Mon, 27 November 2017
Ep 161: The Chief People Officer Of GSN Games On Corporate Culture, Employee Experience And Annual Reviews
Peter Walmsley, the Chief People Officer at GSN Games, is an experienced and committed leader with extensive Executive Human Resources experience in multi-national organizations across the USA; Europe; Asia and North Africa. He has a track record of success in setting the strategic direction, driving organizational change, providing leadership for the function, developing and influencing critical business relationships and delivering results aligned to business goals in places such as American Express and Fidelity.
GSN Games is a leading provider of cross-platform entertainment, including social casino games and skill tournaments designed to fuel every player’s inner winner. They are based primarily in the US and India. Part of GSN, - Wheel of Fortune on TV. About 500 people, it is the design and development of these games. Founded in 1999 as skill games site WorldWinner.com, the company has evolved into a premier social, mobile and online games company.
Working at GSN involves an open workspace with game consoles all around. It is an open and transparent culture. Upper management is available to questions and conversation with employees. Unlimited vacation times with good benefits are also some of the perks of working at GSN. Additionally there is an emphasis on a healthy culture balance of work and private lives.
How do you budget for the ‘perks’ – such as free food or redesigning the office - often found in the office?
How do you ensure shareholder value at the studio level?
How do you deal with different offices and their cultures in different parts of the world?
Walmsley’s advice for individuals is to embrace change and reinvent yourself periodically
His advice for executives is to listen and hear, move away from personal discomfort, and have the courage to take risks.
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