"The idea is not to condense the working hours into [four] days, but rather to review our ways of doing things and our quality time invested, with the aim of working better!" Eidos Head of Studio David Anfossi explained in a Q&A.
"Above all, we want to increase the productivity and well-being of our employees."
He said the company is currently working on a transition plan. One idea is to reduce all meetings within the company from one hour to 30 minutes.
Anfossi suggested pandemic-related remote work restrictions and emphasis on employee well-being pushed the company to rethink its approach to its operations and culture. He also said Eidos was inspired by a four-day workweek pilot project in Iceland.
He called the move to reduce working hours "another step towards the embodiment of the studio's values, building a healthy, creative, and sustainable work environment for our employees."
Eidos is responsible for projects such as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers video game adaptations, among others.
If you're job hunting, you might be on the lookout for companies that appear to have highly engaged employees. According to The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards, Air Canada ranked among the top eight employers for employee engagement in 2021 — and, if that's enough to entice you, it's also hiring for 61 roles that are open to Montrealers.
Have you been dreaming of a four-day workweek forever now? Well, this Montreal company is in the midst of moving to a four-day workweek and the employer plans to keep employees' salaries the same.
So, we figured we'd see which positions video game studio Eidos has available at the moment.
Eidos told MTL Blog that "the 4-day week is already in effect for some teams, each of which is responsible for submitting its integration plan to the studio head for approval."*
When asked if new hires will be able to take advantage of the reduced work week immediately, the company said yes, so long as the four-day workweek program is approved on their team. "The 4-day work week applies to all studio employees."*
The company currently has 22 job openings. These include:
As for the perks and benefits of working at Eidos, the company stated that "you benefit from a competitive salary and advantageous bonus plans, while having the possibility of working remotely and adjusting your work schedules in order to create your own work-family balance."
Wondering why the company chose to move to a four-day workweek? In a Q&A, Eidos Head of Studio David Anfossi said, "The idea is not to condense the working hours into [four] days, but rather to review our ways of doing things and our quality time invested, with the aim of working better!"
The positions at Eidos were open at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
If you've always dreamt of taking flight and potentially travelling around the world, being an Air Canada flight attendant could be the job for you.
Being a flight attendant at Air Canada comes with a lot of responsibility. Since you're the face of the company, empathy, patience, and a desire to provide excellent service are a must for all flight attendants, the job posting makes clear.
If you apply and qualify, you'll need to complete a seven-week full-time paid training program based in Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. You'll also be required to pass a security clearance and medical evaluation.
Air Canada is looking for candidates who are ideally bilingual in English and French or bilingual in English and any of the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Greek, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Punjabi and Turkish.
Air Canada flight attendants can earn $28.28/hour.
All candidates will be required to have a full round of COVID-19 vaccinations by October 31, 2021.
Prospective applicants can all the details on the company's careers portal.