Kudos® Announces the 2023 Best Culture Award Winners: Celebrating Excellence in Workplace Culture    


Nov 14, 2023

Kudos® Announces the 2023 Best Culture Award Winners: Celebrating Excellence in Workplace Culture    

In its third year, the program honors companies in four categories: Culture of Year, Innovator, Leader, and Engagement Excellence. Organizations recognized include Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, BetterUp, and Camlin Group.

CALGARY, Alberta — (Nov. 14, 2023) — Kudos, the company that unlocks employee potential and organizational culture through employee recognition, announced today the 40 companies honored in its third annual Best Culture Awards program. This year's applications were impressive – the 2023 award winners have excelled in fostering outstanding workplace cultures.

The 2023 Best Culture Awards features two new categories: the "Culture of the Year," a special accolade reserved for an organization with an extraordinary culture, and the "Engagement Excellence List," dedicated to organizations that have shown unwavering commitment to driving employee engagement. The awards also celebrate the return of the "Culture Leader" and "Culture Innovator" awards.  

This year’s winners include exceptional organizations such as Africa’s largest mobile network operator, MTN, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, BetterUp, and Camlin Group, and they represent over ten industries and range in size from SMEs to enterprises.  

"I am deeply honored to recognize and celebrate the exceptional organizations that have emerged as our 2023 Best Culture Award winners," said Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. "Their commitment to fostering a culture of recognition, collaboration, and excellence is truly commendable. Congratulations to each winner – your achievements are a testament to the importance of putting people and culture at the forefront of business strategy. Here's to continued success and inspiring others in the years to come!"

For more information about the 2023 Best Culture Awards presented by Kudos, visit https://www.kudos.com/kudos-awards  

2023 Culture Leaders:  

These 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 2023 Culture Leaders are:  

  • CAAT Pension Plan
  • Camlin Group
  • Clarasys
  • De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.
  • Kanika Hotels and Resorts
  • MTN Group
  • Multi Media LLC
  • Pillar Properties
  • Rocky Mountain Health Care Services
  • SCM Insurance Services
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Bay Community Credit Union
  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital

2023 Culture Innovators:  

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 2023 Culture Innovators are:  

  • CBRE, Inc. Tenet Healthcare Services
  • Concepcion Business Services, Inc.
  • Episource
  • HID
  • HUB International Great Plains
  • HUB International Midwest East
  • IAT Insurance Group
  • Lectric eBikes
  • Liliuokalani Trust
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • NeoGenomics Laboratories
  • Northland Area Federal Credit Union
  • Oliver+
  • Orion Lending
  • Penn-Mar Human Services
  • Progressive Computing Inc.
  • Relatient
  • Rock Valley Credit Union

2023 Engagement Excellence Up-and-Comers:  

The Engagement Excellence List celebrates organizations making strides in employee engagement, as demonstrated by rising levels of employee satisfaction and positive workplace culture metrics. The Engagement Excellence winners are committed to building their employee experience and have up-and-coming cultures to watch! The 2023 Engagement Excellence winners are:

  • BetterUp
  • Kaseya
  • Hudson Valley Credit Union
  • MarketStar
  • William Osler Health System

2023 Culture of Year:

The Culture of the Year Award is presented to an organization that showcases a steadfast commitment to exemplary workplace culture and has made remarkable advancements in the past year toward cultivating a world-class work environment. In reviewing this year’s applications, our selection committee unanimously agreed that two organizations deserve this accolade for 2023. This 2023 Culture of Year Award honorees are:

  • WilsonHCG
  • Oregon Community Credit Union

Both WilsonHCG and OCCU have been recognized as winners for their exceptional commitment to creating workplace environments that not only drive employee engagement and satisfaction but also align closely with their core values, resulting in thriving, inclusive, and productive cultures.

WilsonHCG's culture thrives on innovation, feedback, and ownership, with a comprehensive engagement strategy that leverages employee recognition, CSR activities, and several employee-driven programs.

OCCU stands out for its holistic approach to employee engagement, blending its "people helping people" philosophy with actionable strategies that prioritize well-being, resulting in impressive retention and satisfaction scores.


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

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