Ubisoft’s new chief folks officer will work to make sure its “tradition is anchored in security, respect, and well-being” • Eurogamer.internet


Ubisoft has appointed a brand new chief folks officer to make sure its “office tradition is anchored in security, respect, and well-being”.

Anika Grant – who has beforehand held senior HR roles at Dyson and Uber – will even oversee “international recruiting, expertise administration, and management growth” and stories on to co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot.

“I’m very glad to welcome Anika Grant as our new Chief Folks Officer. Her power, optimism and breadth of expertise will probably be nice property to maintain evolving our method to HR and expertise administration,” Guillemot stated in a assertion (thanks, The Gamer).

“Working alongside me, Anika’s mission will include aligning all our HR groups with a robust, shared imaginative and prescient, constructing a strong expertise pipeline, and implementing revolutionary and new methods of working.”

Grant will even work towards bettering Ubisoft’s “organisational efficiency” and “innovating on methods to develop expertise”.

Ubisoft was pressured to take away a number of senior members of employees final 12 months when a number of Ubisoft staff got here ahead with allegations of great sexual misconduct. Many have been accused of bullying, demeaning feedback, retaliatory motion, and sexual harassment.

Ubisoft subsequently introduced it will examine all allegations made by staff – and audit its present insurance policies, processes, and techniques with help from specialist exterior consultants, saying it was “totally dedicated to taking any and all applicable disciplinary motion”.

Since then, the corporate has seen numerous high-profile resignations, departures, and suspensions involving senior administration, together with Splinter Cell and Far Cry artistic director Maxime Béland, vice chairman Tommy Francois, marketer Andrien Gbinigie, Murderer’s Creed Valhalla artistic director Ashraf Ismail, and Hugues Ricour, the managing director of the writer’s Singapore studio, which is at the moment engaged on Cranium & Bones.

In an replace on its “cultural transformation” shared in direction of the tip of final 12 months, the writer stated it had “put in place the actions and assets essential to deal with these points”, together with obligatory anti-sexism and anti-harassment coaching, the recruitment of a brand new VP of World Range & Inclusion, and the institution of a Content material Assessment Committee “to make sure that the Group’s content material and product advertising and marketing is aligned with Ubisoft’s values of respect and equity”.

“I am excited to be a part of Ubisoft, whose mission is to supply alternatives for enrichment and self-discovery via revolutionary and authentic gaming experiences,” Grant stated in an announcement.

“I’m additionally extremely proud to associate with the gifted, passionate folks at Ubisoft to ship on this mission, and assured that collectively, we’ll proceed making Ubisoft an employer of alternative, one that provides its staff members thrilling challenges, a welcoming and open atmosphere, and the liberty to precise their creativity day by day.”

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