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 […]
World Class Talent in Hyper Growth – What’s the Role of Company Culture?
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 […]
You want the best talent? Get the data!
The talent landscape is always reinventing itself, often quickly. Add some globalization and hyper growth, like Spotify is in, and I feel like half of everything I used to “know” suddenly turns useless from one day to the next. So I need data. New data. Reliable data. I love data. You need reliable talent data to […]
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. […]
The best tech millennials come in all colors and genders
The tech industry future is female and full of color. If you do it right. In the US, February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month. So today is a good day to reflect on the great diversity and inclusion strides we have made to get to where we are, and the work […]
How to get a job at Spotify
Would you like to be a Spotifier? There are certainly openings, right now we hire about 1000 people every year. We are growing in more than 40 offices all over the world. Before we start, you should know that our environment is extremely diverse, fast-paced and ever-changing. At Spotify, all kinds of talented people work […]
Three reasons to have a scientific approach to recruitment
When we recruit, we are basically trying to predict what performance a candidate will show in the future. You can make a guess, or go with your gut feeling. But you can also support your choices by using structured methods. Setting up a recruitment process means choosing what methods and elements to include and what […]
The Opening Act – One step closer to a more diverse future
It’s hard to believe we are now looking back at this unforgettable experience in October. As we grow as a company globally, we try really hard to mirror the diverse communities we serve. To do this, we have to look into new avenues to reach the future generation. For us, The Opening Act did just […]
Say hi to Fredrik – Our Head of Talent Acquisition
Hi Fredrik! You took on the role as Head of Talent Acquisition last summer, what was that like? When I joined, the company was about to scale the recruitment effort in a drastic way. I realized that we would need to change much of how we had done things in the past. So it has […]