Former Vivendi colleagues create Talented People

Paris, 13th February 2009

Further to the reorganization of the Vivendi group’s videogames subsidiary Activision Blizzard (which includes the development studio Vivendi Games Mobile), a group of colleagues (supported by management and human resources) have created Talented People.

Talented people is a web site ( http://www.talented-people.org) presenting the profiles and CV’s of Activision Blizzard employees who have left the group.

“Our know-how being in the field of multimedia, it seemed logical to create a site which presents our profession and our new business projects. As a publisher of PC, console and mobile phone games, we have very different profiles to offer ranging from developers, marketing experts, sales people and administrative staff among others. Our objective is to offer recruitment agencies a site in which they can quickly find the talent they are looking for in all kinds of fields” explains Simon Poidevin, founder of Talented People and former Executive producer at Vivendi Games Mobile.

This site is already being used by recruitment agencies in France who welcome the idea and the team’s ambition to find a concrete and practical reassignment solution.

The team behind this initiative would also like to offer this type of service to firms who may be interested in the concept.

For more information please visit

http://www.talented-people.org or send an email to contact@talented-people.org.


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