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  • October 11, 2019 - How to manage remote work based on your personality type

    News Organization: Fast Company

    Annmarie Neal has worked remotely for most of her career. Now as the chief human resources officer at Ultimate Software, she’s based in Colorado while the company’s headquarters is located in Florida.

  • October 9, 2019 - Is Remote Work the Key to a Better Work-Life Balance? Maybe Not.

    News Organization: The Motley Fool

    Working from home can even be a solid career move. In fact, in a new report by Ultimate Software, 90% of remote employees say they feel very productive.

  • September 30, 2019 - How Gen Z Could Change Corporate Culture -- And How We Can Keep Up

    News Organization: Forbes

    These days, the generational gap in the workplace seems starker than ever. The average age in the C-suite is 54, and CEOs and CFOs are actually getting older on average. Meanwhile, millennials have represented the majority of the U.S. labor force since 2016.

  • September 19, 2019 - How the Best Workplaces Are Working Toward Better Gender Fairness

    News Organization: Fortune

    Hospitality giant Hilton topped the list of the best large workplaces for women, followed by business application maker Ultimate Software and grocery store chain Wegmans Food Markets.

  • September 6, 2019 - Why so many women want to change careers

    News Organization: Fast Company

    This is why it’s important to provide benefits and support and show rather than tell women how valuable they are to the organization. One example is Ultimate Software, which, not surprisingly, topped InHerSight’s list of the 20 Best Companies for Working Moms.

  • August 22, 2019 - 3 Management Habits That Can Drastically Improve Your Remote Workplace

    News Organization: Inc.

    The common narrative is that remote workers are isolated, disengaged and cut off from their company’s culture. A new survey from Ultimate Software suggests that many of these assumptions are outdated, but challenges remain.

  • August 21, 2019 - AI's Place In HR And The Workplace

    News Organization: Forbes

    Artificial intelligence technology’s increasing sophistication and prevalence has led to incredible disruption in the world of work. Successful organizations are learning to become more personal, intuitive and supportive while leveraging innovative tools to embrace agility and direct AI strategy.

  • August 20, 2019 - The Surprising Benefits Of Working Remotely -- And How To Make The Case For It

    News Organization: Forbes

    Interestingly, a recent study from Ultimate Software revealed that remote workers aren't just surviving, they are thriving. They are not only saving time by skipping their commute, but 50% of them reported feeling less stressed when remote.

  • August 1, 2019 - How to conduct an exit interview that isn’t terrible

    News Organization: Fast Company

    “While onboarding experiences set the foundation for your employees’ relationships with your organization, exit interviews can be the difference between a burnt bridge and an open door,” says Kathleen Pai, vice president of people at Ultimate Software, an HR technology provider.

  • July 19, 2019 - What Interviews Can Tell Us About Long-Term Culture Fit

    News Organization: Forbes

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) are enabling a more inclusion-conscious recruiting process and helping to ensure the strongest candidates aren’t accidentally overlooked.

  • July 10, 2019 - How Millennials Are Changing the Face of Leadership

    News Organization: Fortune

    To determine the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey results from more than 4.5 million people, who responded to more than 60 survey questions. Ultimate Software, a maker of HR applications, ranked No. 1 on this year’s list.

  • July 5, 2019 - Summer Reads From Tech CEOs

    News Organization: Forbes

    Scott Scherr, the CEO of Ultimate Software: “A few years after founding Ultimate Software, I received a copy of The Winner Within, a leadership book by legendary basketball coach and current Miami HEAT President Pat Riley. I’ve made it a point to re-read it almost every year since.

  • June 11, 2019 - A Review Of Performance Reviews: Can We Improve Them -- Or Learn To Love Them?

    News Organization: Forbes

    Although reviews originally started as a strategy to help employees improve and to build better companies, the process has, in many cases, grown to be a routine chore that is often stressful, unhelpful and sometimes even harmful.

  • June 5, 2019 - Start EX Early. Humanize the Candidate Experience

    News Organization: HR Daily Advisor

    It’s easy to forget that every employee hired into your organization was once a candidate applying for a new job opportunity. These applicants chose your company over hundreds of others in the hopes of starting a new career journey. And it’s a jobseeker’s market today.

  • May 17, 2019 - Intrinsic Bias Hurts AI (And Your Organization) -- Here's How To Stop It

    News Organization: Forbes

    Intrinsic bias. We’re all guilty of it; it’s part of what makes us human. But we should always strive to be better and fairer, and to eliminate these biases when they arise.

  • May 17, 2019 - How to find out why you didn’t get the job

    News Organization: Fast Company

    You can also include questions that are unique to your experience, adds Kathleen Pai, vice president of human resources at Ultimate Software. “If you gave a presentation or submitted a writing sample, ask what would have made it stronger, or what key points they felt were missing,” she says.

  • May 10, 2019 - The most challenging part of maternity leave is how to come back

    News Organization: Quartz at Work

    Working moms need maternity return—not just maternity leave. Having lived through the highs and lows of balancing a career with motherhood for most of my own professional life, I believe leave should be just one part of a much more comprehensive maternity plan.

  • May 9, 2019 - What Deep Blue And AlphaGo Can Teach Us About Explainable AI

    News Organization: Forbes

    Most researchers at the time believed computers would never be able to match a skilled human opponent at a game requiring innately human qualities. But that didn’t stop them from trying.

  • May 8, 2019 - U.S. will begin collecting data for pay equity analysis

    News Organization: TechTarget

    Ultimate Software, for instance, which makes the UltiPro HR system, includes a pay equity analysis tool. It is used by Courtney Paulsen, an HR analyst at Alameda Electrical Distributers, an Alcal Industries Inc. mechanical, electrical and plumbing distributor and contractor in Hayward, Calif.

  • May 3, 2019 - Eight Ways To Navigate New AI Tech During A Job Search

    News Organization: Forbes

    It’s important for candidates to understand that AI helps recruiters cast the widest possible net with greater precision and speed than manual processes allow. - Vivian Maza, Ultimate Software

  • April 22, 2019 - Employee Experience Equals Customer Experience

    News Organization: HR Daily Advisor

    Countless studies have demonstrated that a strong customer experience (CX) leads to stronger businesses, improving everything from retention and loyalty to revenue growth.

  • April 15, 2019 - The Importance Of Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

    News Organization: Forbes

    Showing employees recognition motivates them to keep doing amazing work, which, in turn, means happier customers. Employees who feel recognized for their work are also more likely to stay with a company, resulting in less turnover, a critical factor for your bottom line.

  • March 26, 2019 - The Importance Of Establishing Company Core Values -- And How To Define Them

    News Organization: Forbes

    Company culture is increasingly becoming a differentiator for organizations of all sizes and across industries. A positive, productive culture has the power to make prospective employees and customers want to partner with you, and — just as important — stay with you for the long term.

  • March 11, 2019 - 10 Smart Ways HR Departments Can Leverage Workforce Analytics

    News Organization: Forbes

    By applying predictive and prescriptive analytics software to employee feedback, companies can easily sort through large amounts of data, uncover insights to better understand employees and take proactive steps to develop and retain their talent.

  • March 10, 2019 - Three Tips To Thrive in A Male-Dominated Industry

    News Organization: Forbes

    As the CFO of Ultimate Software, Felicia Alvaro occupies a space very few women have been able to enter (only 11% of CFOs across industries are women).

  • March 4, 2019 - Common sense AI approaches point to more general applications

    News Organization: TechTarget

    With common sense AI, the Anderson Center for Autism could get answers to questions it didn't know it needed to ask, said CIO Gregg Paulk.

  • February 19, 2019 - The Top Three Considerations For Designing Ethical AI

    News Organization: Forbes

    We’ve reached a point where AI’s promise goes far beyond consumer-facing applications like text prediction or anti-lock braking systems. Its potential is seemingly limitless and has certainly caught the attention of governments and other powerful agencies around the world.

  • February 19, 2019 - How To Make Sure Payroll Pays You Back

    News Organization: Forbes

    Of the many services HR offers, and the myriad ways it makes employees feel appreciated every day, the payroll department may be the most frequently overlooked and underappreciated. It’s less “glamorous” than promotion paperwork and often less emotional than personnel issues.

  • February 15, 2019 - Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    In comments, employees uniformly refer to “relaxed, unassuming, and warm” CEO Scott Scherr as “Scott” and emphasize a company culture in which top executives are visible and accessible, with “no executive floor or special key in the elevator.”

  • January 29, 2019 - The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Unstructured Organizational Data?

    News Organization: Forbes

    Unstructured data, like emails and copy, do not usually follow a predefined model or fit into relational databases. Therefore, a great deal of enterprise data is unstructured, but many organizations may have ignored it completely due to the inherent difficulties of analyzing it.

  • January 23, 2019 - How Can You Spot a Great Leader When You See One? Look for 5 Uncommon Traits Employees Will Love

    News Organization: Inc.

    Over the years, as we assessed our benefits offerings, it was important to me that we provide the same benefits coverage for married same-sex couples as for married heterosexual couples, to truly make our workplace feel inclusive.

  • January 22, 2019 - How To Make Giving And Community Service Cornerstones Of Your Culture

    News Organization: Forbes

    As we begin a new year, volunteering and other selfless acts of giving are top of mind for many companies and employees. We’re reminded of the importance of charity during the season of giving, and when we give as a company, there’s a trickle-down, “feel good” effect felt by those who participate.

  • January 17, 2019 - The 50 Best Workplaces in Technology

    News Organization: Fortune

    Employees say: "I can't say enough. Ultimate is so authentic, genuine, caring, loving. This makes me want to do my job, the best way possible, every single day almost in the form of payback for them doing right by me and my family."

  • December 11, 2018 - Learning in 2018: The rise of technology and calls for personalization

    News Organization: HR Dive

    Shifts in connective technologies have created an influx of remote workers, bringing new challenges in talent management and prompting the need for training on how to manage these workers as well as providing tools for their own growth, Kathleen Pai, VP of HR at Ultimate Software, told HR Dive.

  • November 28, 2018 - How Your HR Department Can Develop an Ethical Stance on AI

    News Organization: HR Daily Advisor

    At Ultimate Software, our mission has always been to put people first, and to do so in the AI era, we are pioneering significant advances in the capability to understand every employee’s voice, including the critical aspects of how we feel and about what.

  • November 27, 2018 - 7 employers with great volunteer benefits

    News Organization: Employee Benefit Adviser

    Ultimate Software, a provider of human capital management solutions, provides all full-time employees with three paid days per year for community service and volunteer work with charities of their choosing.

  • November 26, 2018 - 31 Tech Predictions for 2019

    News Organization: Inc.

    In 2019, technologies designed with empathy in mind--that augment the human touch, rather than overpower or direct it--will come to the forefront as employers increasingly prioritize the holistic wellness of their people as the foundational way to improve their organization.

  • November 8, 2018 - Why Employees Don't Utilize Company Benefits (And How HR Can Help)

    News Organization: Forbes

    Benefits don’t always match the needs and wants of employees. People are diverse — different generations, career stages and life goals. Listen to employees when designing your offerings.- Vivian Maza, Ultimate Software

  • November 4, 2018 - Companies’ Memo to Workers: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    On the south Florida campus of payroll and talent management software company Ultimate Software Group Inc., large green banners near building entrances, with the words “Your Vote Matters,” encourage employees to vote.

  • October 22, 2018 - Here's How Exceptionally Successful People Generate Their Own Good Luck

    News Organization: Inc.

    Creating new opportunities in life starts with inclusivity. It's about being more open to everyone, from the people you work with daily to those you've just met. Take time to truly listen to the people around you. - Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software

  • October 12, 2018 - For remote workers, virtual body language really matters

    News Organization: Quartz at Work

    Whether it’s in the way we respond, make deadlines, or join meetings, our virtual body language can be just as important as the analog version.

  • October 8, 2018 - Data Rich, Insight Poor: How HR Can Use Data To Drive C-Suite Buy-In

    News Organization: Forbes

    HR leaders must embrace data optimization and learn to differentiate between data that’s valuable to the C-suite and data that’s just noise.

  • September 28, 2018 - What It Means To Hire For 'Culture Fit,' And How To Do It Right

    News Organization: Forbes

    Hiring is one of the most important — and challenging — roles of HR, and there are many important criteria to consider when evaluating a candidate’s potential fit.

  • September 19, 2018 - How These 4 Tech Companies Are Tackling Unconscious Bias

    News Organization: Forbes

    "We all struggle with biases, and even experienced HR leaders can end up with certain unconscious 'blind spots,'" says Vivian Maza, Chief People Officer at Ultimate Software. "But there are ways to evolve and build a more open and inclusive workplace."

  • August 23, 2018 - What Investors Should Look for in Great CEOs

    News Organization: Yahoo Finance

    Leaders who allocate capital effectively, attract and retain top talent, and consistently work to extend their company's competitive advantage tend to create strong businesses and drive them forward -- which often leads to great returns for shareholders.

  • August 21, 2018 - Data-Based Strategies To Recognize, Reward And Retain High-Potential Employees

    News Organization: Forbes

    Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is consistently one of the hardest challenges organizations face. Developing high-potential employees is crucial for priming future leaders and improving organizational performance while building a culture that fosters growth from within.

  • August 21, 2018 - Five Things Leaders Can Start Doing Today To Improve Culture -- Without Hurting The Bottom Line

    News Organization: Forbes

    Every company wants to create a happy and healthy workplace for employees, but few organizations have endless resources and time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your culture without straining your bottom line. In fact, starting small can often have the biggest impact.

  • July 28, 2018 - This Company Helps Their Employees Start a Family By Covering IVF Treatments: It's 'Like a Dream'

    News Organization: PEOPLE

    Because in vitro fertilization treatments cost about $12,000 and up — with no guarantee of success — Ultimate Software executives decided it made sense to add IVF coverage to their company’s medical plan.

  • July 27, 2018 - These are the companies that care most about their employees

    News Organization: New York Post

    Tech company Ultimate Software rounded out the top three, which offers a “Transgender 101” workshop aimed at providing all employees with a safe and welcoming environment.

  • July 25, 2018 - PEOPLE’s 2018 top 50 Companies that Care

    News Organization: PEOPLE

    Ultimate Software Ranks #3 on PEOPLE’s 2018 top 50 Companies that Care list.

  • July 19, 2018 - The Five C's Of Employee-Centric Company Cultures

    News Organization: Forbes

    Building and protecting a positive culture can feel daunting to HR leaders, especially as a company grows by hundreds, or even thousands, of employees. But, there are several straightforward steps you can take to start transforming your workplace.

  • July 18, 2018 - Ultimate Software to Buy PeopleDoc, Expands Europe Presence

    News Organization: Nasdaq

    The compatibility of the business lines is a key catalyst. Both Ultimate Software and PeopleDoc are engaged in similar operations with the broader perspective aimed at improving employee experience.

  • June 26, 2018 - The 10 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    News Organization: Fortune

    One worker says he’d be surprised if anyone could name all the great benefits “without forgetting at least one.” Many single out the firm’s integrity.

  • June 18, 2018 - Best Places to Work in IT 2018

    News Organization: Computerworld

    Ultimate Software also offers its tech team specific benefits geared toward learning and career development, because tech workers tend to value those things more.

  • June 12, 2018 - AI sentiment analysis system helps gauge employees’ feelings

    News Organization: TechTarget

    Based on the Xander AI platform, Ultimate Software's Perception system guides Valvoline corporate franchisee in gauging employees' feelings about workplace issues.

  • June 12, 2018 - The Key Role Evolving AI Will Play In Tech Hiring And Firing

    News Organization: Forbes

    While unfilled roles have a detrimental impact on organizational productivity, hiring the wrong person also results in a significant drain on resources. Fortunately, a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) tools are empowering recruiters to make smarter, more strategic hiring decisions.

  • June 7, 2018 - Motivating Employees Through Challenging (And Rewarding) Times

    News Organization: Forbes

    Motivation is what gets employees in the door every morning, keeps them committed to doing great work and inspires them to continuously go above and beyond. It’s also a crucial ingredient in building happy, productive teams.

  • June 7, 2018 - The Business Rules of Hiring a Team in the Digital Era

    News Organization: Inc.

    Ultimate’s motto is “People First” and, as a result, the company’s culture plays a critical role in the way it hires new people and builds teams.

  • June 1, 2018 - Eight Ways To Encourage Employees To Give Back To Your Community

    News Organization: Forbes

    Besides just being the right thing to do, giving brings a positive energy to your culture and boosts morale. It’s a way to better lives throughout your community, and it provides a greater purpose for the work your people do daily. - Vivian Maza, Ultimate Software

  • May 31, 2018 - How to Recruit Soon-to-Be College Grads Before It's Too Late

    News Organization: Entrepreneur

    The key is to go beyond traditional recruiting materials like pamphlets. Vivian Maza, chief people officer of Weston, Fla.-based HR software company Ultimate Software, suggested immersing students in the organization itself.

  • May 25, 2018 - Software promotes intuitive shopping at enrollment

    News Organization: Employee Benefit Adviser

    Ultimate Software recently unveiled a tool that makes it easier for employees to view benefit options and better understand their choices as part of an intuitive shopping experience. It also aims to help simplify benefits administration.

  • May 7, 2018 - Want To Keep Your Employees? HR Pros Share Their Best Defense Against Turnover

    News Organization: Forbes

    The key is to show employees you care about them before they even start. The recruiting/onboarding experience sets the foundation for successful, long-term relationships with your people. - Vivian Maza, Ultimate Software

  • April 13, 2018 - New HR tools probe employee sentiment, feelings

    News Organization: TechTarget

    SPS Companies Inc., a steel and pipe supplier, is using an emerging technology to measure employee sentiment and get a better sense of how its employees really feel.

  • April 10, 2018 - 50+ Employee Engagement Ideas From Forbes Human Resources Council

    News Organization: Forbes

    When some (or all) of your employees are remote, you have to be more purposeful in creating connection. Vivian Maza, chief people officer of Ultimate Software, suggests “using tools that make coworkers feel like they’re next door, rather than across the state.

  • March 28, 2018 - What’s on Your Mind? Bosses Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Find Out

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Using Xander, First Horizon could slice and dice the feedback as soon as the survey closed. One insight the company gained from the survey was that it needed to work on its training program.

  • March 21, 2018 - Resolution Check-In: Are You Still Committed To Your 2018 HR Goals?

    News Organization: Forbes

    We’re almost a quarter of the way through the new year already. Now is the perfect time to check in on the goals we set for ourselves and our organizations this year. Are you still committed to your 2018 HR resolutions?

  • March 7, 2018 - Nine Strategies To Keep Unconscious Bias Out Of Your HR Department

    News Organization: Forbes

    Use Technology For More Objective, Data-Driven Decisions. We all have biases. The key is to remove them from the workplace. - Vivian Maza, Ultimate Software

  • February 20, 2018 - Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software Ranks #3 on Fortune Magazine's 2018 Best Companies to Work for List.

  • February 11, 2018 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    75% of workers say the top quality of an effective manager is approachability. From Ultimate Software and Center for Generational Kinetics' Work Satisfaction Survey.

  • February 9, 2018 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    80% of all employees, including managers themselves, feel they could do their jobs without their managers. From Ultimate Software and Center for Generational Kinetics' Work Satisfaction Survey.

  • February 8, 2018 - Employees Don't Trust Their Managers, And It's Hurting Your Bottom Line

    News Organization: Forbes

    In a recent national survey conducted by Ultimate Software and the Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), a stunning 80% of employees said they could do their job without their managers.

  • January 30, 2018 - Are Your Remote Workers Happy? How To Keep Teams Connected From Afar

    News Organization: Forbes

    Cultivating a remote workforce, and ensuring your virtual employees feel trusted, valued and part of your culture, is critical to your company’s long-term success.

  • January 17, 2018 - The 40 Best Workplaces in Technology

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Employees say: “The executive leadership team has always been a consistent part of Ultimate and their focus has never wavered. I truly can’t think of a place I would rather be than at Ultimate. I am proud to be an Ulti-Peep.”

  • December 14, 2017 - Three Ways Top Tech Firms Build Winning Teams

    News Organization: Forbes

    In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people are driving this constant innovation.

  • December 12, 2017 - Generous 401(k) Matches Helped Scott Scherr Build The Ultimate Software Stock

    News Organization: Forbes

    Over the past decade, few companies have performed as well as Ultimate Software, a payroll and human resources software seller, and done so with less fanfare.

  • December 12, 2017 - Just 100: 14 CEOs On Why Treating Workers Well Is Good For Business

    News Organization: Forbes

    "You take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers, the business will thrive, and your shareholders will benefit. We’ve always believed that, and we’ve never wavered." - Scott Scherr

  • December 10, 2017 - Would You Turn Down A 10% Raise To Stay With A Great Boss?

    News Organization: MSN

    As much as money naturally matters to employees, 56% would walk away from a fair amount of it to stay with a boss they like and trust. This is a key finding from an insightful new study from Ultimate Software exploring the relationships between managers and employees.

  • December 10, 2017 - Would You Turn Down A 10% Raise To Stay With A Great Boss?

    News Organization: Forbes

    According to a recent management study, 56% of employees would turn down a 10% raise to stay with a great boss.

  • December 7, 2017 - The disconnect between manager and employee

    News Organization: Fox Illinois

    A national survey of US workers has uncovered a major disconnect between employees and their managers. Amina Fakir explains how this affects overall performance.

  • December 6, 2017 - These are the best places to work in 2018

    News Organization: CNBC

    This year, a newcomer to the list notched the 10th spot — for good reason. The Miami-based technology company, which specializes in human resources software solutions, covers 100 percent of employees' health-care premiums and 100 percent of their dependents' premiums.

  • December 6, 2017 - Building A Workplace Culture That Supports Employees -- Especially Women

    News Organization: Forbes

    Creating a “people first” company culture takes unconditional and ongoing commitment from every level of the organization: from executives to managers to HR to customer service representatives to entry-level employees. It’s a true team effort.

  • December 5, 2017 - The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Employees say: “I am impressed with Ultimate’s commitment to giving back in the community and to consistently finding ways to be inclusive of all groups of people.”

  • November 28, 2017 - Employees With Kids Are More Dedicated Than Most Bosses Realize

    News Organization: Fortune

    “From the first day that I arrived, it has been a blessing,” said one Ultimate Software team member.

  • November 21, 2017 - How AI Is Making Managers More Human

    News Organization: Forbes

    AI has already proved its potential for expediency and efficiency, completely redefining the way we live, work and relate to one another. The prospect of AI actually improving human interaction, especially within the business environment, is particularly intriguing.

  • October 31, 2017 - Advice for Bosses in Southern California: When You Can't Pay Better, Be Better

    News Organization: Fortune

    “I have never worked with so many people that have a high degree of emotional intelligence, which leads to better collaboration, flexibility and respect,” said an employee at Ultimate Software, the no. 1 large workplace in Southern California.

  • October 31, 2017 - The 50 Best Workplaces in Southern California

    News Organization: Fortune

    “This is the best-run, most ethical organization that I’ve ever worked for. Until you actually experience the culture it’s hard to believe that places like this still exist. The leaders at Ultimate always put people first.”

  • October 23, 2017 - Natural language processing will help humans and machines have more empathy

    News Organization: VentureBeat

    With recent advances in artificial intelligence, and especially natural language processing (NLP), we finally have the technological tools for tapping into the power and complexity of human feelings.

  • October 16, 2017 - Taking Care of the 'UltiPeeps'

    News Organization: HR Executive Magazine

    Ultimate Software's Vivian Maza takes pride in her role helping the company achieve consistently high rankings in Fortune's Best Places to Work list.

  • October 13, 2017 - HR Technology Conference 2017 goes big on AI

    News Organization: TechTarget

    Ultimate made news at the HR Technology Conference 2017 with a much-anticipated unveiling of its new AI-based employee feedback platform, Xander -- named after American communications pioneer Alexander Graham Bell.

  • October 12, 2017 - 10 best places to work for women in technology

    News Organization: CIO

    Ultimate Software is ranked the No. 1 technology firm for women.

  • October 10, 2017 - Do Your Employees Not Trust You? Here's How to Fix It, Fast.

    News Organization: Entrepreneur

    It's time to renew the focus on your people -- to not only help attract the most talented individuals to your organization, but to retain your high-performing employees, as well.

  • September 22, 2017 - Lakers, Heat unveil new jersey patches

    News Organization: MSN

    The Heat's partnership, which was announced during a presentation at American Airlines Arena, is with Ultimate Software, a Florida-based technology company.

  • September 22, 2017 - Heat sign 3-year jersey deal with Ultimate Software

    News Organization: USA Today

    Ultimate Software also becomes the official human resources and payroll provider for the team as part of the deal.

  • September 21, 2017 - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is When It Comes to Social Responsibility

    News Organization: Inc.

    "Knowing we are in a position where giving ourselves has the chance to make a difference for others is truly rewarding for all of us," said Vivian Maza, chief people officer of Ultimate Software. "At the end of the day, we're people helping people, and that's what 'doing the right thing' means."

  • July 18, 2017 - The 401(k) match is back, and it’s getting bigger

    News Organization: The Washington Post

    “We increased our 401(k) match in honor of our people and their accomplishments,” said Scott Scherr, founder and chief executive of Ultimate Software, a human resources software maker in Weston, Fla.

  • July 17, 2017 - U.S. Companies Have a New 401(k) Fix: Spend More

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Ultimate Software Group Inc. steadily increased the company match for its $281 million 401(k) plan in recent years as it met new revenue targets.

  • June 30, 2017 - How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    News Organization: Entrepreneur

    At Ultimate Software, our people have always been our first priority and it has been a process as we constantly strive to make Ultimate a better workplace for all people.

  • June 27, 2017 - This Is the Secret to Holding Onto Millennial Employees

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software, the No. 1 company on the Best Workplaces for Millennials list, flies every new employee to its Florida headquarters for a two-day orientation that includes a chance to meet the CEO.

  • June 27, 2017 - 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    "The culture of Ultimate Software is all about acceptance—not just in regard to differences in race, gender, or orientation, but also our individual personalities. I’m free to be myself with my coworkers and my manager."

  • June 26, 2017 - Why the Most Successful Companies Think Like Sports Teams

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Every person counts and must be working toward the same goal. No matter what business you’re in, if you find and keep the best, most committed talent, and coach them, you’ll make it to the playoffs every year—and bring home championships.

  • June 12, 2017 - The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software

    News Organization: Computerworld

    Ultimate Software’s self-proclaimed “people first” philosophy and culture has helped the maker of cloud-based HCM software land in the No. 1 spot for midsize organizations the very first year it is participating in Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT program, a rare feat.

  • May 18, 2017 - Forbes' Most Innovative Growth Companies

    News Organization: Forbes

    Ultimate Software ranks #7 on Forbes' Most Innovative Growth Companies

  • May 16, 2017 - Want Tech Workers to Stick Around Longer? Think 30 Years -- Not Three.

    News Organization: Entrepreneur

    Whether you’re a company with four employees or 400, turnover can have a huge impact on your bottom line. But, there are meaningful steps you can take today to ensure your people will want to stay with your organization for years to come.

  • May 10, 2017 - 5 tips to uncover a company's culture before accepting a job

    News Organization: CIO

    Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, recommends looking past perks like free food or swag, since those aren't the things that make you successful at work. Instead, culture is found in the "core value and principles that guide the company," she says.

  • April 26, 2017 - Workforce 100: It Feels Like the First Time

    News Organization: Workforce

    Ultimate Software (No. 19) was the highest-ranked of our first timers. The Weston, Florida-based computer software company focuses on one mission: always put people first, said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate.

  • March 31, 2017 - How Ultimate Software’s CEO Helped a Grieving Employee Find Healing — and Supported Her Cause — After Her Father Was Killed by a Drunk Driver

    News Organization: People

    That unique way Ultimate cares for its employees was one of the many reasons Ultimate was number two on PEOPLE’s first annual list of the Top 50 Companies That Care.

  • March 29, 2017 - Companies Supporting Families

    News Organization: People

    “Caring about people is central to our core philosophy,” says Chief People Officer Vivian Maza. “Our tagline is even ‘People First,’ and our people feel the love every day."

  • March 29, 2017 - People’s 50 Companies That Care 2017

    News Organization: People

    Ultimate Software CEO Scott Scherr tells new hires, “You are part of my family now," and then actually treats them that way.

  • March 10, 2017 - The Best Companies to Work for in 2017

    News Organization: Inc.com

    Ultimate Software employees get restricted stock from day one, and employees report that they feel lucky to work there.

  • March 9, 2017 - Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software Ranks #7 on Fortune Magazine's 2017 Best Places to Work for List

  • March 7, 2017 - How To Shut Down “Microaggressions” At Work

    News Organization: Fast Company

    In a study of over 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics and Ultimate Software, respondents reported that a lack of emotional safety at work would make them quit a job immediately.

  • February 15, 2017 - As Workplace Communication Evolves, Email May Not Prevail

    News Organization: Forbes

    It’s difficult to recall how the workforce operated in the pre-email era. Email has been the leading force of business communication for more than two decades, and today’s professionals spend about 6.3 hours a day sending and receiving an average of 123 emails.

  • February 13, 2017 - The 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    "I love Ultimate Software because they do follow their motto of "people first". During my time here we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for people in need due to disasters in our country and beyond."

  • February 7, 2017 - How Technology Can Intercept Workplace Turnover and Prescribe Lasting Remedies

    News Organization: HR Tech Outlook

    The Anderson Center for Autism, a non¬profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality care programs for children and adults, experienced first¬hand how employee engagement and satisfaction can have a direct and significant impact on employee retention.

  • January 17, 2017 - The 30 Best Workplaces in Technology

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Employees say: "Management and HR are aligned to make sure the culture is protected so that everyone feels supported in this work environment."

  • January 15, 2017 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    1 in 3 employees believe they should get a promotion every year. From Ultimate Software's Workplace Survey.

  • December 27, 2016 - The 3 Best-Run Companies in the Technology Sector

    News Organization: Nasdaq

    Scott Scherr is the CEO of the Ultimate Software Group, which is a company that he founded all the way back in 1990. This company provides cloud-based human-resources software, and it has been stealing market share away from the big boys in the industry for years.

  • December 20, 2016 - Innovation Is a Team Sport

    News Organization: InformationWeek

    Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.

  • December 12, 2016 - The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    “I am a single working mother of three. I have had a more than 20-year career working with other organizations. I have never, ever experienced the kind of work-life balance that is embraced by Ultimate Software."

  • October 21, 2016 - How One Company's Foray into Predictive Analytics Aids Retention

    News Organization: SHRM

    Gregg Paulk, of Anderson Center for Autism, who spoke at Human Resource Executive's HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Chicago recently, is among many business leaders who have found value in using predictive analytics to improve business processes and staff retention.

  • October 16, 2016 - Love Your Job or Dread It Every Single Day?

    News Organization: WFTX Ft. Myers

    Jason Dorsey & Adam Rogers reveal new findings from the Ultimate Software and Center for Generational Kinetics survey on workplace satisfaction.

  • October 5, 2016 - New Study Finds Employees Want More Trust From Their Boss

    News Organization: Bakersfield Now

    A thousand cross-generational workers from many industries were asked about whether or not why they liked their job. The survey asked many questions but found out the No. 1 thing employees wanted out of their job was a strong leader enforcing a great example of "trust."

  • October 5, 2016 - Jason Dorsey & Adam Rogers appear on Unplugged & Totally Uncut with Arroe Collins

    News Organization: iHeart Radio

    From pay and perks to pet peeves, to what inspires them to work harder—today’s American worker has some definite opinions.

  • September 15, 2016 - 100 Best Workplaces for Women

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    This is a life-changing company. I have never been treated so well by an employer. The people that work here are exceptionally smart and driven but also exceptionally warm and caring. It’s a very special place to be. They seem genuinely interested in me as a person and my professional growth.

  • September 15, 2016 - How to Create a Great Workplace for Women

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    The 2016 Best Workplaces for Women are much better at creating environments where women believe they can speak up. At those leading companies, women have higher scores on these survey statements compared with women at non-winning companies.

  • August 23, 2016 - Career Path: Viv Maza

    News Organization: Human Resource Director Magazine

    Instilling a people-first culture of trust is everything to Viv Maza, and her career to date shows that it’s paying off.

  • August 2, 2016 - The 20 Best Performing Tech Stocks of the Last Decade

    News Organization: TIME

    Ultimate Software provides cloud-based human capital management help to businesses. The stock has continued to show solid annual gains each year since the depths of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

  • June 28, 2016 - 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    “I joined Ultimate Software a little over a year ago, and it has been the most rewarding career decision I’ve made."

  • June 28, 2016 - 20 Best Workplaces for Gen X'ers

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    “Ultimate Software is a company that is the absolute best at putting its employees first."

  • June 21, 2016 - 15 Companies With the Best Perks for Working Dads

    News Organization: Inc.com

    There's also four weeks of paternity leave and a lot of flexibility and autonomy with a position at Ultimate Software, such as room for work-from-home days.

  • June 1, 2016 - Breakthrough HR: What's Your Next Career Move?

    News Organization: SHRM

    For years, Cecile Alper-Leroux relied on spreadsheets as her “HR technology.” From conversations with her HR peers, she knew that others faced the same challenge: too much work to do with too little technology designed for practitioners in smaller organizations.

  • April 20, 2016 - One Mid-Market Firm’s Secrets to Creating the Ultimate Work Culture

    News Organization: Chief Executive

    CEO Scott Scherr believes that Ultimate’s devotion to “walking the talk” when it comes to the company’s employees has been instrumental in helping the mid-market concern surpass the $600-million mark in sales.

  • March 30, 2016 - This Software Company in Florida Grew 25% Last Year

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate built its business treating employees like family. As it has grown, continuing the tradition of meals at Capriccio’s and other caring practices have helped the maker of cloud-based human resources software preserve its people-first culture.

  • March 17, 2016 - The 16 Best Workplaces in Florida

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software Ranks #1 on Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces in Florida List

  • March 16, 2016 - Ultimate Software CFO Credits Longevity on Quest to $1 Billion

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Mitchell Dauerman, Ultimate Software Group Inc. finance chief, says he might be the longest­ serving CFO among technology companies, having held the post since 1996, a few months after Ultimate’s inception.

  • March 10, 2016 - These 9 Companies Offer 100% Healthcare Coverage

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    These nine businesses are the ones on this year’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For that give full healthcare protection to their employees.

  • March 8, 2016 - Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    These 30 companies have created stellar work environments that support their workers’ development.

  • March 3, 2016 - Fortune 100 Best Places Companies to Work For

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software Ranks #15 on Fortune Magazine's 2016 Best Places to Work for List

  • January 29, 2016 - People Power Through Predictive Analytics

    News Organization: HR Tech Outlook

    Together, HR and IT can be allies in creating a new workforce paradigm, one that perceives people as company's most important business asset.

  • January 28, 2016 - Culture and Technology at Ultimate Software

    News Organization: HR Happy Hour

    Ultimate's CTO Adam Rogers shares his perspective and insights on the unique and refreshing Ultimate culture, how that culture informs hiring decisions, customer service and support, and even the way they approach building new and innovative HR technology solutions.

  • January 26, 2016 - Is Quitting Your Job Via Text Taboo?

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Thirty-nine percent of millennials expect to be able to apply for a job on a smartphone, according to a study by Ultimate Software, a cloud provider of people management solutions. So is it that unrealistic to think quitting using a smartphone isn’t also OK?

  • January 26, 2016 - 10 Best Large Workplaces in Tech

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ultimate Software ranks #1 on FORTUNE's 10 Best Workplaces in Tech list.

  • November 10, 2015 - 50 Best Workplaces For Diversity in the U.S.

    News Organization: NBC News

    Fortune, Essence, and People en Español, unveiled the first "50 Best Workplaces for Diversity" report on Monday. Ultimate Software ranks #1 Workplace for Hispanics and Latinos, #3 for African Americans, and #4 for Diversity 2015.

  • November 9, 2015 - The Best Workplaces for Latinos

    News Organization: People En Espanol

    Ultimate has a large staff of employees from different ethnic groups that enjoy many benefits for them and their families.

  • November 6, 2015 - Companies With the Best Business Outlook, According to Their Employees

    News Organization: Bloomberg Business

    Sometimes you can tell a lot about a company by asking its employees how they feel about the direction of its business. According to new data from career website Glassdoor, these 10 companies are blowing past the competition when it comes to how their staff view their respective businesses' outlook.

  • October 28, 2015 - Ultimate Reaches New Pinnacle After Earnings Beat

    News Organization: Investors Business Daily

    Ultimate Software (ULTI) surged to a new high in morning trade Wednesday after the firm reported a 38% increase in third-quarter earnings and soundly beat expectations.

  • August 7, 2015 - Is Ultimate Software On Track To $1 Billion In Sales?

    News Organization: Investors Business Daily

    Ultimate's ability to compete for business is borne out in its financial results. The company has put together a years-long streak of 20% or better revenue growth.

  • June 24, 2015 - The 15 best companies for millennials right now

    News Organization: Yahoo! Finance

    Fortune released its first-ever list of The 100 Best Places for Millennials to Work in 2015. The business publication teamed up with employment review website Great Place to Work to compile the list of companies that cater best to a young professionals' needs.

  • June 23, 2015 - The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Fortune and Great Place to Work have published their first-ever ranking of the best workplaces for millennial workers — a list of 100 employers who scored the highest among workers under the age of 35

  • June 17, 2015 - Are Companies Any Good at Picking Stars?

    News Organization: Wall Street Journal

    Ultimate Software Group Inc. says its UltiPro High Performer Predictor tool scores workers on the likelihood that they will excel in the months to come.

  • May 29, 2015 - South Florida's Coolest Offices

    News Organization: South Florida Business Journal

    Ultimate Software's continually expanding offices foster communication, collaboration and inspiration. State-of-the-art workspaces meet the needs of a tech-oriented multigenerational workforce. All of Ultimate's buildings include cutting-edge technology as well as space for relaxation and fun.

  • April 13, 2015 - Telling Your Tale

    News Organization: HRO Today

    A strong employment brand helps organizations attract people who are aligned with the heart of the organization and truly believe they can make a difference.

  • April 11, 2015 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    What do you think if your boss sends you Facebook request? From Ultimate Software's Workplace Survey.

  • April 10, 2015 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    How long did it take to know if you could stay in a job long term? From Ultimate Software's Workplace Survey.

  • April 6, 2015 - Focus on Your Company Culture, and Earnings Will Follow

    News Organization: Forbes

    Ultimate Software CEO Scott Scherr said it best: "The true measure of a company is how they treat their lowest-paid employees." That's not just a feel-good sentiment — employees who feel supported are more loyal and more motivated to come to work every day. When you take care of your employees by encouraging the right behaviors, you'll create a positive domino effect that will ripple all the way to your customers.

  • April 3, 2015 - USA Today Snapshot

    News Organization: USA Today

    Compared to 10 years ago is it more difficult looking for a job now? Percentage who think so, by age group. From Ultimate Software's Workplace Survey.

  • March 25, 2015 - How Generations Approach the Workplace Differently

    News Organization: CIO Insight

    A new report from Ultimate Software and The Center for Generational Kinetics, “Is There Really a Generational Divide at Work?”, snaps a number of key issues into perspective, including how Millennials–also referred to as Generation Y (born between 1977 and 1995)–communicate, use technology, engage i

  • March 13, 2015 - The Algorithm That Tells the Boss Who Might Quit

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    “One of the things that people want to find is that one nugget, that key thing that correlates with someone leaving, but it is never that simple,” says Thomas Daglis, a data scientist at Ultimate Software.

  • March 6, 2015 - The secret to talent management? Put employees, not employers first

    News Organization: Fortune

    For Ultimate founder and CEO Scott Scherr, culture is the ultimate differentiator. There are no non-competes, no employment contracts at his 25-year-old company. Every new employee receives equity, everyone can recite its business goals, and the company covers 100% of healthcare and dental premiums.

  • March 5, 2015 - The best employers in the U.S. say their greatest tool is culture

    News Organization: Fortune

    Each of the 100 Best Companies has leaders who genuinely listen to their employees and craft distinctive policies and programs that suit today’s workforce.

  • March 5, 2015 - Fortune 100 Best Places Companies to Work For

    News Organization: Fortune Magazine

    Ultimate Software Ranks #21 on Fortune Magazine's 2015 Best Places to Work for List

  • March 5, 2015 - Fortune ranks 3 South Florida headquarters among 'Best Companies to Work For'

    News Organization: Sun Sentinel

    Three South Florida-based employers are rated among the nation's 100 best places to work.

  • March 2, 2015 - How Ultimate Software is adapting to a millennial-driven workplace

    News Organization: South Florida Business Journal

    Millennials need feedback from Day One, according to Ultimate Software research released last month.So when new hires open the Weston-based company's soon-to-be-released onboarding software, the first thing they'll see is the reason they were chosen over other job candidates.

  • February 19, 2015 - Is There Really A Generational Divide at Work?

    News Organization: Wall Street Journal Online

    Is it OK to text during a job interview? A surprising number of millennials say yes, according to a new study. Ultimate Software's Adam Rogers joins Sara Murray to discuss.

  • February 19, 2015 - Texting During a Job Interview? 30% of Millennials Say It's OK

    News Organization: TriState Homepage

    Millennials Are Leading Powerful New Trends in the Workplace. 47% more Millennials than non-Millennials found their current positions through an online job search. The research study shows that 46% of all job seekers go directly to a company’s website to apply for a job versus other sources.

  • February 19, 2015 - Study: 33% of Millennials Think It's Ok to Text During a Job Interview

    News Organization: Fios1 News

    Ultimate Software a cloud provider of people management solutions, released a national study revealing how the expectations of employees in the workforce are changing in relation to business software. This is a direct result of the rising adoption of mobile and social technologies, as well the influx of a new generation in the workforce, the findings suggest.

  • February 18, 2015 - Are Millennials Just Lazy?

    News Organization: Midpoint with Ed Berliner

    Is there really a generational divide or are Millennials just lazy?

  • February 18, 2015 - Are Millennials really taking over the workplace? Experts weigh in

    News Organization: Bakersfield Now

    Millennials are the fastest growing generation in the workforce today, and the emergence of generation "Y," is changing the face of the modern business environment. Millennial experts Jason Dorsey and Adam Rogers join the morning show and discuss the growth of the newest segment of the workforce.

  • February 18, 2015 - Is there really a generational divide?

    News Organization: The Morning Blend

    Millennials are the fastest growing generation in the workforce today. The emergence of Millennials at work creates a new dynamic with three and sometimes even four generations working side by side.

  • January 1, 2015 - HR Technology - Not Just for HR Administrators Anymore

    News Organization: Workforce Solutions Review

    People’s expectations of technology have changed dramatically, including in the workplace. For today’s employee, as well as today’s HR and payroll teams, the quality of the product is as much about usability as it is about functionality.

  • November 18, 2014 - Ultimate Software Rides Cloud To Lead Workforce Niche

    News Organization: Nasdaq

    The cloud -- is what separates Ultimate from others in its industry, analysts say. Ultimate was an early mover in designing an integrated, cloud-based human resources/payroll system, giving it a leg up on rivals who have taken longer to leverage the cloud.

  • October 29, 2014 - How Holiday Helpers Become Permanent Hires

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Some emerging HR technologies might soon help employers pinpoint their top temporary workers. This fall, HR software maker Ultimate Software is releasing a product that can identify future top performers using an algorithm that draws on an individual’s pay and job history.

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