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

G2 Highest User Adoption Mid-Market Winter 2024
G2 Best Results Winter 2024
Best Est. ROI Enterprise Winter 2024
G2 Best Usability Winter 2024
G2 High Performer Enterprise Winter 2024
G2 Leader Mid-Market Winter 2024
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G2 Highest User Adoption Mid-Market Winter 2024
G2 Best Results Winter 2024
Best Est. ROI Enterprise Winter 2024
G2 Best Usability Winter 2024
G2 High Performer Enterprise Winter 2024
G2 Leader Mid-Market Winter 2024
Slashdot
Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Group
SourceForge Leader
SourceForge User Reviews
Software Advice Frontrunners
Capterra Shortlist

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

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Jan 31, 2024

Kudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and Recognition

Kudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and RecognitionKudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and Recognition
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Driving Workplace Culture and Employee Experience, Kudos Unveils Pulse Surveys to Provide Real-Time Insights and Actionable Feedback to Employers


CALGARY, Alberta –– (Jan. 31, 2024) — Kudos®, a leading employee recognition, culture, and analytics platform, today announced the launch of its new Pulse Surveys feature. Designed to empower HR professionals, managers, and employees, Kudos Pulse Surveys provides real-time insights, fostering improved communication, recognition, and overall well-being within organizations.

Kudos Pulse Surveys strikes the perfect balance in survey design, offering simplicity and effectiveness. Organizations can easily create pulse surveys by choosing from a curated list of meaningful questions, ensuring surveys are concise and relevant. This format and ease of use encourage continuous participation and actionable insights.

Kudos’ Pulse Surveys feature comes at a time when leaders across all industries are actively seeking comprehensive solutions to enhance employee experience and engagement. Feedback from successful organizations highlights a growing need for a single-platform solution that Kudos is uniquely positioned to provide.

"We're thrilled to be releasingPulse Surveys, a valuable addition to the Kudos recognition and rewards platform," shares Scott Sturgeon, Kudos' VP of Technology. "This feature is not just about gathering feedback; it's about empowering real-time insights and fostering a culture of open communication and recognition. WithPulse Surveys, we're simplifying the complex, making it easier than ever for organizations to connect with their employees and drive meaningful change. We believe this tool will redefine how companies engage with their workforce, leading to a more vibrant, productive, and satisfying workplace experience."

Kudos is committed to enhancing workplace culture through innovative and user-centric solutions that drive real results for organizations. Kudos Pulse Surveys is a powerful addition to the company’s award-winning recognition and rewards platform, designed with the simplicity and effectiveness that customers expect from Kudos.

For more information about Kudos andPulse Surveys, visit Kudos.com

 

For further information: Margaux Morgante, press@kudos.com

 

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Jan 12, 2024

Kudos® Wins Silver in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards

Kudos® Wins Silver in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards Kudos® Wins Silver in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards
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Calgary, Alberta – January 12, 2024Kudos, the industry-leading employee recognition and rewards platform, and its valued client Oregon Community Credit Union, have won a coveted Brandon Hall Group excellence award in the Best Advance for Rewards and Recognition Technology category.

The 2023 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Awards™ are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Enablement, Future of Work, and Education Technology. Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, program design, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), a Kudos client since 2021, uses the platform to provide its employees regular recognition of a job well done. Recognition is a critical component of OCCU’s culture, given that its employees are the drivers of success. Kudos is helping OCCU build the foundation for its core purpose, which is to enrich the lives of not only its members, but also its employees and communities.

OCCU has fully embraced the Kudos platform and has built a culture of recognition at every level. It continues to see a rise in its engagement survey scores as a result and receives positive comments about how much employees love the program. Since implementing Kudos, OCCU has seen a significant decrease in employee turnover, a rise in engagement scores and has successfully established itself as a global culture champion.

"At Kudos, we are dedicated to fostering vibrant and performant workplace cultures through the transformative power of employee recognition. Recognition is a cornerstone for enhancing employee engagement, reducing turnover, shaping culture, and driving tangible business outcomes – as demonstrated by OCCU’s great outcomes,” shares Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. "We are absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to receive the Best Advance in Rewards and Recognition Technology award from Brandon Hall Group. This recognition is a symbol of our commitment to continuous innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, as well as the trust and support of our valued clients. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all fellow honorees.”

Kudos’ and OCCU’s joint win was announced on December 7, 2023. The winners are all listed at https://excellenceawards.brandonhall.com/winners/  

"In our 30th year, the Excellence in Technology Awards continue to showcase the best innovations in learning, talent management, talent acquisition, HR, workforce management, and sales enablement technologies. We are proud to receive applications from a diverse range of organizations globally, reflecting the ever-evolving landscape of technology solutions" said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the Excellence Awards program.

Receiving this honor is not just a milestone for Kudos, but also a reaffirmation of its commitment to excellence. Kudos remains steadfast in its mission to empower organizations with tools that elevate workplace environments. Kudos is grateful for this recognition and excited about the continued journey of making a positive impact on workplace cultures worldwide.

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Nov 28, 2023

Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™

Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™  Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™
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CALGARY, Alberta — (November 28, 2023) — Kudos, the company that unlocks employee potential and organizational culture through employee recognition, is thrilled to announce its recognition as one of the 2023 Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. This prestigious distinction, awarded by Waterstone Human Capital, honors organizations that exemplify excellence in building high-performing cultures that drive results.  

This recognition underscores Kudos’ commitment to fostering an innovative and supportive workplace culture to drive performance. It exemplifies that by harnessing the power of a strong culture, organizations can achieve exceptional results— a principle at the heart of the Kudos platform.

Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos, expressed profound pride in this recognition: “Being honored as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ is not just a testament to our team’s dedication, but also a reflection of the essence of our mission. Our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered is mirrored in the Kudos platform, which assists organizations worldwide in enhancing their own cultures. This award is especially meaningful as it underscores the impact of our work beyond our organization, fostering creativity, collaboration, and excellence in workplaces globally. Our culture is the cornerstone of our success, and this recognition further motivates us to continue innovating and leading by example in the realm of workplace culture development.”

Marty Parker, President and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired™ program, remarked, “The 2023 Canada’s Most Admired award recipients exemplify how culture drives performance, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and other recruitment and retention challenges. This year’s winning leaders and organizations actively craft culture in alignment with their purpose and values every day, and help drive culture as a competitive advantage,” says Parker. “On behalf of Waterstone Human Capital and our partners, we look forward to celebrating this year’s winners and the impact culture is having on their success.”  

Kudos will be among the esteemed organizations celebrated at an awards event in Toronto on April 18, 2024. This gathering, hosted by Waterstone Human Capital, will spotlight the significant role of corporate culture in business success across Canada.  

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Media Contacts

Kudos: Margaux Morgante, Director, Marketing & Communications, press@kudos.com 587‑955‑9191 x 1028

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

About Waterstone Human Capital: Waterstone Human Capital inspires organizations to build high-performance teams and cultures. As a leading cultural talent management professional services firm, Waterstone works with entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations that view culture as their single greatest asset. Waterstone’s services include executive search and recruitment, culture transformation, culture measurement and advisory, leadership assessment, and leadership and team development through the Waterstone Culture Institute. Waterstone is also the founder of the Canada’s Most Admired Awards programs, which annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, CEOs, and Chief People and Culture Officers for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain competitive advantages.

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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