Published Dec 10th, 2021
MEDIACORP CANADA NAMES DIGITAL EXTREMES A TOP 100 EMPLOYER OF 2022 IN 22nd ANNUAL EDITORIAL COMPETITION PUBLISHED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Digital Extremes is Recognized for its Exceptional Human Resources Program and Forward-Thinking Workplace Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Global lockdown protocols and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have fostered heightened communications and robust wellness and mental health programs for employees at Digital Extremes, leading the Warframe developer and publisher to be selected for the 12th straight year as a ‘Top 100 Employer’ in Mediacorp Canada’s 22nd annual editorial competition published in a special edition of The Globe and Mail magazine.
“Digital Extremes has changed the trajectory of my personal and professional life in such positive and instrumental ways,” said Hugo Agostinho, Product Marketing Manager at Digital Extremes. “Over my six year career, Digital Extremes has invested time and resources into making me a stronger marketer and I’ve accomplished so much with my team and the company’s support. I have always felt noticed, heard, and rewarded for the work I put in each day.”
Employers were evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception in 1992: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
"The pandemic has reminded us that human interaction is very much the glue that binds society and a workforce," says Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. "While it's clear that much office work can now be done from home, good employers are thinking more deeply about the adverse social and health effects that come from isolation, especially mental health."
Among its employee enrichment programs and offerings, Digital Extremes was also credited for its investment in the local community and for charitable giving efforts. Digital Extremes and its community of Warframe players raised over $175,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. In July, Warframe’s biggest TennoCon helped DE raise $200,000 for Unity Project in support of the homeless in London, Ontario. A number of other community-based events and programs were also activated to rally Warframe players around noteworthy causes.
A detailed overview of the selection process can be found online at www.canadastop100.com/national.