Today’s post comes to us from the executive director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.
This past Friday was an exciting day for the more than 12,000 employees of Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software (you may remember hearing about the merger of the two companies back in February) as we officially announced our new combined company name: UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). You can see a launch video and read the press release here.
As anyone who has ever been through a merger knows, there is a certain amount of uncertainty as the companies come together, and having a name we can all identify with and rally around feels really good. The name will become official on October 1st and there will be more to come on how The Workforce Institute’s brand and look may change to align with UKG.
One thing that won’t change at The Workforce Institute is our focus on helping organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees. This has been our mission for the last 13+ years and we’re as committed as ever to it. Through primary research and the insights of our spectacular external board of advisors we plan to continue to focus on empowering organizations with practical ideas for optimizing the 21st century workplace. In fact, UKG’s new tagline, “Our purpose is our people”, squares nicely with where The Workforce Institute’s priorities have always been.
I hope that over the next thirteen years and beyond, we will continue to hold your interest as we talk about the issues that are affecting workers and how to make your workplace and your career better. I’ve always loved the Socrates quote, “The unexamined life is not worth living” and I think it applies to our work lives as well. Rather than just going through the motions day-to-day, we should always be looking at what we can do better and how we can make a positive impact on our co-workers and organizations.
I look forward to continuing this learning journey with you, our board and our new UKG family!