Spotify’s Talent Acquisition Compass

One of the four tenets in our People Strategy is talent attraction. All four tenets are of equal importance, yet talent attraction remains top of mind, especially when you’re in a state of (prolonged) hyper-growth. When I first joined the band two years ago, one of our leaders told me to remember that as a […]


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 […]


How To Get A Job At Spotify

Anyone that has searched for a job knows there are countless ‘how to’ guides, books and articles on how to land that dream job. For some, this is a precise and targeted process, meaning you may have shortlisted companies you’d like to explore. If one of those companies is Spotify, you are one of 60,000 […]


Spotify’s People Strategy

Recently I was recording a video for HR The Real Deal’s series of VODs (Videos On Demand), and Human Capital Europe, where the interviewer, Anne-Marie Andric, asked me about Spotify’s People Strategy.  It was great to be able to explain the strategy as a complete package. The work that the entire HR team at Spotify […]


Virtual interns with real impact

We all know the limitations that the Global Covid-19 pandemic has had on various HR practices at companies around the world and initiatives from our Campus Recruitment efforts are no different. In March we started thinking about the implications for our Summer Internship program, when 150 hopeful interns would join the band, in anticipation of […]


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 […]



“My partner just got a job with Spotify in Stockholm”

On love and relocation to Sweden The Spotify workforce is diverse and global. It happens a lot that the perfect match between candidate and position spans across continents. So people move to new places, which is fun and developing… for the person that moved for a new exciting job. But what about their loved ones? […]


LinkedIn’s new Talent Insights tool

The world of talent data is opening up Most companies measure at least some aspects of their talent acquisition activities. The number of hires made, time to hire, or conversion rates between different steps in the recruitment process. We do that at Spotify, and then some. But that’s just our own data, and we also […]