Internal survey finds 25% of Ubisoft employees witnessed or experienced misconduct

Ubisoft has despatched out an inner letter from CEO Yves Guillemot to its employees revealing the outcomes of an inner survey investigating stories of a poisonous office tradition on the studio, in addition to laying out what the corporate intends to do to fight the hostile setting.

The letter, which was passed along to Gamespot over the weekend, mentioned that “nearly 14,000” employees responded to the nameless, unbiased survey and located that “The survey showed that roughly 25% have experienced or witnessed some form of workplace misconduct in the past two years, and that 1 in 5 do not feel fully respected or safe in the work environment.”

Equally damning was the survey’s findings on how the harassment effected employees of totally different genders, discovering that ladies experienced harassment greater than 30% extra generally than males, with the perentage rising to 45% for non-binary respondants. 

As a response to the audit, the corporate says it is placing into movement a four-point plan specializing in the important thing areas it feels it wants to enhance upon. First up is to “Guarantee a working environment where everybody can feel safe” by implementing channels inside the firm for employees to report misconduct and escalate the stories safely and anonymously, in addition to asking every Ubisoft website to arrange first-level anti-sexism and anti-harrassment coaching that will likely be compulsary for all employees by the tip of December.

The second level goals to “Putting diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do” which is able to contain the hiring of a brand new put up of Head of Diversity and Inclusion in addition to hiring extra executives on their editorial groups. Another new place —the Chief People Officer—will likely be made to assist with level three: “Refocus and strengthen our HR function” by reviewing the organisation and present hiring practices.

The last level “Make the managers of the group accountable and empower them” has Guillemot promising to “better support our managers so they become more examplary and become champions of these changes throughout our organisation” after noting that solely 66% of these surveyed felt they’d recieved the help they wanted within the aftermath of reporting an incident.

The report comes within the wake of Guillemot apologising to Ubisoft followers for the multitude of incidents that had come to gentle in a video earlier than the newest Ubisoft Forward presentation final month that noticed a number of excessive profile layoffs and an nameless instrument for employees to report incidents again in July.   

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