Activision Blizzard Announces Plan to Improve Company Culture
It’s been a rough few months for Activision Blizzard. With controversies surrounding the company in recent years, they’ve announced a new strategy to improve their culture moving forward. In an effort to improve diversity and inclusion within their workplace, they have also introduced a number of other changes designed to help employees feel valued and respected at work.
Among the most controversial of their new policies are those that cover overtime pay. Starting this month, salaried employees are now being compensated for any time worked beyond 40 hours per week. However, there are stricter guidelines in place to help them focus on work-life balance moving forward. This includes a system that will track how often and where employees are working late or putting in time outside of their standard workweek.
This is one of several changes that Activision Blizzard has introduced in the past few months, including increased parental leave for mothers and fathers, as well as screening practices to ensure that applicants with criminal backgrounds are not hired within the company. While some employees have expressed concerns about these changes and their impact on productivity, it seems that the company is ready to move forward with these initiatives in an attempt to make Activision Blizzard a better place to work.
We’ll have to wait and see how these changes play out, but for now, it seems that Activision Blizzard is making an effort to do better by its employees. Time will tell if these new policies will be effective in creating a more positive work environment, but for now, we can applaud the company for its efforts.
Among the most notable changes that it has recently made to its company policies is to improve overtime pay for salaried employees. This change, which went into effect this month, ensures that all employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are compensated for their time.