we believe businesses succeed when all individuals are respected and all voices are heard.
More importantly, employees must have the support and resources necessary to thrive as professionals and people. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) and Social Impact at UKG focuses on building an inclusive environment where differences are respected, and our innovative spirit is unlocked.
Our DEI&B and Social Impact programs start with making UKG a place where unique identities and perspectives are not only welcomed, but sought out, celebrated, and well-represented. Our work continues as we champion a culture of trust, equity, and belonging for all people and a workplace where all employees have abundant opportunities to grow.
Uniquely You, Uniquely Valued, Uniquely Empowered
At UKG, our purpose is people. We believe when people feel valued and that they belong, their innovative spirit is unlocked and they are empowered to tap into their unique talents for the good of themselves, their team, their company, their customers, and their community. This belief is what drives our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) and Social Impact strategy.
Our Belonging, Equity, and Impact strategic pillars guide us on our mission to elevate opportunity for our people, our customers, and our communities by celebrating unique identities and perspectives, championing inclusive cultures, and driving positive change around the world — for all.
We live in a world where talent is distributed equally — but opportunity is not. We seek to change that. And we start by looking for ways to create opportunities for all people to not only be their authentic selves but to achieve more. We believe that success is only possible when all people feel valued and respected and are empowered to tap into their unique talents. This is why we not only seek out but celebrate unique identities and perspectives, and foster a workplace where all people feel valued, respected, safe, and confident that they have abundant opportunity to grow.
When a workplace truly puts people first, only then can a culture where everyone belongs become possible. Inclusion and belonging are the foundation on which we share our experience, knowledge, and solutions to enrich every workplace culture. This is because a culture of belonging leads to more effective, connected, and inspired team members, and it’s why we drive awareness, advance workplace inclusion and belonging, and expand opportunities for all team members, customers, and communities to create superior outcomes for all.
We know that great workplaces are only possible in a world that cares for, respects, and empowers all people. This is why we seek to uplift every community through investments and commitments that level the equity playing field for all people. We are dedicated to investing in, partnering with, and supporting organizations that share our values to collectively drive positive, impactful change and build diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities where everyone can thrive.
Belonging, equity, and impact principles not only improve the lives for our people and customers. They are the key to unlocking successful business outcomes for any organization. When people are empowered to be their best selves, they’re free to do their best work. We seek to use our innovative solutions and thought leadership initiatives to guide organizations to a brighter future where every person belongs and every outcome is better than the last.
Our DEI&B and Social Impact Programs have several strategic initiatives that build upon our pillars.
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) channel the strength of belonging to benefit not only our employees but also our company and the broader community. These groups, driven by employees, enrich our organizational culture by centering on shared identities, experiences, and allyship. Their tangible, measurable positive impacts are essential to our organization's achievements. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups centered around shared characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, or disability. You don't need to personally identify with or have direct experience related to the group's focus to become a member. We strongly encourage allies to join our ERGs, showing their support for their colleagues and contributing to the spirit of inclusivity.
Raises awareness and support for people with disabilities
Recognizing Asian and Pacific Islander history and heritage
Uniting, empowering, and promoting excellence within our Black community at work
Provides resources and support to employees, friends and families affected by chronic health conditions
Cultivating a community to advance equity for all women in the workplace
Provides the community resources and support to empower parents and caregivers to thrive at home, at work and in life
Drives inclusion for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, allies and all UKG Employees
Elevating Hispanic-Latin* U Krewers and allies in who they are to foster advocacy and spark change
Empowering veterans, their families friends and UKG colleagues to thrive in the workplace through camaraderie and support
An innovative talent-engagement program focused on empowering the next generation of global, underrepresented talent to excel within the digital enterprise, and making UKG an employer of choice.
Unified is an innovative program designed to provide peer to peer learning to meet our U Krewers where they are on their own DEI&B and Social Impact journey, leveraging our unique experiences as we learn more about the importance of DEI&B and Social Impact. These contribute to each of our UKG values of United, Kind, and Growing and being a better ally, and developing critical behaviors that lead to building an inclusive, growth-oriented culture.
Our Ambassadors help amplify and bring our DEI&B and Social Impact programs to life. They help educate others on the importance of DEI&B and Social Impact at UKG and with our U Krewers, customers, partners, and communities we serve.
Includes 20 executive from across UKG who champion the business imperative of DEI&B and Social Impact to drive initiatives forward, enhance our culture, and measure overall progress towards our goals.
Awards and Recognition
While we know DEI&B is a lifelong commitment and our crucial work is never finished, we are proud to have received recognition for our efforts thus far.
Get a more detailed look at our comprehensive ESG program, policies, and practices, as well as our progress from the past year.