Domestic Abuse – An HR Topic?

Domestic abuse affects one in three women and one in six men worldwide, and during the pandemic, domestic abuse in all its forms (physical, sexual, psychological, economic) rose sharply around the globe. The UN described it as a ‘Shadow Pandemic’. At first thought, it may seem like a niche topic for a HR team to […]


Spotify Wellness Week Returns in 2022

At Spotify we know that our people are our greatest asset. We strive to offer flexibility and we believe it’s not just important, but essential, to create a safe environment for our employees. That means making time for both self and professional care, as our mental health initiative, Heart & Soul warrants.  In November last […]




Spotify Wellness Week

In March 2020, just like the millions of businesses around the world, we closed all of Spotify’s offices overnight due to the spread of COVID-19, and asked all of our band members to work from home.  Not in our wildest dreams could we have ever imagined that the pandemic would still be going on one […]



Normalising the conversation to reduce stigma

Normalising the conversation around mental health and mental illness in order to reduce stigma is one of Heart & Soul’s strategy pillars. Depending on where you are in the world, stigma associated with mental health is highly or partially present. Stigma makes us feel shame and guilt, and leads us to believe we are weak […]