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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 […]


People Analytics and Its Identity Crisis

Billy Connolly once put it in one of his many sketches (to be read in Scottish accent) “ask a wildebeest whether it’s a wildebeest? Aye that’ll be right, I’m no a wildebeest, I’m one of those stripey things over there”. Much like the wildebeest, for me, people analytics sometimes struggles with an identity crisis. A […]


Normalising the conversation to reduce stigma

Normalising the conversation around mental health and mental illness in order to reduce stigma is one of Heart & Soul’s strategy pillars. Depending on where you are in the world, stigma associated with mental health is highly or partially present. Stigma makes us feel shame and guilt, and leads us to believe we are weak […]


Being skilled at upskilling

A constant challenge for most organisations is to make sure their people are up to date with the skills they need. It’s a subject that’s been debated within HR (and in particular Learning & Development teams) for some time, but with the rate of change in the world increasing every day the pressure on solving […]






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 […]