UKG Inc., a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., the world’s most trusted authority on workplace culture with a mission to help organizations become great workplaces For All™. Great Place to Work® Institute will continue to operate as a standalone company within the UKG organization, led by Michael C. Bush as CEO.
“Today marks a pivotal moment for UKG, as we welcome Great Place to Work into our family. We are determined to raise the bar on how HCM technology can help organizations and their people thrive,” said Chris Todd, President at UKG. “We believe that the future of HCM software goes beyond offering exceptional HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions that improve workplace efficiency and promote compliance. The time has come for companies to expect more from their HCM providers, and we plan to lead the charge. As an HR technology provider whose motto is ‘Our purpose is people’, we’re serious about continuing to find ways to help our customers create better, more personalized, and more consistent employee experiences for every person at their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. This acquisition represents one of the ways we plan to have an even greater positive impact on our customers and workplaces around the world, with world-class tools to assess, benchmark, and enhance culture.”
Founded in 1990, Great Place to Work® software and insights are used today by more than 10,000 companies worldwide to build a better place to work by understanding what really matters to their people. Each year, more than 11 million people across 50+ countries provide feedback to their employers through the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey, the world’s most credible methodology to measure the employee experience that cuts across regions, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, level, and role.
Organizations that meet the threshold to become Great Place to Work-Certified™ are then eligible for dozens of Best Workplaces™ lists around the world, including Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, India’s Best Companies to Work For™, India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces and India’s Best Workplaces for Women. Great Place to Work will continue its long-standing media partnerships tied to its various Best Workplaces lists worldwide.
“Joining the UKG family dramatically accelerates our vision to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All,” said Michael C. Bush, global CEO at Great Place to Work Institute. “To be a For All workplace, caring leaders must foster an environment where everyone has a purpose, can collaborate and contribute new ideas, and has access to the resources they need to thrive within the organization. Our decades of gathering feedback from employees around the world has proven that these factors drive high-trust cultures that are better for business and better for people. By combining our employee-centric insights with UKG’s resources and market leadership, our potential is limitless to help tens of thousands of companies around the world build more productive, more inclusive workplaces with higher levels of employee and customer loyalty.”
“Great Place to Work-Certified organizations outperform their peers in productivity, customer service, retention, and overall employee pride – we have decades’ worth of proof of that within our own walls,” said Aron Ain, chairman, and CEO at UKG. “Great Place to Work has provided incredible value to our business, including helping us become a Best Workplace in every country where UKG has a significant presence. Today marks the day that we move from an organization with our own culture primarily at the center of our brand identity to one focused on helping others build remarkable cultures and become recognized as superior workplaces themselves.”