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.
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.
A workforce of diverse individuals can show that a company is committed to creating a well-balanced team or has an openness to people’s differences. Inclusion—the feeling of belonging that comes about when employees are treated equitably and are free to bring their authentic selves to work—indicates the company welcomes their ideas, perspectives, and opinions.
Women in Technology
Ultimate’s fifth companywide Community of Interest, Women in Technology, formed in 2019. The Women in Technology (WIT) committee promotes the importance of diversity and inclusion to aid in the success of Ultimate, with a focus on supporting women in technology. WIT meet its vision through a variety of product and technology educational programs, networking, community involvement, and mentoring opportunities.
Women in Leadership
Our second Community of Interest is for women at all levels of the organization. The Women in Leadership community is dedicated to helping women achieve their maximum potential and allows them to discuss their goals, ask questions, and collaborate with one another on how they can positively impact future female leaders at work, at school, and in the community. Women comprise about half of our total workforce and hold nearly 50% of front-line manager positions at Ultimate.
UltiVETS (Veterans Exemplifying True Service)
UltiVETS is a community of interest for military veterans at Ultimate, their friends and families, and for fellow employees to express their appreciation for the service of our nation’s veterans. Ultimate proudly hires veterans from every military branch to contribute in all areas of the organization. We are more than 100 veterans strong and growing! Their service gives us an incredible sense of pride, and the leadership and expertise our UltiVETS hold in their respective fields helps make Ultimate stronger.
Established in 2017, UltiHOPE is our Community of Interest formed to bring cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers together to empower one another to continue fighting and thriving through cancer with HOPE. At Ultimate, HOPE means to Help provide a support network through mentoring; Offer direction on resources and tools available to ease the journey with cancer; Provide fundraising initiatives for the research and treatment of cancer; Educate to help in the cancer journey.