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Nov 16, 2021

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

Best Culture Award 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 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 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 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 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” 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 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

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 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'
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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 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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