Ultimate Software Ranks #5 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Diversity List for 2018
Date: December 10, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it ranks #5 on this year’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list by Fortune and Great Place to Work. The ranking considers feedback from employees surveyed at organizations across the United States, analyzing the daily workplace experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, Baby Boomers and older generations, and people with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Best Workplace for Diversity, as we believe in providing an inclusive environment, sustained by care and respect for all individuals,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. “Diverse views, experiences, and backgrounds shape who we are as people, and who Ultimate is as a company. It’s these differences that strengthen our company culture and drive our ‘People First’ principle. We are one family, working together to help improve the lives of people everywhere—through our innovative HR technology, personalized customer support, and dedicated community service.”
Ultimate has long included diversity and inclusion training as part of its leadership-development program, LeadUS, for current and potential managers. Course curricula includes workshops on creating environments of safety and trust, recognizing and avoiding unconscious biases in the workplace, and embracing creative differences to drive innovation. As part of the company's "New Hire Ultimization" orientation, all employees also receive training in Whole Brain Thinking and learn how to have productive, "Fierce Conversations" that respect individuals' diverse ways of thinking and processing information.
To further promote and ensure a workplace culture of inclusivity, equality, and acceptance of all people, Ultimate encourages employee participation in companywide Communities of Interest. There are four, diverse groups: PRIDEUS for LGBTQIA individuals; Women in Leadership for women at all levels of the organization; UltiVETS for veterans and active service members; and UltiHOPE, which provides a support network for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Because Ultimate's Communities of Interest are intended to be inclusive, "allies" are welcome to join any Community of Interest they choose to support and advocate. Each group hosts a variety of networking events, professional-development workshops, social gatherings, and community-service outings throughout the year.
Ultimate also offers a comprehensive benefits package to support its people as professionals and outside of work, highlighted by 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for employees and their families (including same-sex married couples), with coverage for IVF treatments and transgender reassignment; a 40% dollar-for-dollar match on all employee 401(k) contributions, with no cap, up to federal limits (increasing to 45% beginning January 1, 2019); shares of company stock gifted upon hiring, with the opportunity to earn additional shares for outstanding performance; unlimited PTO to help employees relax, recharge, and pursue personal interests; and three paid days annually for volunteering at charities of their choosing.
In determining Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list for 2018, Great Place to Work based its rankings on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index survey responses representing more than 4.4 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations nationwide. The surveys evaluated over 60 elements of employees’ experiences on the job, covering such topics as professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, confidence in leadership, and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, with more than 40 million people records in the Ultimate cloud. Our award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, time management, employee sentiment analysis, and HR service delivery solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs approximately 5,000 professionals. In 2018, Ultimate ranked #3 on Fortune’s prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list, our seventh consecutive year in the top 25; #1 on its Best Workplaces in Technology list for the third year in a row; #1 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list, our second year at the top; and #1 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Women list. Also in 2018, Customer Sales and Service World Awards identified Ultimate as having the #1 Customer Service Department of the Year, and PEOPLE magazine ranked Ultimate #3 on its 50 Companies That Care list. In 2017, Forbes ranked Ultimate #7 on its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies. Ultimate has approximately 4,500 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, 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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