Unlocking Internal Mobility

Continuous growth has always been part of Spotify’s DNA, right from day one. We’ve focussed both on expanding the workforce quickly, and we’ve always understood that focusing on our band members’ growth and enabling a learning culture has been critical to talent attraction, retention and subsequently critical to the success of our business. As the […]



Learning & Development Impact By Watering The Pear Trees

At Spotify we call our Learning & Development (L&D) team the GreenHouse. How we grow and learn as human beings can be compared with gardening within a greenhouse. Just like plants, we humans need a good foundation to grow in, a foundation of values and a culture that is psychologically safe, challenging enough and encouraging. […]


Categorizing Skills: More Than Just Semantics

In the Learning & development team at Spotify our preferred way of categorizing skills is by dividing them into durable and perishable skills. This is a different way of categorizing skills compared to the most common naming of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills. And it’s not just semantics! Soft skills are usually described as those interpersonal […]




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 […]