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UKG Ready

UKG Ready


What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

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UKG Ready review

10 out of 10
February 26, 2024
We use UKG Ready for payroll, compliance training, recording and distribution of our monthly safety meetings. All policy and handbook …
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UKG Review

10 out of 10
October 27, 2023
We use UKG for our time management system and HR date. I am very pleased with all of the features of the system to capture the data I need …
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Happy HR Professional.

7 out of 10
October 26, 2023
We use it for recruitment, onboarding, timekeeping, payroll, benefit management, evaluations, and document storage. It has allowed us to …
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Popular Features

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  • Employee demographic data (155)
  • Pay calculation (164)
  • Pre-built reports (168)
  • Report builder (167)

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What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.8

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.7

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.1

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 7.9

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

UKG Ready Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for employee information that enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Payroll - Facilitates pay that is quick, simple, and correct.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamlines time tracking with consistent, fair rules.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Talent - Tools to source, engage, develop and grow people.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Analytics - Offers proactive, practical, and guidance.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-sizes benefits to match the organization and its people.

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UKG Ready Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAustralia, Canada, UK, Belgium, Mexico, Netherlands, France
Supported LanguagesEnglish (US &UK), French (Canada & France), Spanish, and Dutch

Frequently Asked Questions

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The most common users of UKG Ready are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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February 26, 2024

UKG Ready review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has improved communication and reminders
  • As well as policy review and distribution
  • Streamlined compliance training
  • Ease of payroll and employee ESS
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Automation. Our time sheets were done manually. This has also helped as we have premiums, night shift pay, per diems, etc. that all had to be calculated and input manually.
  • Employees, even though they have an issue with the access and navigation, do find the tool easy to process their requests.
  • The ability for leaders to run reports and get information on the dashboard, to get a summary on one screen, is helpful and reduces the employee's time to find this information and process what needs to get done.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • With an HR department of 2 and over 500 employees seasonally, it has been helpful to have a checklist that includes training and videos to help onboard employees.
  • With this system, we have forced more employee engagement, which has been helpful in communicating with staff throughout the different stages of their employment.
October 26, 2023

Happy HR Professional.

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The system has allowed us to implement a 6-month onboarding and orientation for new hires which includes HR/payroll paperwork, company-centric training/info, system info, and job-specific training to help increase retention and connection to the company, department, and position.
  • The system has allowed the HR department to go almost 100% paperless, which has been vital due to growth in the workforce and locations spanning over two counties (and HR staff working in different offices).
  • Employees have access to more info than they ever did before, allowing for transparency, communication (pop-up message upon login), and instant access to their own info such as PTO balances, benefits, W-2, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • UKG Ready has reduced the amount of time we spend preparing payroll
  • UKG Ready tax documentation has been very good and simplified that aspect of our work
  • Self-service possibilities has reduced workload on HR
October 20, 2023

Fair and balanced

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • EE appreciate dashboard and at-a-glance information.
  • Recruitment module created our first online recruitment effort and materially impacted our growth.
  • Automated EE and benefit data
  • Addressed compliance reporting challenges
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