Today, I’m extremely excited to introduce our Swedish language readers to our latest peek inside HR at Spotify – a book! BOLD: Strategiskt HR-arbete i en ny tid (translates to: BOLD: Strategic HR in a new era), showcases a new school of thought within the HR industry. It’s about how we view our profession and […]
Introducing HR Over The Counter, a Spotify HR podcast
While we experience a major upheaval at work, and within HR, the expectation is that numerous physical events will continue to be cancelled, meaning the online industry specific content continues to boom. And we’re beyond ready to be part of that. Based on 2020’s HR The Real Deal Video On Demand series, Spotify HR is […]
Time to rethink the traditional approach to career – including skills and growth?
Feeling that love/hate relationship with the traditional tools and processes for developing people? More specifically; the career frameworks and the typical career paths that we have gotten used to, that go hand-in-hand with hierarchical job architectures built on level structures and impressive business titles. While we don’t question the intent of them, like clarity for […]
Swedish Leadership On Export – daring to be value driven!
Sharing our take Back in 2015 when we launched our Lead On Leave initiative, the Global Parental Leave Program, we knew we were on to something. Since then, the interest in the Spotify People perspective has increased to such a degree that we have had to split the world between three of us to be […]
Conversation – almost a magic pill
The simple way to increase engagement Looking for a magical way to get better leadership, a more inclusive environment, clear direction for everyone, and employees who recommend the company to others? Good news, there is almost one! It’s spelled c-o-n-v-e-r-s-a-t-i-o-n. It won’t solve all your problems, but if you can get everyone in the company […]
Stacking up the rewards
Measuring, and rewarding performance is often considered hard – what approach should we take? I was recently invited to speak at Svenskt Näringliv (the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise) on this subject so I realised I better find a way to simplify it – and quickly! It was time to start my own business, I decided. […]
Why “number of hires” is a bad metric for recruiters
At Spotify, we don’t measure recruiters on hires. What is the best way of measuring success for a recruiter? The traditional way of doing it is to measure the Talent Acquisition team members on how many hires they make. And for many reasons, it seems like a reasonable way of doing it. It’s easy to […]
Performance Reviews are dead! What’s next?
Trends in HR If you work in HR you’ve probably seen some of these headlines the past couple of years: “The death of performance reviews”, “HR needs a revolution”. There’s certainly a new buzz topic out there, but how much should you listen to it and what should you do? I’m always cautious about getting […]
Trend or just a flash in the pan? Lately I had a lot of reasons to reflect on why HR is such a fashion victim. Sometimes in silence, often in anxiety and sometimes a little more loudly. More and more organisations recognize that employees are actually the most important resource and that talent is scarce. […]
People growth = company growth
Spotify is a growing company. Hyper growing, in fact. Because we are expanding our business. So we are constantly looking for new talent to add to the existing. Our brand is strong which works out well, a lot of great people want to work here. But even more important for our growth is how we […]