About this blog

Welcome to the Spotify HR Blog! Our company is changing the world, all while growing at hyper speed. In order for us to stay ahead, both our people and the company must develop faster than the world changes. This puts very special demands on us, the HR department, to create that environment where a diverse […]




Learning & Development Impact By Watering The Pear Trees

At Spotify we call our Learning & Development (L&D) team the GreenHouse. How we grow and learn as human beings can be compared with gardening within a greenhouse. Just like plants, we humans need a good foundation to grow in, a foundation of values and a culture that is psychologically safe, challenging enough and encouraging. […]





Compensation Review: Why Focusing on Growth is Smarter Than Focusing on Money

As we move into the second quarter of the year, I would like to share my reflections on working in Compensation & Benefits (C&B) in the first three months of the year. The first quarter can be akin to the holiday season for many HR departments. Not because they get showered in lovingly-selected gifts from […]


The Great Attraction

While the media might exaggerate the topic, ‘The Great Resignation’ is a real trend that’s occurring across the world. Attrition has always existed within all companies and industries, but the current spike in attrition is driven by some unprecedented variables. The combination of the pandemic, the millennial and the Gen Z workforce mentality, and a […]


The Reality of Working From Anywhere

A year ago we launched a response to the future of work from our perspective: our Work From Anywhere (WFA) program. By disconnecting work from the need of being in the office, our ambition was to tap into new talent pools, retain existing talent and ultimately become more efficient by streamlining how we work across […]


Hack Your Way To A Sustainable Future

Sustainability used to be all about compliance, minimising negative impacts and risk, and maybe running some CSR projects on the side. In those (not too distant past days) it made sense for one department to own the topic and to be responsible for the results. But times have changed. 2022 is a year for sustainability […]