Helldivers 2 Boss criticizes over-hiring in response to game success

Helldivers 2 is achieving significant success. That said, the game’s leadership has taken a stance against over-hiring. This approach has become increasingly common in the video game industry during rapid growth and expansion.

According to a recent statement highlighted by the Twitter user Culture Crave, the boss of Helldivers 2 described the act of over-hiring only later to lay off employees as a “horrible” practice, emphasizing the negative impact it has on employees’ lives and the company culture.

The video game industry is well-known for its cycles of growth and decline, with companies frequently expanding their workforce to meet the demands of creating and releasing new games. However, this approach can result in insecurity and unpredictability among employees, especially when projects end and the expected ongoing success does not materialize as anticipated.

Helldivers 2 boss’s comments suggest an alternative approach, valuing long-term stability and employee well-being over short-term gains. “The act of over-hiring to then do layoffs is a horrible practice and a bad experience for employees,” the statement read, underscoring the importance of responsible hiring practices that ensure sustainable growth and development for both the company and its employees.

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