Ultimate Software Earns “Elite 8 Honor” Among Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

September 23, 2016

Ultimate Software

September 23, 2016 10:00 AM EDT – Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it has been named to the Elite 8 of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. The Elite 8 distinction honors companies receiving the highest scores for each of the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement, the criteria used by Achievers to determine winners on the original top-50 list. Of all the companies recognized, Ultimate scored highest in the “Accountability and Performance” category.

“We are especially proud of this Elite 8 honor, as accountability is one of the core character traits we strive to embody every day,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “At Ultimate, we’re focused on always doing the right thing—for each other, our customers, and the community. We trust and empower our people to perform at the highest level, achieve their best, and take responsibility for all they do.”

Recognized as one of Fortune’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Ultimate’s strategy to engage its workforce and retain its “People First” culture includes programs for development and career growth, alignment of work goals with company goals, and group activities focused on innovation, as well as fun events to foster collaboration and teamwork. Ultimate’s employees are also reminded to possess C.H.A.R.A.C.T.E.R—Commitment, Honesty, Accountability, Respect, Attitude, Courage, Trust, Ethics, and Responsibility.

“‘People First’ not only defines our culture and the way we work, but also the way we design our solution, UltiPro, and our services,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer for Ultimate. “We work hard so we can take care of our business and the families of Ultimate. To do that, we need to achieve our goals and be accountable for them. Engagement is a critical component of our culture, and we believe it’s a big part of our ability to deliver the best solutions and services.”

The annual Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list recognizes top employers displaying leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, as evaluated by a judging panel of employee engagement academics, thought leaders, and influencers. Among the 50 companies selected as winners, the panel selects eight companies representing the best of the best, with regard to the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement. These categories include Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards and Recognition, Professional and Personal Growth, Accountability and Performance, Vision and Values, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

For more information, or to view the full list of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America, visit www.achievers.com/engaged.


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