UKG, a leading global provider of human capital management solutions, has acquired Great Place to Work Institute Inc. (GPTW), a trusted authority on workplace culture with a mission to help organizations become Great Workplaces for All™. 

UKG will no longer be ranked on the Great Place to Work lists, but it won’t stop the great work UKG does in offering a world-class culture to their team.  UKG will continue to apply for other awards to recognize their extraordinary culture. For Great Place to Work, it will be business as usual.

Brandon Hall Group research has shown that taking on only operational challenges of the workforce simply isn’t enough. Organizations must create a culture where employees experience a meaningful and inspiring life-work journey and feel proud of their accomplishments. UKG’s “Our Purpose is People” motto and philosophy are well-aligned with the needs of organizations around the world to improve their employee experience.

The Great Place to Work team will bring an unmatched level of experience and expertise that will take the UKG technology suite and services to another level of functionality by enhancing the actionable insights that can be delivered and guiding customers in building truly great workplaces for their employees. UKG will offer Great Place to Work tools and benchmarks to current customers, leveraging Great Place to Work’s global research and methodology.

UKG also plans to embed elements of Great Place to Work insights into UKG’s solutions to assist their customers in the improvement of organizational health, elevate the life-work journey, and give an even greater voice to the employee.

“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.”

The acquisition of Great Place to Work by UKG reflects the company’s commitment to evolve technology to meet the rapidly changing world of work.

– Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

– Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Management, Brandon Hall Group

– Claude Werder, Senior VP and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Michael Rochelle

Chief Strategy Officer Michael Rochelle Michael is responsible for consulting, strategic services and advisory support for our members. Michael brings 25 years experience in commercial and operational strategy and execution including key roles in sales, marketing, business development, strategy, program management and operations in Fortune 500 and venture-backed start-up organizations. Michael has served in a variety of senior and executive team roles including Strategy and Program Management Officer and Vice President Business Development and Corporate Services (HR and IT) at Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Chief Business Officer at Quonova LLC, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at International Clinical Laboratories and Director of Corporate Business Development at SmithKline Beecham. Michael also held field sales, sales management, market planning and corporate business development roles for Genzyme and RedPath. In addition to his corporate experience, Michael also held management consulting roles. At Employee Information Services, Michael was Vice President and a member of the executive team responsible for leading the management consulting division, client services and business operations. Before his tenure at Employee Information Services, Michael was a principal and senior consultant at RSA, an industry leading employee services management consulting firm. Michael received his B.A. from Assumption College and MBA from Bryant University.