Scott Scherr – Ultimate Software's Blog https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:47:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Creating the Best Workplace in Tech https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/creating-the-best-workplace-in-tech/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/creating-the-best-workplace-in-tech/#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:50:53 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=466 All of us at Ultimate Software are honored to be named FORTUNE’s Best Workplace in Technology.  We started out more than 25 years ago with one core belief: put people first. Always. It’s a principle that drives all we do. Over the years, we’ve weathered many changes. We’ve seen good and bad times. We’ve grown in […]

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All of us at Ultimate Software are honored to be named FORTUNE’s Best Workplace in Technology. 

Fortune Magazine rated Ultimate Software the #1 Best Workplace in Technology because our culture puts People First.

Ultimate Software is the #1 Best Workplace in Technology, according to Fortune Magazine. Ultimate Software puts People First. Always.

We started out more than 25 years ago with one core belief: put people first. Always. It’s a principle that drives all we do.

Over the years, we’ve weathered many changes. We’ve seen good and bad times. We’ve grown in great numbers. But there’s been one constant: people first.

It’s simple, but it’s powerful. We believe that, when you put your people at the center of all you do, they’ll do the same. They’ll take care of you, your customers, and, most importantly, each other.

Because the best companies aren’t just built on leading products and services. They’re built on trust. They’re built on respect. They’re built by people.

At Ultimate, we’ve focused on creating a positive and productive environment. An atmosphere that thrives on teamwork. A place that doesn’t feel like work, but more like a daily family reunion.

We’ve been fortunate enough to create that workplace. One that values everyone’s individual ideas, values, and contributions. One that continues to provide unlimited opportunities for growth, personally and professionally. 

I credit all our people for this award. This honor belongs to them. And I give special thanks to our Chief People Officer, Viv Maza, and her amazing team. They’re relentless in ensuring Ultimate remains the best place to work.

But our work is far from over. We’ll continue to build and deliver the best products, the best services, and the best culture. Putting people first at every step.

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Scott Scherr Founder & CEO Ultimate Software https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/scott-scherr-founder-ceo-ultimate-software/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/scott-scherr-founder-ceo-ultimate-software/#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:07:55 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=7 Payroll, Talent Management, HRMS, HCM, Succession, Recruiting, LMS, Compensation, Compliance… As an industry—the HR software industry—we’ve come up with an impressive set of names, acronyms and stories to package up what we do. And, every decade or so, we apply new technology—client /server, Web, Cloud, mobile—to make it faster, easier and more accessible. It keeps […]

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Payroll, Talent Management, HRMS, HCM, Succession, Recruiting, LMS, Compensation, Compliance…

As an industry—the HR software industry—we’ve come up with an impressive set of names, acronyms and stories to package up what we do. And, every decade or so, we apply new technology—client /server, Web, Cloud, mobile—to make it faster, easier and more accessible. It keeps life exciting in the business software world.

A few months ago, the management team at Ultimate took a step back to look at today’s industry landscape and what we need to do to support our customers over the next five years and beyond. What combinations of features, design, technology, and services should we be focused on?

We came to a pretty simple realization. It’s still all about people—and we must never lose that focus. From day one, we were founded on the profound belief that people drive the business.

As an industry, we’ve achieved huge benefits for customers by automating complicated processes. Calculating payroll, managing hiring, ensuring regular performance reviews—these are things that have become fundamentally easier through good software for administering business. And there are a number of excellent tools available to do it.

But we believe we can do better.

Our belief—and it is a simple idea—is that successful people are the foundation for successful business. People First. We live that every day at Ultimate. And we want to build products that reflect our philosophy. Products that we love to use because they are useful, and that our customers—from that payroll director across to the line of business manager—love to use.

For us, People First is a simple set of rules for how we build products:

  1. We serve people at work—helping them to connect, collaborate, organize and measure themselves to achieve business results.
  2. Since helping people achieve and collaborate is our #1 priority, administration should be the responsibility of the system.
  3. HR solutions should be a network of engagement. If we support the real connections between people, we can learn more about the business AND increase performance at the same time.
  4. The system of record is a great foundation for all of the above.

So as we continue to design, develop and evolve Ultimate products, we’re committing to remember the individual and our responsibility to help them achieve success—whether they are part of a team, managing a project, running a payroll, or leading an organization.

We want to use this forum as a way to share ideas and to learn. We’ve got some good thoughts (and some interesting projects in the Labs too) and we’re looking forward to insight from our customers, our partners, and our peers. Thanks for joining us!

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