“Although the goals in this book are important, it’s really your ideas, talent, and energy that will keep Valve shining in the years ahead. Thanks for being here. Let’s make great things.”
Valve, the company responsible for the ever-popular “Half Life”, “Portal” and digital shopfront, “Stream” has released their new employee handbook for public viewing. Read it here: Valve Handbook
Valve is famous for being an inspirational place to work, full of innovative, engaged employees and they declare hiring to be the single most important thing they do. If you’re thinking of creating or updating your welcome pack for new starters, this is an interesting place to start in terms of inspiration.
Their focus is on the emotional fit of the new employee and ensuring that each new person feels happyin their role, not how to set up voicemails and what is covered under the health benefits. Plus, the content is created by the people that already work there, making it an accurate and unpretentious guide to what it is really like to work at Valve.
“When you’re an entertainment company that’s spent the last decade going out of its way to recruit the most intelligent, innovative, talented people on Earth, telling them to sit at a desk and do what they’re told obliterates 99 percent of their value. We want innovators, and that means maintaining an environment where they’ll flourish.”
Ben is the Chief Executive Officer of Employment Innovations (EI), he is also a qualified solicitor with a passion for business.
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