Nicolo Laurent, CEO of Riot Games, today offers employee benefits that include purchasing next-generation consoles for all full-time workers.
Riot employees can choose from Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch from now until 2021. Riot will also offer a 10% bonus, with an additional 2.5% for each year of service starting in 2017, for all time employees in 2021, in addition to their regular annual bonuses, which will be paid next year.
The Los Angeles-based company will also offer more work flexibility in 2021 thanks to a new distributed work schedule and added breaks throughout the year. The moves are aimed at reducing any hint of a culture of crisis and giving employees some relief at a time when stress is high. The company will offer employees the option to purchase a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Nintendo Switch game console.
Riot Games has been in the process of making allegations of sexist culture in 2018. The company has focused on addressing this culture, as expressed by diversity director Angela Roseboro in a recent webinar I conducted on December 9th. Riot now has over 3,000 employees.
In a blog post, Laurent said he wants to thank Riot employees for their work in launching new games such as Valorant and hosting the 10th Annual Legends League Championship.
“I do not want to dwell on how difficult this year has been. We all know that he was like no one else “, wrote Laurent. “One positive aspect I want to take from this year’s difficulties is that this pandemic has reminded us how important our approach to work is. While our players constantly nurture our passion for excellent performance, we need a well-rested and dedicated team to deliver meaningful and lasting experiences. “
Riot gave its employees a first break in August and will repeat it for next year. The company is also taking a two-week break later this year. In June, he organized a day without meetings and added a monthly day without meetings for the future. And it will have an open regional payment and holiday policy.
The company said it will balance personal work in virtual and real life in the long run, when it becomes possible to work in person. When this happens, Riot will have three basic days a week at the office, while the other two days will be flexible days when employees have the option to work from home.
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