Ultimate Software Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
Ultimate Software Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Date: November 28, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it received a perfect score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Ultimate Software joins 609 corporations and businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"Our 'People First' philosophy means that we respect and value every individual in our UltiFamily," said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. "We are honored to be acknowledged once again by the HRC for the way we encourage our employees to be themselves at work. We believe that an inclusive workplace is the best way to support learning, growth, and shared success."
The 2018 CEI rated 947 organizations in the report, which evaluates corporate LGBTQ related policies and practices. Examples include workplace protections, same-sex partner benefits, and insurance plans that cover transgender employees through their transition. Additionally, the CEI assesses company-sponsored learning and discussion opportunities, and overall support for the LGBTQ community. Ultimate Software continually monitors and adjusts corporate policies, resulting in a 100 percent ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 2nd year in a row.
PRIDE US, Ultimate's first community of interest, was founded in May 2014. With over 600 employees participating and supporting the PRIDE US community of interest, it's one of Ultimate's most active networking communities. PRIDE US stands for People Respecting Individual Differences Empower Ultimate Software. Their mission is to ensure that all members of the UltiFamily feel safe, welcome, and comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. PRIDE US provides an open forum to share experiences and discuss issues that affect LGBTQ employees and their community. Bridging the gap between LGBTQ employees and allies, PRIDE US organizes volunteer events and fund-raising opportunities for local and national LGBTQ non-profits, as well as various social events and participation in Pride parades and festivities.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei
About Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 35 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 4,000 professionals. In 2017, Fortune ranked Ultimate #7 on its prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list; #1 on its 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology; and #2 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Women. Also in 2017, Ultimate ranked #7 on Forbes’ 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies and #2 on People’s 50 Companies That Care; the National Customer Service Association named Ultimate the top Service Organization of the Year in the Large-Business category; Gartner positioned Ultimate a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises; and Nucleus Research named Ultimate a “Leader” in its HCM Technology Value Matrix. Ultimate has more than 4,000 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Red Roof Inn, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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