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 […]


How HR Can Increase The Chance Of A Successful Merger or Aquisition

According to HBR, 70-90% of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) fail – a pretty daunting stat for organisations working in this area. If you are an HR professional working in a fast-growing organisation it’s likely you’ll have to face the challenges associated with a merger or an acquisition somewhere along the way.  An acquisition, from due […]


Celebrating One Year With Echo

Within HR and our leadership at Spotify, we all recognise that our biggest advantage is our people. Focusing our People Strategy on Growth, and Learning & Development means that our band members’ careers don’t stagnate during their tenure at Spotify. In addition, presenting these opportunities for growth and development helps our organisation to stay relevant, […]


Spotify Wellness Week Returns in 2022

At Spotify we know that our people are our greatest asset. We strive to offer flexibility and we believe it’s not just important, but essential, to create a safe environment for our employees. That means making time for both self and professional care, as our mental health initiative, Heart & Soul warrants.  In November last […]






HRBP 2.0: Connecting Humanity With Business

HR teams across the world and industries have taken center stage during the most recent paradigm shift. However, the role of HR has been developing just as rapidly even prior to the pandemic. The 4th industrial revolution is upon us – the global business landscape has changed drastically, as has the generational workforce. As baby […]



Introducing Scout: Sports-Inspired Talent Search

There is a phrase in Swedish: “bara döda fiskar följer strömmen,” which translates to “only dead fish follow the stream.” At Spotify we seek to challenge conventional wisdom and industry norms if it will add value to our business. Reflecting this, ‘innovation’ is one of our company values, which is probably not hugely surprising for […]