UKG Ready

UKG Ready

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Life changing changes!

We are using it as our mail HRIS system. It has help us be able to reach our employees on a easier level, they are able to view and get to …

UKG Ready

We use UKG for our payroll and our housing of our employees' information. We also utilize the reports as needed for compliance measures.


UKG Ready is being used as a payroll tool, with the mobile app and direct deposit, staff [is] able to view their time stamps, PTO, STO, …


Murakami utilizes UKG Ready for Payroll, recruiting, and evaluations of team members.
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UKG Ready

We are currently using UKG Ready across the whole organization. It has helped to streamline our processes and give us a one-stop shop for …
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UKG after 4 years

We use UKG for all of our Human resources needs and Payroll for the entire Organization. We wanted a system that would allow us to move …
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UKG Workforce Ready meets all our needs

We are converting to UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) from Bamboo HR, eHour, and Trax to a robust, government-contract-friendly …
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UKG Ready in Healthcare!

UKG Ready is being used across many departments in the organization. It helped increase efficiency for our accounting department. It has …
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UKG Ready Review

We use UKG Ready across our entire organization and it has really helped cut down a lot of the manual processes that took up a lot of our …
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Employee demographic data (127)


Pay calculation (132)


Report builder (133)


Pre-built reports (134)


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What is UKG Ready?

UKG Ready™ is presented as a flexible and seamless HR solution that provides a connected people experience to easily manage the entire employee journey, from a single solution. Designed for flexibility and ease of use, UKG Ready combines HR, talent, payroll, and time to deliver a…

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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management


Payroll Management


Leave and Attendance Management


Employee Self Service


Asset Management


HR Reporting




Performance and Goals


Performance Management


Succession Planning


Recruiting / ATS


Product Details

What is UKG Ready?

UKG Ready™ is presented as a flexible and seamless HR solution that provides a connected people experience to easily manage the entire employee journey, from a single solution. Designed for flexibility and ease of use, UKG Ready combines HR, talent, payroll, and time to deliver a personalized, people-centered experience that aims to cut out busy work, increases efficiency, and helps users maintain compliance.

UKG Ready features a single employee record shared across all its applications. All employee data is maintained in a single database, which provides a single source of truth with common reporting, dashboards, and robust workflows. Data is updated in real-time, so managers can make decisions based on the latest, most accurate information. The UKG Ready mobile app provides a modern and familiar consumer-grade experience which allows users to manage and complete common tasks on-the-go using any mobile device.

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

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Employee Scheduling Provides automated Kronos tools and high-quality information needed to create schedules that align staffing requirements with budget, skills, and demand.

UKG Ready Screenshots

Deliver a Consistent and Engaging Onboarding ExperienceBenefits Management
Benefits Covered from Start to FinishPayroll
Control Costs and Compliance Risks while Improving EfficiencyTalent Acquisition Dashboard with Mobile AppConsistent and Engaging OnboardingPerformance ManagementBenefits ManagementAccurate Time & AttendancePayroll: The Perfect Paycheck Every Time

UKG Ready Video

Kronos customers have a LOT to say about Workforce Ready. Hear how our unified HR, payroll, talent, and timekeeping platform helps them manage their employees from pre-hire to retire. Find out how it makes their jobs easier!

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UKG Ready Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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


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What is UKG Ready's best feature?

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses UKG Ready?

The most common users of UKG Ready are from Mid-size Companies and the Hospital & Health Care industry.


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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Payroll Processing.
  • Managing employee data, reporting.
  • Usability for employees and managers.
  • Mobile platform.
  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
Steve Usarzewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • User friendly interface
  • Ever evolving/new features keeping it at the forefront of the industry
  • Robust reporting
  • Specific balance-on-date accrual reports
  • Prematurely sunsetting popular original UI reports
  • Speed of development of scheduling features
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Reporting
  • Position management & labor allocation.
  • Payroll, payroll, payroll: Manual checks are a HUGE issue as well as updates to the subject wages when a manual is needed.
  • Knowing the customers needs at implementation.
Erin M Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Managing Accruals
  • Tracking Employees Extra Duty time
  • Exempt Hours (check in with auto population of hours)
  • Ease of access to reporting for employees
  • Detailed Accrual history for employees
  • employee reminders (submit timesheet, exceptions)
  • Specific calendar management for employee start/end dates (school employees don't work 12 months)
  • allow for a rule auto submit timesheets with no schedule & no hours
John Racine SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Functionality in particular is very strong. I was able to completely customize my performance reviews including content and approvals
  • Applications can be customized. For example, we had a stretch where we needed a high number of applicants so we [were enabled quickly] to apply which provided a measured increase in applicants.
  • Data storage. Though we are still converting to more digital documents, we have been able to convert paper docs into Edocs and have them stored inside UKG
  • Geofencing via a tighter radius or even better, with coordinates for mobile clock in
  • Allow custom document security access to be programmed via the Customs Form creation and not have to enter each and every security profile to update
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Importing data/time.
  • Personnel Activity Reporting (PAR) without creating additional work for staff.
  • Allows for employee self service functionality.
  • Having comments/notes available on accrual imports.
  • Having a base setup for smaller agencies and then allowing for expansion/revision from the base product instead of building from the ground up.
Darryl Moffat, CGA, CPA, CBIP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Flexibility of Rules for Union Agreement
  • Multiple Media Access like PC, IPAD or Phone
  • Better control of employee records through payroll and HR
  • More efficient for payroll staff
  • Upgrades seem to appear out of nowhere
  • Don't fix certain things like the Employee information screen that's not broken
  • Appears some new features are not fully tested before release
August 13, 2021

UKG Ready

Connie Stauber | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Track [Time]
  • Track Employees Information
  • Customer Service
  • Allowing for alt rates to be applied to the time card
  • Allowing for punches to have a hard stop for 24/7 punches
November 17, 2021

UKG Ready Helps Us Be Us!

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Everything is a report
  • Data is easily read
  • Have access to it anywhere
  • Simplifies daily tasks
  • Cannot really get an "accruals as of specific date"
  • Certain fields are only available in specific reports, so we have to combine information often
  • Would like to see when changes were made to configurations, [as] an audit trail for profiles
Score 6 out of 10
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  • The customer service staff are very friendly.
  • The UKG Community allows me to find answers on my own.
  • Timeliness of support tickets - specifically script related issues.
  • Detailed education on how to make the most of the systems available.
  • Updates that should be included are at an additional cost.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
  • Roll-out of improvements-there are updates and changes frequently. It's hard to keep up with some of the changes.
  • Support case response has really slowed since UKG has expanded.
  • Training for end-users-it would be helpful if UKG had training materials for things like timesheets, reviews, and reviewing data within the system.
September 05, 2021


Score 9 out of 10
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  • Payroll processing
  • Recruiting from pulling in data from and from our business website
  • Tracking of evaluations for our hourly team members
  • Problem solving quickly if we do have issues
  • Training on how to create reports and this feature is not as user friendly as other options
November 18, 2021

UKG Ready

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Time and Attendance
  • Recruiting and Onboarding
  • Scheduling
  • Better connectivity between different modules - ie: when adding positions, it's a manual step to add matching skills and scheduled cost centers for scheduling
  • Certification tracking - the basics are covered, but there are many nuances that become challenging to handle
  • Position Management - our organization's employees often have multiple positions at different pay rates. Again, the basics are covered but there are so many ways this area could be enhanced.
November 15, 2021

UKG after 4 years

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Reporting - we are impressed with the reports we can create and use.
  • The Payroll side of things always run smoothly.
  • We like the ease of building our own workflows and checklists.
  • We have concerns about our secondary jobs history ad reporting accurate history.
  • We would like an easier way to manage job descriptions currently we build custom forms but it is a lot of management.
  • Currently we are unable to use an HR action on Primary codes because they are tied to the rate table and require us to do manual input.
  • Would like to use the Performance module but it will not allow us to assign more than one review to staff. We have a majority of staff that work more than one position.
  • Our staff feel that advanced scheduler it too complicated and resist using it to schedule staff.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Onboarding customization
  • Checklist steps for admin steps/tracking
  • Timecard customization options
  • Basic ESS functions
  • Processing past pay period timecards. In staffing, we need to be able to process a prior pay period timecard with the current timecard. This is impossible.
  • Modernizing onboarding to include video tutorials, better UI as workers get stuck a lot [...] requires a lot of IT troubleshooting from my HR team
  • Modernizing the branding opportunities. We have to use in order for our reports to be received. We cant include images in messages/notifications unless they have a URL from an image hosting site [that] is outdated.
September 01, 2021

UKG Ready in Healthcare!

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Great Customer Service - UKG is always quick to respond
  • Trainings - Excellent information provided in trainings and always providing updates
  • Time Off Calendar - I would like to see an easier way to block days from employees being able to request off
August 16, 2021

UKG Ready Review

Score 9 out of 10
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  • UKG Ready does a great job of training.
  • Very thorough during implementation.
  • Support is always quick to respond to any questions that might arise.
  • Reporting could be more user friendly.
  • Once workflows are created they are difficult for the user to change. UKG would need to get involved.