How Activision-Blizzard Became a Best Company to Work For

Every year FORTUNE releases its list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and in 2015, Jiff client Activision Blizzard, the interactive entertainment powerhouse responsible for World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, made the list.

In FORTUNE’s Activision Blizzard profile, they identified great benefits as a key reason for their high standing, specifically noting “[Activision Blizzard] doles out cold, hard cash bonuses to employees and their spouses and domestic partners for daily steps tracked on Fitbits.” We are proud to add that this incentives program was designed, supported, and enabled by our team here at Jiff.

“Jiff enabled us to give our employees the push they needed to improve their health. Jiff is a key reason we broke into Fortune’s list.”

“Jiff enabled us to give our employees the push they needed to improve their health, but the products did more than just that,” said Milt Ezzard, Sr. Director of Global Benefits at Activision Blizzard. “Their game-based programing also brought out a great sense of competition and camaraderie across our many studios, Jiff is a key reason we broke into Fortune’s list.”

In a world where employees shop for jobs the same way they shop for consumer goods, reputation matters. From FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, to Glassdoor reviews, employers need to stand out to attract the best talent. In fact, almost 50 percent of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list survey respondents identified benefits and compensation as a key reason they were driven to their current employer.

A FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list mention is a great PR achievement for any company, but it’s more than just that. This list makes retaining and recruiting industry-leading talent much easier. “Everyone at Activision Blizzard was very excited about FORTUNE, our recruiters especially,” said Ezzard. “I have every reason to believe that through our continued partnership with Jiff, we’ll make FORTUNE’s list again next year.”