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In this GDC 2015 talk, thatgamecompany's (the studio behind Journey and Flower) Sunni Pavlovic offers insight on how to hire well for your game dev studio, explaining how you can retain top talent to build the kind of cohesive teams that make great games.
Pavlovic discusses how, far too often, hiring exists as an operational afterthought to game development. Born of necessity, confined to the HR manager, and artlessly executed to mediocre results, she explains how your hiring strategy has as much to say about your studio as your games do.
She also provides lessons learned from the greatest hits and misses from her own hopelessly perfectionist development studio, providing insight on how to build and retain talent.
It was an informative talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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