticism is deserved. It goes both ways: the LinkedIn connection request is nuanced and problematic. This is both a
In 2009, we recorded a mini-album. Six tracks, 30-minutes and 44-seconds long: not quite an LP but perhaps more substance than an EP. It’s a little-known fact that the earliest driver for
Music videos can provide additional value to the artistic expression of the song. They’re also important brand assets to communicate to fans the culture and identity of a band. A great video
In two years, we've done more with less. We've driven down our application volume about 40% while our offer numbers have increased 50%. Interestingly, our challenge is that we're very fortunate to have
We’re often reminded of how we fail candidates. Our customers can be frustrated by the organisational processes or technologies we have to navigate. Our credibility is often challenged. Yes, there are good
I’ve previously written about our social HR community. It still impresses me today that our Chief People Office and HR leadership team are authentic Twitter users. They’re accessible, transparent and fun.
I’ve had a break from the day-to-day management of our band’s online presence. After a big tour, life took precedence for a while. I’ve quietly worked on some demos and
We were invited to join The Narrow on a six-date tour of South Africa. This was the furthest we've travelled abroad and a cursory Google search indicates we’re one of few New
One Friday night after work, I went to dinner with an old friend. I was pleased to show him and his wife some of my favourite spots in Auckland Central. We wound up
I was an independent musician for years before signing to a major label. With that signing, my experience changed little--much to my peers’ surprise--in that the hard work I was used to doing
Traditional recruitment models have been scrutinised. Job boards aren't delivering the consistent quality of applicants needed. Depersonalised ATS' are hindering fluid conversations with desirable candidates. Social media in recruitment is ubiquitous. Leadership in
I worked for a startup for six months before the company closed. Despite the result, that short tenure was a highlight in my career to that point. While the motivations of an entrepreneur
I answered this question on songwriting: @decortica curiosity question: When writing, what % of time in general is just frustration, vs being creatively 'in the zone'?— Steve Dennis (@subcide) November 9,