We sometimes give employers a bit of a hard time on this blog, so it’s nice to occasionally celebrate a good one. One that on this occasion has even hit the international press:
New Zealand startup offers unlimited holiday and profit share to attract workers
Gaming company Rocketwerkz claims staff focus better when not stressed by issues that need attention outside the workplace
A gaming company in New Zealand is luring employees from around the world by offering unlimited paid annual leave, a share in the company’s profits and no set work hours.
Dean Hall became famous in international gaming circles for being the lead designer on the popular zombie apocalypse video game DayZ.
After searching the world for a location for his new gaming studio, Rocketwerkz, New Zealander Hall settled on the small university town of Dunedin on the south island’s east coast, where property is cheap and creative start-ups have become a core part of the city’s identity.
Rocketwerkz’s flexible work culture – which includes unlimited leave, a share in the company’s profits and Hall’s salary capped at 10% above his highest-paid employee – is now drawing talent from around the globe, with Hall receiving 300 Facebook messages of inquiry since a local newspaper wrote about his unorthodox office last week. …
There’s a web site showcasing Dunedin’s IT companies here. Companies like this are the reason that Dunedin has been singled out in Labour’s regional development strategy as a Center Of Digital Excellence.
(I have no affiliation with / links to Rocketwerkz, I’m just a fan of their philosophy.)