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 […]




3 key points to win the talent of the future

Photo by Myles Matsuno

A heart-first approach to student outreach When we launched our U.S. student outreach & campus recruiting strategy in Summer 2016, I remember combing through the multitudes of data, school reports and rankings, market analysis on what the best approach would be for a tech company. This school had this specific course or that institution yielded […]



6 recruitment trends to consider

You can’t be the best at everything. And in Talent Acquisition you don’t actually even want to be. Because the things that are right for Spotify and my department may be completely useless in another setting. So choosing consciously and going all in, is always better than to jump on every buzzword and be generically […]