Hong Kong, 11 November 2007 – NetDragon Websoft Inc, a leading online game developer and operator, (“NetDragon” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, Stock Code: 8288), has been named “2007 The Best Employer in the PRC – The Best Company to Work For” by Fortune magazine (Chinese edition).
NetDragon was listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 2 November 2007. The Company was the only domestic online game company to be named a “Best Employer” among the 20 awardees.
The 2007 “Best Employer” rankings are designed by Fortune to evaluate employers’ ability to attract and retain talent. The magazine conducted comprehensive employee satisfaction surveys among a number of industries in the PRC.
Mr. Liu Luyuan, CEO and Executive Director of NetDragon said, “As an 8-year old online game developer and operator, NetDragon and the industry is strongly motivated by this award. It proves that our approach, to invest in employees as we do in the business, gets results. Employees are the core asset of the company, and only happy employees can produce entertainment products that bring joy to others.”
Currently, NetDragon has more than six hundred of employees. The Company provides staff with salaries among the highest in the industry in the PRC, and has also establish the NetDragon University, which offers comprehensive training opportunities to employees to allow them to pursue continuous growth both professionally and in life. The Chairman of the Company even used its own money to built a clubhouse for employees with facilities such as a swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, a hall for tae kwon do, a gymnasium, an archery hall, a cinema, all provided with free drinks. NetDragon’s staff canteen, in Fuzhou, is the envy of the community.
Using technical expertise developed within the games industry, NetDragon strives to manage the Company in a scientific way, using tools such as an in-house ERP management system and an in-house knowledge management platform. The Company has invested substantially in developing a truly professional human resources department to best assess, evaluate and design career plans for its employees. Among the Company’s innovative programs is a credit system based on the ERP system which encourages good attendance and creativity. Employees can use their earned credit points from ERP system to bid for prizes every quarter. This system is designed to create a home-like atmosphere and unlock their potential for creativity – a reflection of the company’s motto, “Work playfully, learn playfully and manage playfully”.
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Founded in 1999, NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the PRC’s leading online game developers and operators and is headquartered in Fuzhou, the PRC. The Company has successfully developed and operated several large-scale online games, including a demon fantasy game Eudemons Online; Conquer Online, a game featuring ancient martial arts heroes; a robot fighting game Zero Online; 2D turn-based cartoon pets game Monster and Me; and Era of Faith, a game featuring a virtual medieval fantasy world.
For the six months ended 30 June 2007, the revenue of the Company amounted to RMB261.7 million with a growth rate of 902.4%.
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