2022 REPOWER RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY
The Cummins Inc. RePower Program is a paid returnship developed in partnership with SWE + iRelaunch as part of the STEM Re-entry Task Force Pilot. The program provides an opportunity for those who have been out of the workforce for at least two years, and allows them to re-engage their skills to repower their career.
This six month paid returnship will give participants the opportunity to use their specialist expertise, interests, and abilities. The program includes training, coaching, and development, as well as networking events. Successful participants may be eligible for full-time employment opportunities upon completion of the program.
Qualifications and requirements
- Currently on a career break of 2+ years
- Experience in a relevant information technology or engineering role, the engine technology industry or relevant area
- IT, mechanical, chemical, electrical, industrial, manufacturing engineering degree or engineering-related degree
- Interest in returning to the workforce full-time
- Excellent leadership and communication skills
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills » Program placements will be based on applicants’ skills, experience and interests Target timeframe of RePower Return-to-Work Program September 2022
Target timeframe of RePower Return-to-Work Program: September 2022
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March is Women’s History Month and March 8 was International Women’s Day. At UKG, we celebrate the successes of our amazing female U Krewers all year long, but this month we are pulling out all the stops. Our employee resource group FIRE (Female Inclusion, Resilience, and Excellence) Up has some incredible programming to elevate and empower our U Krewers in March — including multiple guest speakers, a roundtable with UKG leaders, an event for female vets in the tech space, and events focusing on women’s health and financial wellness, to name a few.
We’re also excited to share a Q&A with our Group Vice President of Relationship Management, Jane G. Jane is a member of three of our eight ERGs, including FIRE Up, BUILD (Black Upcoming Individuals in Leadership and Development), and ADAPT (Accessibility and Disability Allies Partner Together).
Tell us about yourself and your role at UKG.
I joined UKG in 2017. My wife and I live near the beach in Charleston and enjoy Friday morning surf sessions and dinner outside at any one of the Island staples near the beach. We have several rescue animals and I am on the board of directors of our local animal society. At UKG, I lead a global team of about 350 people focused on the retention and long-term success of our customers.
What career advice would you give to your younger self?
Ask leaders you respect — especially if they manage a different part of the business than you — if you can join their team meetings. Make time to do it, so you can learn from their leadership styles and learn about other parts of the business. Be curious about all aspects of the company and build your network while you learn.
What challenges, if any, have you faced as a woman in the workplace and how have you overcome them?
I have been fortunate in both the places I’ve worked and the generation I am a part of, being on the more progressive side of this issue. That said, I once had a senior executive at a different company ask me privately during a female leadership panel whether I thought there was “actually a wage gap” between men and women. I was in my early 20s at the time and I felt as though I couldn’t respond truthfully for fear of disagreeing with what I assume was a position that women don’t really get paid any less than men.
What has surprised you most about working at UKG?
Even after several years at the company, I am still surprised by just how much collaboration is valued over competition, no matter where you operate in the ranks. In many companies, competitiveness and politics are parts of the culture. At UKG, people are rewarded for helping others or their team achieve success more than (in my opinion) they are rewarded for achieving their own individual success. This breeds an environment of mutual celebration and support that is unique and surprises me every day.
What makes you feel supported at UKG?
I was recently leaving a meeting when one of our C-level executives stopped me to talk. He was asking my advice about an upcoming company event and wanted my opinion about inclusivity at the event. Then he asked if it was ok if he asked me some questions about my experience being a part of the LGBTQ+ community at UKG. I was touched by the sincere and genuine interest this senior executive expressed — he was asking so that he could continue to foster a culture at all levels where people feel supported and included. UKG is truly a special place to work and it comes from the top.
Is there a UKG program that has impacted you, or that you find motivating/encouraging?
I have so many more programs to explore, but one that comes to mind was my participation as a mentor in our BUILD mentorship circle. I spent a couple hours a month for eight months with four other BUILD members, following a mentorship curriculum that allowed us to share our unique experiences in work and life, learn about our aspirations, and help each other with advice and support. I am a more thoughtful leader — and a little smarter — because of the opportunity to have those months of interesting conversations with colleagues I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
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It’s an ongoing priority at UKG to recruit a wide range of talented people to join the organization and better reflect the makeup of our communities. As such, last fall, UKG’s Director of Belonging, Diversity, and Equity (BD&E), Derek V., identified an opportunity to expand the pool of candidates by casting a wider net. Derek and his team strategically partnered with specific colleges and universities to build relationships, including Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University.
Here, we spotlight two new U Krewers who are a result of those partnerships.
Jazmiyne, Solutions Consultant
Clark Atlanta University is one of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States and U.S. Virgin Islands. After receiving her MBA at Clark Atlanta University in May 2021, Jazmiyne B. was hired into the Elevate program, a training program at UKG where exceptional individuals early in their careers are immersed in the latest workforce management and human capital management technology. As someone who loves to network and experience new cultures, Jazmiyne was excited about the opportunity to join a company that allows her to work with people across the globe.
“Everyone was so welcoming,” she says. “We were provided with mentors throughout the process and the management team was always available and supportive. It’s a program that really prepares you for personal skills growth, working with customers, consulting skills, and training.”
After completing the Elevate program in December 2021, Jazmiyne was hired as a solutions consultant, helping our customers implement UKG Pro. She has already been assigned and is working with her first customer organization.
Francis, Technology Consultant
Not far from Clark Atlanta University, the UKG Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Team turned its attention to Georgia State University. Francis I. graduated from Georgia State in 2020 with a degree in computer information systems. He was recruited into the Elevate program and joined UKG in September 2021.
“I can honestly say my experience in the Elevate program was one of the best trainings and the managers are some of the best people that I’ve come across,” says Francis.
In January 2022, Francis was hired as a technology consultant and began shadowing his mentors, collaborating with other team members, and attending customer meetings.
“The talent attraction efforts utilized to find great people, such as Jazmiyne and Francis, shows our commitment to help UKG expand our sourcing pools to find the best and brightest across multiple diverse intersections,” says Derek. “Our team believes strongly in the business imperative of BD&E as the world is changing around us due to more generational, gender, and ethnic and cultural diversity. It has been proven that organizations that embrace the business imperative of BD&E drive superior business outcomes for all and are viewed as some of the best-run companies.”
With the success of this pilot program, UKG is looking to expand its partnerships with Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University, as well as with additional institutions the company hasn’t engaged with yet. The focus on recruiting efforts is just one way in which the BD&E team is dedicated to ensuring all employees feel safe and welcome to bring their whole selves to an equitable workplace where they can innovate, grow, and reach their maximum potential.