Ultimate Software Earns 100% Score on 2020 Disability Equality Index
Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, announced today that Ultimate earned a perfect score of 100% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index created by Disability:IN, the leading non-profit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, strengthening Ultimate’s commitment to putting all people first.
The Disability Equality Index, in partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities, grades companies on the merits of their policies, programs, and practices for hiring, including, and serving people with disabilities across the business. Established in 2015, the Disability Equality Index is considered the United States’ most comprehensive disability-inclusion assessment tool that is designed and embraced by both business leaders and disability advocates representing a vast array of sectors, such as technology, financial services, insurance, and healthcare.
Ultimate has implemented several onsite and digital accessibility measures in recent years to better serve all employees, customers, partners, and visitors every day. This includes UltiPro product enhancements; updates to Ultimate’s website; improvements to the company’s recruiting platform and processes; changes to internal learning materials, course curricula, and trainings; and new resources focused on mental and physical health. While the majority of employees have worked virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultimate’s Campus Operations team has been working onsite companywide to equip buildings and prepare workspaces, making any necessary changes to facilitate a safe return to the office for employees.
The company is also launching a new Community of Interest employee-resource group in August known as ADAPT, which stands for Accessibility and Disability Allies Partner Together, for people with disabilities, caretakers of people with disabilities, supporters of the disability and accessibility community, and those who promote a more inclusive world regardless of disability. The group’s mission is for people of all abilities to feel supported, to spread awareness about disability and accessibility, and to embrace a culture that is considerate of everyone. ADAPT builds upon the work of Ultimate’s U Belong program, dedicated to ensuring all employees are comfortable bringing their whole, authentic selves to work.
In May, Ultimate celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in conjunction with Kronos Incorporated, which merged with Ultimate on April 1. GAAD included a variety of webinars and interactive events designed to further educate people about the range of visible and invisible disabilities that exist, while reinforcing the importance of digital accessibility. As part of the company’s increased safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, all events were held virtually over the course of a week.
“Our company culture was built on the belief that prioritizing your employees’ experiences at work is fundamental to any successful business,” said David Almeda, chief HR officer of Ultimate and Kronos. “That includes creating and sustaining a work environment where our people can achieve their individual goals, grow their careers, and reach their greatest potential. It’s an honor to be recognized by Disability:IN as a leader in business disability inclusion. We will never stop working to ensure an equal, fulfilling experience for all of our employees.”
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate's award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 6,000 professionals. Ultimate merged with Kronos Incorporated on April 1, 2020, to create one of the most innovative HCM and workforce management companies in the world. To learn more, visit www.ultimatesoftware.com. Ultimate Software: People First.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management (HCM) cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations—including half of the Fortune 1000—and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to create one of the most innovative HCM and workforce management companies in the world. To learn more, visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.