WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that PEOPLE magazine, in coordination with Great Place to Work, ranks Ultimate #3 on its 50 Companies That Care list for 2018. The ranking recognizes companies that go the extra mile to foster caring workplace cultures by offering employees extraordinary benefits and perks, continuous professional and personal development, and plentiful opportunities for charitable giving and community service.
“We’re honored to be one of PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care for the second year in a row,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. “Caring for others is vital to Ultimate’s ‘People First’ culture, and we’ve made it part of our mission since day one. What started as a plan to provide the industry’s best HR software and service has grown into so much more. We recognize the positive impact people can have every day when they’re fully committed to helping one another and respecting all individuals as their equals. We’re truly inspired and proud of our employees, and the extraordinary lengths they go to make a difference worldwide.”
Employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and to join Ultimate’s companywide Communities of Interest—including PRIDEUS for LGBTQIA individuals; Women in Leadership for women at all job levels; UltiVETS for veterans and active service members; and UltiHOPE for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Each group offers year-round networking, educational, and social events that promote diversity, inclusivity, equality, and support. Ultimate demonstrates care for its employees’ health and well-being with a variety of programs, including onsite massages, meditation, acupuncture, cupping, exercise classes, and access to a full-time wellness coach. The company fosters ongoing career growth through a leadership development program, and a comprehensive learning academy with in-person and online courses available to all employees.
Ultimate also facilitates a caring and supportive workplace through a variety of benefits for employees. These include 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for all full-time employees and their families, including same-sex married couples; a 401(k) retirement plan with a 40% dollar-for-dollar company match, up to federal limits; paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave; unlimited PTO; and three paid service days a year for volunteering at nonprofit organizations of their choice. Employees are also essentially part owners of Ultimate, receiving restricted stock units upon hiring, with the opportunity to earn additional shares for outstanding performance.
Rankings on PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care list represent feedback from more than 4.5 million employees surveyed across the United States at Great Place to Work-certified organizations. Those surveyed answered questions about how their workplaces make a difference in their lives and communities, as well as the overall generosity of their organizations’ benefits and philanthropic support.
Ultimate ranks among companies such as Salesforce, Deloitte, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Edward Jones in the top 10 of this year’s list. For more information on PEOPLE magazine’s 50 Companies That Care, visit https://people.com/human-interest/people-50-companies-that-care-2018. The list will also be featured in the August 6 print edition of PEOPLE magazine, available nationwide on July 27.
Meredith Corporation’s PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974, with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the PEOPLE brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social), bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category. And now, the PeopleTV app offers a free, advertiser-supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video service. PEOPLE is an award-winning, 24/7 news organization headquartered in New York City, with reporters worldwide.
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 Software as a Service (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 38 million people records in the Ultimate 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 4,300 professionals. In 2018, Ultimate ranked #3 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, its seventh consecutive year in the top 25, and #1 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology list for the third year in a row. In 2017, Forbes ranked Ultimate #7 on its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies; People magazine ranked Ultimate #2 on its 50 Companies That Care list; and the National Customer Service Association named Ultimate Service Organization of the Year in the Large Business category. Ultimate has more than 4,100 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Phoenix Suns, 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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