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 […]



The People Analytics Red Pill

We often hear the assumption that HR needs to become more data literate if the function is to advance and realise the potential that People Analytics has to offer. Whilst we don’t necessarily disagree with the sentiment of this, what we do disagree with is how a large part of the business is currently thinking […]


Let’s not silence mental health at work

Thursday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day At Spotify, we are acknowledging the day with mental health programming in our offices across the globe. It’s all part of our Heart & Soul long-term strategy and plan for mental health and emotional wellbeing.  One in four people is affected by mental or neurological disorders at […]


The Pride that keeps on giving

#loveisloud Blog post by Isa Notermans, Global Director Diversity & Belonging, together with Cassiano Mecchi, EMEA Diversity & Belonging Lead.   Celebrating Pride is a big deal at Spotify, and we take part as the celebrations move around the world, through all the locations where we have offices. We honor it on the Spotify platform […]



Employee engagement done right!

Photo by Jade Masri on Unsplash

We love Cy Wakeman’s book “No Ego”, about the number of work hours that get wasted when we operate out of our own egos instead of focusing on self-reflection. In a recent keynote we had the pleasure of hearing, Wakeman emphasized that many leaders spend too much time engaging and motivating. Instead, they should drive […]


No Talent Acquisition team is an island

Blog post by Johan Sellgren, HR Business Partner together with Anders Winberg, Talent Acquisition Team Lead The previous post on this blog explained the thinking behind our recent Talent Acquisition reorganization. With this post, we want to follow up and share some more context and insight into what this has meant for the HR teams in […]