Karlsruhe, March 20, 2019. How do our employees perceive us, are we a good team, and how can we improve as an employer? These are some of the questions addressed by Gameforge AG. For this reason, the internationally renowned, independent games publisher based in Karlsruhe decided to take part in the annual Great Place To Work® competition – and was named one of the best employers in the ITC industry in 2019. In advance, employees took part in an anonymous survey on various aspects of the corporate culture. The management was also questioned.
As one of the major players in an industry faced which rapid change worldwide and the challenges accompanying it, Gameforge has designed its workforce structure carefully: “We are expanding slowly and paying attention to sustainability,” says Anett Graf, Head of Human Resources at Gameforge. “It is important to us that we invest in the well-being of the team. The Great Place To Work® competition has given us the opportunity to draw a clear and neutral picture of our qualities as an employer using internationally proven research tools,” explains Graf. “For us, it’s about gaining a better understanding of our more than 300 employees and drawing conclusions for our own human resources activities.”
Gameforge team submits a positive review
Gameforge can be highly satisfied with the results of the anonymous survey of the team: the company was ranked one of the highest in the “Best Employees in the ITC Industry 2019” category. The employees gave particular praise to the work-life balance as well as the working environment and painted an especially good picture of the team spirit. In particular, the ties between colleagues ran through the audit like a golden thread: “Our team comes from all over Germany and different parts of the world – and we are all closely connected,” says Anett Graf of the solidarity at Gameforge. At social barbecues, company parties and events, the employees get to know each other even better, welcome new team members, and sometimes even learn new languages.
The relationship with the management, which is characterized by trust, fairness, and openness, is also recognized. The promotion of health offers such as free breakfasts and lunches, and the appreciation of work and new ideas at Gameforge are also far above the average for the sector.
“It is nice that our employees feel like one big family,” says Anett Graf. “We will do our utmost to ensure that we constantly improve and will always keep an eye on the needs of our employees, even with continued growth.”
Further information about Gameforge as an employer and career opportunities can be found at https://corporate.gameforge.com/jobs.
About the “Best Employees in the ITC Industry” competition
The basis of the assessment was a comprehensive, anonymous survey of the employees at Gameforge on central workplace issues such as trust in the management, quality of cooperation, appreciation, identification with the company, career development opportunities, remuneration, health promotion, and work-life balance. Furthermore, the management was questioned about the company’s HR department’s supportive measures and offerings. The results of the two internationally proven research tools (Great Place To Work® employee survey and culture audit) were weighted in a ratio of 2:1, thus giving the employees’ direct feedback precedence. Further information: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.