Kudos® Wins Silver in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards

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Jan 12, 2024

Kudos® Wins Silver in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards

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.

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the "Academy Awards of Human Capital Management."

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.

About Oregon Community Credit Union

OCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $3.4 billion in assets. The credit union was founded in Eugene, OR, in 1956, and has an expanding network of branches and digital tools to provide its more than 270,000 member-owners with a full suite of financial services. Membership is open to anyone living or working in 28 Oregon counties or anywhere in Washington. Learn more at MyOCCU.org.

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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