UKG’s Messaging Highlights Great Place to Work and AI, Too

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UKG’s latest product announcements denote a focus on incorporating generative-AI capabilities and data from the company’s Great Place to Work Institute into its platform.

At last week’s Aspire conference, UKG’s messaging emphasized availability of its Great Place to Work Hub, a new set of tools that HR teams can use to connect a company’s culture to its business. The product coaches HR leaders and people managers with AI-powered by offering recommendations and nudges that helping them advance along GPTW’s “For All” leadership model.

UKG acquired GPTW, the organization behind Fortune’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, in 2021. The combination of GPTW data and UKG’s AI will provide users with “proactive, purposefully curated insights and recommendations,” UKG said.

“Great Place To Work Hub will not only tell you ‘here is where you sit today,’ but more importantly, ‘here are the small actions you need to do every day to build that great-place-to-work muscle,’” UKG Chief Belonging, Equity and Impact Officer Brian K. Reaves told Aspire attendees. 

UKG’s Enhanced Mobile

UKG Pro customers at the conference also tried out the new UKG Pro mobile application. By combining Pro and UKG Pro Workforce Management into a single app, the company provides users of both products with a single experience, regardless of whether they need to complete HR-, payroll- or workforce management-specific actions.

In addition, UKG highlighted:

  • The company’s first wave of generative AI enhancements to its products. By applying gen AI across the entire HCM suite, UKG aims to provide users with a conversational and more connected experience. 
  • UKG Bryte, an AI-powered assistant that provides insights, actions and best practices to help improve workplace experiences and cultures.
  • UKG Pro Benefits Hub, designed to make it easier for employees to understand the full scope of their benefits options and guide them through the benefits enrollment process.

Big-Name Partnerships

UKG also announced a number of partnerships, including a collaboration with PayPal to provide direct deposit of pay into a PayPal Balance account. An expanded partnership with Microsoft will help joint customers use UKG FleX and the Microsoft Power Platform to create employee experiences. And a partnership with Eightfold AI is meant to help improve a company’s skills-based hiring.

UKG also said more than 45,000 organizations now use UKG Ready, its all-in-one suite that supports smaller companies with a focus on HR, payroll, talent and workforce management.

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