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Dec 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the HRO Today Association

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

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Nov 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About Waterstone Human Capital:

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


About Kudos

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

For media inquiries:

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

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

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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.

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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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