Ultimate Kronos Group, commonly known as UKG, is an American multinational technology company with dual headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts and Weston, Florida. It provides workforce management and human capital management solutions. The company was founded in April 2020 as a result of the merger of equals between Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated.
Over 50% of the 12,500+ UKG employees are working parents. In this unprecedented time as the vast majority of its employees worldwide have gone virtual, UKG has implemented several programs to help parents balance remote work, virtual and hybrid schooling, and childcare, such as:
- Virtual Camps for Summer and Fall: In June, UKG introduced a free Virtual Summer Camp with three programs tailored to children in different age groups. Each program featured a variety of traditional summer-camp activities adapted for an at-home, virtual environment. More than 1,300 UKG kids participated. Due to the success of the Virtual Summer Camp, UKG introduced a Virtual Kids’ Klub fall program to further support parents and students while school is in session.
- Unlimited Access to Online Tutors: All UKG employees and their kids (including anyone pursuing a college degree) now have complimentary unlimited access to more than 3,000 highly qualified tutors through UKG’s new partnership with Tutor.com. Students and parents can access tutors 24/7 for any reason—such as for studying support, homework help, or essay proofreading. Sessions can be pre-scheduled or are available on a virtual “drop-in” basis.
- Kids’ Corner Resource Site: To support working parents at UKG and around the world, in March, the company curated a free Kids’ Corner resource site, compiling educational materials and entertainment—including a calendar of streaming videos, interactive activities, resources for parents, and more—to help everyone balance remote work and virtual schooling.
“While we have all faced arduous challenges throughout 2020, this has been an extraordinarily unique year for working parents, who have been tasked with having to balance work commitments while playing multiple roles of mom, dad, teacher, tutor, coach, friend, and more,” said Dave Almeda, chief people officer at UKG. “As we approach the New Year, we’ll remain focused on providing creative and thoughtful benefits and programs centered around caring for all of our employees at various stages of life—and we’re honored to stand with all of the incredible organizations named to the Best Workplaces lists this year who are leading the way in supporting their people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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