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UKG Workforce Activity Report: August Shift Work Acceleration Withers Amid Surge of Summer Vacations, Delta Variant

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | The UKG Workforce Activity Report for August 2021 shows workplace activity as measured by high-frequency employee shift work data declined by 2.4% — a larger decline than experienced in August 2020 (-0.3%) and August 2019 (0.0%).
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A Major Tech Gap Could Impede the Hybrid Work Transition

Forbes | When many workplaces were forced to go virtual in early 2020, the tools and technology they needed already existed. The main challenge was adopting them quickly and updating longstanding processes. For a workplace where some employees are together in the same office and some aren’t, there’s a significant gap in communication, productivity and engagement tools.
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UKG Announces Strong Third-Quarter Financial Results, Subscription Revenue Grows 20%

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, HR service delivery (HRSD), and workforce management solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal 2021, ending June 30, 2021.
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How ‘Gray Collar’ Workers Became the Overlooked Essential Employee

Employee Benefit News | “They have been hiding in plain sight,” says Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president at research and innovation company UKG. “This huge, critical labor force.” The term “gray collar” was first coined in 2004 and compared to its blue and white counterparts, it is entirely a product of a modernized workforce.
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The Future Workforce Will Need a Workplace of Trust and One That Engages Them While Honoring Flexibility

Entrepreneur | According to a global survey conducted by The Workforce Institute at UKG, 35 per cent of Gen Z workforce demand schedule flexibility to deliver their best work. They bring new expectations to the workplace, driven by their digital upbringing and self-identified emotional barriers to success.
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Relinquish Outdated Management Models to Power People the Right Way

Forbes | Cecile Alper-Leroux, a 20+-year HR tech veteran, is UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Group VP of Research and Innovation. While academic theorists have for some time championed the idea that a company’s primary stakeholder is its employees, the multiple crises of the past year and a half have elevated just how vital people are to our overall economic and business survival.
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