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  • Gartner Magic Quadrant

    UKG Named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant

    for Cloud HCM Suites 1,000+ Employee Enterprises 4th Consecutive Year

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    Kronos and Ultimate Software Unveil Plans to Rebrand as “UKG”

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    UKG Earns 2020 TrustRadius Tech Cares Award

  • Top COVID Concerns

    Physical Safety, Psychological Security, Job Stability: Employees Worldwide Share Top COVID-19 Concerns for the Workplace of Today and Tomorrow

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    Here are the next steps in the Kronos, Ultimate Software merger

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    U.S. Workforce Activity

    An Update on U.S. Workforce Activity

    This report explores weekly workforce data across approximately 30,000 U.S. businesses and their 3.2 million employees.

    The Equity at Work Council

    The Equity at Work Council

    The Equity at Work Council is an interdisciplinary group of specialist thought leaders and practitioners working together to understand and develop the science underpinning diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B). The goal of the EWC is to educate employers on evidence-based strategies to achieve more open, inclusive cultures.

    The Workforce Institute

    The Workforce Institute

    The Workforce Institute is a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing HCM and workforce management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees with a unique focus on the frontline workforce.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, today announced financial results, company highlights, and customer successes for Fiscal 2020, which includes the first six months of the Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software merger.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Bringing together key customer success pillars from two organizations known for high customer retention, loyalty, and world-class support, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced the formation of UKG Global Delivery Services to drive continuous improvement and innovation while creating meaningful experiences for organizations worldwide throughout their lifelong UKG journey.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. With a continual emphasis on creating more connected and mindful work experiences, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today introduced analytics enhancements for UKG Pro and UKG Ready to help organizations keep people at the center of decisions while rapidly adapting to fast-changing business conditions.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today “The State of Workplace Disability Inclusion & Digital Accessibility,” a report on how an increase in remote work caused by COVID-19 has affected companies’ efforts to improve digital accessibility for employees with disabilities.

    Monday, November 16, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Hungry Lion, a fast-growing quick-service restaurant chain in South Africa, has selected the UKG Dimensions cloud suite from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), in collaboration with Altron Systems Integration, to accelerate its digital transformation and support its expansion efforts, as well as empower managers and employees through an unparalleled user experience.

    Monday, November 16, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. For the fourth consecutive year, Gartner has recognized UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)1 as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises. Formed by the 2020 merger of Ultimate Software and Kronos, UKG is a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Alpine Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank serving communities across Colorado, is using UKG’s solutions to improve HR agility and employees’ work experiences. Alpine Bank selected Pro because of the cultural fit between the bank and UKG, and launched solutions that have increased employee engagement and employee empowerment.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | BANGALORE, India In a sweeping survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) found that 53% of Indian employees trust their employer more now than before the pandemic began because of how organisations reacted, which is the highest among countries. Moreover the report cites that 46% of Indian employees feel that their organisation treated them with respect and integrity and 38% feel that their employer prioritised their emotional and mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, announced today that the Miami Dolphins, a U.S. professional football team and a member of the National Football League, is using UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro) to develop and retain top talent.

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. Built for casino resort and gaming industries, UKG Dimensions Gaming automates administration of tips and toke pools, simplifies compliance reporting, and elevates employee engagement to deliver safe and exhilarating guest experiences.

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Reuters Indices of job openings from Chmura www.chmuraecon.com/blog and the Indeed Hiring Lab both rose, a sign of ongoing employment improvement. The number of workers punching in for shifts increased across a set of industries, according to data from UKG, and has continued to "soldier on" with average growth over the past six weeks of 0.6% said Dave Gilbertson, UKG vice president for strategy and operations.

    Monday, October 26, 2020 | CNBC Squawk Box The recent surge in Covid-19 cases in both the U.S. and Europe will have major implications for in-person schooling and job growth.

    Monday, October 26, 2020 | SHRM/HR Magazine Findings from a recent survey of 300 retailers employing over 5,000 workers, conducted by UKG show that retailers are taking steps to make employees' experience at work as safe and engaging as possible.

    Friday, October 23, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The Iowa Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in Central Iowa, is using UKG Pro to support a culture focused on employee and patient satisfaction.

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Forbes Coaches Council Why not give the gift of empathy at work? The thing about empathy is that those who tend to give it also tend to receive it. I’m not saying that we, as leaders, should require empathy from our employees. It’s our job to earn our employees' trust. It’s our job to make hard decisions. It’s our job to shoulder the burden that the livelihoods of our employees and the financial security of their families depend on the decisions we make.

    Friday, October 16, 2020 | Forbes HR Council For most of our modern lives, we have understood work and life as distinctly different — work is between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and life is... the rest of the time. Covid-19 quickly proved how flawed this idea was. In the last six months, we've seen that life and work are inseparable.

    Friday, October 16, 2020 | Forbes Tech Council Business continuity has most often been defined by physical assets like facilities, IT networks and equipment, but Covid-19 has changed the game. Business continuity now depends on a company’s people at a time when those people are facing new challenges for which there is no existing playbook. This means that HR is more critical than ever to holistic business success.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 | Wall Street Journal Some companies, like workplace software provider UKG Inc., froze hiring in March to hold down costs as the pandemic upended the economy, but have since returned to filling positions. UKG wants to add dozens of staffers in accounting, cloud operations, engineering, marketing, human resources and finance, said Aron Ain, the company’s chief executive.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. NJ TRANSIT, the largest statewide public transportation system in the U.S., will initiate a new era of workforce innovation with the revolutionary UKG Dimensions cloud suite from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | CNN Another company, UKG, which offered its working parents a virtual summer camp for their kids, is now offering after-school help this fall. It's a win-win situation: kids are entertained, while parents get a break so they can be more productive at work.

    Monday, October 12, 2020 Along with job posting sites like Indeed, companies like UKG that manage employee work time are seeing the same thing. The firm noted that among its clients, companies in manufacturing continue to add shifts, while the number of shifts at retailers is flat even as Halloween decorations and Christmas trees pop up in stores.

    Monday, October 12, 2020 | CNN To help ease some of the childcare pressures working parents face, business software firm UKG provided a virtual summer camp and is offering a kids club for after school hours this fall. "It was the right thing to do," said Dave Almeda, the company's chief people officer.

    Sunday, October 11, 2020 | New England Cable News (NBC TV) Ultimate Kronos Group Chairman and CEO Aron Ain joins This Week in Business to talk about making a mega merger in a pandemic. He also discusses why he gives his employees permission to take a walk or even a nap in the middle of the work day.

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, announced today that the company has earned a 2020 Tech Cares award from TrustRadius

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. Examining the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safety and staffing practices in the retail sector, a survey of retail leaders1 by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) finds U.S. stores are approaching the holiday shopping season with optimism despite risks posed by perpetual understaffing and a lack of contingency planning that threaten to disrupt business and intensify holiday stress for employees and shoppers.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | IndustryWeek Employee engagement—perhaps the missing link to solving the industry’s recruitment and retention challenges—should be a growing priority for manufacturers, and certainly a competitive differentiator for those that can do it well.

    Friday, October 2, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla., The national program recognizes companies building workplaces where women can thrive in technology, and UKG was named the Winner for having the highest overall score of any company with a medium-sized technical workforce.

    Friday, October 2, 2020 | Forbes Tech Council Accessibility should go beyond ease of use to ensure products are inclusive for all users, whether through voice-over services, designing around color blindness or giving the option to resize text. Often, features designed for accessibility will make the product more enjoyable for all users. - John Machado, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Kronos Incorporated, PeopleDoc, and Ultimate Software today announced a rebrand and new company name, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Fostering a highly collaborative community of technology partners building innovative and engaging solution extensions to solve modern business challenges, Kronos Incorporated today introduced additional Workforce Dimensions partner applications in the Kronos Marketplace.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Workforce Activity Report for Sept. 21-27, seasonally adjusted weekly U.S. shift growth for September is now averaging 1% per week. Shift work growth began to accelerate in late August with improved growth outpacing summer averages continuing through the middle of September.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. MC Residential, a fast-growing real estate and property management company that strives to help its employees, investors, and residents “Share in the Good Life,” is meeting a variety of compliance challenges using UltiPro, from Ultimate Software, which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on October 1 following its merger with Kronos.

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Environment Control, one of the largest commercial building cleaning organizations in the U.S. and a provider of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, transformed its employee experience while successfully managing unexpected workforce processes and COVID-19-specific regulations with Kronos Workforce Ready.

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Kronos Incorporated today announced the findings of a study, in partnership with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in India, which found that a staggering 90% of Indian organisations are experiencing a workforce shortage.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. As employees increasingly set high expectations for workplace safety, Kronos Incorporated and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to support safer return to work initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Leading up to Manufacturing Day – better known as “MFG Day” — on Friday, Oct. 2, Kronos Incorporated joins thousands of organizations around the world in celebrating essential workers in manufacturing and illuminating the industry’s substantial impact in 2020. As part of this initiative, Kronos — which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1 following its merger with Ultimate Software — today released a study commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG revealing pre-pandemic insights, recruitment strategies, and initiatives from hiring managers at U.S. manufacturing organizations that could help close the talent gap.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Workforce Activity Report for Sept. 14-20, seasonally adjusted average weekly U.S. shift growth for September is now at 1.1% per week. This marks the first time average weekly shift growth has topped 1% since June. Overall, the total volume of shifts worked remains 6.6% below pre-pandemic levels.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Rollins Inc., a company that provides essential pest-control services and protection to millions of customers, is driving a high-performance culture and focusing on employee needs with UltiPro.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Working Mums (U.K.) Kronos—now known as UKG following its monumental merger with Ultimate Software—has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Women in the UK, and we spoke to senior members of the team about what puts them ahead of the competition: engagement and an interest in listening to their workforce.

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated, which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1 following its merger with Ultimate Software, moderates an in-depth panel discussion, “Sustaining Clinical Efficiency While Breaking the Chain of Transmission,” at the 2020 American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Virtual Conference, featuring a panel of noted nurse leaders from Tenet Healthcare, which operates an expansive, coast-to-coast network including 65 hospitals and more than 500 care facilities, all united by a mission to deliver quality, compassionate care.

    Sunday, September 20, 2020 | 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.

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software ranked #2 on Great Place to Work’s and Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women 2020 list. This marks Ultimate’s second year in a row at #2 and its sixth consecutive year on the list, ranking in the top 5 since 2016.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Gilbert, Arizona – a high-performing service organization and one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S. – is migrating to the cloud-native Workforce Dimensions suite from Kronos. The AI-powered, mobile-first workforce management solution aligns with broader digital transformation efforts in progress throughout Gilbert and supports the town’s commitment to modernize its information technology (IT) infrastructure to provide a breakthrough employee experience.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | Toolbox/HR Technologist A global survey across 11 nations by The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has revealed what employees and business leaders expect from the organization going forward. 43% of the employees have said that their organization’s ability to balance workloads to prevent fatigue and burnout is their top priority. It also highlights generation-agnostic concerns about job security: Gen Z and younger Millennials (35%), older Millennials (37%), Gen Xers (36%), and Boomers (34%).

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. In a sweeping survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) found only a fraction of employees (20%) felt their organization met their needs during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report for Sept. 7-13 from Kronos Incorporated – which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1 following its merger with Ultimate Software – the Labor Day observance resulted in an anticipated and unadjusted 11% decline in total shift volume. However, Labor Day week 2020 experienced a smaller decline than Labor Day 2019, which saw a 13.3% reduction in shift volume.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. In a sweeping survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) found only a fraction of employees (20%) felt their organisation met their needs during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Friday, September 11, 2020 | TLNT Well-intentioned conversations about racism are happening at companies across the country, but if not handled correctly, they can leave Black employees more alienated and burdened than before. While in the past, many leaders have avoided necessary conversations on race, calling them “divisive,” we in the business of equity and belonging have always explained that company culture is created, recreated, and upheld in all interpersonal interactions within an organization. It’s therefore pivotal that you encourage your leaders to be human.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report for Aug. 31-Sept. 6 from Kronos Incorporated – which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1 following its merger with Ultimate Software – seasonally adjusted shift work volume held firm at 0.5% growth for the second consecutive week, marking the seventh straight week of sub-1% seasonally adjusted shift growth. Non-seasonally adjusted shift growth achieved 0.9%.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software has ranked #13 on Great Place to Work’s and PEOPLE magazine’s 50 Companies That Care list for 2020.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report for Aug. 24-30 from Kronos Incorporated – which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1 following its merger with Ultimate Software – non-seasonally adjusted shift work volume grew 0.9% week-over-week. However, when seasonally adjusted to account for the annual August surge in education sector activity, week-over-week shift growth was just 0.5%.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | HR Dive Following the February announcement of the merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software, the joint company has announced a new, unified branding as "UKG" or Ultimate Kronos Group, set to take effect Oct. 1.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | CNN + CNN International It's been nearly six months since many companies told employees to go home and start working remotely because of the pandemic. And the shift has taught us a lot about how we work. It's made some companies rethink the concept of the 9-to-5 workday, has others realizing that remote work doesn't necessarily mean less productivity and that more meetings aren't always the answer to a problem. "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

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Organisational safety is paramount amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and transparent communication plays a critical role cites a recent global survey from Kronos Incorporated. Conducted in conjunction with Workplace Intelligence, the study finds that Indian workers underline safe commute to work (72%) and overall workplace sanitation & cleanliness (56%) as the primary risks involved in returning to work over the next 18 months.

    Friday, August 28, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass, and WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated today announced plans to rebrand the company. The combined company’s new name will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), effective October 1, 2020.

    Friday, August 28, 2020 | 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.” The company said the name is meant to “build on the strength and innovation” of Ultimate and Kronos even while “signaling a singular, shared focus on inspiring workforces and businesses around the world.”

    Friday, August 28, 2020 | 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. Now, the two companies are unveiling the highly anticipated next steps of their joint venture. Starting Oct. 1, the newly formed company will be called UKG, standing for Ultimate Kronos Group, the organization announced this week. Company CEO Aron Ain told HRE that the new tagline, “Our purpose is people,” represents the spirit of “UKG’s unwavering commitment to our employees, their families, our customers and their people, our partners and our communities, while also incorporating both companies’ strong legacies into our new brand.”

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for Aug. 17-23, shift work volume grew 1.2% week-over-week – though 40% of that growth is directly attributed to K-12 and higher education activity as the fall semester continues to ramp up.

    Monday, August 24, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated has once again been named a great place to work in every country where it has a significant employee presence – including three top 10 country rankings – as a result of separate award competitions in various regions worldwide.

    Monday, August 24, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Kronos Incorporated has once again been named a great place to work in every country where it has a significant employee presence – including three top 10 country rankings – as a result of separate award competitions in various regions worldwide.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. As fall rapidly approaches, organizations should pay extra attention to working parents and guardians: According to a survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, nearly three-quarters (72%) of U.S. employees with children under 18 in the household are anxious about balancing the demands of their job with childcare – including school re-openings, virtual learning, and daycare capacity – in the coming months.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for Aug. 10-16, shift work volume grew 1.4% week-over-week – its largest single week increase since the week ending July 19 – resulting in more shifts worked last week than at any other point since the pandemic began.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for Aug. 3-9, shift work volume struggled to grow half a percentage point, increasing only 0.5% week-over-week.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global leader for storage and information management services, is utilizing Workforce Dimensions to transform its workforce management strategies across its operations in India.

    Monday, August 10, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Merseyrail, the number one ranked U.K. rail operator for punctuality and one of the largest employers in the Liverpool City Region, will empower employees and managers while accelerating its digital transformation with the next-generation Workforce Dimensions suite from Kronos Incorporated.

    Monday, August 10, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Merseyrail, the number one ranked U.K. rail operator for punctuality and one of the largest employers in the Liverpool City Region, will empower employees and managers while accelerating its digital transformation with the next-generation Workforce Dimensions suite from Kronos Incorporated.

    Monday, August 10, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Three quarters of U.K. employees (74%) trust their employer to create a physically safe and healthy work environment and the vast majority (92%) of employees are at least “a little” comfortable with contact tracing led by their employer for the purpose of organisational safety. This is according to a new global survey Kronos Incorporated of 3,903 employees across 10 countries.

    Friday, August 7, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Fortune and Great Place to Work ranked Ultimate #3 on the Best Workplaces for Millennials list for 2020.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Organizational safety is paramount amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and transparent communication plays a critical role: A recent survey from Kronos Incorporated conducted by The Harris Poll finds nearly 9 in 10 U.S. employees (86%) believe their employer has an “obligation” to notify employees who may have been in contact with a co-worker who tested positive for COVID-19 — a sentiment shared by a majority of U.S. employees currently going into work (89%) and working from home due to the pandemic (86%).

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for July 27-Aug. 2, shift work volume remained essentially flat between the weeks ending July 26 and Aug. 2, growing just 0.5% week-over-week.

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Greater Anglia, an award-winning train operator in the U.K. recognized for its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, has selected Workforce Dimensions – the artificial intelligence-powered, cloud-native, mobile-first workforce management suite from Kronos – to elevate its employee experience and empower managers, creating a more enjoyable experience for commuters.

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Greater Anglia, an award-winning train operator in the U.K. recognised for its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, has selected Workforce Dimensions – the artificial intelligence-powered, cloud-native, mobile-first workforce management suite from Kronos – to elevate its employee experience and empower managers, creating a more enjoyable experience for commuters.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for July 20-26, U.S. shift work declined during a non-holiday week for the first time since the week ending April 12, which marked “the bottom” of shift work activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for the week of July 13-19, the average weekly growth rate for shift work during the recovery continues to decelerate and currently sits at 0.7% per week for the month of July.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software Earns 100% Score on 2020 Disability Equality Index

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Following nearly three months of steady, consistent shift work growth, the U.S. economic recovery from COVID-19 experienced a significant setback last week, according to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated. Based on data from 3.2 million employees, the largest and most comprehensive near real-time sample of workplace activity, the total volume of shifts worked from July 6-12 declined 0.5%.

    Monday, July 13, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today announced a series of user-driven accolades for its commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience – a direct result of hundreds of positive customer reviews – driven by its focus on innovation, a culture of employee engagement and customer centricity, and dedication to collaborating with organizations to drive positive business outcomes.

    Thursday, July 9, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Olympus Property, an innovative and growing full-service multifamily investment and property management organization, is using Ultimate’s UltiPro to sustain its culture and enhance the employee experience in order to drive customer satisfaction.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. In alignment with the national July 4 holiday observance, total volume of shifts worked decreased by 11.4% from June 29-July 5, mirroring – and, in fact, falling short of – the decline in shifts that occurred the week of July 4, 2019 (-26.9%).

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 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.

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated – who retired this week, 13 years after founding the global think tank – invites incoming Executive Director Dr. Chris Mullen on her final episode of The Workforce Institute Radio Podcast to discuss the past, present, and future of The Workforce Institute.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. From June 1-28, the total volume of shifts worked grew 5.9%, including 2.4% from June 22-28, continuing a slow but steady economic rally that began the week ending April 12, when U.S. shift work hit “the bottom.”

    Monday, June 29, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated today announced the Equity at Work Council (EWC), an interdisciplinary group of innovators and practitioners working together to understand and develop the science underpinning diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B).

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software announced today that Ultimate ranked #1 on IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Places to Work in IT list among 52 large organizations (5,000 or more employees). This marks Ultimate’s fourth consecutive year to top the list, having ranked the #1 midsize organization the past three years.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated was ranked No. 2 among midsize organizations on the IDG’s Computerworld and Insider Pro 2020 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. While 53% of the shifts lost during the COVID-19 pandemic have now been recovered, the Kronos Incorporated U.S. Workforce Activity Report for June 15-21, 2020 shows weekly growth in shift work, which averaged 3.17% weekly since the week ending April 12 (excluding the week of Memorial Day) is now averaging just 1.65% from June 1-21. The week ending April 12 marked “the bottom” of employee shift work volume during the pandemic.

    Monday, June 22, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the appointment of Chris Mullen as the new executive director, succeeding founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June.

    Monday, June 22, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the appointment of Chris Mullen as the new executive director, succeeding founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June.

    Monday, June 22, 2020 | BENGALURU, India The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the appointment of Chris Mullen as the new executive director, succeeding founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June.

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated will present “The Modern Payroll Practitioner: Supporting Compliance and Corporate Culture” at the American Payroll Association (APA) Virtual Congress and Expo, taking place June 24-25, 2020.

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.—the marketer, seller, and distributor for the brand’s motorcycles, ATVs, and outboard motors in the United States—selected UltiPro to take advantage of the value of a consolidated solution and use HR technology to deliver a great employee experience.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today announced new industry accolades for predictive analytics, a mobile-first experience, and customer success for its human capital management (HCM) solutions, including Kronos Workforce Ready. In addition, Kronos announced it is positioned as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Human Capital Management Suites, Q2 2020.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. The complimentary Kronos Industry Insights Digital Summit features original programming and virtual networking opportunities to help professionals better manage today’s most complex and pressing workforce issues and emerge stronger in a post-COVID-19 world.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Overview: Kronos Incorporated today announced that half (50%) of employee shifts eliminated during the COVID-19 pandemic have recovered.

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    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 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."

    Monday, June 15, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos delivers agile solutions and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute providers, including more than 1 million essential healthcare workers adopting Workforce Dimensions and its flexible, easy-to-use suite of human resources (HR), pay, scheduling, talent management, and timekeeping solutions.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today announced that its update on weekly workforce activity for June 1-7, 2020 shows the volume of shifts being worked has increased 25% in the last 8 weeks.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 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.

    Monday, June 8, 2020 | 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.

    Monday, June 8, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today issued its update on U.S. workforce activity for the week of May 25-31, 2020. According to the report, which analyzes aggregated and anonymized weekly data from approximately 30,000 businesses with 3.2 million employees, total shifts worked declined – as expected – as workplaces observed the Memorial Day holiday.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today issued its update on U.S. workforce activity for the week of May 18-24, 2020. According to the report, which analyzes aggregated and anonymized weekly data from approximately 30,000 businesses with 3.2 million employees, total shifts worked increased modestly for the sixth consecutive week.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today introduced the U.S. Workforce Activity Report, an analysis of week-by-week workplace trends that aims to help business leaders and policy makers understand where and how fast employees are returning to work.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software announced today that it was positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Human Capital Management Suites, Q2 2020.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 | Inc. With virtual workplaces, those who struggle with communication and social interaction are put at a disadvantage. We need to level the playing field.

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 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.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software announced today the release of UltiPro Giving, a convenient, easy-to-use solution that empowers organizations and their employees to make a philanthropic difference at the local, national, and international levels.

    Monday, May 4, 2020 | 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.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. The complimentary Kronos Human Resources and Payroll eSymposium draws senior leaders and professionals in HR, payroll, finance, and operations annually. This year’s spring event will offer four unique learning tracks curated for busy professionals.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated today introduced an automated reporting capability for employee contact tracing that will be available for Workforce Dimensions, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Workforce Ready, and Kronos iSeries Central customers globally at no additional charge.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software has created a number of HR and payroll-related product enhancements and resources to help customers navigate business challenges stemming from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Kronos Incorporated today introduced an automated reporting capability for employee contact tracing that will be available for Workforce Dimensions, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Workforce Ready, and Kronos iSeries Central customers globally at no additional charge.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Kronos Incorporated today introduced an automated reporting capability for employee contact tracing that will be available for Workforce Dimensions, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Workforce Ready, and Kronos iSeries Central customers globally at no additional charge.

    Monday, April 27, 2020 | 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.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 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.

    Monday, April 6, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Human resources (HR) is a critical business partner during times of uncertainty, as HR leaders are one of the first places employees look to for support and direction in times of crisis. It’s vital that HR plays a proactive role in business continuity.

    Monday, April 6, 2020 | 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.

    Friday, April 3, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Each year, at Ultimate’s “Connections” customer conference, the company recognizes its customers that have demonstrated outstanding use of Ultimate’s UltiPro HCM solutions.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have completed their planned merger as announced on Feb. 20, creating the world’s most innovative human capital management (HCM) and workforce management company to help organizations across all industries manage their people more effectively with an unparalleled combination of cloud solutions.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have completed their planned merger as announced on Feb. 20, creating the world’s most innovative human capital management (HCM) and workforce management company to help organisations across all industries manage their people more effectively with an unparalleled combination of cloud solutions.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have completed their planned merger as announced on Feb. 20, creating the world’s most innovative human capital management (HCM) and workforce management company to help organisations across all industries manage their people more effectively with an unparalleled combination of cloud solutions.

    Friday, March 27, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 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.

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Ultimate Software is ranked #1 on the Best Workplaces in Technology 2020 list by Fortune and Great Place to Work. This marks the fifth consecutive year Ultimate has been named the top large company on the prestigious list.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated has earned its best-ever ranking from Fortune and Great Place to Work® as one of the 30 Best Workplaces in Technology across large U.S. employers. Additionally, in two separate award competitions, Kronos was named a Best Workplace for Inclusion in Canada for the third consecutive year and among America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated has received a “Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises” distinction as reviewed by verified users.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | BENGALURU, India Kronos Incorporated has received a “Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises” distinction as reviewed by verified users.

    Monday, March 9, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Mankato Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty practices in Minnesota, is achieving significant savings with Workforce Dimensions from Kronos Incorporated as it digitally transforms the workplace in support of its mission to deliver innovative quality care and positive patient outcomes.

    Thursday, March 5, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Innovative integrations and continuous feature enhancements to Workforce Dimensions – including the new Work application – empower manufacturers to increase operational agility by leveraging the cloud-native, artificial intelligence-powered workforce management suite to drive intelligent decision making and deliver a differentiated employee experience.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos CEO Aron Ain, author of “WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work,” will headline the main stage at the 2020 Great Place to Work For All Summit in a fireside chat with Christopher Tkaczyk, chief content officer for Great Place to Work and former editor for Fortune.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. KM2 Solutions, a leading U.S.-based, nearshore business process outsourcing (BPO) company with locations throughout the Caribbean and Central America, has selected Kronos Workforce Ready as a critical part of its human capital management (HCM) strategy to transform its people operations.

    Monday, March 2, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. A new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated finds employees have clear expectations for how organizations can create a culture of caring in times of such crises.

    Monday, February 24, 2020 | 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.

    Friday, February 21, 2020 | HR Executive Analysts offer insights on the just-announced $22 billion marriage.

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement creating the world’s most innovative human capital management (HCM) and workforce management company.

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 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.

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 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.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. Leveraging workforce technology from Kronos Incorporated to cultivate an exceptional employee experience, Florida’s largest public health system, Lee Health, is creating an environment where people at all levels feel inspired and empowered to focus on patient care.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. For the third consecutive year, Kronos Incorporated was named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® by Fortune magazine and global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®, jumping up 26 spots in 2020 to its highest-ever ranking.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Fortune and Great Place to Work have ranked Ultimate Software #2 on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2020.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Fortune The survey reaches companies with more than 4 million collective employees, making it the largest ongoing survey of employee engagement in the workforce.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 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.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 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.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | WESTON, Fla. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a restaurant group that operates more than 130 establishments across the U.S., selected UltiPro to drive operational efficiency and make its HR software more focused on employee needs.

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