Fishlabs builds up Human Resources department: Jan-Oliver Dahl to become HR Director

Hamburg, Germany - March 19th, 2013 – Due to the company’s numerous hirings of the past couple of months, Fishlabs now builds up its own Human Resources department. With immediate effect, Jan-Oliver Dahl takes over the office of the Human Resources Director. In this position, he takes care of all needs and concerns of the Hamburg-based development studio’s 76-headed team. Among others, his main duties and responsibilities include off-the-job trainings and personnel development as well the recruiting of new employees.

Prior to joining Fishlabs, Jan-Oliver Dahl (42) had been working in the personnel department of the Berenberg Bank for almost 12 years. Before his departure, he had last filled the position of Director of Personnel Development. Together with a six-headed team, he was responsible for the interests of the Berenberg Bank’s 1100 employees all over the world. In that capacity he took over the conception and internationalization of the company’s personnel development and management development. Furthermore, he was also responsible for the implementation and development of a variety of company-specific personnel instruments. And last but not least, Dahl’s manifold areas of activity also included the recruitment of trainees and young academics via a broad selection of university marketing activities, graduate programs and the introduction of new jobs that require formal training. Before he became Director of Personnel Development, Dahl had worked for the Berenberg Bank as acting Head of Personnel Department. In that capacity, his main duty was the recruitment of new employees and executives.   

„Due to our rapid growth throughout the past couple of months, we have now reached a point, where the establishment of an own Human Resources department is absolutely mandatory,“ says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “We have not only ramped up all branches of our company, from as programming and producing to game design and art design, but we also still have almost a dozen open vacancies to fill. To make sure that every Fishlabs employee can still be taken care of and supported on a personal level, we have now taken Jan-Oliver on board. He is a very experienced and qualified HR Director with an enormous expertise in all sub-areas of the Human Resources sector. And while our studio has already been growing at a rapid but healthy pace, it is to be expected that we will hire even more new employees once Galaxy on Fire – Alliances, our first Free-2-Play multiplayer game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, has been released on the App Store in Q3 of 2013. Hence, the timing could hardly have been better for Jan-Oliver to join our ranks and take care of all HR-related matters.”


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