UKG Receives Three Prestigious Awards for Inclusive Culture Valuing All People, Generations, Teams

July 16, 2021 , LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, today announced it earned three separate awards for its diverse, inclusive culture built to serve and care for all individuals. Recent accolades include ranking #6 on the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT list, receiving a perfect score of 100% on Disability:IN’s Disability Equality Index, and earning a spot on the Best Workplaces for Millennials list created by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

“Since the very first day we merged, we committed to building an intentional culture that would work for all people and align with our strategy for who we want to be as UKG,” said Dave Almeda, chief people officer at UKG. “We strive to care for our people and their families at every turn — no matter who they are, where they live and work, or what they do — because it’s the right thing to do, and because it makes us a better partner to our customers.”

To support its people — also known as U Krewers — at every stage of their UKG careers and lives, the company offers:

  • 100%-company-paid healthcare premiums (medical, dental, and vision), including for infertility treatments and gender reassignment surgery, with coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
  • A 45% dollar-for-dollar match on all 401(k) contributions, with no lifetime cap, up to federal limits
  • Unlimited paid time off for any reason, including vacation, sick time, volunteering, bereavement, and voting — for all full- and part-time employees, including hourly workers
  • Fully paid maternity, paternity, and adoptive leave, including financial assistance to help employees cover costs associated with the adoption process
  • Financial assistance with student-loan repayments — available upon hire, with no lifetime limit

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list ranks the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire and employee survey regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training, and retention. IDG also conducts extensive surveys of IT workers and their responses factor heavily in determining the list. On top of its #6 overall ranking, UKG also ranked #4 for Benefits and #6 for Diversity.

Disability:IN Disability Equality Index
Considered the most comprehensive disability-inclusion assessment tool in the United States, the Disability Equality Index grades companies on the merits of their policies, programs, and practices for hiring, including, and serving people with disabilities across the business. UKG has implemented several new accessibility measures, from workplace improvements to product enhancements across its solutions, to better serve all employees, customers, partners, and visitors every day.

In May, UKG announced the hiring of Brian Reaves, who joined the organization as its chief belonging, diversity, and equity officer. Reaves leads the company’s global belonging, diversity, and equity efforts, expanding existing initiatives at UKG while working to strengthen a culture built on trust, fairness, and equality, so all people can thrive in their careers.

“We are proud to be recognized as a company leading the way in accessibility practices, but we know our work is never complete in this vital area,” said Reaves. “UKG will continue to reevaluate and enhance our programs and practices as necessary, to ensure we are serving all individuals, of every ability.”

Best Workplaces for Millennials
The Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials list recognizes companies with high-trust cultures offering fulfilling and meaningful work, abundant opportunities for career development, extraordinary benefits, and positive experiences. List results are based primarily on survey feedback from employees across industries.

The ranking follows UKG earning the #6 spot on Fortune magazine’s and Great Place to Work’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2021 list in April. The historic ranking marks the first time a company has appeared on the prestigious 100 Best list in its first year as a merged entity.

“I want to congratulate all U Krewers on these remarkable achievements. Thank you, thank you, thank you for always helping one another and putting others’ needs first in all you do,” said Aron Ain, chairman and CEO at UKG. “We’ve only just started out on our journey to becoming the company UKG is destined to be, and taking care of our people and empowering them to be their best is the magic behind building better products and delivering better services for UKG customers all over the world.”

About UKG

At UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), our purpose is people. Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people. As a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, UKG delivers award-winning Pro, Dimensions, and Ready solutions to help tens of thousands of organizations across geographies and in every industry drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, streamline the payroll process, and help make work a better, more connected experience for everyone. UKG has 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for an inclusive workplace culture. The company has earned numerous awards for culture, products, and services, including consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. To learn more, visit

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