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  • 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 3.3 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 organisations 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, 16 November, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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, 15 November, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) today announced its 2022 HR Megatrends.

    Thursday, 7 October, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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, 21 September, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. UKG Inc. 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™.

    Monday, 12 July, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. As organisations increasingly struggle to retain their current workforce as well as hire fast enough to keep up with consumer demand, Global research1 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.

    Thursday, 27 May, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 | LONDON, U.K.

    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.

    Monday, 3 May, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 | LONDON, U.K. As the U.K. prepares to return to normal in the coming months and industries reopen, research from The Workforce Institute at UKG reveals that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 87% of U.K. workers have been propelled into the future of work by accelerating their digital transformation projects.

    Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 | London, U.K. 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.

    Monday, 21 December, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Monday, 16 November, 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.

    Thursday, 1 October, 2020 | LONDON, U.K.

    Kronos Incorporated, PeopleDoc, and Ultimate Software today announced a rebrand and new company name, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

    Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 | Working Mums (U.K.) Kronos—now known as UKG following its monumental merger with Ultimate Software—has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Women in the UK, and we spoke to senior members of the team about what puts them ahead of the competition: engagement and an interest in listening to their workforce.

    Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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 organisation met their needs during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Monday, 24 August, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Monday, 10 August, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Monday, 10 August, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Three quarters of U.K. employees (74%) trust their employer to create a physically safe and healthy work environment and the vast majority (92%) of employees are at least “a little” comfortable with contact tracing led by their employer for the purpose of organisational safety. This is according to a new global survey Kronos Incorporated of 3,903 employees across 10 countries.

    Thursday, 30 July, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. Greater Anglia, an award-winning train operator in the U.K. recognised 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.

    Monday, 22 June, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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.

    Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 | LONDON, U.K. 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 organisations across all industries manage their people more effectively with an unparalleled combination of cloud solutions.

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