The Workforce Institute at UKG Welcomes New Board Member Ivonne Vargas Hernández

March 29, 2021, LOWELL, Mass. and Weston, Fla.

The Workforce Institute at UKG, a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees, today announced that Ms. Ivonne Vargas Hernández, an author, journalist, and speaker based in Mexico City, has joined its distinguished board of advisors.

“We are so pleased to have Ivonne join our board and bring her unique, international perspective to The Workforce Institute,” said Chris Mullen, executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG. “Ivonne will bring insight to our Workforce Institute community by addressing the challenges faced by employers, managers, and human resources professionals in Latin America and beyond, as well as the trends she believes will have the greatest impact on working life in the days and years to come.”

Vargas Hernández has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of human capital, education, and human resources. She is the author of the best seller ¡Contrátame! (Hire Me!), published in Mexico and Central America, and a columnist for Entrepreneur and Business Insider. In addition, Vargas Hernández is a senior member of the radio show Zona Económica (Economic Zone) at IMER.

Vargas Hernández, whose first contribution discusses resilience in 2021, joins 17 other board of advisors of The Workforce Institute at UKG throughout Canada, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S.

“I am truly energized by the opportunity to join such a dynamic group of passionate and thought-provoking professionals at The Workforce Institute,” said Vargas Hernández. “I look forward to bringing a new perspective in thinking about the ways that employers and managers can make the lifework journey better for their people. Our working lives are such a critical part of our daily lives. Looking for ways to think deeply about and improve work can only lead to greater success and fulfillment.”

Founded in 2007, The Workforce Institute at UKG is known for innovative research on signature issues like unplanned absenteeism, employee burnout, boomerang employees, and trust in the modern workplace. The Workforce Institute has published four books with a special focus on hourly workers and curates a biweekly blog that features content from its board of advisors and other guest contributors about the issues making an impact on working life.

Supporting Resources

About The Workforce Institute at UKG

The Workforce Institute at UKG provides research and education on critical workplace issues facing organizations worldwide. By bringing together a global consortium of HR and workforce management thought leaders, the think tank is uniquely positioned to empower organizations with practical ideas for optimizing today’s workplace while also providing an important voice for employees, including frontline and hourly workers. Founded in 2007, a hallmark of The Workforce Institute's research and education—including books, podcasts, surveys, blogs, and its annual list of workplace predictions—is balancing the needs and desires of diverse employee populations with the interests of organizations to manage absenteeism, fight burnout, develop equitable work schedules, and build strong leaders to drive inspired performance. For additional information, visit and join the conversation at @WF_Institute.

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 more than 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


© 2021 UKG Inc. All rights reserved. For a full list of UKG trademarks, please visit All other trademarks, if any, are property of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change.