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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  

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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/.

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Aug 10, 2022

Exceptional User Feedback Earns Kudos Top Accolades for Employee Recognition and Engagement

Exceptional User Feedback Earns Kudos Top Accolades for Employee Recognition and Engagement Exceptional User Feedback Earns Kudos Top Accolades for Employee Recognition and Engagement
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August 10, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos®, an industry-leading employee recognition platform, is proud to announce its recent accolades from Capterra. Kudos has been recognized as a Top Performer in Employee Recognition and Employee Engagement in Capterra Shortlists.  

Capterra Shortlists is an independent assessment that evaluates user reviews and online search activity to generate a report of market leaders.  

Kudos was also recognized as one of the Top 9 Tools for HR Professionals by Capterra. This exclusive list features HR professionals’ favourite tools, based on vetted reviews from thousands of HR professionals.  

“Hearing our clients’ positive experiences with Kudos is why we do what we do,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “It’s amazing to see the impact of employee recognition and employee engagement in action. Our users make it possible for Kudos to continue to grow and achieve our mission of building high-performance teams through a culture of recognition – we are so thankful for their valued feedback,” says Boga.

In addition to these recent wins, Kudos has been continually recognized by G2 in multiple categories this year. G2 is the world’s largest and most trusted tech marketplace, with rankings and awards based on hundreds of thousands of authentic customer reviews. Kudos’ most recent G2 awards include:  

  • Employee Recognition Software Leader
  • Enterprise Employee Engagement Leader
  • Enterprise Employee Engagement High Performer
  • Employee Engagement Momentum Leader

Kudos was also recently shortlisted in the Cloud & SaaS Awards for Best SaaS Product for Loyalty & Retention, and named Remote Employee Solution of the Year by RemoteTech Breakthrough.

HR leaders are continually faced with challenges like retention, productivity and keeping employees engaged and motivated to do their best. Companies must strategize to overcome these challenges, and investing in the right recognition software, like Kudos, is key to achieving growth and great success.

About Capterra:

Capterra is a software reviews and selection platform that connects businesses to the right technology. Compare software, read and leave reviews, and access objective insights that empower business growth.

Disclaimer:

The Capterra Shortlist badge is a service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. The Capterra Shortlist report constitutes the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Capterra or its affiliates.

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Jun 23, 2022

Kudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry Accolades

Kudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry AccoladesKudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry Accolades
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June 23, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos®, an industry-leading employee recognition software solution, has been named Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year in the annual RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards. As a product and service that empowers remote work around the globe – Kudos is honoured to receive this award.  

The RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards aim to perform the deepest evaluations of the global remote technology industry each year, to recognize the best solutions and companies. Remote work is here to stay, and companies around the world are seeking the right technology solutions to support their people from anywhere.

“One of the biggest challenges to emerge over the global shift in how and where we work has been finding the best ways to keep culture alive, and employees engaged,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “Kudos is taking a bold position in the work technology market through a unique recognition-first approach that creates lasting organizational performance and culture changes for office and remote-based teams.”

HR leaders are facing unprecedented pressure, including challenges around recruitment, retention, performance, DEI, employee engagement, culture and what the future of work will look like with remote and hybrid work arrangements. Kudos is continuing to invest in technology to better understand employee behaviours, identify performance at all levels, and promote a positive workplace culture.  

Kudos also recently earned the Best Result Software accolade in the Summer 2022 Recognition Awards by SoftwareSuggest, and was named a 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Recognition Programs and Services by Canadian HR Reporter.

About RemoteTech Breakthrough:

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honouring excellence in technologies, services, companies and products that empower remote work and distributed teams around the globe. The RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of technology companies and solutions in categories including messaging & communication, project management, virtual events, team collaboration, virtual offices, collaborative design and more. For more information visit RemoteTechBreakthrough.com.

About Canadian HR Reporter:
Since 1987, Canadian HR Reporter has served as Canada’s indispensable guide to human resources management (www.hrreporter.com), reaching over 30,000 HR professionals daily. We publish the most current HR-related news, opinion and analysis in addition to a growing series of special reports – industry surveys and rankings showcasing the best individuals, companies and products in the market.

For Media Inquiries:

Margaux Morgante

press@kudos.com

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May 31, 2022

Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada

Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada
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May 30, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, an employee recognition, culture, and engagement solution, has been named a Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada. This is the first time HRD Canada has recognized companies that excel above all others with a Best Place to Work report.

Human Resources Director Canada (HRD Canada) covers the many challenges HR professionals face today. It provides in-depth features, case studies, and analyses to HR industry leaders around the globe. HRD Canada has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers.  

“Our people make Kudos, Kudos.” says President and CEO of Kudos, Muni Boga. “Our recent success and continued growth would not be possible without the dedication and diligence of our remarkable and talented team. We all know that focusing on culture enables organizational success, but more importantly, caring for your team is simply the right thing to do.”

Along with this achievement, Kudos’ recognition platform was recently recognized with multiple awards by G2. G2 is the world’s largest and most trusted tech marketplace – its rankings and awards are based on hundreds of thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews. Kudos was named:

  • Employee Engagement Momentum Leader (Spring 2022)
  • Employee Recognition Leader (Spring 2022)
  • Fastest Implementation for Enterprise (Spring 2022)
  • Most Implementable for Enterprise (Spring 2022)

For many organizations, success goes hand in hand with industry-leading HR technology and software solutions. 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 a strategic technology partner that is committed to helping organizations make the necessary shift towards long-term employee engagement for improved company performance.

About HRD Canada:

Human Resources Director Canada concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters. HRD features high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HR directors and industry leaders from around the globe as well as leading newsmakers in the field. Content goes beyond industry standard, offering highly engaging, timely, relevant, innovative and entertaining articles. HRD has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers.

For Media Inquiries:

Margaux Morgante

press@kudos.com

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Apr 25, 2022

Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand

Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand
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Following the announcement of expansion plans for 2022, Kudos secures strategic talent to lead the way. 

CALGARY, Alberta — (April 25, 2022) — Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential through employee recognition, announced today that former President & CEO of Calgary Economic Development (CED) Mary Moran will be their new Board Chair effective immediately. Moran’s collaborative and inclusive approach to leadership and governance will support Kudos’ mission of empowering organizations to use recognition to drive lasting organizational performance and culture changes. 

In her six years at the helm of CED, Moran was a major proponent of Calgary’s local tech sector. She helped launch the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, a $100-million fund created by Calgary’s city council to attract Calgary-based projects. Prior to Moran’s 11-year tenure in economic development, she had a 30-year career focusing on branding and marketing, sales, strategy and client loyalty with some of Canada’s strongest brands, including Wardair, Canadian Airlines, Delta Hotels and TELUS.

“I am honoured to be joining Kudos at such an exciting time,” said Moran. “Kudos is a great Canadian tech company with tremendous growth in front of it. As a champion for tech in Calgary, I know firsthand that Kudos has the talent to support its unique platform and dedicated clients. Kudos is helping the world’s best organizations empower their employees through recognition — it’s a privilege to now be a part of that movement.”

Joining Moran on the board is a new key advisor, Beth Thornton. Thornton has extensive experience optimizing sales force effectiveness and transforming national and international organizations in the HR technology space and beyond. Thornton was the EVP of Sales at O.C. Tanner for over 13 years, the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Inspire Software and is currently in the same role at Experlogix, Inc.

“Kudos is well on its way to changing the world of work through its unique recognition-first approach,” said Thornton. “Fully remote and hybrid workplaces are our new reality. This has led to a boom in the HR technology space as leaders seek to keep their teams connected and engaged. I look forward to guiding Kudos amidst their growth by focusing on innovation, creativity, and performance.”

Mary Moran, Beth Thornton


“We are thrilled to welcome Mary and Beth to our board,” said Muni Boga, founder and CEO of Kudos. “We look forward to their leadership and guidance as we advance into the next phase of Kudos’ growth. We have worked diligently to ensure Kudos’ board and leadership team represents a diverse cross-section of talent, knowledge and expertise to further strengthen our presence in the HR technology space in North America and worldwide.”

Together with the Kudos team, these new additions are working to answer the unprecedented demand for the Kudos platform as employers double down on employee engagement to improve recent challenges with employee retention and boost organizational performance. In December 2021, Kudos announced Canadian Business Growth Fund’s (CBGF) $10 million minority equity investment to support their global expansion.

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. 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.

For Media Inquiries:

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

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Mar 15, 2022

Kudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital Markets

Kudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital MarketsKudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital Markets
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March 15, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, is proud to be named a Top Employee Recognition solution by three Gartner Digital Market brands  – GetApp, Capterra, and Software Advice – in their flagship reports:

  • 2022 Category Leaders Report Employee Recognition Software
  • 2022 Shortlist Report Employee Recognition Software
  • 2022 FrontRunners Report Employee Recognition Software

These reports evaluate verified end-user reviews and award the top scoring products based on their usability and customer satisfaction ratings. Kudos earned an incredible overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.

“We are humbled by our users who have taken the time to provide this outstanding feedback. Knowing that our clients are experiencing the positive impact employee recognition has on culture, engagement, turnover and performance is what keeps us motivated and inspired,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos.

Kudos is regularly recognized in flagship reports and award programs for its popular platform. “We attribute our continued success to our amazing users, our robust product, and our exceptional team.” says Boga.

About Gartner Digital Markets:

Gartner Digital Markets is a Gartner business unit composed of Capterra, GetApp, and Software Advice. It is the world’s premier source for software vendors to connect with in-market buyers, through research, reviews, and lead generation.

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Jan 31, 2022

Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021

Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021 Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021
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With a growing headcount set to double in 2022, an expanding user base, and prestigious awards, Kudos® is poised for further expansion in the year ahead.

Monday, Jan 31, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta –  Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, announced today impressive 2021 growth achieved by providing companies with the platform they need to create a thriving workplace culture and its expansion plans for 2022. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, Kudos’ employee headcount has more than doubled. Additionally, the recognition, people analytics, and organizational communications platform continues to welcome record numbers of new users from over 80 countries.

“People power companies and if the Great Resignation has taught organizations across the world anything it’s that in order to remain competitive they will need to recognize their teams,” said Muni Boga, CEO and Co-founder of Kudos. “This realization has created an increasing demand for our solution. The best companies in the world are realizing that fostering a culture of meaningful recognition brings a host of benefits, including improved employee engagement, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and impactful performance improvements.”

Ending the previous year by announcing the Canadian Business Growth Fund’s (CBGF) $10 million minority investment, Kudos® continues to garner accolades and recognition from the industry. 

Some key awards Kudos has recently received include:

  • Employee Experience Platform of the Year from Remote Tech Breakthrough
  • 2022 Quality Choice Award, Happiest Users, and Trusted Vendor 
  • HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Overall Recognition Leader
  • G2’s Top 50 Best Products for HR 2021
  • Best Usability, Fastest Implementation, Most Implementable, “Users Love Us”, Best Relationship, and Easiest to Use.

Kudos plans to double its headcount again in 2022 to support the unprecedented demand for its recognition platform worldwide.


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Saema Nasir
PR Practice Leader
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Jan 28, 2022

Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  

Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  
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Kudos® earns coveted spot on Baker’s Dozen 2021 Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list of top employee recognition providers.

January 27, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta - Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, has earned a spot on HRO Todays Baker’s Dozen 2021 Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list of top employee recognition providers.

The ratings that earned Kudos® this achievement came from authenticated client feedback surveys administered and vetted by HRO Today.  

During the virtual award webcast, Elliot Clark, CEO at HRO Today Magazine, congratulated the winners, “This is the largest and most prestigious survey in employee recognition services,” he said. “I’d like to congratulate all the providers for making the list.”

HRO Today analyzes survey results across three subcategories:

  • Breadth of service
  • Size of deals
  • Quality of service  

The best scores are featured on the annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list.

“We’re inspired by our clients every day,” says Kudos® Founder & CEO Muni Boga. “They have faced unprecedented challenges in the last two years, and yet they continue to prioritize their employees; the results they see from that choice is remarkable. We feel humbled and inspired by our client's partnership and participation in this survey. To know that they are impressed by the quality and breadth of our client service is the ultimate recognition.”

 

About HRO Today:

The HRO Today Association is the standard-setting organization for the human resources industry and the premier networking and content community for advancing the HR 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, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content.

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Dec 6, 2021

Kudos Accelerates Market Dominance in Employee Recognition with Announcement of Growth Equity Investment by CBGF

Kudos Accelerates Market Dominance in Employee Recognition with Announcement of Growth Equity Investment by CBGF Kudos Accelerates Market Dominance in Employee Recognition with Announcement of Growth Equity Investment by CBGF
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Canadian tech innovator is shaping company culture and driving employee performance amidst global shifts in employee expectations and widespread turnover.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 – Calgary, AB - Market-leading employee recognition, people analytics, and organizational communications platform Kudos®, Inc. (“Kudos®") announces Canadian Business Growth Fund's (CBGF) $10 million minority equity investment in the rapidly expanding company. The Canadian tech firm began an accelerated growth trajectory with unprecedented growth at the end of Q4 2020 and has only continued to build momentum from there. This investment further positions Kudos® for global expansion; Calgary-based Kudos® is expected to double its headcount to 120 employees in the Calgary area and across Canada by the end of 2022.  

Kudos® is taking a bold position in the HR and work technology market through their proprietary Performance Recognition™ approach that puts recognition first and creates lasting organizational performance and culture changes. Other rewards-focused vendors only generate short-term behavioral changes. In contrast, Kudos® continues to invest in technology to better understand employee behaviours, identify performance at all levels, and promote positive workplace culture.

Kudos®’ recognition-first approach provides companies with meaningful insights through Kudos® Analytics. These built-in people analytics empower clients to assess pain points to prevent employee turnover, drive performance amongst their teams, and develop a better understanding of their employee experience.

Kudos® is used in 80 countries by clients operating in a broad range of industries with remote, field, hybrid, and on-site teams. The Kudos® platform addresses many of the root causes of employee disengagement - a major contributing factor to the Great Resignation many employers are experiencing.

“Today’s multi-generational workforce has unique needs and expectations, exacerbated by a shift to remote and hybrid environments. Creating culture online is hard. High-performing organizations are adapting quickly – they are committed to measuring and enabling employee recognition, culture, and performance.” said Muni Boga, CEO and Co-Founder of Kudos®. “Kudos® is a strategic technology partner for such organizations. This investment from CBGF will empower us to help more organizations worldwide make the necessary shift towards long-term employee enablement and improved company performance.”

“As the forces of the Great Resignation continue to impact companies across the world, Kudos® is positioned to fuel employee retention through long-term culture optimization, meaningful, and effective employee recognition, and impactful communication,” said George Rossolatos, CEO of CBGF. “At CBGF, we value growth through innovation and have an organizational commitment to put our employees first to best support our partnerships. That natural value-alignment with the great work Kudos® is doing makes this partnership a natural fit - we look forward to the growth ahead.”

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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. 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.

About CBGF: The Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) provides long-term, patient, minority capital to ambitious entrepreneurs to fund growth and expansion of mid-market businesses with investments between $3 to $20 million. An evergreen investment fund with capital commitments of $545 million, CBGF is committed to long-term partnerships with the companies it invests in. As part of its mission to drive growth, CBGF connects business leaders and sector experts to help its partner businesses achieve their full potential. For companies seeking investment opportunities, please email us at contact@cbgf.com. To learn more, please visit us at www.cbgf.com.

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Dec 2, 2021

Kudos Recognized for HR Tech Innovation, Ease of Implementation and Usability

Kudos Recognized for HR Tech Innovation, Ease of Implementation and UsabilityKudos Recognized for HR Tech Innovation, Ease of Implementation and Usability
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CALGARY, ALBERTA, December 2, 2021 – Kudos®, an industry-leading employee recognition and engagement company, has been recognized as a finalist in the Innovation in HR Technology category of the 2021 HRO Today Association Awards.  

The HRO Today Association is a standard-setting organization for human resources professionals and its 2021 awards program garners attention from leaders worldwide. “The quality of nominations this year is by far the best we have ever seen,” says Renée Preston, Global Executive Director of the HRO Today Association. The HRO Today awards recognize leadership, collaboration, innovation, and hard work, as well as a commitment to people and process improvement.  

“Organizations are understanding the importance of employee recognition and are seeking innovative technologies that are accessible to distributed workforces,” says Muni Boga, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “It is an honour to be named a finalist for this award and is a true testament to our focus here at Kudos®.” With unique proprietary methodologies to deliver sustainable culture changes and essential people analytics, Kudos® is providing organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce.

Along with the HRO Today Association Awards, Kudos® was recently placed in G2’s Top 50 Best HR Products for 2021. Kudos® was also awarded by G2 for Fall 2021 Most Implementable, Fastest Implementation and Best Usability in Enterprise. G2's rankings and awards are based on thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews and aims to be a trusted source that helps every business professional in the world make better technology decisions.

The HRO Today Association Awards winners for the EMEA and North American regions were already announced at the HRO Today Association conference, and the APAC region will be presented on December 16, 2021.  

About HRO Today:

The HRO Today Association is the standard-setting organization for the human resources industry and the premier networking and content community for advancing the HR 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, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content.

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Nov 16, 2021

Best Culture Awards 2021: 26 Outstanding Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ First Annual Best Culture Awards Program

Best Culture Awards 2021: 26 Outstanding Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ First Annual Best Culture Awards Program Best Culture Awards 2021: 26 Outstanding Organizations Recognized in Kudos’ First Annual Best Culture Awards Program
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Calgary, AB – November 16 – Kudos® Inc. (Kudos®) is proud to recognize 26 Best Culture Award winners in the program’s inaugural year. The Best Culture Awards recognize organizations dedicated to creating great workplace cultures through efforts to improve employee recognition, employee engagement, and overall employee experience.  

“Congratulations to all the Best Culture Award winners,” said Muni Boga, CEO and Co-Founder at Kudos®. “There’s no denying the unprecedented challenges HR Leaders have faced in the last two years. The challenges persist, and organizations are now navigating massive shifts in work environments, the Great Resignation, 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 they are seeing are remarkable.”

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.

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 complete 2021 Best Culture Awards winners list:

Culture Leaders

  • Arch Insurance Group
  • CAAT Pension Plan
  • MTN  
  • Pillar Properties
  • PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
  • Russell Construction & Development
  • Telarus
  • United Bay Community Credit Union
  • WilsonHCG

Culture Innovators

  • Abby Connect
  • Albert A. Webb Associates
  • Brooklyn Outdoor
  • Burgoon Company
  • Clarasys
  • Concepcion Business Services Inc.
  • Cultural Vistas
  • Direct ChassisLink Inc
  • Liliuokalani Trust
  • LMC Healthcare
  • Mid-Continent Group
  • MultiMedia LLC.  
  • Orlans
  • Rock Valley Credit Union
  • Saxton Horne
  • The University of Texas at Austin - Texas Athletics
  • University of Auckland

The right culture can help employees fulfill their need for meaning and purpose at work, leading to more impactful discretionary efforts and higher performance levels. Great culture is a known powerful driver of employee engagement and better financial performance for organizations.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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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. 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.

For more information on Kudos® and the 2021 Best Culture Awards contact:

Margaux Morgante: margaux.morgante@kudos.com

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Aug 9, 2021

Kudos Chosen for $1 Million in Federal Funding to Expand and Reach New Markets

Kudos Chosen for $1 Million in Federal Funding to Expand and Reach New MarketsKudos Chosen for $1 Million in Federal Funding to Expand and Reach New Markets
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CALGARY, ALBERTA: On August 4, 2021, Kudos® was one of 15 Alberta, Canada firms selected for federal funding to scale up and enhance productivity in Western Canada. This funding was granted by Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) through the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program.

BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services, or technologies. Kudos, the employee engagement and recognition solution, was selected to receive $1 million to support their continued growth and market expansion, given the significant increase in demand for distributed work solutions.

"We're honoured to be part of this class of innovative and growing Alberta companies," says Muni Boga, CEO and Co-Founder of Kudos. "We're working to support organizations worldwide in measuring and improving employee engagement, culture, and performance. The rapid global shift to distributed workforces has presented an unprecedented demand and opportunity for Kudos. This investment will support a broad set of growth initiatives that are currently underway to scale Kudos and meet demand."

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting business productivity and growth in industries across the country," says The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. Our Business Scale-up and Productivity program gives high growth companies the opportunity to advance their market share, create new jobs, and become more competitive within their industry. I'm proud that we're investing in these 15 Alberta companies to help ensure they can continue to grow and create new opportunities in the West."

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. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kudos is used in over 80 countries on five continents. in a wide variety of industries and languages.

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Jul 6, 2021

Kudos Named Employee Experience Platform of the Year, Wins Top Usability and Implementation Awards

Kudos Named Employee Experience Platform of the Year, Wins Top Usability and Implementation AwardsKudos Named Employee Experience Platform of the Year, Wins Top Usability and Implementation Awards
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CALGARY, ALBERTA, July 6, 2021 – Kudos®, a leading Canadian employee recognition, engagement, and people analytics company, has been recognized as the "Employee Experience Platform of the Year" as part of the 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards.

Kudos serves clients in over 80 countries on five continents with its industry-leading approach to recognition, including best-in-class customer support, implementation, and client success services. Clients use Kudos as their organization's cultural center – hosting content, announcements, news, photos, and much more within the platform, making it easier for distributed workforces to stay connected. Integrations with Slack, MS Teams, and Outlook allow businesses to operate Kudos within their existing communication and collaboration platforms.

"More and more research indicates that employees prefer recognition over rewards – especially when it comes to millennials who will soon make up the largest portion of the global workforce. The world's leading organizations have realized that engaging all workers, remote and otherwise, requires more than just monetary incentives," said Muni Boga, CEO and Co-Founder of Kudos. "Our approach offers organizations multiple tiers of recognition ranging from appreciation to Performance Recognition™. This approach enables organizations to measure changes in their culture and business performance in real-time by tying them back to specific behaviors, initiatives, and recognition. Fostering an exceptional employee experience is at the center of the Kudos platform – it's a true honour to be named Employee Experience Platform of the Year by RemoteTech Breakthrough.”

RemoteTech Breakthrough is an independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout technology companies, products, and services, empowering remote work and distributed teams around the globe. This year's RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards attracted more than 1,450 nominations from over 15 different countries worldwide.

Kudos was also recently recognized in the G2 Best Software Awards for the 13th consecutive quarter in 11 categories, most notably:

  • Best Usability – Enterprise
  • Fastest Implementation – Enterprise
  • Most Implementable – Enterprise

G2's rankings and awards are based on hundreds of thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews.

"These recent wins are a clear indication of what matters most to Kudos," says Boga. "Creating high-performing workforces where employees thrive while supporting our clients with unmatched service and partnership from day one."

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Apr 20, 2021

Kudos Wins Top Enterprise Software Awards, Reports Record Number of Users on Platform

Kudos Wins Top Enterprise Software Awards, Reports Record Number of Users on PlatformKudos Wins Top Enterprise Software Awards, Reports Record Number of Users on Platform
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CALGARY, ALBERTA, APRIL 20, 2021 – Canadian software company Kudos® continues to build off a record Q4 in 2020 by reporting another quarter of unprecedented sales results. Rapidly growing demand for Kudos' unique employee engagement and recognition solution continues to bring record numbers of users and high-profile clients onto the platform.

CEO Muni Boga says, "We attribute our accelerated growth in large part to our happy customers evangelizing the power of Kudos - sharing the success they've experienced in engaging employees in hybrid workforces. Stronger culture, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and ultimately improved organizational performance - this is the Kudos philosophy in action," he continues, "if your employees feel recognized and empowered, everyone wins."

Momentum continues to build for the Calgary company that made waves in March by winning a handful of G2 Best Software Awards. The most recent accolades for Kudos include Enterprise Software Leader, Fastest Implementation (Enterprise), and Best Usability (Enterprise) for their performance in the first quarter of 2021. At the end of 2020, Kudos was also honored on G2's annual Top 50 Software Products for HR list. G2's rankings and awards are based on hundreds of thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews.

"2021 has only just begun -" says Boga, "we can't wait to share what the Kudos team has been working on."

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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. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kudos is used in over 80 countries on five continents. in a wide variety of industries and languages.

For more information, contact:

Margaux Morgante
margaux.morgante@kudos.com

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Mar 4, 2021

Kudos Reports Record Q4 Revenue, Wins Top Enterprise Software Awards

Kudos Reports Record Q4 Revenue, Wins Top Enterprise Software AwardsKudos Reports Record Q4 Revenue, Wins Top Enterprise Software Awards
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Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - March 4, 2021) - Kudos®, a leading provider of employee engagement and analytics software, has reported record Q4 2020 sales, representing over 150% growth when compared to any quarter in the previous year. This success follows an increase in interest from enterprise and Fortune 500 clients, driven by the global shift towards remote work, hybrid work environments, and new Human Capital Management disclosure requirements in the USA. With employees distributed across the world, leading organizations are seeking effective ways to keep employees engaged, connected, and recognized in the digital world.

"We have reached a pivotal point in the future of work, where global changes have accelerated interest in Kudos," says Muni Boga, CEO and Founder of Kudos. "The rapid shift towards remote and hybrid work environments has created urgency for organizations to find new ways to engage and connect their teams. Organizations worldwide are searching for the best way to measure and enable culture, performance, and DEI. This has resulted in an unprecedented growth opportunity for Kudos."

In early 2021, Kudos was recognized in the Top 50 Products for HR for the second consecutive year by G2, the world's largest software marketplace. G2 also recognized Kudos with a total of 15 separate awards including the Enterprise Leader Award and the category awards for Leadership in Software Usability, Fastest Implementation Speed, Most Implementable, Best Client Relationships, Best Usability, and Easiest to Use, among others. G2's rankings and awards are based on hundreds of thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews. This distinction comes after Kudos was recognized as the "Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year (2020)" by RemoteTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout technology companies, products, and services empowering remote work and distributed teams around the globe.

To learn more about Kudos or to book a demo visit Kudos.com today.

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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. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kudos is used in over 80 countries on five continents. in a wide variety of industries and languages.

For more information, contact:

Margaux Morgante
margaux.morgante@kudos.com

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Oct 23, 2020

Kudos Wins “Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year” Designation

Kudos Wins “Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year” DesignationKudos Wins “Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year” Designation
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CALGARY, ALBERTA, Oct. 23, 2020 – Kudos®, a leading online employee recognition, engagement, and people analytics company, announced today it has been awarded the ‘Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year’ award in the 2020 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout technology companies, products and services empowering remote work and distributed teams around the globe.

Kudos helps companies overcome the biggest challenge affecting modern workplaces – motivating, connecting, and engaging employees. The company’s innovative workplace experience, recognition, and culture platform helps businesses create high-performance workplace cultures. Kudos enables teams, managers, and leaders to recognize and appreciate each other, and stay more closely connected to their organizations and values.

The Remote Tech Breakthrough Awards recognizes the top technology companies, solutions and products in the remote technology industry today. Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down office spaces, 3.4% of the U.S. workforce was working from home. Due to COVID, 88% of global organizations moved to some type of remote work model. This year’s program attracted more than 1,250 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“With Kudos’ employee experience, recognition, and culture platform, companies are creating a greater sense of connectedness between their newly remote teams. The impact of that is improved morale, greater productivity, higher levels of innovation, and lower absenteeism and turnover,” said Muni Boga, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Kudos. “We are honored to receive the RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards’ “Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year” designation for our platform designed to strengthen remote teams and help individuals become happier and more productive team members.”

“Kudos is leading the way to improving employee recognition programs for remote teams, with a focus on communication, collaboration, and recognition over monetary rewards,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards. “We are honored to present Kudos with the “Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year” for their innovative solution to an old problem – engaging employees. Simple integration with common remote work tools like Slack and MS Teams makes launching and using Kudos platform simple and effective.”

Founded in 2014, Tech Breakthrough creates market intelligence and industry recognition programs for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage startups in today’s most competitive technology sectors. The company’s expertise includes Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, CyberSecurity, Mobile & Wireless, Educational Technology, Financial Services and Technology, Digital Health & Medical Technology, Automotive & Transportation Technology, and Data Technology.

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About Kudos

Kudos is an employee experience and culture platform that serves medium and large enterprises. It harnesses the power of peer-to-peer recognition, values reinforcement, organizational communication, and proprietary, groundbreaking engagement methodologies to help organizations reduce turnover, improve their culture, and boost productivity and performance. Kudos is the first platform to enable organizations to measure workplace culture through people analytics and insights - making it possible to adjust their programming to drive specific, quantifiable cultural changes. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Kudos serves organizations in over 80 countries, across 24 industries, in eight languages.

About RemoteTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in technologies, services, companies and products that empower remote work and distributed teams around the globe. The RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of technology companies and solutions in categories including messaging & communication, project management, virtual events, team collaboration, virtual offices, collaborative design and more. For more information visit RemoteTechBreakthrough.com.

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Apr 23, 2020

Kudos Earns Multiple Wins at G2 Best Software Awards

Kudos Earns Multiple Wins at G2 Best Software AwardsKudos Earns Multiple Wins at G2 Best Software Awards
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CALGARY, ALBERTA, April 23, 2020 - Kudos®, a leading online employee recognition, engagement, and people analytics company, announces multiple wins at the G2 Spring 2020 Best Software Awards. Kudos is ranked #72 of 57,000+ software companies and captured multiple awards, including Best Usability – Enterprise and Mid-market, Fastest Implementation and Highest User Adoption – Enterprise, and Best Results and Best Relationship – Mid-market. Kudos was also named to the Top 50 HR Products list.

The Best Software Award are compiled by G2, the largest software review site. Its rankings are based on data from over 1M authentic, verified customer reviews. Reviews for 77,381 software products were written and published between January 1, 2019 - March 3, 2020. Each review is vetted by a real person to ensure legitimacy.

“We are extremely honored to have captured so many wins at the G2 Best Software Awards," said Muni Boga, Kudos Founder and CEO. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of our clients. To win in such a broad range of categories is a testament to our team. All areas of our business are passionate about delivering a highly effective and easy to use recognition platform that has a positive impact on the cultures of our clients all over the world.”

“I love how objective the G2 Best Software Awards are,” added Boga. “They are based on the feedback of customers actually using the product on an everyday basis. That’s exactly how we want to be judged. Building culture and team performance for our customers by encouraging and enabling peer-to-peer recognition is why we started Kudos.”

About Kudos
Kudos® is an online employee engagement and people analytics platform that leverages the power of social software to help organizations share meaningful, values-based recognition and feedback to reduce turnover, improve employee happiness, and boost performance. Kudos is a Canadian company that serves organizations in over 80 countries, across 24 verticals, in 8 languages.

For more information, follow Kudos on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook, or connect via email at press@kudosnow.com

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Jul 8, 2019

Kudos Named Best Recognition & Awards Provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

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Annual awards received over 55,000 votes by Canadian HR professionals and industry leaders

Kudos®, a leading online employee engagement and culture platform, is pleased to announce that we have been recognized as a top “Recognition Programs & Awards” service provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2019 Readers' Choice Awards. The award celebrates organizations with the best HR products and solutions that provide exceptional service and value.

Kudos® and all 2019 winners have been announced in the now available July 2019 issue of Canadian HR Reporter as well as in a special digital edition.

About Kudos®

Kudos® is an online employee engagement and culture platform that leverages the power of social software to help organizations share meaningful value-based recognition and feedback to reduce turnover, improve employee happiness, and boost performance. Kudos is a Canadian company that serves organizations in over 80 countries, across 24 verticals, in 8 languages.

For more information follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook or via email at press@kudosnow.com

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Apr 24, 2019

G2 Crowd Ranks Kudos as a Leader

G2 Crowd Ranks Kudos as a LeaderG2 Crowd Ranks Kudos as a Leader
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We are honoured to be ranked as a Leader in Employee Recognition and Employee Engagement Software in G2 Crowd's Spring 2019 Grid® report, a leading marketplace for business software and services. In addition to being named a leader, Kudos® has also been recognized as G2 Crowd’s highest-rated Employee Recognition Platform based on user feedback.

G2Crowd is a leading marketplace for business software and the G2 Crowd Grid Report is a definitive comparison of the best business software available worldwide. We’re thrilled to have taken a position as a leader in the Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition Software categories. At the time of writing, Kudos sits as the highest rated solution in both the Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition software categories with 99% and 93% G2 Satisfaction Scores respectively.

About Kudos ®

Kudos is an online employee experience and culture platform that leverages the power of social software, core values and employee recognition to help organizations reduce turnover, improve culture, and boost performance. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Kudos serves organizations in over 80 countries, across 24 industries, in eight languages.

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Nov 28, 2018

How to Give Meaningful Feedback: Recognition is 'the new performance review'

How to Give Meaningful Feedback: Recognition is 'the new performance review'How to Give Meaningful Feedback: Recognition is 'the new performance review'
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Over the past few years, a growing number of corporations have been ditching the annual performance review. Not only are they ineffective and a huge drain on corporate resources, critics complain, they’re largely subjective.

Many believe performance reviews are more likely to reflect a manager’s personal bias than provide objective information about an employee’s capabilities. That’s not all: according to a survey from Adobe, 22 percent of office workers admitted to crying after their review.

But that doesn’t mean employers should turn a blind eye to performance. Instead, they might want to provide real-time feedback and recognition, described by some as ‘the new performance review.’ It might be especially effective as managers cope with the challenge of managing and motivating a multi-generational crew.

“Today’s organizations are more multi-generational than ever before, with some organizations having up to five generations working together,” says Muni Boga, founder and CEO of Kudos® Inc., based in Calgary, Alta. Kudos is a corporate social network and peer-to-peer recognition platform.

“This type of diversity delivers a competitive edge when the right environment is in place. Using a holistic and inclusive approach to creating the best employee experience is crucial. An essential part of this means using the best practices for meaningful real-time feedback and recognition to engage and grow all members of the team.”

Boga offers five tips on how to do just that:

Timing is everything. Give feedback and recognition in the moment. “If a moment of recognition is missed, the opportunity to positively reinforce the great things employees do is missed,” he says. “If a serious mistake is made and timely feedback isn’t given, the problem can worsen or lead to additional problems or mistakes.”

It’s all in the details. Be specific. “Feedback and recognition need to be clear, concise and to the point.” Focus on what was done really well or what needs to be done better to prevent confusion and create a better understanding of how the behaviour being addressed made a positive or negative impact.

Be sincere, caring and constructive. When giving feedback, let your human side shine through. “Feedback is meant to be constructive and improve things. It’s not meant to bring someone down or to make things worse,” Boga says. Similarly, when giving recognition, connect with the person on a personal level. Be direct, genuine and show you care.

Include behaviours, values, goals and skills. When giving recognition or feedback, don’t make it about the individual’s personality. Rather, make it about the behaviours and skillsets you value. “When appropriate, you can establish a clear connection between the moment of recognition and the overall arching goals, vision and/or mission of the organization,” says Boga.

Don’t wait for the outcome.

Sure, it’s good practice to look back at the end of every project, quarter and year and evaluate successes and roadblocks but don’t wait for those moments to give feedback and recognition. “Progress is evolutionary and it’s important to look for the moments in time where recognition and feedback are most impactful,” he says.

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Jul 12, 2018

Kudos Named Best Recognition & Awards Provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

Kudos Named Best Recognition & Awards Provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2018 Readers' Choice AwardsKudos Named Best Recognition & Awards Provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2018 Readers' Choice Awards
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Annual awards received over 65,000 votes by 3,000 Canadian HR professionals and industry leaders

Calgary, AB (July 12, 2018) – Kudos®, a leading online employee engagement and culture platform, is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a top “Recognition Programs & Awards” service provider by Canadian HR Reporter’s 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Voted on by HR professionals, the award celebrates organizations with the best HR products and solutions that provide exceptional service and value.

“We are honoured to be chosen as a top recognition and awards program provider in Canadian HR Reporter’s 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, and congratulate all the winners,” said Muni Boga, CEO and Founder, Kudos®. “This award is a testament to the dedication of our team who are committed to helping organizations across the globe build thriving workplace cultures and make better business decisions using the power of social recognition software and data-driven People Science.”

Kudos® and all 2018 winners have been announced in the now available July 2018 issue of Canadian HR Reporter as well as in a special digital edition.

“We were overwhelmed by the popularity of this year’s contest, as nearly 3,000 professionals took time to cast more than 65,000 votes,” said Todd Humber, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Canadian HR Reporter. “This unprecedented level of engagement speaks volumes as the winning companies weren’t chosen by a handful of judges behind closed doors. These companies were chosen by our esteemed audience – professionals and leaders in HR, who told us which companies they like doing business with and the ones that truly provide good value for their organizations and culture.”

About Kudos®

Kudos® is an online employee engagement and culture platform that leverages the power of social software to help organizations share meaningful value-based recognition and feedback to reduce turnover, improve employee happiness, and boost performance. Kudos is a Canadian company that serves organizations in over 80 countries, across 24 verticals, in 8 languages. For more information visit kudosnow.com and follow on Twitter @kudos.

For more information please contact press@kudosnow.com

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