Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by Achievers, the leader in Employee Success™ software, as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada and the U.S. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, honoring the top 50 companies in the U.S. and the top 50 companies in Canada. “The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ understand that employee engagement is not just a buzz word, but that engaged employees provide businesses with a unique, competitive advantage. Companies that focus on employee success have better engagement and alignment with business objectives and company values,” said Achievers CEO Patrick D. Quirk. “These companies serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success.” The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values, and Corporate Social Responsibility. The panel of 14 judges included various academics and thought leaders on employee engagement, and included representation from organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Human Capital Institute (HCI), and Northern California HR Association. “Our employees always have been the foundation of the business, and we believe that every single person is influential. Having a collaborative, engaged environment—one where employees are encouraged to support one another—is integral to overall productivity, ownership, and a sense of belonging. Our ‘people first’ philosophy not only reflects how we treat employees but also how we design our solutions and services,” says Scott Scherr, president, founder, and CEO at Ultimate Software. “We are truly honored that Ultimate has been chosen by Achievers as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America.” Recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards will be honored at award galas on March 6, 2014 in Toronto and on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco. For the full list of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces, visit www.achievers.com/engaged. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Achievers or use #Achievers50. About Achievers Achievers delivers the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform™ that enables remarkable business success. Designed specifically to meet the complex needs of today’s changing, modern workplace, it is the most engaging software specifically designed to engage, align and recognize employees. It is software employees love to use every day in over 110 countries. Achievers is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Learn how your company can change the world works at www.achievers.com. About Ultimate Software Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 15 million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, compensation, and time and labor management solutions that seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,900 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2014, Ultimate was ranked #20 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For; recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix; and awarded the highest rating by Constellation Research in its Cloud Buyer’s Bill of Rights Certification. Ultimate has 2,700 customers with employees in 150 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, Texas Rangers Baseball, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com. UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.