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  • September 2, 2020 - PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care: Employers Who Have Gone Above & Beyond During the Pandemic

    News Organization: People

    When the pandemic hit, Ultimate Software was completing a merger with Kronos Incorporated, forming one of the world’s largest cloud companies. A stressful time to combine operations? Sure. But also a useful reminder that, in times of uncertainty, transparency and cooperation are vital.

  • September 1, 2020 - It's been 6 months of working from home. Here's what we've learned

    News Organization: CNN

    "This crisis has made it clear how crucial it is to bring a deep sense of empathy and understanding to the workplace." --Cécile Alper-Leroux, vice president of product and innovation, Ultimate Kronos Group

  • August 28, 2020 - Here are the next steps in the Kronos, Ultimate Software merger

    News Organization: HR Executive

    About six months ago, HCM giants Kronos and Ultimate Software announced they would merge in a record, industry-changing merger valued at $22 billion. Starting Oct. 1, the newly formed company will be called UKG, standing for Ultimate Kronos Group, the organization announced this week.

  • August 28, 2020 - Ultimate Software rebrands after merger with Kronos

    News Organization: South Florida Business Journal

    Four months after workforce software providers Kronos Inc. and Weston-based Ultimate Software completed their merger, the combined company said its new name will be UKG, or Ultimate Kronos Group.

  • August 28, 2020 - Kronos rebrands after merger with Ultimate Software

    News Organization: Boston Business Journal

    Kronos Inc., one of the largest private companies in Massachusetts, is rebranding after its merger with a Florida software provider. Four months after Lowell-based workforce software provider Kronos and Ultimate Software completed their merger.

  • August 28, 2020 - Ultimate Software, Kronos Unveil Combined Brand

    News Organization: HCM Technology Report

    Ultimate Software and Kronos, who closed their merger in April, unveiled their new corporate identity and began hinting at plans for their combined future. Beginning October 1, the merged companies will rebrand as UKG, for Ultimate Kronos Group, and adopt the tagline “Our purpose is people.”

  • August 28, 2020 - How companies can support neurodiverse employees who choose to ‘come out

    News Organization: Fast Company

    A female executive details the different experiences she had coming out as a queer woman and coming out as autistic and explains how companies can create safe, non-stigmatizing cultures.

  • August 23, 2020 - Many Companies Planned to Reopen Offices After Labor Day. With Coronavirus Still Around, They’re Rethinking That.

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    A few weeks ago, Dave Almeda sent a note to the more than 12,000 employees at Kronos Inc. and Ultimate Software Inc.—two human-resources-technology firms that merged this spring—informing them that, instead of Sept. 8, the combined company’s return to the office would be pushed back to Jan. 28.

  • August 19, 2020 - The User Experience Gap Has Held B2B Tech Back — Here's How We Can Close It

    News Organization: Forbes

    The technology we use at work now has to be just as seamless as what we use at home, because the lines between these two spaces are increasingly blurred. Workplace productivity and business continuity now rely on accessible software, people-centric design and access from anywhere.

  • July 29, 2020 - Serving And Connecting People: A New Model For HR And Leaders

    News Organization: Forbes

    It is difficult to ascertain if an employee feels “stuck” in a dissatisfying job or feels threatened by a new co-worker. Listening and empathy skills help, but leaders also need a framework for these ongoing conversations.

  • July 7, 2020 - You Need To Design Trust Into Your Technology Product: Here's How

    News Organization: Forbes

    Research shows that investment in building trust — both from employees and customers — is an investment in your bottom line. Here are some key considerations to make sure you aren't leaving trust out of the equation.

  • July 1, 2020 - No, Really, Your Boss Wants You to Take Vacation—Now

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Workers at Ultimate Software Group, Inc. and Kronos Inc., which recently merged, began submitting many more time-off requests after the company announced in May that offices would stay closed through Labor Day, says David Almeda, the company’s chief people officer.

  • June 16, 2020 - An L.G.B.T. Landmark

    News Organization: The New York Times

    Cara Pelletier of Ultimate Software, a Florida-based human resources tech company with more than 6,000 employees, told DealBook that “the work does not end with today’s ruling.”

  • June 9, 2020 - 5 skills experts say workers should master right now

    News Organization: CNBC

    Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of product and innovation for Ultimate Software, a company that develops cloud-based human capital management software, adds that adaptability and creativity — which are often considered soft skills — will also be increasingly important.

  • June 8, 2020 - The One Question Tech Leaders Have To Answer For Employees

    News Organization: Forbes

    During a global crisis like this, every type of leader is being tested. I believe the pandemic will be a reckoning in more ways than one, as the global economy’s once-in-a-lifetime contraction is rewriting the social contract between employer and employee in real time.

  • June 8, 2020 - From Reaction To Reemergence: Post-Pandemic Considerations For The Future Of Work

    News Organization: Forbes

    Organizations must demonstrate a fuller understanding of their employees’ lives outside of work by creatively supplementing traditional company and benefits offerings to ensure that their people and their families can absorb the new stressors of life in quarantine.

  • May 26, 2020 - Virtual Micromanagement Is Real. Here’s How To Avoid It.

    News Organization: Forbes

    In their remote work survey last year, Ultimate Software found that remote workers are nearly twice as likely as in-office employees to feel “frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted” in the workplace.

  • May 18, 2020 - How You Can Make Remote Work More Inclusive

    News Organization: Inc.

    With virtual workplaces, those who struggle with communication and social interaction are put at a disadvantage. We need to level the playing field.

  • May 7, 2020 - Protecting Your People During a Merger in the Middle of a Crisis

    News Organization: HCM Technology Report

    COVID-19 has reinforced that business continuity is not just about protecting the business systems and our customers–it’s about protecting our people and their families.

  • May 4, 2020 - How Remote Working Is Reshaping A Future New World Of Work

    News Organization: Forbes

    As we transition back to our offices, Cara Pelletier, Director of Diversity, Equality and Belonging at Ultimate Software believes many of the intimate adaptions we made to remote working can be used to reshape a more humane workplace.

  • April 27, 2020 - 6 effective ways to set boundaries with your family when working from home

    News Organization: Fast Company

    Working from home is one thing; working from home while your entire family is also home is quite another. It can be hard to get things done with distractions, especially if you’re helping your children do schoolwork remotely, too.

  • April 15, 2020 - The Adaptive Workforce Comes of Age – Overnight

    News Organization: TLNT

    This is an unprecedented time for businesses, but it underscores the importance of one of the major trends in our predictions: the need to develop an adaptive workforce.

  • April 6, 2020 - How to tell your boss and HR you have coronavirus

    News Organization: Business Insider

    Business Insider chatted with HR and workplace communication experts to compile your step-by-step guide for dealing with work when you think you have COVID-19.

  • March 27, 2020 - What Type Of Remote Worker Are You?

    News Organization: Forbes

    For managers to best support the unique needs of their employees, it is essential to identify the type of remote workers who make up their virtual team.

  • March 24, 2020 - Rapid Adaptation and Your New Remote Workforce

    News Organization: HCM Technology Report

    Your remote or displaced employees need you now more than ever, but you cannot lead if you cannot communicate. Pivoting to establish effective and completely new lines of communication between you and your new remote workforce should be one of your top business priorities.

  • March 11, 2020 - How Ultimate Software became the best workplace in tech

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Those happy UltiPeeps have helped Ultimate Software score highly every year on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index Survey, which measures and evaluates employee engagement at thousands of companies globally.

  • March 4, 2020 - Ultimate to Customers: ‘UltiPro Platform is Here to Stay and Grow’

    News Organization: HCM Technology Report

    Twelve days after announcing its imminent merger with Kronos Inc., Ultimate Software kicked off its 2020 users conference with a concerted effort to assure customers any resulting changes would be good changes.

  • February 24, 2020 - Ultimate Software, Kronos Merger is Logical, Fast, Analysts Say

    News Organization: HCM Technology Report

    Ultimate Software and Kronos, both controlled by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, will merge to form a single HR technology provider with $3 billion in revenue, more than 12,000 employees world-wide, and an enterprise value of $22 billion.

  • February 21, 2020 - Industry experts break down the Ultimate-Kronos mega-merger

    News Organization: HR Executive

    Analysts offer insights on the just-announced $22 billion marriage.

  • February 20, 2020 - Two Big Workplace-Software Providers to Merge

    News Organization: The Wall Street Journal

    Ultimate Software and Kronos Inc. are merging in a deal creating a big new player in workplace-software products. The all-stock deal will create a company worth roughly $22 billion including debt, the companies said Thursday, confirming an earlier Wall Street Journal report.

  • February 20, 2020 - Kronos, Ultimate Software merge to form $22 bln workplace software co

    News Organization: Reuters

    HR application software providers Kronos Inc and Ultimate Software Group Inc said on Thursday they would merge to form a cloud-based workforce management company valued at $22 billion.

  • February 20, 2020 - Ultimate, Kronos join in major HCM merger

    News Organization: HR Executive

    Ultimate Software and Kronos Inc. released the news of the definitive merger agreement Thursday. According to both companies, the move will form one of the world’s largest cloud companies, valued overall at $22 billion.

  • February 19, 2020 - The 25 best companies to work for, based on employee satisfaction

    News Organization: Business Insider

    The rankings are based on employee surveys asking over 60 questions centered around employees' ability to reach their full potential at the company. Inclusion is one of the most essential factors for employee satisfaction, according to Fortune.

  • February 18, 2020 - Why Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For are beating out the competition

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    This morning, Fortune published its 2020 ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The top ranked firms are often the bar-setters for employee benefits and perks and more recently setting business standards for inclusion.

  • February 18, 2020 - Which are the best companies to work for?

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    Ranking high on this list isn’t just a function of generous pay, benefits and perks—although those certainly help, as Ultimate Software (#2) demonstrates.

  • February 18, 2020 - This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

    News Organization: FORTUNE

    The survey reaches companies with more than 4 million collective employees, making it the largest ongoing survey of employee engagement in the workforce.

  • February 11, 2020 - 3 Big Trends About the Future of Work Every Leader Should Know About

    News Organization: Inc.

    We know that automation and A.I. are standardizing repetitive tasks and lowering labor costs; it's also leaving many loyal employees out of work because of it. To gather perspective on the workplace of the future, I sought advice from Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of Human HCM Innovation at Ultimate.

  • February 5, 2020 - Companies With the Best Retirement Plans

    News Organization: Money

    Employees can receive a 45% match on every dollar they contribute to their 401(k) plan through Ultimate Software. The company doesn’t include any caps on the match.

  • January 30, 2020 - Experts share what it’s like to work one of 2020′s rising careers

    News Organization: CNBC

    Regardless of the specific role, one key responsibility for all D&I specialists is to encourage engagement from staff across the organization. That’s true regardless of a company’s size, said Cara Pelletier, director of diversity, inclusion and belonging at Ultimate Software.

  • January 8, 2020 - How To Make Giving An Everyday Act For Everyone

    News Organization: Forbes

    Giving has been core to our culture at Ultimate Software since day one. Over the years, as we’ve grown from humble beginnings with four people into a billion-dollar company supporting thousands of employees and customers worldwide, we’ve been extremely fortunate to give at a scale we never imagined.

  • January 4, 2020 - How to Influence Your Company Culture, Even If You're Not the CEO

    News Organization: Nasdaq

    Make the core values on which your company culture is based very clear. Some of these will overlap, and that's OK. If you've got integrity and outstanding customer service as two of your core values, they'll actually complement each other.

  • December 30, 2019 - These are the best 50 companies to work for right now

    News Organization: USA Today

    For the many Americans who enter the workforce each year, few decisions are as consequential as choosing a career. Picking a profession is only the first step, however. The next is deciding which company or organization to work for.

  • December 11, 2019 - Three Questions Businesses Must Answer In The Era Of 'Life As A Service’

    News Organization: Forbes

    The rise of these “as a service” (aaS) offerings has overlapped with the elevation of “experience” as a key strategic consideration for business leaders. This isn’t a coincidence. They both represent changes in the way we think about our businesses, customers and employees.

  • December 4, 2019 - Three Ways to Make Your Company's 'House' Feel More Like Home

    News Organization: Forbes

    While there are many factors influencing how your people feel about work, your company culture provides the foundation and ultimately sets the tone.

  • December 4, 2019 - 15 Key Factors To Remember When Aligning New Talent With Company Mission And Values

    News Organization: Forbes

    A business is a group of unique people working toward the same goals -- we’re in this together and we care for one another. Show new talent how the values and mission support them and their colleagues, and how every person matters for success.

  • November 20, 2019 - How straight, white men and other privileged groups can be allies

    News Organization: Fast Company

    If we’re truly going to move the needle on workplace D&I, it’s essential to engage leaders and decision-makers—most of whom fall within more privileged groups. When we shift the mindset of the people who hold the power, we enact change in a sustainable and democratic way.

  • October 18, 2019 - Three Keys To Managing Remote Workers

    News Organization: Forbes

    At Ultimate Software, we’ve embraced remote work as part of our commitment to supporting the success and happiness of our people — no matter where they work.

  • October 17, 2019 - Forget Work-Life Balance. Try Achieving Work-Life Blend Instead.

    News Organization: Forbes

    The team at Ultimate Software came up with a new concept after surveying a group of employees. They found that that the majority of employees aren’t achieving balance, but instead, are striving for a “blend” that takes into account their personal obligations.

  • October 17, 2019 - 4 Powerful Ways Business Leaders Can Advocate for Women, Minority, and LGBTQ Workers

    News Organization: Inc.

    In order to learn about actionable changes executives can make today to prioritize diversity and inclusion in their companies, I spoke with Cara Pelletier, director of diversity, equality and belonging for HR technology provider Ultimate Software.

  • 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: 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 - 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.

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