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Ubisoft CEO explains how the company is aiming for change to prevent abuse

Ubisoft CEO explains how the company is aiming for change to prevent abuse

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sent an email to its employees today to keep them up to date on investigating abuse by publishers, highlighting “four closely related areas that need to be improved quickly.” did. Ubisoft is a general abuse of sexual, verbal, and multiple senior staff leaving the company and being fired from the company. In an email provided to IGN, Guillemot described the subsequent independent survey, with 2,000 employees attending listening sessions, 14,000 responding to anonymous surveys, and 100 interviews. , Shared that 40 focus groups were held.

Following this audit, Ubisoft identified “four closely related areas that need to be improved quickly.”

  1. We guarantee a workplace environment where everyone feels respected and safe.
  2. Put diversity and unity at the center of everything we do.
  3. Refocus and enhance HR functions.
  4. Make the group manager accountable and empower.

According to an internal Ubisoft survey, approximately 25% of employees “have experienced or witnessed some form of workplace fraud in the last two years, with one in five being fully respected or safe in the work environment. I don’t feel there. “

Ubisoft states that it has enacted compulsory sexism and harassment prevention training and is strengthening professional support and support for its employees. Guillemot states that it has already taken disciplinary action as a result of an internal investigation, but the Code of Conduct will be revised and enforced in the future.

Ubisoft also said, “We are looking for a new VP that complements our editorial team and helps us create more diverse and comprehensive games.”[.]”Ubisoft’s editorial team is responsible for all Ubisoft game story and core creative decisions and has been criticized for lack of diversity. The company is also responsible for diversity and inclusiveness. I am interviewing.

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“Some have also questioned the potential for our changes.” Sure, these changes will happen and we will work together, “Gillemot concludes. Especially because it takes time to see the full results of Ubisoft’s internal changes, but the company still needs to play an important role in VP, editing, diversity and inclusiveness.

Matt TM Kim is an IGN reporter.