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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.”
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.
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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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.
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Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.