Behaviour Interactive Recognized as One of Montreal’s Best Employers
Editor’s note: While Great Places to Work Canada is a for-profit HR teaching agency that recognizes and works with employers, its “Best Workplaces” list is an independently-published list.
It’s no secret that Montreal’s Behaviour Interactive is a place that Canadian video game development talent wants to work — a recent three-peat has solidified that.
While the indie developer is known for their slash-hit horror co-op title, Dead By Daylight has players running from some of the most feared pop culture phenomena, it manages to retain its staff members. Resulting in a third straight “Great Places to Work Canada” designation for Oct 2021 to Sep 2022, as handed out by the aptly-named Great Places to Work Canada.
In addition to overall distinctions, Behaviour also landed on the “Best Workplaces for Hybrid Work” list — one that has taken on a whole new meaning in the past couple of years.
In a one-page letter to Console Creatures, a representative for the studio highlights that the reason for this distinction is that the studio:
Has always had a very human approach to its workplace and employees, and it took on new importance because of COVID-19.
From the start of the pandemic, Behaviour prioritized the health of employees and undertook multiple measures to ensure their well-being and safety. o For Behaviour, maintaining employee morale and comfort would be crucial and, to this end, introduced an array of programs and initiatives to keep them feeling cared for, engaged, and motivated.
Behaviour provides a workplace where work and life don’t compete but fit together. o All managers are empowered to work with their team members to find the right balance between their personal and professional lives. That could mean helping a new mother or father adapt their schedule around the needs of their newborn child or allowing someone newly returned to school to work around their course load.
Behaviour recognizes that everyone has unique personal and professional needs, and has created a workplace that ensures that they’re met.
In terms of work-life balance and stress management, Behaviour remains one of the only gaming studios that has abolished crunch time and actively discourages overtime.
Behaviour’s days start at 9 and end at 5
As a result of COVID-19, Behaviour has now adopted a permanent work-from-home option that allows employees to work full-time from home if they want.
All employees also have access to a dedicated partner on the HR team who will work with them to address concerns.