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 […]



HR Bincoulars

If I cast my mind back to December 2019, I remember sitting on the runway in Sydney, ready to take off on a flight to Stockholm for our monthly HR Leadership team meeting. This was back when life was normal. A time when our company rhythm and business was beating steadily. A time when spending […]


From Ambassadors to Mental health First Aiders

Since we launched Heart & Soul in 2018, we have continued to bring a diverse approach to issues and challenges that are really common in society, and in our workplace.  One of key areas of our philosophy is to normalize the conversation about mental health and mental illness. Our Heart & Soul Ambassadors have been […]



Spotify’s Talent Acquisition Compass

One of the four tenets in our People Strategy is talent attraction. All four tenets are of equal importance, yet talent attraction remains top of mind, especially when you’re in a state of (prolonged) hyper-growth. When I first joined the band two years ago, one of our leaders told me to remember that as a […]


HR Binoculars

When many HR professionals first decide to pursue a career in HR do they really understand the complexity and variety of what it entails? I know I didn’t! I have never, ever regretted my decision to work in this field, and I would go as far as saying that the multidimensional nature of HR in […]



Flex Your Power to Listen to Women

What do Michelle Obama, Jacinda Ardern, and Beyonce all have in common? They’ve each challenged the status quo in what it means to be powerful and authentic in their womanhood, and they advocate fiercely for the equity and advancement of women in EVERY industry.  Thankfully, they are in good company! For years, women across the […]



I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams

I recently bought a shirt, which says “I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams”. For many of us in the Black community, the perception of this saying is that the life, perspective of freedom, and opportunities from a professional standpoint, that we have are things that would only be a dream from our ancestors – something […]