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.

Kudos team group photo shoot
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 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 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.

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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  

News

Nov 15, 2022

32 Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ Annual Best Culture Awards Program

32 Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ Annual Best Culture Awards Program32 Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ Annual Best Culture Awards Program
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In its second year, the program honors companies in two Best Culture categories: Innovator and Leader and includes LEGO Group, Meals on Wheels America and Uvalde Memorial Hospital. 

CALGARY, Alberta — (Nov. 15, 2022) — Kudos, the company that unlocks employee potential and culture through employee recognition, announced today the 32 companies honored in its annual Best Culture Awards program. These organizations demonstrated commitment to creating great workplace cultures through efforts to improve employee recognition, employee engagement and overall employee experience.  

The 2022 Best Culture winners include exceptional organizations such as African telecom giant MTN, Uvalde Memorial Hospital, LEGO Group and Meals on Wheels America. This year's winners represent over ten industries and range in size from SMEs to enterprises. These organizations put their people first by prioritizing workplace culture, unique core values and strategic tools. 

“Congratulations to all the Best Culture Award winners,” said Muni Boga, president and CEO of Kudos. “There’s no denying the unprecedented challenges HR Leaders have faced in the last few years. The challenges persist, and organizations are now navigating massive shifts in work environments and a competitive war on talent. This year’s award-winners are truly at the top of their game, putting people and culture first with tools like Kudos to support their organizational goals; the results that they are seeing are remarkable.”

The Culture Innovators have demonstrated an impactful commitment to the employee experience in a unique and modern way. They have fostered a strong and supportive culture through creative efforts and think outside the box to boost engagement, morale and regular recognition. The Culture Innovators honorees are:

  • Abby Connect
  • Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union
  • Brand Muscle
  • De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.
  • Episource
  • IAT Insurance Group
  • Kanika Hotels and Resorts
  • KLA
  • LEGO Group
  • Liliuokalani Trust
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • MORE Group
  • OCCU
  • Paper
  • Polen Capital
  • Power Properties
  • Quantum Innovations
  • Retina Associates of Cleveland
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • The University of Auckland
  • Valley Credit Union

The Culture Leaders have succeeded in building a strong and distinct workplace culture founded on their organization’s mission, vision and values. Their investments in people analytics, strategic employee recognition and culture initiatives have made a quantifiable difference in employee engagement and organizational performance.The Culture Leaders honorees are: 

  • CAAT Pension Plan
  • Camlin Group
  • Clarasys
  • MTN Group
  • Multi Media LLC
  • Pillar Properties
  • Rocky Mountain Health Care Services
  • Russell
  • Telarus LLC
  • United Bay Community Credit Union
  • Uvalde County Hospital Authority

For more information about the 2022 Best Culture Awards presented by Kudos, visit https://www.kudos.com/kudos-awards.

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, which provide organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Kudos platform is used in over 80 countries on six continents in a wide variety of industries and languages.

Media contact: Michelle Parke, michelle@thestarrconspiracy.com

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Sep 29, 2022

Kudos Named Finalist for Best SaaS Product for Employee Loyalty and Retention

Kudos Named Finalist for Best SaaS Product for Employee Loyalty and Retention Kudos Named Finalist for Best SaaS Product for Employee Loyalty and Retention
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September 29, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, an award-winning employee recognition solution, was recently named a  finalist in the The SaaS Awards for Best SaaS Product for Loyalty and Retention.  

The SaaS Awards celebrates the best SaaS solutions and strives to represent software innovation and diversity from all regions, and more.  

Head of Operations for the SaaS Awards, James Williams, says, “This year the SaaS Awards received a very strong shortlist. All chosen finalists demonstrated a remarkable commitment to innovation.” Hundreds of organizations entered, with entries coming from around the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

In its seventh edition, this award category focuses on loyalty and retention SaaS for B2B, B2C and B2E. B2E specifically refers to the software and technologies businesses use to support their employees. The aim of a B2E digital environment is to improve not only retention but also employee satisfaction, engagement and build a sense of community and sharing of the company’s values.  

Kudos is an industry leader in building strong workplace cultures through the power of employee recognition. "Supporting business initiatives for top employers is what we do," says Muni Boga CEO and Founder of Kudos. “Being recognized as a finalist in a highly competitive year for the SaaS Awards is a special honor. It is a testament to how Kudos truly excels at adding value for its users and clients. We are so proud of this accomplishment and applaud our fellow honorees.”

Alongside this exciting announcement, Kudos has also received multiple accolades by G2, the world’s largest and most trusted tech marketplace, with rankings based on hundreds of thousands of customer reviews. In the Fall 2022 G2 Kudos is been named:  

  • Employee Engagement Leader
  • Employee Recognition Leader  
  • Fastest Implementation in Enterprise
  • Most Implementable in Enterprise  
  • Leader in Enterprise
  • Leader in Mid-Market  
  • Momentum Leader

Kudos continues to innovate its recognition platform to meet the needs of its users and support thriving workplaces worldwide.  

About the SaaS Awards  

The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions. Categories range from Best Enterprise-Level SaaS to Best UX or UI Design in a SaaS Product.    

Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/software-as-a-service-awards/.

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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