“Foundational learning through our Unified program is taking our people on this journey from awareness to advocacy and action. Our Unified cohorts learn about unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, intersectionality, and other critical DEI&B-related topics that help form a common understanding and invite more open and honest conversations, so together we can champion a culture of trust, equity, and belonging for all.” Brian K. Reaves, EVP and chief belonging, diversity, and equity officer at UKG
UKG believes businesses succeed when all individuals are respected and all voices are heard and all employees have the support and resources necessary to thrive. Therefore, a key skills focus for the organization was upskilling their workforce around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B).
UKG partnered with Hive Learning to roll out an award-winning learning program to all 15,000 employees globally, offering practical learning designed to help every employee build their skills around inclusion. The UKG DEI&B initiative and overall strategy include foundational learning to mitigate bias, partnerships to build a diverse talent pipeline and maximize impact, accountability through goals and scorecard metrics, and actively making a difference at UKG and in their communities through participation in diverse employee resource groups.
Hive Learning and UKG won the Gold Award for ‘Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation’ at the 2022 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards
“One of the fundamental elements of our strategy is to deeply understand complex topics associated with DEI&B and to regularly model inclusive behaviors that are core to building a culture where all employees feel uniquely valued,” said Brian K. Reaves, EVP and Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer at UKG.
Following the initial rollout of Hive Learning’s flagship inclusion program to UKG employees:
- 86% of UKG employees who participated took action to develop a more inclusive culture.
- 96% of executives participated in active discussions about DEI&B utilizing their new skills.
- 85% of learners discussed identity and difference with colleagues.
In late 2022, Hive Learning was accepted into the UKG Diversity Accelerator Program, where it joined one of the world’s largest and most collaborative partner networks wholly focused on the HCM industry and receives targeted support from UKG to further amplify the impact of its programs. More than 70,000 UKG customers worldwide now have access to Hive Learning through the UKG Marketplace, including access to an exclusive integration between the two vendors which enables the automation of large-scale cohort management.
Hive Learning CEO Laura Keith commented on the partnership:
“We’ve loved working with the innovative DEI&B team at UKG. They are one of the most responsive teams we have had the privilege of working with, constantly responding to changing learner needs in line with the wider social context and putting learners at the center of everything they do.
“UKG says their purpose is people, and I have had the privilege of witnessing how deeply that commitment runs over our time working together. What I admire the most is their drive to take their internal learnings and use them to educate their customers on the latest and most innovative solutions shaping their world. I look forward to our continued work together in paving the way for what great solutions look like in the corporate world.”
of executives participated in active discussions about DEI&B
of learners discussed identity and difference with colleagues