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 […]


Categorizing Skills: More Than Just Semantics

In the Learning & development team at Spotify our preferred way of categorizing skills is by dividing them into durable and perishable skills. This is a different way of categorizing skills compared to the most common naming of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills. And it’s not just semantics! Soft skills are usually described as those interpersonal […]


Let Opportunities Echo

Echo is Spotify’s newly launched Internal Talent Marketplace. It includes matching technology so our talent can be matched with growth opportunities based on their skills, experience and development goals.  It enables hiring managers, project owners and mentors to expand beyond traditional backgrounds, meet other band members (who might not have met without it) and work […]