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|Session Name:||New Ways to Rethink Hiring|
|Speaker(s):||Cami Smith, Alejandro Rodriquez, Iris Moon, Niccole Minka, Keith Guerrette, Josh Huang|
|Company Name(s):||ggLocators.com, Independent, ggLocators.com, Crystal Dynamics, Beyond-FX, Obsidian|
|Track / Format:||Career Development|
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|Overview:||This recruitment team will break down the current state of hiring in the industry. Major changes have happened in the gaming job market. With over 2-billion+ video game players across the globe, there is high demand for new games and new game technology. To satisfy the demand, the industry has broadened its reach geographically. Recruiters are working at top pace trying to keep up with the demand for top candidates. Studios are hiring hundreds of developers. Developers are getting multiple offers. Mid-small studios are constantly being outbid by inflated salaries from major tech companies. And what about the next generation of developers?Find out answers to the following questions and more: How can your company stay competitive? How can your company grow diverse and inclusive game development teams? How can you hire from other industries? And what can your studio be doing to retain current employees and bring on the next generation to create a strong and productive culture?|