What does it mean to be a Kudosian?

Definition [Kudo-see-inn]:
A person who is a big dreamer and hard worker; one who believes in changing the world one thank-you at a time. Someone who always brings their “A” game every day and approaches everything with positive energy and enthusiasm. A Kudosian works hard, works smart, has fun, and genuinely cares about their coworkers.

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The team enjoys aBBQ at the Kudos Hub main office in Calgary, AB.

Who we are

A SaaS-based company that makes employee recognition simple and meaningful. We believe everyone deserves to experience a culture of recognition.

At Kudos, we value happiness and well-being. We celebrate differences and devote time, energy, and resources to build an environment where all team members can speak openly, be courageous, try new things, and bring their whole, authentic selves to work.

Checking the Kudos wall helps me keep in touch with what everyone else is working on, achieving, and having fun with! Everything about Kudos is people-centric – this naturally encourages you to rethink how you manage that balance if you weren’t previously lucky enough to work in this kind of environment

Mélanie Beaudry Desjardins,
Product Manager

My experience here has been phenomenal. I've loved my time at Kudos so far and I would highly recommend that others take any opportunity they get to work here. I love coming into the office to see all my favourite co-workers and getting to know some new people. Also, the flexibility with hours makes it super easy to get my work done when and how I want.

Scout Sackley,
Account Executive

There is a strong and unique culture here, – it is welcoming, friendly, supportive, and goal-oriented. I get to connect and engage with my team and other teams frequently. Sharing messages of appreciation and gratitude positively impacts my personal life. A huge benefit that takes place in the summer is Half Days on Fridays. Kudos is a remarkable and ambitious company with great people leading it: there is innovation and creativity in all areas, so be prepared to fully step in and be a part of it!

Rondik Haji,
Sales Development Representative

Some of the benefits of working at Kudos

Competitive salary

Robust benefits package

Regular recognition and rewards

Growth opportunities

Health & wellness spending account

Parental leave program

Distributed work model

Learning & professional development funds

Half-day Fridays in the summer

A Leader in Recognition

Software Reviews Top Rated 2022
Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Group
Software Reviews Silver Medal
Crozdesk Happiest Users
Crozdesk Trusted Vendor
Crozdesk Quality Choice
SourceForge Leader
SoftwareSuggest Best Result
SourceForge User Reviews
Software Reviews Gold Medal
Software Advice Frontrunners
SaaS Awards
GetApp
G2 Most Implementable
G2 Momentum Leader
G2 Leader Mid-Market
G2 Leader Enterprise
G2 Fastest Implementation
Featured Customers Top Performer
Capterra Shortlist
Software Reviews Top Rated 2022
Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Group
Software Reviews Silver Medal
Crozdesk Happiest Users
Crozdesk Trusted Vendor
Crozdesk Quality Choice
SourceForge Leader
SoftwareSuggest Best Result
SourceForge User Reviews
Software Reviews Gold Medal
Software Advice Frontrunners
SaaS Awards
GetApp
G2 Most Implementable
G2 Momentum Leader
G2 Leader Mid-Market
G2 Leader Enterprise
G2 Fastest Implementation
Featured Customers Top Performer
Capterra Shortlist

Kudos in the news

It’s easy to see why Kudos employees love their jobs.

News

Dec 13, 2022

Kudos Wins Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in Rewards and Recognition Technology

Kudos Wins Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in Rewards and Recognition Technology Kudos Wins Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in Rewards and Recognition Technology
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The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards program focuses on solution providers offering technology dedicated to enhancing workforces around the globe. Kudos’ employee recognition and culture platform receives a coveted win in this year’s program.

December 13, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, an industry-leading employee recognition and culture platform, is thrilled to announce its Silver Award in the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology for Best Advance in Rewards and Recognition Technology.

Kudos is taking a bold position in the HR and work technology market through a proprietary performance recognition approach that puts recognition first and creates lasting organizational performance and culture changes.

Kudos is committed to building strong workplace cultures through the power of employee recognition. “Recognition matters. Our clients understand the power that regular, meaningful recognition has on employee engagement, turnover, culture and business results,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “Being recognized in this category by the Brandon Hall Group is a special honor and a testament to our value and innovation at Kudos. Kudos is proud of this recognition, and we congratulate our fellow honorees!”

“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pacesetters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.  

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon specific criteria including product, unique differentiators, value proposition and measurable results.

“We are honored to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows, and that is because these organizations and individuals who are laser-focused on technology innovation.”  

Kudos would like to thank its amazing clients who are leading by example through their commitment to employee engagement and thriving company culture, fueling company growth, innovation, and success:  

The data in Kudos can serve as an early indicator of where you need to make shifts, by department so leaders can get a pulse on what’s happening with our organization. I can also tell a lot about how a department is doing and feeling when I read the comments.” says Kamal Jemmoua, CEO at Prominence Health.
Marisol Hughes, EVP & General Counsel from WilsonHCG says, “Kudos is routinely called out in all our quarterly engagement surveys as our employees’ favorite way of being recognized by the business and peers. Being recognized by their peers rather than their managers (managers can and do recognize and reward their team members on Kudos too) means a lot to people.
Telarus sees the impact of Kudos in our employee NPS (Net Promoter Scores). Employees frequently comment about how rewarding it is to receive recognition in Kudos from their team members; the fact that employees get to redeem their points seems secondary to the good feelings and connectivity.” says Dawnell Unsworth from Telarus.

Kudos’ win was announced on December 8, 2022. See the full list of winners here.

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Dec 7, 2022

Kudos Recognized for Innovation in HR in the 2022 HRO Today Association Awards

Kudos Recognized for Innovation in HR in the 2022 HRO Today Association Awards Kudos Recognized for Innovation in HR in the 2022 HRO Today Association Awards
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December 7, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, the award-winning employee recognition and culture platform was named a finalist in the HRO Today Association Awards for Innovation in HR.  

The HRO Today Association Awards is an annual recognition program that honours the essential work that HR professionals do every day and provides people, teams, partners, and companies an opportunity to share best practices and successes. For more than 15 years, the Association has recognized company and individual accomplishments in human resources and leadership in North America, EMEA and APAC.  

“Congratulations to the winners who were honoured this year,” said Renee Preston, Global Executive Director of the HRO Today Association. “The overall quality of the nominations received this year was exceptional – the list of accomplishments goes far beyond what we were able to quickly summarize during the awards presentation. The level of detail, including results of ROI and supporting references in each of the nominations received this year demonstrating not only the great work being done by our winners, but the commitment and buy-in from our nominators – so many who invested a good portion of their time, and energy, on the finalists’ behalf.”

“It is an honor to be named a finalist for this award, it is a true testament to our focus here at Kudos,” says Muni Boga, President & CEO of Kudos. “Innovation is one of our core values, and something we keep in mind, especially in the design and development of our platform. Intuitive, accessible, and engaging employee recognition technology is a necessary key to creating outstanding company culture. It’s inspiring to see more and more organizations recognizing the importance and impact of investing in technologies like Kudos.”  

Kudos is an industry-leader providing organizations with the tools to build strong workplace cultures through the power of accessible meaningful recognition and powerful people analytics. Kudos is honoured and proud of this recognition from HRO Today and congratulates all its fellow finalists.

About the HRO Today Association

The HRO Today Association is the premier networking and content community for advancing the human resources profession. By engaging in professional development opportunities and connecting with peers, members improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations and service delivery. The Association is managed by HRO Today/SharedXpertise Media, whose magazines, web portals, research, enewsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, gamechanging content.

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Nov 24, 2022

Kudos’ Muni Boga Named One of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs

Kudos’ Muni Boga Named One of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs Kudos’ Muni Boga Named One of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs
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Thursday, November 24, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta –  Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential and culture through employee recognition, announced today its President & CEO, Muni Boga, was named one of Canada’s Most Admired™ CEOs by Waterstone Human Capital.

“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s your organization’s single greatest asset,” says Marty Parker, President and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired™ program. “The 2022 award recipients demonstrate that putting culture at the center of your strategy drives growth and accelerates performance. They actively craft high-performance cultures that drive extraordinary results and serve as an inspiration for others who want to do the same.”

Transformative leadership, distinct values and exceptional culture are what make Kudos,   Kudos. Kudos believes in open and transparent communication, encouraging leaders to collaborate in solving challenges. It’s this leadership that empowers Kudos employees to reach their full potential and through that provide exceptional client service.

"I'm deeply humbled by this honor and would be remiss if I didn't recognize that every team member plays a part in the culture we've built at Kudos," says Muni Boga. "From day one, we have emphasized that Kudos is a safe and open environment for both our leadership and team. This encourages innovation and client-centric thinking - both key drivers in our success. Not to mention, it's the right thing to do."  

Earlier in 2022, Kudos welcomed Kelly Thompson as Chief Product & Marketing Officer, and Scott Sturgeon as VP Technology. Joining them on the senior leadership team is Nikki Weisgarber, former Director of Client Success at Kudos, appointed VP Sales & Client Success. These seasoned leaders bring paramount experience in the high growth technology space, and more importantly a deep understanding of employee engagement and culture-building.  

The results speak for themselves. For example, Kudos consistently reports a Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score in the rcentile. Building a culture of recognition is a philosophy that Muni and his team live out internally, and with Kudos’ clients worldwide through the Kudos employee recognition platform.


About Waterstone Human Capital:

At Waterstone Human Capital, we inspire organizations to build high performance cultures. We’re a human capital management consulting firm specializing in retained executive search, cultural measurement and assessment, and leadership training and development. We have successfully helped hundreds of entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America recruit, measure, and train for fit. Waterstone is also the founder of the Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO programs. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. For more information, please visit waterstonehc.com or canadasmostadmired.com


About Kudos

Kudos is an employee engagement, culture, and analytics platform, that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer recognition, values reinforcement, and open communication to help organizations boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve culture, and drive productivity and performance. Kudos uses unique proprietary methodologies to deliver essential people analytics on culture, performance, equity, and inclusion, providing organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce.

For media inquiries:

Robyn Levy, Program Manager – Most Admired Awards, Waterstone Human Capitalrlevy@waterstonehc.com  416-408-4545 x 244

Margaux Morgante, Marketing Communications Manager, Kudos, press@kudos.com  

From entry-level to senior leadership, our primary goal when hiring is ensuring that our values and ideals align with those of the people we hire.  

Teamwork pushes us towards our common goals and allows us to execute work aligned with our vision.

We work hard together, but we make sure to have fun together too!

We communicate clearly and frequently. We actively listen. We celebrate wins and share challenges.

We choose happiness daily by practicing gratitude, compassion, and by sharing positive energy with each other.

Kudos team socializing on office patio

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