Here are the next steps in the Kronos, Ultimate Software merger


About six months ago, HCM giants Kronos and Ultimate Software announced they would merge in a record, industry-changing merger valued at $22 billion. 1, the newly formed company will be called UKG, standing for Ultimate Kronos Group, the organization announced this week.

Chicago Bound: Join US at #SHRM18

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And with more than 200 seminars, workshops, and sessions, including two led by Ultimate Software’s own subject matter experts, there’s a plethora of educational opportunities for HR professionals at every stage of their careers. Ultimate Software

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The Ultimate HR Tech 2017 Preview

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The 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech 2017) is just days away, and Ultimate Software will be joining the thousands of HR professionals, tech innovators, and industry experts convening in Las Vegas to explore the latest advancements in HCM and preview what’s to come. If you’re heading to HR Tech this year, here’s where you can expect to find Ultimate on each day of the premier conference. Wednesday, October 11 | Data-Driven HCM.

Employee Engagement Evolves: The Employee Experience and Finding Your Employees’ Voice

Ultimate Software

Employee engagement is on every HR and business leader’s mind, in one form or another. The value of having a highly engaged workforce for an organization’s success is undeniable, but the way to get there remains elusive. As much as 51% of the global workforce feels disengaged at work , according to Gallup, outnumbering actively engaged employees by 2:1. These numbers have remained largely unchanged for 30 years, despite all the dialogue on employee engagement.

“People First” in Action

Ultimate Software

By now, we understand that employee engagement gives way to the employee experience. Meaning, it’s time to focus on automatically creating an outstanding employee experience so engagement just happens. But, in order for that to happen, the employee experience cannot mimic the traditional employee lifecycle. However, the data also suggest that organizations have made little or no progress.

What is HR Data Analytics & How Do We Leverage It?

Ultimate Software

Data is now the most valuable currency in the world. But in contrast to the murky ethics of sourcing and selling consumer-driven data , leveraging internal HR data analytics to make better workforce decisions has been a key Human Resources best practice for decades. As technology has improved, so has our ability to analyze employee-related factors and improve business outcomes. HR Data Analytics Definition. Last year’s annual employee turnover.

HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software


Employee Engagement Software Definition. Employee engagement software helps organizations solicit and track feedback from their employees, recognize employee achievements, and promote positive activity. Employee engagement tools are used to draw actionable insights from employee feedback. Organize and maintain data collected from pulse surveys for reporting purposes. HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software.

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New Research: Is AI Better Than Humans at Employee Surveys?


In the past few years I have been digging very deep into AI and how it can help (and hurt) the employee experience. This year I had the opportunity to create an experiment to see how AI can help with employee survey, or voice of the employee, efforts. What I was curious to know is whether AI is better than humans at identifying trends, emotions, and other facets in an employee feedback dataset. The post New Research: Is AI Better Than Humans at Employee Surveys?

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About User Experience (UX)

HR Bartender

At Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference a couple of years ago, I had the chance to hear about what is involved in the development of the user experience. I’ve always known user experience was important – it’s something we use every day in software, apps, games, etc. So I reached out to Martin Hartshorne , senior vice president of products at Ultimate Software , to see if he would share his expertise. Data Visualization.

The Employee Experience Imperative: Q&A with David Johnson

Ultimate Software

The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software. This post was commissioned by Ultimate Software and the author has or will receive compensation for their work. Today on the blog, he’s offering a deep dive into one of the most significant issues facing employers today — the employee experience — including common pitfalls and suggestions backed by the most up-to-date analyst research.

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Sumser: It’s time for new approaches to engagement


The headlines are appealing: Employee-engagement scores are up across the board. Your engagement questions from six months ago probably won’t tell you much about what is really going on with employees in the middle of a pandemic. This is not a recipe for improved employee attitudes. Right now, engagement is really a measure of the degree to which the workforce tells management what it wants to hear. We asked employees what we wanted to know.

How to Improve C-Suite Visibility by Linking Engagement to Business Outcomes

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Proper data collection and analysis play a crucial role in today’s organizations, guiding decision makers through difficult decisions and directing overall corporate strategy. This seemingly simple solution, however, is anything but—unstructured data adds another layer of complications.

Moving beyond the annual survey for better employee inspiration and engagement


It’s equally, if not more important, to inspire, motivate and engage your employees over the long haul. Creating an experience of bringing new individuals into the organization and inspiring them is the key to building a highly engaged workforce that can help deliver business impacts. In short, what you need is a new strategy for employee inspiration and engagement. No longer is it only HR who is focused on aligning engagement efforts with business strategy.

Announcing the 2013 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ winners!


of the American working population is not engaged at work. This is a missed opportunity for employers because engagement is an effective tool to boost bottom-line results through alignment and increased productivity. This is why companies that achieve high engagement should be celebrated. Today, we’re excited to announce the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada and the United States for 2013. Dimension Data North America. Ultimate Software.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

HR Bartender

They’re being used in recruiting, onboarding, and employee engagement. Experience Management (XM) – Our friends at Qualtrics XM shows how experience management (XM) uses experience and operational data to measure and improve business initiatives. Machine Learning – Machine learning is quickly becoming an important data tool for HR professionals. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – SaaS – software as a service – is a term we’ve all heard before.

Changing The World – The Forefront of Reinventing HR

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The reason I joined Ultimate Software three years ago was to pioneer a change in an industry that was ripe for a better way to do things. Thankfully, Ultimate Software’s customers have had predictive analytics available to them for some time, so we are on the forefront of reinventing HR. Most literature suggests that 5-10% of a company’s employees are actually high performers.

Solidifying a Competitive Advantage with Engagement Benchmarking

Ultimate Software

As our exposure to Big Data progresses exponentially, analytics and BI are playing an increasing role in overall corporate strategy. Few departments are exempt from regularly analyzing and reporting metrics to the C-suite, and long-term tracking of this data is invaluable. Today’s labor market is highly competitive, and there’s a heightened focus on employee satisfaction and engagement. Business Intelligence Employees

New Tech Tools Key to Improving Engagement

Ultimate Software

Employee engagement has been a hot topic for years, and its influence continues to make headlines. engagement since 2000, and countless studies over the past 17 years have verified the tremendous impact engagement can have on corporate success. All these factors significantly impact the bottom line, so it’s no surprise that 85% of executives rated engagement as an important or very important priority for their companies. Employees Technology

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AI Innovation 2019: Companies Solidifying Competitive Advantage

Ultimate Software

From these examples, we can all learn how to leverage emerging technology to better serve our employees and customers. It’s not a new concept—the term was originally coined in 1956 —but developers finally have the processing power and data necessary to train programs to solve organizational problems and optimize efficiencies. Careful data analysis is crucial for organizations to truly understand performance.

#Nextchat: Designing the Employee Experience


. . Employee engagement levels in organizations worldwide have been in a downward spiral for decades. What does the phrase “employee engagement” really mean? In his blog post “ How to Design Employee Experience ,” Ultimate Software’s co-chief executive officer and chief technology officer, Adam Rogers, says, “Despite substantial investment and coverage, the nationwide employee engagement has remained relatively stagnant since Gallup began tracking it in 2000.

HCM Software Marketplace – A Look Back at 2016 and a Look Forward to 2017


2016 was a very busy year in the HCM Software Marketplace. Innovations in Employee Engagement (Live H2H, Highground), Assessment (Pinsight, Pymetrics), and Recruitment CRM / Marketing (Yello,, were most notable to me. However, the acquisitions in 2016 by the major players of cloud data analytics companies, to me, are most significant. Software companies have lacked the ability to build the capability into their own platforms.

Top M&A News in the HR, Recruiting and Benefits Space | 2016


Kronos Acquires Empower Software Solutions. PrismHR Acquires Summit Software. Sign-up to get our weekly recap of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Asure Software Acquires Mangrove Software. TriNet Acquires Teleborder; Expands Services for Companies Hiring International Employees. PayScale acquires Denver salary data company.

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The Source: Weekly Roundup – August 5th, 2019


In this week's edition, we look at data-driven insight to plan the perfect open enrollment, new HDHP guidelines, the future of pay transparency and much more! Data-Driven Insight to Plan the Perfect Open Enrollment . Planning open enrollment isn’t just about encouraging employees to simply log-in and make benefit elections—it’s about so much more! Educating and engaging with employees before, during and after open enrollment is critical to success.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – November 11th, 2019


In this week's edition, we explore how to enhance mental health benefits in 2020, tips for boosting employee engagement, how to support remote workers and more! Sixty-one percent, or about three in five employees responding to a Glassdoor survey, reported they have either witnessed or experienced discrimination involving age, race, gender or LGBTQ identity in the workplace. Are You Supporting Your Remote Employees? Census Bureau data.

#SHRM16 Report- Day 2: Visiting the Vendors

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Ultimate Software. The social media team at Ultimate Software consisting of Desiree Parcaro and Micole Kaye, contacted me and took me to dinner. Admittedly Ultimate is not the smallest or most unique but the do offer an HRIS that a single unified solution for HR. Thirdly was the ability to use the big data they are collecting and turn it into a predictive tool. That is a tremendous amount to human capital data.

What is HR Reporting and Which Suites Do It Best?

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The conundrum with trying to fit human beings into a mathematical equation is that ultimately we are human. The HR department of an organization manages anything employee-related such as recruitment, hiring, retainage, payroll, benefits, leave and termination. HR Reporting is an analytical tool designed to compile data, statistics, and metrics on employees. In summary, HR Reporting is an instrument used by companies to manage the information of their employees.

300+ Women Leaders in HR! These Women in HR Bring a Unique Blend of People & Strategic Skills.


Even though HR is known to be a female dominated profession, there’s still much room for improvement in the top C-suite positions, especially when it comes to closing the gender pay gap (something we will know in more detail following data received from the Equal Pay Day 2018 deadline). Lloyd , Global HCM Strategy and Customer Engagement. Claire Schooley , Independent Consultant on Learning, Recruiting, and Employee Engagement. HR Data Integration.

5 Tips For People-Oriented HR Management


Dealing with budgets, business priorities, and tons of paperwork is essential; but is it what employees need and expect to see from us? So, what can you do for employees? Performance management apps are team-centric and cloud-based today, which makes it easier for us to keep track on employees. Performance appraisal software, such as Saba Cloud or Performly , allows workers to understand their role in a company’s success, boost productivity, and unleash their potential.

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Celebrating HR Wins – Relive The Magic of ‘Shots of Success’ 2018


Employees Own Their Experience. The Company : Silicon Valley tech leader, $200B market cap, 80,000+ employees, 96 countries. Additionally, streamlining the 400+ benefits offerings and creating simple, consumable benefits collateral that employees actually wanted to use was a challenge.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


Employee Engagement. Employee Experience. Exempt Vs Non-Exempt Employees? Employee leave of absence: Everything you need to know. Employee recognition ideas: 52 epic ways to give rewards. Employee handbook: 6 must-have policies for your manual.

HR Tech 2016: 5 Powerful Trends You Need to Know about


Tools are integrating more seamlessly with one another to provide an entirely new experience, both for the HR practitioners, for senior leadership, and for employees. Payroll systems are no longer completely separate from performance management, or employee engagement. This trend of convergence isn't limited to breaking down technological and data silos -- departmental silos are breaking down as well. Data and Predictive Analytics.

Four Ways HR Can Support Retail

Ultimate Software

There is less demand for in-store cashiers, and more demand for data analysis. Data is growing exponentially , include insight into how photos, videos, and social media affect sales. Instead of focusing on endcaps and placement of products, today’s employees need to translate raw data into actionable insight, utilize software that can offer a personalized shopping experience, and understand predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Top HR trends that will shape 2018


As organizations continue to build on employee success seen in 2017, HR executives will be looking for ways to provide their staff with the tools they need to advance, thrive and mature. Employees are exposed to more and more AI and technology in their daily lives. If HR does not begin to remove outdated tools and reorganize processes to fit this new devolvement, they run the risk of frustrating and disengaging their employees. How do we engage and retain top talent?

13 Mobile Apps to Boost Employee Productivity in The WorkPlace

Career Metis

Did you know that an average employee gets interrupted 56 times a day? A study conducted by Ultimate Software found out that 92% of employees say that having access to the right technology that can help them to do their job better positively affects their work satisfaction. How Mobile Apps Help Improve Employee Productivity in the Workplace? Having access to this valuable data allows you to improve how you assign work, set deadlines, and more.

Using the Digital Workplace to Improve Employee Experience


In short, it’s an exciting and overwhelming era for anyone who’s working to improve, enhance, and optimize the employee experience via communications and technology. Employee engagement levels are high. . Remote workers are connected, engaged, and productive. . Employees are easily able to share and locate information with consistent experiences across devices and locations. How It Improves Employee Experience. How can you measure the employee experience?

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Leveraging the Digital Workplace to Improve Employee Experience


In short, it’s an exciting and overwhelming era for anyone who’s working to improve, enhance, and optimize the employee experience via communications and technology. Employee engagement levels are high. . Remote workers are connected, engaged, and productive. . Employees are easily able to share and locate information with consistent experiences across devices and locations. How It Improves Employee Experience. How can you measure the employee experience?

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Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

2020 Guide To Recruiting & HR Events, Part 1


Can’t Miss Sessions: How To Build Employee Buy-in To Your Employer Values – Maren Hogan, Red Branch Media; Wednesday Jan 29th at 2pm. Must-Attend For: Ultimate Software users looking to be more productive at work and meet UltiPro experts who can help solve your business challenges.

Influencers Discuss HR Tech’s Dramatic Shifts


In addition, define the personas within the workforce that will be leveraging the technology beyond the typical “HR-Manager-Employee”. Ultimate Software. HR leaders need to address the dissonance that manifests in organizations as flat engagement and workforce instability, and create resonant workplaces where people can thrive, bring themselves fully to work, and be their best. Hiring parties can determine what data makes sense—as they do today.

HR TechStack – Performance Tracking


It helps organizations establish employee performance standards and enables managers to evaluate employees’ job performance in relation to these standards. Performance management systems are used to manage employee progress, performance, and development in relation to organizational goals. Companies use performance management software to facilitate meaningful and ongoing discussions between managers and direct reports. Qualtrics Employee Insights. Engagedly.