A work environment that appeals to young people's needs and values is essential to attract and retain the next generation. This is especially true in the video game industry, where a significant portion of employees range in age from 20 to 34.
This is a top priority here at Behaviour, and those efforts were rewarded with our third consecutive appearance on the Great Place to Work Institute’s list of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Today’s Youth.
To make the list, at least 90% of Behaviour employees surveyed for the Institute’s independent Trust Index must agree with the statement “People are treated fairly regardless of their age.” Additionally, at least 50 respondents had to be under the age of 35, along with at least 30% of Behaviour’s workforce.
Behaviour more than doubles this last requirement, with nearly 60% of our team of 1,300 people under the age of 35. Many begin their journey with Behaviour as part of our popular internship program, which last year welcomed 87 interns. Behaviour also hired 68% of graduates full-time after their internships.
Behaviour’s team-based structure and its emphasis on collaboration and knowledge sharing foster an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and growing. Its policies favour internal mobility and all team members have access to development, training, and regular opportunities to define and develop their goals and aspirations with their managers.
“Youth place high value on workplaces that reflect their passion and where work-life balance and professional development are taken seriously,” says Kalina Morin, VP People & Culture at Behaviour. “Being named a Best Workplace for Today’s Youth is hopefully a sign that our younger team members feel at home here and see a promising future for themselves with Behaviour.”