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 […]


Tuning In To Employee Engagement

What gets measured, gets managed. An old adage that often creates heated discussion. Debates aside, the point is that measuring something can give you the information you need in order to make sure you actually achieve what you set out to do. However, today’s businesses can be an elaborate labyrinth of different measurements – a […]



Leading the Band

It started with our Leadership Criteria Back in the day, when we were still less than 1000 employees, we decided to create our Manager SLA, our service level agreement, defining what a great people manager is at Spotify.  We wanted to do it the way we usually do things around here. In collaboration and with […]


Mental Health at the Heart

COVID-19 affects everyone and now, more than ever, mental health needs to be a top priority. Those of us who’ve experienced trauma or a mental health problem in the past or who have a long-term physical health condition – we’re even more vulnerable to the dramatic toll this pandemic can have on our mental health. […]



Hard Times Defines Who You are as a Company

These are unprecedented times for everyone around the world and the way we work has been turned upside down for all of us. There is no playbook for COVID-19, and this pandemic has been the ultimate test of everyone’s solidarity and resolve at Spotify. This is also the time when our company values of collaboration, […]


Rewarding the Band

Rewarding our band members is an important part of our talent philosophy. Our holistic approach has an impact on how we find our band members, how we retain them and our compensation strategy will most likely also be one of the things that shapes their development during their time in the band. Here’s how we […]



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 […]