Unlocking A Complicated Industry

Liz Prince our consultant managing the role
Author: Liz Prince
Posting date: 17/10/2023

The Value of Working with a Games Recruitment Agency


There has been a lot of sad news recently about redundancies and restructuring within the industry, and our thoughts go out to all those affected. For those studios who are still expanding or restructuring their businesses, working with a specialist recruitment agency can bring many benefits, particularly during a time of flux and change within the sector.


  • Deep Industry Knowledge

One of the primary advantages of partnering with a specialist recruitment agency lies in its understanding of the nuances of the market. An agency with many years of experience in the industry will recognise the sector’s dynamics, trends, and unique job requirements. This expertise allows an agency to provide invaluable market insights and guidance to both job seekers and studios who are looking to hire, even in challenging economic times.

  • A Vast Network

A good recruitment agency will have an extensive network within the industry, maintaining relationships with everyone from devs to studio heads. This means that the recruitment specialists are able to guide studios to their next key hire, probably someone who otherwise wouldn’t have visibility of your studio or roles. This brings us to our next point…

  • Customised Matchmaking

The roles required in the games industry are diverse, from game developers and designers to marketers and community managers. An experienced recruitment agency understands these varied roles and can match candidates accordingly. A personalised approach results in better matches, particularly for candidates who may not be actively looking for a role but would be valuable additions to your team.

  • Plug and Play - Scalability

Recruitment is time-consuming and resource intensive, especially in times of peak hiring. When time-to-market is crucial, a streamlined hiring process is essential and working with an agency can significantly expedite the hiring process while allowing you to continue to focus on your core business, particularly important during a time when resources might be tight. This benefits jobseekers as well, as they can expect faster responses and feedback from prospective employers, ensuring your employer brand is not negatively impacted by a poor candidate experience.

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

EDI is important to many games studios, so your recruitment agency should align with your values in this area. Amiqus is proud to support Women in Games, Limit Break and other organisations and initiatives in this space. Our G Into Gaming initiative, created by Amiqus’ Business Manager Liz Prince, aims to encourage more women and girls to consider a career in games, and then support them in their roles. Data suggests that, at best, only 30 per cent of those working in games are women – with 50 per cent of all gamers being women and girls, the industry should be more representative of our audience. Amiqus can work with studios to help them attract more women to their organisations.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of working with a specialist recruitment agency, we would be delighted to arrange a call.


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