Building a pipeline of exceptional creatives.

On-Demand Sourcing for Activision


Activision logo

  • Founded: 1979
  • Client Since: 2016
  • Industry: Video Games & Publishing
  • Headquarters: Santa Monica, CA
  • Subsidiaries: 13 including Sledgehammer Games, Infinity Ward & Treyarch

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard, the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. It develops and publishes video games based on beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. The company ranked as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” in 2017.


The Activision logo on the company‘s Santa Monica, California headquarters.

At A Glance

The Challenge

One of Activision’s Call of Duty studios was hiring lots, lots, lots: character artists, environment artists, VFX artists, and animators.

There were so many open positions, even the combined capacity of both the studio and Activision’s talent acquisition teams wasn’t enough.

Our Solution

Flexible on-demand sourcing, including name generation, portfolio review, initial reach out, and scheduling phone screens for the internal talent team.

Support was scaled at:

1 recruiter
40 hours per week


Key Successes

2,002 candidates sourced over 3 months

35 candidates interviewed by internal talent team

7 candidates received offers, 5 accepted

Filled all animator openings in 3 months

“We were looking for the creatives who would develop the next ‘Call of Duty.’ Working directly with the internal talent team, we sourced a lot of potential candidates, then carefully reviewed their portfolios and work samples to make sure only the most exceptionally-skilled talent was put forward.”

Sydney Paris, Activision project recruiter, Recruiting Social


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