A message from the IGN group to the gaming and leisure communities.
[Note: Please know that this has been written by the IGN content team, not by management or legal or anyone else.]
To the gaming and leisure group:
It’s with nice disappointment, ache, and remorse that we let you know that IGN has failed two of its feminine workers, one former and one present – each of whom the group cares deeply about. We’re devastated that two of our personal have needed to reside with and carry this ache for greater than a 12 months.
When the ladies made administration and human sources conscious of the state of affairs involving a now-former worker, these girls, within the estimation of the IGN group, didn’t get the respect and care that they deserved as IGN workers and as folks. That system, plainly put, failed them. It particularly failed them however it additionally failed all of us.
All of us have been wounded deeply by this – although once more, our struggling is nothing in comparison with these of our two beloved buddies – and this morning we addressed the open wound instantly with our administration group and human sources consultant in an emotional, tough, however finally productive two-hour assembly, the place any and all voices have been heard.
We care deeply about what we do, and we hope our ardour for video video games and leisure shines via in our articles, movies, and podcasts day-after-day. However we care much more deeply about one another, and we are going to proceed to combat to make this proper for the previous, current, and definitely the long run. Any future allegations might be taken extraordinarily severely, and we’re actively working to make sure that everybody on our group appears like they work in a protected surroundings; we won’t tolerate the exclusion or mistreatment of any folks. The human sources consultant who oversaw this case initially is now not with the corporate, and our present HR rep has been clear and keen to hearken to concepts and solutions for the right way to create a greater work surroundings going ahead.
We’re conscious of the affect that IGN has within the gaming and leisure group, and we are going to make the most of that to the perfect of our talents going ahead. And we are going to proceed to problem our administration and human sources groups to repair what’s damaged, as a result of if we are able to’t or if we don’t, then IGN will now not be a spot we’re proud to name house – as content material creators, leisure customers, and as players.
The IGN Staff