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 […]


Keep Your Engine Running

Preventive maintenance is key to keeping your workplace working well, but it’s important to do it intentionally. Thinking about the organisation running smoothly, like a well-oiled car, is a good analogy. Just like healthy machines, there are things that you should do to keep it in tip-top condition. Here are 6 maintenance tips that will […]



Reflections from Spotify’s Wellness Week

If you were trying to contact a Spotify employee anywhere in the world between November 1st – 5th, you would have found yourself on the receiving end of an OOO (Out of Office) message telling you that the Spotifier you were trying to reach was taking part in Spotify’s Wellness Week.  Wellness week was an […]


SpotOn! Season 2

At Spotify HR, we love to learn from, and get inspired by leaders from around the world who challenge the status quo. And with the SpotOn! podcast, we do just that. I listened to last season’s SpotOn! episodes with so much curiosity and joy, so I was delighted when the team asked me to host Season […]


The Fake Resignation

Is The Great Resignation really happening, or going to happen any time soon? Is it just a tale or a myth? It sounds very similar to a story I’ve heard before, where a management consultant repeatedly tricks an executive into thinking that 50% of their employees are about to resign. Off the back of this […]



HR Binoculars

In the talent space of tomorrow, HR leaders will be the most sought after profiles and people with HR skills will be the most competed for. Yes, I’m biased as I think I have the best job in the world, and because it’s always easier to see how you create value vs how others create […]