Introducing HR Over The Counter, a Spotify HR podcast

While we experience a major upheaval at work, and within HR, the expectation is that numerous physical events will continue to be cancelled, meaning the online industry specific content continues to boom. And we’re beyond ready to be part of that. Based on 2020’s HR The Real Deal Video On Demand series, Spotify HR is […]


Spotify’s People Strategy

Recently I was recording a video for HR The Real Deal’s series of VODs (Videos On Demand), and Human Capital Europe, where the interviewer, Anne-Marie Andric, asked me about Spotify’s People Strategy.  It was great to be able to explain the strategy as a complete package. The work that the entire HR team at Spotify […]


Introducing SpotOn!, a Spotify HR podcast

Provoking and transforming the status quo can have serious and profound consequences, and we can all agree that challenging cultural norms is one of the most powerful yet tricky acts out there.  Along with this desire to challenge the norm for positive impact, over the last couple of years, I’ve also had the opportunity to […]



Every day is mental health day

2020 has undoubtedly been a year unlike any other – as the coronavirus pandemic has brought unparalleled stress and forced people around the world to adjust their lifestyles and routines, there has been a strong and growing spotlight on mental health. Yesterday, at Spotify, we acknowledged World Mental Health Day. We used the occasion to […]


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 […]


The Swedish Model In the New World

The Swedish model was a political system that emerged in the 1930s born as a compromise between the capitalists’ interests in economic growth and profitability, and the social liberals’ efforts for social policy equalisation. This foundation of compromise evolved into the idea of ’the people’s home’ – a kind of unwritten social contract with ideological […]


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 […]