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May 1, 2024

Kudos® Named Best Culture Building Solution in 2024 HR Tech Awards

Kudos® Named Best Culture Building Solution in 2024 HR Tech Awards  Kudos® Named Best Culture Building Solution in 2024 HR Tech Awards
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CALGARY, AB — Kudos, a leading provider in employee recognition and rewards, today announced its recent recognition as Best Culture Building Solution in the Total Rewards and Employee Well-being category of the HR Tech Awards powered by Lighthouse Research & Advisory. This award highlights Kudos’ commitment to fostering workplace environments where employee recognition and well-being are prioritized to enhance corporate culture and organizational performance.

The purpose of this award program is to help build buyer and employer awareness of the best technology companies in the HR industry. Kudos was chosen for this HR Tech Award for its innovative approach to integrating employee recognition, awards, well-being, and more into an accessible and innovative platform that supports a vibrant and inclusive corporate culture.  

George Rogers, Chief Culture Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, praised Kudos saying, “Most companies are looking to create a better workplace by recognizing and valuing their employees. The Lighthouse P.E.A.C.E Research study states that a healthy culture will boost engagement, reduce turnover, and improve performance by fostering a connected and motivated team. With Kudos, employees can grow personally and professionally, while businesses see greater success and profitability through collaboration and motivation.”

“This award from the HR Tech Awards serves as a powerful affirmation of our vision and execution in creating environments where employees not only thrive but are also meaningfully recognized for their contributions,” shared Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “We are immensely proud to be recognized as an industry leader, and this award is a testament to our team's commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Kudos remains dedicated to continually evolving and redefining Future of Work Technology to better serve organizations worldwide. Earlier in 2024 Kudos announced three new features; Pulse Surveys, Group eCards, and the AI-powered Kudos Recognition Assistant.  

For more information about how Kudos is transforming workplaces with its award-winning platform, visit www.kudos.com.

Lighthouse Research & Advisory is a modern analyst firm building a standard of excellence in strategic human capital management research and advisory. For more information, please visit: https://lhra.io/

Contact: Margaux Morgante, Director, Marketing & Communications, press@kudos.com


Apr 25, 2024

Kudos® Launches AI-Powered Recognition Assistant to Streamline Employee Recognition  

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Kudos' newest feature, powered by AI, promises to transform how employees and leaders give recognition to boost engagement, reduce turnover, and improve performance.

Calgary, AB—Kudos®, a leading provider in employee recognition and rewards, today announced the launch of its innovative Recognition Assistant, an AI-powered feature designed to refine and simplify employee recognition. Built into the Kudos platform, this tool enhances participation and expands the reach of recognition programs, broadening how organizations celebrate and appreciate their team members' contributions.

The Kudos Recognition Assistant uses generative AI to help users craft more impactful and meaningful messages while tailoring them to individual achievements and occasions. This seamless integration of technology and appreciation ensures that all team members' efforts are acknowledged promptly and thoughtfully.  

"Effective recognition is about sincerity and personalization. However, finding the right words can sometimes be a challenge, especially under time or language constraints," said Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. "Our Recognition Assistant removes these barriers by providing suggestions that users can adopt directly or customize as needed. This not only enhances the recognition experience but also significantly eases the process for all our users."  

With the Recognition Assistant, Kudos leverages over a decade of expertise in employee recognition to offer a user-friendly solution that generates customized, resonant messages from basic user inputs.

At Kudos, privacy and security are of utmost importance. This new feature empowers Kudos clients with complete control over the activation of the AI-driven Recognition Assistant. Fully compliant with GDPR and strictly adhering to Kudos' rigorous Data Processing Agreement, they can guarantee that customer data is never utilized for AI model training.

The Kudos Recognition Assistant complements the platform's growing suite of employee recognition and engagement tools. Earlier this year, Kudos released Pulse Surveys and Group eCards to enhance its popular Recognition and Rewards app.  

To learn more about the Recognition Assistant and how it can benefit your organization, please visit www.kudos.com.  

Contact: Margaux Morgante, Director, Marketing & Communications, press@kudos.com


Mar 13, 2024

Kudos® Unveils Group eCards to Elevate Employee Recognition

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CALGARY, Alberta –[March 13, 2024] – Kudos®, a leading employee recognition & rewards, culture, and analytics platform, today announced the launch of its Group eCards feature, designed to enhance workplace celebrations and appreciation. This new feature enables leaders to send personalized virtual greeting cards (eCards) signed by everyone on the team, celebrating everything from work anniversaries and promotions to personal milestones like birthdays and new babies, all within the Kudos platform.

"Up until now, organizations have struggled with using different products to meet their goals around peer-to-peer recognition, rewards and eCards," said Muni Boga, President and CEO at Kudos."With the introduction of Group eCards in Kudos, we're helping leaders strengthen team bonds and enhance the employee experience by making recognition more personal, inclusive, and accessible for everyone."

Kudos Group eCards complement the platform's popular suite of recognition and engagement tools, including Peer-to-Peer Recognition, Rewards, Employee Nomination Programs and the newly released PulseSurveys.  

"We have seen how the power of recognition can transform a workplace culture," Muni Boga continued. "With Group eCards, we're excited to offer our users a new way to recognize, and celebrate their teams' most important moments, together."

Kudos is committed to helping organizations worldwide build high-performance teams by enabling individuals to reach their full potential at work. For more information on the Kudos platform and the new Group eCards feature, visit kudos.com/platform/group-ecards.


Media contact: Margaux Morgante, press@kudos.com


Jan 31, 2024

Kudos® 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



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.


Nov 28, 2023

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.  


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.

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