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 […]


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 […]



Learning & Development Impact By Watering The Pear Trees

At Spotify we call our Learning & Development (L&D) team the GreenHouse. How we grow and learn as human beings can be compared with gardening within a greenhouse. Just like plants, we humans need a good foundation to grow in, a foundation of values and a culture that is psychologically safe, challenging enough and encouraging. […]


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 […]