From Pixels to Powerhouses: Cultivating Company Culture in the Games Industry, One Step at a Time
Whether you’re just starting out or a well established studio, the right company culture is key to ensuring a productive, exciting and memorable employee experience. With a positive CC ranking higher and higher in importance on retaining and attracting talent, it’s important to build a strong foundation when it comes to your own culture. But where do you start? We’ll talk about the small but mighty areas you can focus on to create the right culture, when it can play negatively when it comes to hiring, and when culture can play a role in disengaged teams.
Niki is People & Development Director at Stellar Entertainment, and works between their UK and Utrecht offices. She’s passionate about all aspects of the people experience and has over 10 years experience in HR, L&D, recruitment and HR business strategy. Niki has worked with Stellar since late 2021, and in that time has forged a new way for the People function, navigated two office moves with returns to the office from remote, a full company rebrand, and grown the company from 21 to 54 developers – with no public projects to shout about, safe to say it’s been a busy time! She is also a proud Women in Games Ambassador and mentor for other HR professionals in the games industry.