Our human capital management strategy focuses on recruiting, developing, and engaging a talented, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Our core values are not something we just hang on the wall – our employees embody integrity, teamwork, hard work, and caring. We foster positive attitudes, communication, goal attainment, personal growth, and the pursuit of United’s mission of excellence in service to our employees, our customers, our shareholders, and our communities.
At United, one of our key competitive advantages is our people. With approximately 3,000 employees across our footprint, investing in our human capital is a top priority.
Talent selection and developing top talent are strong pillars of our organization. Our primary focus is to attract and advance the careers of employees with different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and skills. We host exceptional college recruiting and internship programs that attract candidates from a variety of colleges and universities within our footprint. These programs build a continuous talent pipeline and prioritize these team members for internal job openings.
Compensation and Benefits
United makes every effort to ensure that our compensation and benefits packages are comprehensive and competitive to attract and retain talent. Our employees’ compensation packages include market-competitive salary, annual incentives and commissions, and a long-term incentive program.
United’s annual performance evaluation process provides the opportunity for discussing, planning, and reviewing the performance of each employee. The goal is to help employees clearly define and understand the responsibilities and expectations of their position while also identifying employees with high potential for advancement within the company.
Performance evaluations also provide opportunity for employees to be awarded additional compensation based on merit. Managers are expected to maintain open communication throughout the year as it pertains to the performance and mentorship of their employees. Training is provided to managers annually to prepare them for difficult conversations, analyzing team compensation, and maintaining fairness, among other topics.
Our holistic benefit plans are designed to fully support our full-time and eligible part-time employees and their families through every stage of their life cycle, recognizing our employees’ individual needs and offering flexible benefit options. As an enhanced benefit, we recently increased our parental leave and family medical leave and added coverage for enhanced infertility coverage. We provide comprehensive health and wellness plans for all eligible employees as well as retirees of United. We also provide other paid-time off benefits such as vacation, sick time, personal days, and birthdays. The Company also provides financial wellness benefits to all employees through our 401K Plan in which the Company provides a competitive match of employee contributions. All employees are eligible to take advantage of United’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan through payroll deductions.