Being skilled at upskilling

A constant challenge for most organisations is to make sure their people are up to date with the skills they need. It’s a subject that’s been debated within HR (and in particular Learning & Development teams) for some time, but with the rate of change in the world increasing every day the pressure on solving […]


Life Is Not A Box Of Chocolates 

From our experience (and we’re certain the rest of the HR world can relate), when employees are given the chance to choose how to work things themselves, it is not often that a clear consensus can be reached.  There are so many diverse employees with diverse tastes and preferences, so we as HR professionals must […]


2020: All eyes on HR

Organisations and industries are changing faster than ever. CV-19 has meant so many different things for countries, communities, companies, teams and individuals. For businesses all over the world and in the full range of industries. The reality is that change is the only constant. There are several common denominators created from this situation as well […]




VUCA bootcamp: not a freakin’ work in progress!

The acronym VUCA has been around for a while, but never has it been more relevant or real than it is today. COVID-19 has been the ultimate bootcamp to working under conditions of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. When we think about the impact this pandemic has had on the global workforce to say that […]


Talent Acquisition in Times of Turmoil

A Hiring Snapshot People are challenged in many different ways throughout their lifetime. It’s the challenges that define us. As the world unites together to face what will be a defining moment for multiple generations, our experiences differ. At Spotify, we always put our people first, and putting our people at the center has been […]



Succession Planning – the Spotify Way

Until now, it’s been a conscious choice for our Succession Planning to be fairly casual. During our years as a start-up and then years in scaling mode, our more relaxed approach with tools like the Talent Snapshot, were perfectly suited to us. Last year we took a pause to ask ourselves: with the hyper-growth more […]


The Spotify Band

If you follow and are the slightest interested in what’s up at Spotify, you most likely know we like to think of ourselves as a band. Ok, sure, we don’t look a lot like that group you put together in high school that could only play one Led Zeppelin song, but we still think the […]