Press Release : UKG Acquires Great Place To Work

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World’s Most Trusted Authority on Workplace Culture Joins UKG Family in Combined Commitment to Help Organizations Build Better Workplaces For All

Melbourne, Victoria, 2 September 2021 — 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™. Great Place to Work Institute will continue to operate as a standalone company within the UKG organization, led by Michael C. Bush as CEO.

“Today marks a pivotal moment for UKG, as we welcome Great Place to Work into our family. We are determined to raise the bar on how HCM technology can help organizations and their people thrive,” said Chris Todd, president at UKG. “We believe that the future of HCM software goes beyond offering exceptional HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions that improve workplace efficiency and promote compliance. The time has come for companies to expect more from their HCM providers, and we plan to lead the charge. As an HR technology provider whose motto is ‘Our purpose is people,’ we’re serious about continuing to find ways to help our customers create better, more personalized, and more consistent employee experiences for every person at their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. This acquisition represents one of the ways we plan to have even greater positive impact on our customers and workplaces around the world, with world-class tools to assess, benchmark, and enhance culture.”

Founded in 1990, Great Place to Work® software and insights are used today by more than 10,000 companies worldwide to build a better place to work by understanding what really matters to their people. Each year, more than 11 million people across 50+ countries provide feedback to their employers through the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey, the world’s most credible methodology to measure the employee experience that cuts across regions, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, level, and role.

Organizations that meet the threshold to become Great Place to Work-Certified™ are then eligible for dozens of Best Workplaces™ lists around the world, including Australia’s Best Workplaces, Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, PEOPLE Companies that Care™, Fortune World’s Best Workplaces, and Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity™. Great Place to Work will continue its long-standing media partnerships tied to its various Best Workplaces lists worldwide.

The Great Place to Work Certification and opportunities to be recognized as a great place to work — as well as attendance at its preeminent Great Place to Work For All Summit — will be available to all companies globally and will not be limited to UKG customers. International partners and affiliates of Great Place to Work will continue offering its solutions around the world.

UKG will offer Great Place to Work tools to existing and new HCM customers, with the goal of integrating data and benchmarking from the Great Place to Work ecosystem into its HCM solutions for easier access and actionable recommendations in the future.

“Joining the UKG family dramatically accelerates our vision to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All,” said Michael C. Bush, global CEO at Great Place to Work Institute. “To be a For All workplace, caring leaders must foster an environment where everyone has a purpose, can collaborate and contribute new ideas, and has access to the resources they need to thrive within the organization. Our decades of gathering feedback from employees around the world has proven that these factors drive high-trust cultures that are better for business and better for people. By combining our employee-centric insights with UKG’s leading HCM solutions, our potential is limitless to help tens of thousands of companies around the world build more productive, more inclusive workplaces with higher levels of employee and customer loyalty.”

UKG customers will have access to Great Place to Work assessments, along with hundreds of benchmarks that will allow organizations to understand the strengths and opportunities for improvement within their own culture as compared with their peers of similar size, industry, and geography. Additionally, UKG plans to embed elements of Great Place to Work insights into UKG HCM solutions over the next several years to help customers improve organizational health, elevate the life-work journey, and give an even greater voice to the employee.

“Great Place to Work-Certified organizations outperform their peers in productivity, customer service, retention, and overall employee pride — we have decades’ worth of proof of that within our own walls,” said Aron Ain, chairman and CEO at UKG. “Great Place to Work has provided incredible value to our business, including helping us become a Best Workplace in every country where UKG has a significant presence. Today marks the day that we move from an organization with our own culture primarily at the center of our brand identity, to one focused on helping others build remarkable cultures and become recognized as superior workplaces themselves.”

About UKG

At UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), our purpose is people. Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people. As a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, UKG delivers award-winning Pro, Dimensions, and Ready solutions to help tens of thousands of organizations across geographies and in every industry drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, streamline the payroll process, and help make work a better, more connected experience for everyone. UKG has 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for an inclusive workplace culture. The company has earned numerous awards for culture, products, and services, including consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. To learn more, visit ukg.com.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Great Place to Work® has published the definitive annual list of the best places to work in Australia since 2008. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com

Great Place to Work Australia New Zealand is headquartered in Melbourne.

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Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces™ in Australia 2023 Evaluation Methodology

Great Place To Work determines the list using our proprietary For All methodology. To determine the Best Workplaces in Technology list, Great Place To Work analyses the survey responses of tens of thousands of employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies in the technology industry.

Our survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organization’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. In addition, companies provide organizational data like size, location, industry, demographics, roles, and levels. Great Place To Work measures the differences in survey responses across demographic groups and roles within each organization to assess both the quality and consistency of the employee experience.

Statements are weighted according to their relevance in describing the most important aspects of an equitable workplace. Survey data analysis and company-provided datapoints are then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience for all employees in this industry.

To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™ and nominate as a company in the technology industry.

We require statistically significant survey results, review anomalies in responses, news, and financial performance, and investigate any employee reports of company incompliance with strict surveying rules to validate the integrity of the results and findings. 

Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces for Women™ List Methodology

The Best Workplaces for Women™list is determined using Great Place To Work’sFor All™methodology to evaluate hundreds of Certified™Great Place To Work®organisations across Australia.   

Data is based on over 40,000 employee survey responses from women in Great Place To Work® Certified™ organisations across Australia. 

The survey 

The survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organisation’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. 

Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. In addition, companies provide organisational data like size, location, industry, and the number of women in the workforce and management positions. 

Considerations 

Great Place To Work analysed the gender balance of each workplace, how it compares to each company’s industry, and patterns in representation as women rise from front-line positions to executive/C-suite roles. 
Survey data analysis and women’s representation figures are then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience and opportunities for all women, regardless of their role or demographic background.   

Eligibility   

To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™. Companies must also employ at least 50 women. We require statistically significant survey results, review anomalies in responses, and investigate any employee reports of company in compliance with strict surveying rules to validate the integrity of the results and findings. 

Please note this list is NOT ranked. 

Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces™ in Australia 2023 Evaluation Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Best Workplaces™ Australia 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of almost 50,000 employees across Australia.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organisation creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organisation, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyse these experiences relative to each organisation’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organisation to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

 

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These organisations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

For larger organisations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organisations to share with us their practices, policies and programs to creating a great workplace For All™ and evaluating the approach they take.

Why do you say in one place your national list scoring is based on 85%/15% and in another place that it is 75%/25%?

We are explaining two different things:

1.  The criteria we evaluate

2.  Where the data comes from