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New Era of Employee Experience: UKG Acquires Great Place to Work®   

We are thrilled to hear that one of our long-term partners, Great Place to Work, has been acquired by UKG, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions. The Great Place to Work Certification™ and workplace culture assessment platform will remain available to all companies globally, as the company will continue to operate as a standalone company within the UKG family.  

International partners and affiliates of Great Place to Work will continue offering its solutions around the world. UKG will offer the Great Place to Work tools to existing and new HCM customers, with the aim to integrate insights and benchmarking from the Great Place to Work ecosystem into its HCM solutions for actionable recommendations and easier access in the future. 

This is a truly monumental moment for the entire Great Place to Work team and will undoubtedly have an enormous impact on the company’s mission and vision of building a better world by helping organizations become great workplaces For All™   

We, at HTEC, are honored to be partners with these great disrupters, the global authority on workplace culture, surveying more than 100 million people around the world about their employee experience and companies they work for, producing the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list as well as the analytics and coaching necessary for the positive transformations of involved workplaces.  

We believe that this pivotal moment will mark a new era of a more personalized, more consistent employee experience and more inclusive workplaces. The combination of Great Place to Work’s invaluable employee-centric insights and UKG’s leading HCM solutions, this acquisition will bring employee and customer loyalty to new heights and build a better world for every employee across the globe.  

Moving boundaries: how HTEC Group helped great place to work build outstanding platform experience for their clients 

Great Place to Work partnered with HTEC Group to digitize its business and turn vast amounts of data about employee satisfaction into valuable insights for employers that could be accessed in the cloud. For this purpose, we worked together to develop Emprising, Great Place to Work’s employee experience Certification and workplace culture assessment platform, that, in addition to actionable insights, provides benchmark data across different countries, regions, markets, industries, and time spans, and all through easy-to-use interface visualizing large amounts of data in a user-friendly manner.  

The ultimate success of Emprising is measured by the increasing number of workplaces that are now nurturing a culture where people experience workplaces characterized with high levels of Respect, Fairness, Employee Pride, Teamwork, Innovation, Honesty, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, and Belonging For All. By using the platform to collect valuable employee feedback, organizations are empowered to evaluate and navigate their culture and people strategies to ensure long-term business success and the loyalty of their teams. Our platform thinking and big data now support Great Place to Work’s vision to help organizations navigate their internal relationships towards better outcomes. 

We had the privilege to work with such an amazing organization that is truly purpose driven and led by an amazing leader. Creating a platform that would enable Great Place to Work to make a positive impact on improving workplace cultures and employee experiences around the world on a massive scale using technology, therefore directly positively impacting businesses, the lives of people, and society as a whole, was both a challenge and an inspiration. Such work is aligned with our mission of using the creative and intellectual capacities of our teams in creating a better future and we are excited to continue this amazing journey with the Great Place to Work team, part of the UKG family now, to expand the impact globally.” — Aleksandar Cabrilo, CEO of HTEC Group   

I am very proud to have been a part of this incredible journey from the very start of the product development from the ground up to reach the point where this product became completely commercialized and soon-to-be-combined with solutions from one of the leading global providers of HCM on the market. From my point of view, this is truly one of the most professional and emotional experiences I have had in my entire career. I have been a part of the team that grew together — we have all developed ourselves by helping each other, and the project itself lasted enough for anyone to witness their professional advancement. I haven’t experienced such great development and growth of each team member on any other project — it is beyond my expectations. I believe that this acquisition represents a new beginning on this journey, allowing us to grow even further and make an even greater impact globally.” — Vladimir Trbovic, Director of Tech Excellence at HTEC Group 

To find out more about how we helped Great Place to Work create the solution that helped them build a safe workplace of the future, read our case study Platform Power Moves Enterprise Culture.  

Michael C. Bush, Global CEO of Great Place to Work and one of the world’s most renowned experts on workplace culture and leadership, describes our work as a huge success: 

“The enthusiasm, entrepreneurism, and commitment that HTEC brings is the reason we have an exceptional product today. The top analytics firms in the world are using Emprising. It has been revered and reviewed as the state-of-the-art product in capturing human experience and providing a platform for leaders. It allows them to know what they need to do to create a great place to work for all and a great launching pad for ML and AI to enable the prediction about employees as well as how that’s going to impact customers.” 

To find out more about resilient company culture, innovation, how to become a great leader that everyone loves to work with, and thriving collaboration between HTEC and Great Place to Work, listen to our Fast Forward podcast: Great Leader in the Era of Mass Disruption  

About Great Place to Work® 

Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. is the global authority on workplace 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. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.