Fortune Names Ultimate Software #5 Best Workplace for Diversity
Date: December 8, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it has been ranked #5 on the 2016 list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, created by Fortune and Great Place to Work. The Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is based upon feedback from 448,456 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified companies who completed the Trust Index© Employee Survey.
"We are honored to be ranked on the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity list because our 'People First' philosophy prioritizes respect and care for everyone," said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. "Since our founding, we have actively recruited people from diverse backgrounds, knowing that a celebration of diversity is both an expression of our values and a driver of business success. The Ultimate family stands for camaraderie, acceptance, and inclusion, and fosters an intellectually stimulating work environment."
As of August 2016, women comprise 48 percent of the total workforce at Ultimate, and 43 percent of women at Ultimate hold leadership positions of manager and above. Moreover, nearly half of the highest-level management positions in Ultimate's Software Engineering team are held by people from diverse backgrounds. Ultimate also offers multiple Communities of Interest, which are open to all employees and align with the company's goal of supporting equality, diversity, and cultural intelligence.
Ranking on the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity list is determined primarily by the Great Place to Work Trust Index Employee Survey. Employees from all backgrounds answered 58 questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, considering everything from how comfortable they are being themselves, to the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace, the fairness of promotions, the feeling of honest connection with co-workers, their access to senior leadership, and who receives information and professional development and who does not.
To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively women, minorities and LGBTQ employees reported experiencing their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where these employees tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues. Rankings take into account how favorably women, minorities and LGBTQ employees experience their workplace relative to their male, Caucasian and heterosexual colleagues' experiences. The list also considered the degree of representation women and minorities enjoy within the workforce as a whole, as well as in management and executive roles.
For more information on Fortune’s list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity for 2016, visit http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/2016-best-workplaces-for-diversity.
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About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 30 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 3,500 professionals. In 2016, Fortune ranked Ultimate #1 on its list of 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology and #15 on its 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the top 25. Ultimate was also ranked #1 on Glassdoor’s list of 25 Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For, listed #8 on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies, and ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2016 Core HR Software Grid report, based on user reviews. Ultimate has more than 3,500 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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