Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, recently announced that it ranks #9 on the Best Workplaces for Diversity 2019 list by Fortune and Great Place to Work (GPTW).
The ranking considers feedback from millions of employees surveyed at thousands of organizations across the United States, specifically analyzing the daily workplace experiences of women, underrepresented races/ethnicities, LGBTQ+ people, Baby Boomers and older generations, and people with disabilities.
Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, Ultimate has been committed to providing a “People First” company culture that respects, values, and cares for every employee as an individual. Ultimate launched its companywide “U Belong” program earlier this year, dedicated to ensuring all employees are comfortable bringing their whole, authentic selves to work. The program builds upon the foundations and principles of Ultimate’s longstanding diversity practices, working with leaders and employees across the company to develop a comprehensive diversity program and support system.
Ultimate has long included diversity and inclusion training as part of its leadership-development program, LeadUS, for current and future 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 Ultimate’s “New Hire Ultimization” orientation, 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.
“At Ultimate, we celebrate our diversity because we know it helps keep our culture strong, brings us closer together as one family, and represents our core values,” said Vivian Maza, Chief Culture Officer at Ultimate. “Building upon our individual experiences and diverse knowledge also empowers us to deliver more effective benefits and programs to our people, and better HCM technology and services to our customers. We’re proud to be named a Best Workplace for Diversity and share this honor with our people.”
To determine rankings on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Diversity 2019 list, Great Place to Work used a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index survey responses representing more than 4.8 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations nationwide. The surveys evaluated more than 60 elements of the day-to-day employee experience, such as trust among colleagues and in leadership, opportunities for professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. According to GPTW, the “Best Workplaces for Diversity are ones where underrepresented and historically discriminated against people experience their workplace as a great place to work for all and are represented at every level in the organization, including the board.”
SOURCE Ultimate Software