Kudos Expands Social Network Integration & Introduces a New Way to Visualize Recognition.


Oct 30, 2012

Kudos Expands Social Network Integration & Introduces a New Way to Visualize Recognition.

Calgary, AB and San Francisco, CA (October 30, 2012) - Kudos® Inc. (Kudos) announced today at YamJam’12 that their recognition system is now integrated with leading Enterprise Social Networks and communication services: Yammer, LinkedIn, and Skype. Kudos also announced the official launch of a new feature called KQ, a simple yet powerful visual representation of a person’s character and performance.

With Yammer integration, Kudos helps enhance corporate culture and improve employee engagement by streaming messages of appreciation and recognition directly to Yammer’s Ticker. Each Kudos message highlights the colleagues sending and receiving the message, the recognition level ranging from a ‘Thank You’ to an ‘Exceptional’, key characteristics and values demonstrated, and the personal message for all to see and celebrate. The integration also utilizes Yammer Connect to seamlessly authenticate users based on their Yammer login credentials. Users can also use a Kudos browser add-on to create a continuous experience of giving Kudos, even while in Yammer.

Companies, who approve LinkedIn integration, allow users to request that their messages of recognition within Kudos be pushed up to their LinkedIn feed. Kudos messages complement LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements. Skype integration allows all Kudos users to link their Skype accounts to enhance communication among team members, especially those working out of different offices. Users can view their colleagues’ Skype availability icon in Kudos, and call or instant-message them through Skype from the Kudos platform.

“Kudos transcends the boundaries of traditional recognition allowing users to give peer-to-peer recognition anywhere and at any time. Our partnership with Yammer allows enterprise organizations to reap the benefits of our simple and effective recognition ecosystem within an Enterprise-level Social Network.” said Muni Boga, Kudos’ Co-CEO.

KQ is a proprietary new feature that visually encapsulates a person’s key characteristics as well as their level of engagement within Kudos. It is a powerful tool that allows Administrators to gain insightful visual analytics for team and performance management.

“Kudos is changing the social recognition space with KQ.” commented Muni Boga, Kudos Co-CEO. “By capturing organic information in the areas of recognition and engagement and visually representing them in a dynamic badge, organizations are gaining quick and meaningful information about their members. This provides a fun and easy way for companies to obtain metrics in the areas of Performance and Team Management.”

About Kudos

Kudos is a social employee engagement platform designed to embrace the power of social networks, providing meaningful recognition and feedback in real time. Kudos is a simple yet powerful system that helps organizations connect with their teams and drive performance with authentic engagement. Kudos – Thank Different™. For more information please visit http://www.kudosnow.com.

For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Heather Mounsey
Kudos Inc.
403.587.955.9191 ext 228

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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