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  • Great Place to Work Joins UKG

    The world’s most trusted authority on workplace culture has joined the UKG family to help organizations build better workplaces For All™

  • UKG Ranks #6 on Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

    Makes history as first newly merged company on 100 Best!

  • UKG Named Leader in Nucleus HCM Technology Value Matrix

    UKG Leading HCM Solutions Provide More Value Than Any Other Vendor

  • UKG receives Highest Score for North American Midmarket HCM Suite use case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities

    for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises 5th Consecutive Year

  • UKG Named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant

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

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    Workforce Activity Report

    The UKG Workforce Activity Report analyses high-frequency data, including employee shift work, across 3.8 million employees and 35,000 U.S. businesses to better understand the rapidly evolving employment outlook.

    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 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.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. To better support tens of millions of people on their life-work journeys toward financial wellness, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today introduced its new financial wellness platform, UKG Wallet.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG InTouch DX timeclock has been enhanced with UKG TouchFree ID, a facial-scan option that helps people feel safer, punch faster, and securely unlock access to scheduling, time-off, and other workplace information through a contactless experience.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. The UKG InTouch DX timeclock has been enhanced with UKG TouchFree ID, a facial-scan option that helps people feel safer, punch faster, and securely unlock access to scheduling, time-off, and other workplace information through a contactless experience.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. The UKG InTouch DX timeclock has been enhanced with UKG TouchFree ID, a facial-scan option that helps people feel safer, punch faster, and securely unlock access to scheduling, time-off, and other workplace information through a contactless experience.

    Monday, November 15, 2021 | 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 fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021 and the full year of Fiscal 2021, ending September 30, 2021.

    Monday, November 15, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021 and the full year of Fiscal 2021, ending September 30, 2021.

    Monday, November 15, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021 and the full year of Fiscal 2021, ending September 30, 2021.

    Friday, November 12, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced the expansion of the UKG Marketplace, adding nearly two dozen new technology partners who share the UKG vision for a frictionless employee technology experience that keeps people at the center of the workplace.

    Monday, November 8, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla., Mosaic Primary Care Network (PCN), a group of family doctors and healthcare professionals creating healthier communities in Calgary, is using UKG Pro and UKG Dimensions to automate complex union rules related to scheduling and payroll.

    Monday, November 8, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that Mosaic Primary Care Network (PCN), a group of family doctors and healthcare professionals creating healthier communities in Calgary, is using UKG Pro and UKG Dimensions to automate complex union rules related to scheduling and payroll.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced its 2022 HR Megatrends.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced its 2022 HR Megatrends.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced its 2022 HR Megatrends.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has received awards and accolades from influential software review websites that are a direct result of high end user ratings and reviews.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. In October, we continued to see a slow, steady return to work. Over the last several weeks, there has been a noticeable acceleration, indicating the potential for a more positive November.

    Monday, November 1, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that Red Gold Foods, the largest privately held manufacturer of full-line tomato products in the United States, is using UKG to improve operational efficiency and deliver a great workplace experience.

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG has earned a prestigious “Top HR Product of the Year” award from The HR Technology Conference and Human Resource Executive Magazine. The annual award program recognizes solution providers for innovative products that help businesses meet HR’s constantly evolving needs.

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. For the sixth consecutive year, UKG received the highest overall score in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises in the North America Midmarket Use Case. Both UKG Pro and UKG Ready are named in this year’s evaluation.

    Friday, October 22, 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 that for the fifth consecutive year, UKG has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises. For the second year running, UKG is also the only solution provider with two offerings included on this year’s Magic Quadrant.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that its customers worldwide are increasingly benefiting from the UKG Dimensions workforce management suite to transform their people-centric operations.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that its customers worldwide are increasingly benefiting from the UKG Dimensions workforce management suite to transform their people-centric operations.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that its customers worldwide are increasingly benefiting from the UKG Dimensions workforce management suite to transform their people-centric operations.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    The number of shifts1 worked by U.S. employees declined for the second consecutive month, decreasing by 0.1% in September, according to the UKG Workforce Activity Report. 

    Monday, October 4, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Despite rising pressures of a surging labor crisis and continued global supply chain disruptions, U.S. retailers remain optimistic for the 2021 holiday shopping season amid year two of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    Gen Z1 doesn’t want just a job, but a workplace where they belong, can develop a career path, and feel valued and trusted — and many claim to have found that working in modern manufacturing. New research2 announced today by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) and launched in partnership with IndustryWeek finds 92% of Gen Z talent employed within manufacturing are satisfied with their current careers.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced new awards and accolades for delivering excellence in payroll from the American Payroll Association and Global Payroll Management Institute, Constellation Research, and NelsonHall.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | CNBC AnitaB.org’s 2021 Top Companies for Women Technologists report measures data from 56 tech companies and more than 552,000 technologists between January and December 2020. Organizations are scored based on career level representation of women, as well as hiring, retention and promotion of women.

    Monday, September 27, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), announced today it has been named a 2021 AnitaB.org Top Companies for Women Technologists Leader. The national program recognizes companies building workplaces where women can thrive in technology, and UKG scored in the top-25th percentile of companies with 1,000–10,000 technical employees.

    Monday, September 27, 2021 | Protocol DEI conversations are most effective when you speak the language of the business and meet leadership where they are. Internal DEI officers can authentically frame the business case for DEI efforts like greater innovation, retention or product development. It's easier to dismiss an outside DEI partner who's telling you something you don't want to hear. An internal officer can develop that trust with leadership and with employees.

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | International Business Times A CEO who believes his employees should put their families before work?! Ultimate Kronos Group CEO Aron Ain not only stayed true to this core value during a year marked by COVID-related business downturns and large-scale layoffs, but doubled down and increased the company’s employee benefits.

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | Reuters A report this week from payroll management firm UKG showed shift work across a variety of industries, measured during the week when a federal jobs survey is conducted, "was effectively flat month over month" from August to September, said UKG vice president Dave Gilbertson.

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The Parking Spot, the leading near-airport parking company in the United States, is using UKG Pro to advance the company’s philanthropic values.

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | Fortune Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush and Aron Ain, CEO of UKG, join Fortune cohosts Ellen McGirt and Alan Murray on Leadership Next, a podcast about the changing rules of business leadership, to discuss tech solutions for human resources, diversity, and what it takes for a company to really provide a great workplace.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Hugo Sarrazin has joined UKG as Chief Product Officer. Sarrazin will be responsible for the overall UKG product direction, strategy, and future roadmap, including user experience, engineering, and cloud operations.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that Hugo Sarrazin has joined the organisation as Chief Product Officer. Sarrazin will be responsible for the overall UKG product direction, strategy, and future roadmap, including user experience, engineering, and cloud operations.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that Hugo Sarrazin has joined the organisation as Chief Product Officer. Sarrazin will be responsible for the overall UKG product direction, strategy, and future roadmap, including user experience, engineering, and cloud operations.

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | Quartz Amazon is almost becoming like the negotiator for all hourly wage workers to a certain extent,” says Cecile Alper-Leroux, the vice president at UKG, a global HR and workforce management company that works with employers in retail, logistics, and healthcare. “They’re setting the bar.”

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Toolbox HR Organizations across industries are struggling to hire workers to fill open positions, despite high levels of unemployment throughout the U.S. Many organizations have set robust hiring goals to fuel growth, restart projects that were delayed in 2020, and react to new business needs. Unfortunately, these hiring goals are often not being met.

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Fairygodboss At UKG — a company that provides HR and workforce management solutions — a people-first mentality has long been a core tenet of the company culture. UKG is dedicated to ensuring that employees feel safe when bringing their whole, authentic selves to work. As a result, UKG has won a variety of accolades, such as ranking #6 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2021 list, and has an average employee rating of 4.8 out of 5 on the Fairygodboss site.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Auchan, one of the world's largest food retailers and a UKG customer since 2015, is expanding its UKG footprint with UKG Dimensions to enhance operational efficiency and improve schedule accuracy for its 68,000 employees in France.

    Monday, September 13, 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 an expanded collaboration with Microsoft that can enhance the employee technology experience at thousands of organizations globally running on UKG and Microsoft solutions.

    Thursday, September 9, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The City of Oklahoma City, one of the largest cities in the South Central United States and the fastest-growing city in the state of Oklahoma, is increasing productivity through data-driven efficiencies and advancing its strong culture of empowerment with UKG.

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Outdated K-12 technology is costing public schools more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it is costing them their people, according to industry research conducted by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). The study finds nearly two in three K-12 districts across the United States1 (63%) lost teachers to other school systems in the past year because employees sought a more advanced technology experience.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Forbes As organizations navigate the complexities of planning for the return to the office this summer and fall, many leaders know that the return to work will be anything but business as usual. Workplace conditions are continuing to change, between employees demanding more flexible ways of working and The Great Resignation impacting numerous industries. But current conversations around the return to in-person work are not terribly nuanced, often leaving out large swaths of the working population.

    Thursday, September 2, 2021 | Wall Street Journal Many CEOs say they are fielding a stream of hard-to-answer questions from employees who are hesitant to get shots or asking for exemptions. UKG Inc., a human resources and workforce management software company, requires vaccinations for U.S. employees looking to voluntarily return to its offices or to participate in company events.

    Thursday, September 2, 2021 | US News The UKG data shows the Southeast saw a 3.7% decline in workforce activity from mid-July to mid-August 2021, compared to a 0.5% increase in activity this same time in 2019. Among Southeastern states, Florida saw the biggest drop, with a 5.1% decline from mid-July to mid-August 2021 compared to a 0.5% increase in 2019.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG Inc., a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., the world’s most trusted authority on workplace culture with a mission to help organizations become great workplaces For All™.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG Inc., a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., the world’s most trusted authority on workplace culture with a mission to help organizations become great workplaces For All™.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG Inc., a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., the world’s most trusted authority on workplace culture with a mission to help organisations become great workplaces For All™.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | People The workforce at Ultimate Kronos Group , one of the world's largest cloud companies, is committed to taking care of each other, particularly through the pandemic. The company and staffers have raised more than $1.5 million for adversely affected employees and their family members.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    The UKG Workforce Activity Report for August 2021 shows workplace activity as measured by high-frequency employee shift work data1 declined by 2.4% — a larger decline than experienced in August 2020 (-0.3%) and August 2019 (0.0%). 

    Friday, August 27, 2021 | 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.

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 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.

    Monday, August 16, 2021 | 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.

    Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 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.

    Thursday, August 5, 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 ranked #7 on Australia’s Best Workplaces 2021 list by Great Place to Work, in the Medium Company (100-999 employees) category for the country, marking a five-spot increase from the company’s previous ranking.

    Thursday, August 5, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus.

    UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, and workforce management solutions, today announced it ranked #7 on Australia’s Best Workplaces 2021 list by Great Place to Work, in the Medium Company (100-999 employees) category for the country, marking a five-spot increase from the company’s previous ranking.

    Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 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.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | CNBC UKG, a payroll and time-management firm, found that shifts among hourly workers in those states grew at about half the rate as states that continued the benefit — the opposite trend of what one might expect. Specifically, in states that ended benefits, shifts grew 2.2% from May through July; they grew 4.1% in the others that kept federal aid intact, according to UKG’s analysis.

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    The UKG Workforce Activity Report for July 2021 shows workplace activity as measured by high-frequency employee shift work data1 increased 1.1%. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) believes this bodes well for a strong July employment report, which is expected to register a step below especially strong growth in June (+850,000 jobs).

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | Reuters Payroll firm UKG said growth in employees across a wide set of industries grew 1.1% from mid-June to mid-July, coinciding with the period when the federal government employment survey is conducted. That was about half the 2% rate of growth seen between May and June, ahead of a blockbuster June national jobs report showing 850,000 additional positions added to payrolls.

    Monday, August 2, 2021 | Forbes According to recent research from The Workforce Institute at UKG, more than a third (34%) of employees would rather switch teams or quit their jobs than try to voice their concerns with their boss. Employees count on their managers to not only listen to their feedback but to embrace it, advocate for it and meaningfully act upon it.

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fluctuating demand, ever-changing business conditions, and shifting employee dynamics, manufacturers are digitally transforming their businesses and tapping the full potential of their people to achieve operational excellence with a connected workforce experience from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Forbes Consider what some of the companies that consistently rank the best to work for do to achieve that recognition. Spoiler alert: Most don’t have anything to do with salary. Instead, benefits often include mental health services, matching charitable donations, tuition reimbursement, child care services and giving back to the communities in which they operate. During Covid-19, UKG, for example, maintained a policy of unlimited time off and held a virtual summer camp for the kids of its employees, Fortune reported.

    Friday, July 23, 2021 | HCM Technology Report Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of products and innovation at UKG, talks with us about Life-Work Technology, a new basis for HCM products. Essentially, UKG aims to bring people and technology together so that employers can better support the balancing of work with personal life.

    Thursday, July 22, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The Workforce Institute at UKG, a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management (HCM) issues while also providing an important voice for employees, including frontline and hourly workers, today announced that Sarah Morgan — an HR executive with more than 20 years of experience, with a focus on helping organizations build more inclusive and equitable cultures — has joined its distinguished board of advisors.

    Friday, 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.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 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 Baptist Community Services, a nonprofit continuing-care retirement community, is building a reliable and engaged workforce to support the delivery of cost-effective, quality care by leveraging the UKG product suite.

    Monday, July 12, 2021 | IDG Insider Pro Interestingly, Ultimate Kronos Group last year helped set-up the Equity at Work Council, an interdisciplinary group that explores the science behind diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

    Monday, July 12, 2021 | Employee Benefit News More than three quarters of Gen Z employees feel they’re being ignored by their manager, according to a study by UKG Workforce Institute, a workplace education think tank. Just 16% feel they can express their opinions to leaders in their organization and 42% fear there will be negative consequences for doing so.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | HR Dive In May, workplace think tank The Workforce Institute at UKG conducted a survey of employees in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and India on the topic of not being heard at work. While the overall results were promising — 81% of respondents feel heard in their workplace — Chris Mullen, executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, shared some of the insights he and his team gained from the findings.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | TechTarget Employers may not be doing enough to listen to employees, according to an 11-country study of 4,000 workers by the Workforce Institute at UKG and Workplace Intelligence. Released in June, the study found that 63% of employees "feel their voice has been ignored in some way by their manager or employer," a situation that can foster turnover.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Dell Technologies AEI is also being used to better understand how employees feel about their work and lives. UKG, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management solutions, has merged EI with AI in a number of areas across its suite, including Employee Voice, an NLP tool that analyzes feedback in employee surveys to discern how they feel.

    Thursday, July 1, 2021 | SHRM A natural disaster can wreak havoc in employees' work and personal lives. In light of that, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of product and innovation at HR software provider UKG, suggests that managers regularly check in with their team members amid a disaster, whether that's through one-on-one meetings, employee surveys or other means.

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fluctuating demand, ever-changing business conditions, and shifting employee dynamics, manufacturers are digitally transforming their businesses and tapping the full potential of their people to achieve operational excellence with a connected workforce experience from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has been named a Leader in the Nucleus Research Workforce Management Value Matrix 2021 with “best-in-class workforce management” for organizations with more than 2,500 employees. This honor follows the company’s Leader position in the Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix 2021, where UKG was recognized for the best functionality in the entire HCM market.

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    High-frequency shift work data from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) increased 2.0% during June’s mid-month week, which is the same week utilized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure employment gains. UKG expects June job creation to surpass May (+559,000) but fall short of March (+785,000), as detailed in the updated UKG Workforce Activity Report.

    Monday, June 28, 2021 | 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 2nd.MD, a provider of convenient virtual access to top national clinicians, is using UKG Pro to increase HR agility, empower its people, and achieve a substantial ROI.

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    Monday, June 28, 2021 | Fortune The Workforce Institute at UKG’s new report gauges the “gap between employee voice and employer action” that can lead to low engagement and turnover, if left unresolved. A survey of more than 4,000 employees across 11 countries found that 86% of respondents said individuals at their organization are not heard equally or fairly by employers.

    Monday, June 28, 2021 | Inc. "Remote workers are now coming back, and they're used to some flexibility," says Chris Mullen, executive director at Boston-based think tank the Workforce Institute. Mullen advises most employers to try it, provided they first gauge employees' interest and engage in significant dialogue about how to do it effectively.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | Forbes These measurable business benefits were uncovered by “The Heard and the Heard-Nots”, a global study of over 4,000 employees, conducted by The Workforce Institute at UKG and Workplace Intelligence. Yet, despite the tangible benefits to financial performance, productivity and engagement, a high majority of employees (86%) feel that people at their workplace are not heard fairly or equally.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | TORONTO, CA.

    As organizations increasingly struggle to retain their current workforce as well as hire fast enough to keep up with consumer demand, global research1 across 11 countries from The Workforce Institute at UKG exposes a troublesome gap between employee voice and employer action that — if left unresolved — can disengage workers, fuel turnover, and hinder business performance.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, has been named to India’s Best Companies to Work For 2021 list by Great Place to Work and The Economic Times.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    As organizations increasingly struggle to retain their current workforce as well as hire fast enough to keep up with consumer demand, global research1 across 11 countries from The Workforce Institute at UKG exposes a troublesome gap between employee voice and employer action that — if left unresolved — can disengage workers, fuel turnover, and hinder business performance.

    Monday, June 21, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Colorvision International, a digital-imaging organization providing souvenir photography for attractions worldwide, is strengthening its people operations and creating meaningful experiences and efficiencies with UKG Ready.

    Monday, June 21, 2021 | SYDNEY, Aus. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, and workforce management solutions, today announced the deployment of UKG Payroll by Payroll Metrics for UKG Dimensions customers in New Zealand.

    Monday, June 21, 2021 | Forbes Accessibility has become a must-have feature for mobile apps. Whether your product is for the workplace or everyday consumer use, tech leaders must reassess usability with inclusion in mind.

    Monday, June 21, 2021 | Forbes Never before have workplace, employee and leadership needs changed so much in such a short time. The future of work is being built in real time as companies navigate office reopening and hybrid work plans. HR technology companies have an important role to play in aiding organizations in the thick of this transformation.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and Weston, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced an enhanced set of global capabilities spanning its entire suite of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions that empower businesses, HR leaders, and managers to operate with a people-first focus throughout any crisis or disruptive event.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced an enhanced set of global capabilities spanning its entire suite of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions that empower businesses, HR leaders, and managers to operate with a people-first focus throughout any crisis or disruptive event.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | The Ladders One comprehensive resource for data about some of the best employers of LGBTQ+ candidates has been released by the Human Rights Campaign. The nonprofit’s list of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2021 recognizes 767 businesses that earned a rating of 100% on the organization’s benchmark Corporate Equality Index.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | HR Bartender A few weeks ago, I shared an interview with Dave Almeda about how Ultimate Software and Kronos unified their benefits plan post-merger to create UKG. During the interview, Dave mentioned the “10 Key Areas” that drive UKG culture.

    Monday, June 14, 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, announced today that Mosaic Forest Management Corporation, a company engaged in sustainable harvesting on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, is using UKG Pro and UKG Ready to take control of an extraordinarily complicated payroll framework that has over 200 pay-calculation rules within one pay group in Ready.

    Monday, June 14, 2021 | TORONTO, CA UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, announced today that Mosaic Forest Management Corporation, a company engaged in sustainable harvesting on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, is using UKG Pro and UKG Ready to take control of an extraordinarily complicated payroll framework that has over 200 pay-calculation rules within one pay group in Ready.

    Thursday, June 10, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The Workforce Institute at UKG, a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management (HCM) issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees, today announced that employment attorney and HR professional Kate Bischoff has joined its distinguished board of advisors.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | Forbes Christopher Mullen PhD, executive director at The Workforce Institute at UKG launched a global research project that surveyed nearly 4,000 business leaders and employees about their attitudes and feelings about trust.

    Friday, June 4, 2021 | Wall Street Journal Meanwhile, the number of employee shifts worked between mid-April and mid-May increased by 0.1%, according to an analysis from the workplace-software firm Ultimate Kronos Group.

    Friday, June 4, 2021 | Marketplace Sectors like manufacturing and logistics are booming, and employers say they desperately need new workers. But Dave Gilbertson, vice president at payroll-processor UKG, which is a Marketplace underwriter, said these positions aren’t so easy to fill. “They’re highly skilled jobs, and it takes a while for a potential employee to build up that skill set.”

    Thursday, June 3, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, has earned nine TrustRadius 2021 Top Rated Awards. Established in 2016, TrustRadius is an industry standard for end-user software reviews and its annual Top Rated Awards provide one of the most influential assessments of a customer’s experience.

    Thursday, June 3, 2021 | CNN Hopes are high that a full return to classrooms in the fall will allow parents who were forced out of the workforce during the pandemic to again look for a job. But there's still a whole summer break to go until schools restart. So it will be a while until the expected boom materializes.

    Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Human Resources Director HCM software group UKG will soon expand its footprint in the benefits technology space with its acquisition of EverythingBenefits, a platform that connects employers to the insurance, retirement and other benefits information they need for their workforce.

    Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Business Insider Experts are finding reasons to temper their expectations for other labor-market signals. Data from the Ultimate Kronos Group and Homebase both show modest increases in hours worked in May, Bank of America economists said last week.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Biltmore, a 125-year-old historic estate and cultural destination, is using UKG Pro and UKG Dimensions to transform the work experience for HR and employees with more robust and efficient HCM and workforce management.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The UKG Workforce Activity Report indicates slightly improved job creation in May when compared with April.

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG Inc., a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, has acquired EverythingBenefits, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end benefits technology solutions.

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 | SYDNEY, Australia UKG has strengthened its roster of UKG athlete ambassadors with the addition of Ashleigh (Ash) Barty – the #1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world.

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 | HCM Technology Report UKG said quarterly revenue increased to $798 million during its fiscal second quarter, which ended March 31, 2021. Subscription revenue grew 12% year over year, which the company credited to new-customer orders and increasing purchases by existing customers.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Fortune An increasing skilled-labor shortage threatens to delay the manufacturing sector’s full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG. About 63% of manufacturers surveyed are “struggling” to fill critical labor gaps.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The resilience of manufacturing is unwavering — but not without struggle. A study commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG finds that, although many manufacturers are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on solid footing — with more than half (54%) achieving year-over-year growth — a mounting skilled-labor shortage threatens to delay the sector’s full recovery.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | Entrepreneur When he graduated from Hamilton College in 1979, Aron Ain wasn’t sure what his next steps would be. A self-described “normal college student” enjoying life and figuring it out along the way, Ain’s decision to join a Boston-based startup didn’t stem from a deep affinity for business, but from the excitement that came with trying something new.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | Forbes Coaches Council As many settle into permanent hybrid working arrangements, it’s more important than ever for leaders to keep a close eye on the health of their workforce. According to a March 2021 survey from Gartner, Inc., 93% of human resources leaders are concerned about employee burnout as employees increasingly split their working time between the office and their home. This concern is well warranted.

    Monday, May 24, 2021 | 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 the addition of four new members to its board of directors: Melissa Thomas-Hunt, global head of diversity and belonging at Airbnb; Jennifer Morgan, head of portfolio operations at Blackstone; Pat Wadors, chief people officer at Procore Technologies; and Timothy Campos, chief executive officer at Woven.

    Monday, May 24, 2021 | Reuters Real-time employment data monitored by Oxford Economics edged down early this month, and high-frequency measures of employee time kept by Homebase and UKG showed slow or no growth for the last week, the timeframe for the May jobs survey.

    Monday, May 24, 2021 | Forbes Technology Council The dramatic events of the past year have impacted people in ways we have yet to fully grasp. Business leaders must be aware of how their employees have been impacted — emotionally, mentally, physically and beyond — and be thoughtful about what that means for workplace processes moving forward.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery (HRSD), and workforce management solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal 2021, ending March 31, 2021.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | Bloomberg Tax A recent survey by the accounting firm Deloitte showed that most respondents had their payroll operations in-house or both outsourced and in-house, said Judy Hamilton, director of payroll and global process owner at UKG, Inc.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Forbes Coaches Council Let Employees Evaluate Managers. Nearly every manager evaluates employee performance, but just a few organizations let employees evaluate the manager. Managers must be developed. Establish criteria for how they should lead, communicate, behave, reflect company values and coach their teams. Then, let the team give feedback annually.

    Friday, May 14, 2021 | Reuters Measures of shift work at around 35,000 firms both large and small that are tracked by time management firm UKG foreshadowed the weak April jobs report. UKG data into May have shown work in the manufacturing, retail and health sectors all down.

    Friday, May 14, 2021 | Entrepreneur GPTW reported that 274 organizations from the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, information technology, construction, education, manufacturing and even mining and agriculture sectors were honored with this badge.

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, has ranked #1 on The Best Places to Work in Mexico 2021 list by Great Place to Work – and in a new list this year, ranked #2 on The Best Workplaces in Challenging Times.  

    Friday, May 7, 2021 | Marketplace Dave Gilbertson at payroll processor UKG, which is a Marketplace underwriter, said last week he wasn’t seeing any big uptick. He said the reason’s not complicated. “I think it’s human life is impeding the full recovery here, right. People have adjusted — they’ve adjusted their child care options, their schedules, they’ve adjusted their lifestyle.

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 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 EDP Renewables, a world leader in the renewable-energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind-energy producer, is using UKG Pro Workforce Continuity to establish safe working environments for its employees.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 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 it’s been named to the U.K’s Best Workplaces 2021 list by Great Place to Work.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. High frequency data from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) shows shift volume decreased 0.3% during April’s critical mid-month week utilized by the Department of Labor to calculate employment changes. Given this, UKG’s Workforce Activity Report indicates much more modest job creation in April compared to March.

    Monday, May 3, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced Brian Reaves has joined the organization as its Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer. Reaves will lead 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.

    Monday, May 3, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. Reaves will lead 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.

    Monday, May 3, 2021 | SYDNEY, Australia Reaves will lead 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.

    Friday, April 30, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, today introduced Life-work Technology™ to its customers at its virtual Connections conference. Recognizing that life and work are intertwined, UKG Life-work Technology delivers on the company’s promise by bringing people and HCM technology together in new ways designed to help organizations support and guide people along their personal life-work journeys.

    Friday, April 30, 2021 | Marketplace Dave Gilbertson, at payroll processor UKG, which by the way is a Marketplace underwriter, said, “This high-frequency data is literally how many people were working as of just a couple days ago.” UKG tracks hourly workers punching in, mostly in-person service and production workers.

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) announced today that the Miami Marlins, a U.S. professional baseball team and a member club of Major League Baseball, is taking advantage of UKG Pro to achieve operational efficiencies and boost employee productivity.

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | Forbes Technology Council The major challenge for organizations this year will be responding to a workplace and a workforce that have changed more dramatically and fundamentally than we’ve seen in recent history. The choices companies make in the next six months will define their success and growth — or lack thereof — for the long-term.

    Monday, April 26, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

    UKG announced today the winners of the 2021 Innovation Awards. Each year, at UKG’s “Connections” customer conference, the company recognizes customers that have demonstrated outstanding use of UKG solutions over the past year. 

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Campaign When employees feel appreciated and connected, everyday work moments can turn into masterpieces. Workforce management company Ultimate Kronos Group aims to portray this in its spot, “Work of Art.”

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Advertising Week Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), a global HR solutions and workforce management provider, strongly believes that the best way to evaluate the success of a company is by looking at the experiences and fulfillment of its people. They believe that when employees are happy, supported and motivated, a business becomes more than just a place of work – it becomes a work of art.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | Boston Business Journal An excerpt of a recent conversation with Aron Ain, CEO and chairman of Ultimate Kronos Group, or UKG, and the author of "Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work."

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | Tech Target The shift also meant getting rid of paper-based processes. The state hired Scan-Optics, a firm in Manchester, Conn., to digitize some 1 million pages of files, and UKG Service Delivery, formerly PeopleDoc by Ultimate Software, to develop a case management system. The system upgrade enables employees to access HR documents from a centralized location.

    Monday, April 19, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, is a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises1 with the highest overall rating among Customers’ Choice HCM providers — 4.6 out of 5 based on verified end-user reviews.

    Friday, April 16, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, has surpassed 250 technology and services partners helping organizations worldwide deliver more engaging and connected workplace experiences.

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. Eclipse Advantage, a leader in workforce solutions serving the supply chain and light industrial markets in the U.S. and Canada, is migrating to UKG Dimensions (formerly Workforce Dimensions from Kronos) to deliver a connected, meaningful, and empowering experience for all employees.

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. Eclipse Advantage, a leader in workforce solutions serving the supply chain and light induEstrial markets in the U.S. and Canada, is migrating to UKG Dimensions (formerly Workforce Dimensions from Kronos) to deliver a connected, meaningful, and empowering experience for all employees.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has been recognized by Great Place to Work as the No. 12 Best Workplace in Canada 2021 among the 50 best large and multinational workplaces.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has been recognized by Great Place to Work as the No. 12 Best Workplace in Canada 2021 among the 50 best large and multinational workplaces.

    Monday, April 12, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The annual list recognizes companies focused on creating great workplaces for all employees, and this year’s award focused on how organizations cared for their employees, supported their customers, and made a difference in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Friday, April 9, 2021 | 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 it ranked #3 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology 2021 list, created by Great Place to Work.

    Friday, April 9, 2021 | Fortune Aron Ain is a face-to-face kind of leader. The CEO of HR and workforce management software company UKG likes being in the same room with people, connecting in that way only handshakes and hugs can accomplish. So COVID has been a challenge for him. Especially because 2020 turned out to be the year his former company, Kronos, merged with Ultimate Software to create UKG.

    Friday, April 2, 2021 | Reuters UKG, which provides time management for small and mid-sized companies, said employee shift work at U.S. manufacturers was up 3.4% in mid-March from mid-February, outpacing a 2.6% increase across all industries.

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 | Marketplace 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, March 31, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. J&J Worldwide Services, a government contractor providing quality, responsive, and cost-effective services to the United States Armed Forces, is using the UKG product suite to support the company’s growth and improve the employee experience.

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | Forbes HR Council Communicate your efforts to create a conscious culture. HR is critical to building a positive company brand through flexible, transparent workplace practices and communication. In the current remote setting, HR is an important conduit for many workers and candidates.

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | Protocol A UKG survey found that despite the shift to remote work, only 51% of managers are prioritizing making internal tools, documents and software more accessible, while only 46% are focused on software accommodations for employees who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or have low vision.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), total shift work decreased 1.2% in March with declines concentrated in the second half of the month. This is in contrast with growth experienced during the first half of March, including a 2.6% increase in shift work volume during the mid-month window used by the Department of Labor to calculate employment gains and losses.

    Monday, 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.

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Forbes HR Council The pandemic has upended major aspects of business operations, including how leaders should approach the ever-elusive and critical topic of organizational health. Traditional organizational health is largely defined by three things: financial growth, customer satisfaction and — what we’ll focus on here — bench strength.

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and Weston, Fla. Governments committed to digitally transforming their organizations are selecting UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) to ensure continuity of people operations while creating more meaningful and connected work experiences.

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | TORONTO, CA. Governments committed to digitally transforming their organizations are selecting UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) to ensure continuity of people operations while creating more meaningful and connected work experiences.

    Friday, March 19, 2021 | HCM Technology Report Podcast guest is Jarik Conrad, vice president of human insights and HCM advisory at UKG, and executive director of The Equity at Work Council, a group of business and academic people focused on D&I and workforce issues.

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 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 it is a Leader in the Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix 2021. Further bolstering its Leader status, Nucleus Research also positioned UKG with the best functionality in the entire HCM market.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity), Canada’s largest community credit union and one of the country’s top employers, is enhancing its employee experience and driving exceptional business outcomes with UKG’s solutions.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | TORONTO, CA Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity), Canada’s largest community credit union and one of the country’s top employers, is enhancing its employee experience and driving exceptional business outcomes with UKG’s solutions.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Forbes Coaches Council Just two years ago, the World Health Organization categorized burnout as an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress. Many people were surprised by this choice. However, those of us researching employee burnout for years felt it was long overdue.

    Friday, March 12, 2021 | Reuters Shift work at a broad set of industries jumped in the first week of March to nearly 90% of the pre-pandemic level, according to time management firm UKG, the highest reading in its labor index since last spring’s jobs crash.

    Friday, March 12, 2021 | Forbes Coaches Council Be Intentional Every Day: Take one of your goals and ask yourself, “What’s the next right step?” Then, take the answer to this question and act on it. - Christopher Mullen, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | HR Executive Influencer Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of human capital management innovation at UKG, emphasizes the importance of DEI programs as the pandemic continues on and priorities have changed dramatically from where they were in early 2020.

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Protocol In a remote or hybrid work environment, companies must integrate both qualitative and quantitative forms of machine learning to understand an employee's working experience. - Jess Keeney, SVP of Development at UKG

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) has been recognized by its customers through popular software review sites for customer success and product satisfaction.

    Friday, March 5, 2021 | CNBC From reporter Steve Liesman: “I want to give a pat on the back to the high frequency data, the guys at UKG and Homebase, who pointed us to the possibility of a higher than expected (new jobs) number.”

    Friday, March 5, 2021 | Reuters Shift work across a variety of industries also rose in February, according to data from time management firm UKG, and the pace appeared to increase in the second half of the month. “The jobs recovery is poised to accelerate in the coming months,” said UKG Vice President Dave Gilbertson.

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | U.S. News and World Report Ultimate Kronos Group, a cloud software company that focuses on human resources management, tracks weekly employee shift work and pay statement trends across 30,000 U.S. businesses representing 3.2 million employees. It saw a 1.9% increase in activity in February after back to back months of losses.

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. SBM Management Services, a soft-services provider with more than 10,000 employees around the globe, has selected UKG Pro to handle its complex business needs.

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), total shift work increased 1.9% in February.

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Marketplace Manufacturing employment still hasn’t quite caught up to pre-pandemic levels, but as the economy emerges from pandemic lockdowns and demand ramps up for manufactured goods like cars and appliances, “manufacturers are certainly well ahead of most other industries when it comes to the recovery,” said Dave Gilbertson at payroll processor UKG.

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 | The Wall Street Journal Ultimate Kronos Group, a workplace software firm, said the number of shifts worked by employees across the U.S. fell last week, led by a 58.5% drop in Mississippi and nearly 50% declines in Texas and Louisiana.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | Harvard Business Review As Aron Ain, CEO of Ultimate Kronos Group has said, “Gratitude is not about a one-time holiday party, day off, or spot bonus…It is about creating a culture of gratitude.”

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | HR Director US Software group UKG has emerged as one of the best large employers in the US, according to Forbes’ annual list. The HR tech firm ranked #2 and bested some 500 other companies. The recognition marks the company’s debut as UKG, after the merger of two industry heavyweights Ultimate Software and Kronos in 2020.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | MSN Money Many employers limit how much of your retirement savings they are willing to match, but not UKG. Employees can receive a 45% match on every dollar they contribute to the UKG 401(k) plan. The company doesn’t have any caps on the 401(k) match. The only limit on the match is the IRS 401(k) contribution limit.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Strategy+Business One example of an effective model comes from Aron Ain, the CEO of Ultimate Kronos Group (known as UKG), an HR software company based in Lowell, Mass.

    Monday, February 22, 2021 | 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 for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021, ending December 31, 2020.

    Monday, February 22, 2021 | HR Daily Advisor “Virtual micromanagement happens when managers monitor the productivity of their distributed teams more closely than in-office reports,” says Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of Human Capital Innovation at UKG.

    Friday, February 19, 2021 | NBC News “This is all compounding, and it is snowballing because kids are not in school, allowing parents to be back at work,” said Chris Mullen, executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG.

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 | Yahoo News UKG, a company that provides time management software, estimates that among its mostly small-business clients, the number of shifts worked nationally has risen just 0.2% in the past month.

    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | Reuters An index of shift work at a broader set of industries rose in early February to its highest level since November after falling in December and January, according to data from time management firm UKG.

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 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 UKG ranked #2 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers for 2021, among 500 organizations representing a variety of industries.

    Friday, February 5, 2021 | SYDNEY, AUS. “Trust in the Modern Workplace” is based on a global survey of nearly 4,000 employees and business leaders in 11 countries1. Commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG and conducted by Workplace Intelligence, the report examines the current state of trust—especially between employees and leaders—and the opportunities organisations can create by making trust a foundational element of their employee experience.

    Friday, February 5, 2021 | Marketplace For hiring to pick up, consumer demand needs to bounce back, said Dave Gilbertson at payroll processor UKG.

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | The Associated Press About one in six small businesses have closed their doors since the pandemic began, according to data from UKG, a work scheduling software company.

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | SHRM In fact, 8.8 million workers plan to take a preapproved day off, according to the 2021 Super Bowl Absence Survey by The Workforce Institute at UKG and The Harris Poll.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | ToolBox HR The shift to remote work forced many managers and business leaders to step back and rethink longstanding rules and assumptions about the workplace –– a change that is opening doors for employees with both visible and invisible disabilities as accessibility takes centerstage, writes Cecile Alper-Leroux, Vice President, Human Capital Management Innovation at UKG.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), total shift work1declined 3% in January. This marks the first time during the pandemic that shift work declined in consecutive months—though the January decrease can be attributed, in part, to annual seasonal fluctuations in the workforce that occur following December.

    Monday, February 1, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. An estimated 16.1 million U.S. employees may miss work the Monday after Super Bowl LV, according to the annual Super Bowl absenteeism survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG and conducted online by The Harris Poll among more than 1,000 employed U.S. adults. However, more than two-thirds of U.S. employees (69%) say they would feel guilty pretending to be sick to get out of work on the day after the Super Bowl this year when so many people are actually sick.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, earned a perfect score of 100% on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a top U.S. benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Reuters Time management firm UKG here estimates that shift work across a range of industries remains about 18% below pre-pandemic levels, and may struggle until the health crisis ebbs.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Associated Press The Ultimate Kronos Group, a company that provides time-tracking software to small businesses, said the number of shifts worked by its clients dropped 2.5% in the second to last week of January from a month earlier. The drop was biggest — 4.3% — in the Southeast.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | Chain Store Age Despite dire predictions, three in five retailers either reported an increase in year-over-year holiday sales in stores (37%) or no significant change (22%) from 2019, according to the second annual “Retail 2020 Post-holiday Season Review” from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | South Florida Business Journal John Machado leads a team of about 1,900 technologists at Ultimate Kronos Group, one of South Florida’s largest technology companies. He’s been at the helm of rapidly changing innovations for his entire career, especially the last 13 years at the company formerly known as Ultimate Software.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The versatility and resilience of retailers helped many stores survive 2020’s complicated holiday shopping season, which was plagued by frequent understaffing, high turnover, workplace anxiety, and a host of recruitment challenges, according to the annual end-of-season survey commissioned by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). While COVID-19 was undeniably disruptive to business, 3 in 5 retailers either reported an increase in year-over-year holiday sales in stores (37%) or no significant change (22%).

    Monday, January 18, 2021 | 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 ProcessBarron, one of the world’s leading industrial equipment manufacturers, is taking advantage of UKG Pro Recruiting and UKG Pro Onboarding to simplify compliance and is using the UKG Pro mobile app to transform the employee experience.

    Monday, January 11, 2021 | HR Daily Advisor

    “Conversations about resilience and empathy are often centered on the notion that these ‘soft skills’ allow us to interact effectively and harmoniously with others, giving us the ability to step into the shoes of our coworkers and customers, have tough conversations, and reflect on our failures,” says Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of Human Capital Innovation at UKG.

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 | AP David Gilbertson, vice president at UKG, a company that makes employee time-management software, said that among his firm’s clients with fewer than 100 employees in March, 13% have now closed — more than double the figure in a typical year.

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Forbes HR Council While few people could have predicted the conditions that made shifting to remote work necessary and pervasive, it's clear remote work is here to stay for many.

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 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 Royal Farms, a mid-Atlantic convenience store chain best known for its World Famous Fried Chicken, is using UKG Pro to train its staff members and be responsive to the needs of its customer-facing employees.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), shift work declined 3.2% in December. While this is only the second monthly decline since April’s state shutdowns—albeit the largest— it is heavily influenced by the seasonal nature of work in December.

    Monday, December 28, 2020 | Forbes Coaches Council On the eve of 2021, we’re supposed to get excited to read the seemingly never-ending stream of stories about trends, predictions and sometimes flat-out conjecture that purport to represent the big changes our workplaces will face in the coming year. This year might be a little bit different.

    Monday, December 21, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. The Workforce Institute at UKG today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2021. “2020’s legacy will be one of immense disruption, but following disruption always comes the opportunity to refocus and reinvent,” said Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, executive director, The Workforce Institute at UKG. “While the COVID-19 pandemic was unimaginable just a year ago, our 2020 predictions—anchored by themes of wellness, advocacy, and empowerment—now seem serendipitous.

    Monday, December 21, 2020 | SYDNEY, Australia The Workforce Institute at UKG today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2021. “2020’s legacy will be one of immense disruption, but following disruption always comes the opportunity to refocus and reinvent,” said Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, executive director, The Workforce Institute at UKG. “While the COVID-19 pandemic was unimaginable just a year ago, our 2020 predictions—anchored by themes of wellness, advocacy, and empowerment—now seem serendipitous.

    Monday, December 21, 2020 | TORONTO, Canada The Workforce Institute at UKG today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2021. “2020’s legacy will be one of immense disruption, but following disruption always comes the opportunity to refocus and reinvent,” said Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, executive director, The Workforce Institute at UKG. “While the COVID-19 pandemic was unimaginable just a year ago, our 2020 predictions—anchored by themes of wellness, advocacy, and empowerment—now seem serendipitous.

    Friday, December 18, 2020 | Fortune

    “If healthcare leaders can effectively identify high-performing nurse managers and nurture and develop their leadership skills early on, the new generation of healthcare leadership will already be prepared to lead when the time comes.”
    Nanne Finis, chief nurse executive, UKG

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | Forbes HR Council Although working remotely has its drawbacks (it is stressful and exhausting at times), there are silver linings. We see each other as we really are, as do team leaders and line managers, everyone privy to each other’s dreams, design proclivities and challenges beyond just work priorities.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | Fortune

    “Gratitude is not about a one-time holiday party, day off, or spot bonus,” said Aron Ain, the CEO of Ultimate Kronos Group, a workplace software company. “It cannot be an afterthought or a check-the-box activity. It is about creating a culture of gratitude.”

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. As the world prepares to close the book on the unprecedented events of 2020 and looks ahead to 2021 with renewed hope and optimism, global research from The Workforce Institute at UKG explores the importance of elevating trust to a foundational imperative to create high-performing workplace cultures that better serve customers and their communities.

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 | Forbes Tech Council As vital as technology is to making remote and hybrid work possible, it makes it that much harder for leaders and their teams to establish and maintain emotional connections, something essential to successful companies.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | SYDNEY, AUS. As part of UKG’s continued commitment to our customers and providing them with full-suite solutions, we are proud to announce the deployment of UKG Payroll alongside UKG Dimensions (formerly known as Workforce Dimensions).

    Monday, December 7, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. Both Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software were named to Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents list based on separate analysis of each companies’ employee experience before the merger to become UKG. The annual list recognizes organizations going above and beyond in caring for employees with children, especially in supporting working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Monday, December 7, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. For the fifth consecutive year, UKG has received the highest ranking in the Gartner 2020 Critical Capabilities for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises for North America Midmarket Use Case, one of five use cases evaluated by Gartner.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 | CNBC Nonfarm payrolls increased by 245,000 in December while the unemployment rate was 6.7%, the Labor Department reported Friday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 440,000 and the jobless rate to decrease to 6.7% from 6.9% in November. CNBC’s Steve Liesman breaks down the numbers.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 | NPR Marketplace To get Americans back to work, there has to be more work for them to do. Payroll processing companies track this; they know from week to week whether employers are scheduling more workers for more shifts. Dave Gilbertson at payroll processor UKG said that, recently, the trend has been going in the wrong direction.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal Employers boosted jobs in transportation and warehousing last month, likely reflecting holiday hiring for e-commerce roles. Government payrolls declined by nearly 100,000, largely reflecting the roll-off of temporary workers hired for the 2020 census.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Bloomberg Data from time-clock software maker Ultimate Kronos Group show shift work declined 0.2% in mid-November from a month earlier, the first drop since April.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | TechRepublic Even so, now more than ever is the time to practice empathetic leadership, says Chris Mullen, executive director of The Workforce Institute at tech company UKG. "Every great employee deserves a great manager," he says.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Forbes According to a study published by the Workforce Institute at Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) in September 2020, nearly half of respondents consider their organization’s ability to balance workloads to prevent fatigue and burnout a top priority during the pandemic.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Reuters For the four weeks through Nov. 20, UKG’s data showed shifts worked across a variety of industries grew just 0.1%, bad news in itself for an economy still roughly 10 million jobs short of where it was in February and facing significant risks from a still-uncontrolled pandemic.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. According to the November 2020 Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), U.S. businesses with fewer than 500 employees experienced shrinking shift work volume over the last month. This is the first time since April that shift work has contracted in key business segments.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | The New York Times “We have definitely seen a slowdown since Labor Day, and in the last few weeks, it’s actually gone into a decline,” said Dave Gilbertson, a vice president at UKG, which provides time-tracking software to about 30,000 U.S. businesses.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | Forbes There is a major innovation gap between the user experience of B2B tech and the recent advances made by consumer tech. Enterprise software is often complex and outdated. Tech leaders must innovate B2B software with the same user-based approach as B2C. The focus should be on integrating software into people’s daily lives and creating a seamless, intuitive experience.

    Friday, November 20, 2020 | Wall Street Journal The number of weekly labor shifts among workers has been affected across regions in recent weeks, according to Ultimate Kronos Group, a workforce management software company. The weakness has been particularly pronounced in the Midwest, said Dave Gilbertson, vice president at UKG. “We’re seeing a real struggle to recover in the Midwest,” said Mr. Gilbertson.

    Friday, November 20, 2020 | HCM Technology Report The results were the first announced since Ultimate Software and Kronos merged to form UKG earlier this year. “The story of UKG has only just begun, and what an extraordinary first chapter we’ve written,” said Aron Ain, UKG chairman and CEO.

    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.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 | Reuters Employment at a sample of mostly small businesses from time management firm Homebase joinhomebase.com/data declined for a fourth week, and shifts worked across different industries fell, according to time management firm UKG here.

    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.

    Friday, November 13, 2020 | Forbes There’s a common saying that “people leave their managers, not their jobs.” And while there can be a variety of factors as to why individuals leave their bosses – a toxic work environment, being overworked, feeling like you’re not allowed to grow or utilize your strengths – many times these issues stem from larger organizational issues.

    Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Reuters An index of job postings from hiring site Indeed www.hiringlab.org continues to climb and is now just 13% below 2019 levels, and shift work across a sample of firms and industries rose 1.3% last week, according to data from time management firm UKG here. Initial jobless claims, at 709,000 for the week ending Nov. 7, remain astoundingly high, but continue to edge lower.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal The number of workers’ weekly shifts, another measure of labor demand, increased 0.8% in October from September, according to UKG, a workforce management software company. That marked the sixth month of increase, though that pace slowed from 3.3% growth in August and September.

    Monday, November 9, 2020 | Forbes Many workplaces are starting to realize the consequences of a quick (but necessary) transition to remote or hybrid working environments in the wake of Covid-19. The initial challenge of getting employees up and running from home has been solved, but now an even bigger problem looms: how to keep them connected and engaged.

    Friday, November 6, 2020 | The Washington Post States with cooler weather in the Northeast and Midwest saw steeper declines in the number of businesses open, it said. Data from the Ultimate Kronos Group, another scheduling-software company, had similar results, showing that shift work in the retail, food service and hospitality sectors stayed nearly flat in October.

    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.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Reuters Employment at a broader set of industries, maintained by UKG here, has been sluggish, growing at less than 1% through October, virtually flat for the smallest businesses, and falling over the past week.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Bloomberg The number of people who had been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer surged by a record in September as the pandemic stretched on. The number will likely increase in October. Meanwhile, data from Ultimate Kronos Group, a software and services company that tracks time-clock punches, showed monthly shift growth in the U.S. slowed from 3.3% in both August and September to just 0.8% in October.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | Forbes Leverage tech tools and automation to streamline the time-consuming admin tasks that come with bringing on new employees. When new hires don’t have to spend time on cumbersome paperwork, both employees and their managers can focus on training, mentorship and immersing in the company’s culture from day one.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | LOWELL, Mass. and WESTON, Fla. According to the October 2020 Workforce Activity Report from UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), monthly shift1growth slowed from 3.3% in both August and September to only 0.8% for the month of October.

    Monday, November 2, 2020 | Forbes With all of this in mind, it’s refreshing to see companies actively working to improve gender parity in the workplace. In a year when everything is working against women, the winners of this year’s Best Companies For Women awards stand out as true leaders in the gender equality movement.

    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)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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