HR tech leader UKG wins three people culture awards

'We strive to care for our people and their families at every turn'

HR tech leader UKG wins three people culture awards

HCM software leader UKG has been recognised yet again for its diverse and inclusive workplace culture. The firm won three separate awards that cited its distinct people initiatives in the past year, including its support for Millennials; IT professionals; and team members who are differently abled.

This year, UKG emerged as one of the “Best Workplaces for Millennials” – a prestigious list compiled by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. It also garnered a perfect score of 100% on the Disability Equality Index of Disability:IN and landed in the top six of the “Best Places to Work in IT” list of IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld.

Read more: UKG among Forbes' Best Employers 2021

“We strive to care for our people and their families at every turn – no matter who they are, where they live and work, or what they do – because it’s the right thing to do, and because it makes us a better partner to our customers,” said Dave Almeda, UKG’s chief people officer.

Almeda works with Brian Reaves, who was recently appointed chief belonging, diversity, and equity officer. They are tasked to engineer a “culture built on trust, fairness, and equality, so all people can thrive in their careers,” UKG said. The company is leading a trend among tech companies that offer high-impact benefits such as:

  • 100%-company-paid healthcare premiums (medical, dental, and vision), including for infertility treatments and gender reassignment surgery, with coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
  • 45% dollar-for-dollar match on all 401(k) contributions, with no lifetime cap, up to federal limits
  • Unlimited paid time off for any reason, including vacation, sick time, volunteering, bereavement, and voting – for all full- and part-time employees, including hourly workers
  • Fully paid maternity, paternity, and adoptive leave, including financial assistance to help employees cover costs associated with the adoption process
  • Financial assistance with student-loan repayments – available upon hire, with no lifetime limit

Read more: UKG names new diversity and inclusion chief

“We are proud to be recognised as a company leading the way in accessibility practices, but we know our work is never complete in this vital area,” Reaves said. “UKG will continue to revaluate and enhance our programs and practices as necessary, to ensure we are serving all individuals, of every ability.”

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