Want To Work At Roblox? Your Interview Could Be Inside The Game
Roblox is essentially introducing a new digital, recruitment suite.
Roblox has announced a new recruitment center... inside Roblox itself. The in-game experience lets potential candidates explore what it might be like to work at the company without geographic barriers, as long as they have a strong internet connection.
In an official blog post, the company expresses a desire to build a workforce that "embodies a broad range of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds." The center allows outreach to potential employees who could not be reached through in-person recruitment methods. The experience includes events, podcasts, and conversations with Roblox employees. It can also help those unfamiliar with Roblox itself get acquainted with the platform and its tools.
The experience can also help candidates prepare for their interview. In the in-game library, candidates can find texts to help them prepare. Candidates can also learn more about the company's problem-solving assessments. They can take practice tests to see what they might experience during interviews. Eventually, candidates will even be able to interview directly inside the experience.
Roblox is one of the biggest games, and social platforms, in the world. The platform has hosted virtual performances from Twenty One Pilots and Charli XCX. It has collaborated with various brands, including SpongeBob, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Chipotle. It has also faced controversy for its policies related to younger users and its game development tools. Two recent reports from YouTube channel People Make Games alleged that the company was exploiting child developers. Earlier this year, the company made changes to its ad policy, ensuring that users under 13 would not see advertisements. The platform currently has 65.5 million active users, but Roblox has ambitions for one billion.