“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

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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 […]


How to build a great Talent Acquisition team

There is a clear correlation between the level of talent on your Talent Acquisition team and the level of talent in your company. So if you believe that talent will be an important differentiator for your business in the future, building a very strong Talent Acquisition department should be a top priority. These are some […]


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 […]



World Class Talent in Hyper Growth – What’s the Role of Company Culture?

Company Culture in Hyper Growth

The topic company culture and hiring as a company scales is heavily discussed. Many things have been said about developing a great company culture, but I’ve been thinking about how it can differ from a European perspective. 1) Find your EVPs Talent is scarce and European companies can’t, or don’t believe in, competing financially with […]