Blizzard Entertainment has actually revealed that it’s worked with Jessica Martinez, a 14-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company’s staff member experience group, to be its new (and very first) vice president of culture.
The studio revealed this news in a tweet, as reported by Eurogamer, exposing that this new hire comes as part of its “ongoing initiative to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture where people at every level can learn, grow, and bring their most creative selves to work.”
“When you create a people-first environment where teams feel safe, valued, and work together toward a shared purpose, everyone thrives–the employees, the players, and the business.” pic.twitter.com/qDonVr8nJz
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard _ Ent) May 5, 2022
Blizzard states Martinez and the Blizzard management group– her main title is Vice President, Head of Culture– will be accountable for growing and executing the studio’s culture technique, “ensuring alignment across all teams and functions, and revamping learning and talent development programs.”
“When you create a people-first environment where teams feel safe, valued, and work together toward a shared purpose, everyone thrives – the employees, the players, and the business,” Martinez composes in a Blizzard post. “Making the values of our connections show up in what we do is how we bring humanity back to business.”
She will deal with Blizzard’s knowing and advancement group while likewise working carefully with the interactions and occasions group and each of the “franchise and functional leaders.”
At Disney, Martinez led technique, interactions, operations, and staff member experience, working as the Chief of Staff and essential tactical consultant to the Chief Security Officer and the Chief Technology & & Digital Officer forDisney Parks &Resorts
“Beyond spearheading fundamental organizational change including leading the security integration for the 21st Century Fox acquisition, Jessica was best known for creating a values-driven culture that connected global teams and celebrated diversity,” the post checks out.
This hire follows months of continuous claims at Activision Blizzard, and you can check out Game Informer‘s protection here. Blizzard has actually been trying to improve its public image in the middle of these claims, shooting a number of those called in reports of poisonous work environment culture and accusations of sexual misbehavior, harassment, discrimination, and more.
After a restructure, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra were called the new co-leaders of Blizzard, however Oneal left quickly after, mentioning that she had no faith in Activision management (thanks, Polygon). Back when Ybarra was called the new co-leader, Blizzard stated he’s “deeply committed to all of our employees; to the work ahead to ensure Blizzard is the safest, most welcoming workplace possible for women, and people of any gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background; to upholding and reinforcing our values, and rebuilding your trust.” It appears that employing Martinez is Blizzard speaking with promoting that declaration from in 2015.