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Jun 23, 2022

Kudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry Accolades

Kudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry AccoladesKudos Named Recognition Solution of the Year and Receives Top Industry Accolades
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June 23, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos®, an industry-leading employee recognition software solution, has been named Remote Employee Recognition Solution of the Year in the annual RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards. As a product and service that empowers remote work around the globe – Kudos is honoured to receive this award.  

The RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards aim to perform the deepest evaluations of the global remote technology industry each year, to recognize the best solutions and companies. Remote work is here to stay, and companies around the world are seeking the right technology solutions to support their people from anywhere.

“One of the biggest challenges to emerge over the global shift in how and where we work has been finding the best ways to keep culture alive, and employees engaged,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “Kudos is taking a bold position in the work technology market through a unique recognition-first approach that creates lasting organizational performance and culture changes for office and remote-based teams.”

HR leaders are facing unprecedented pressure, including challenges around recruitment, retention, performance, DEI, employee engagement, culture and what the future of work will look like with remote and hybrid work arrangements. Kudos is continuing to invest in technology to better understand employee behaviours, identify performance at all levels, and promote a positive workplace culture.  

Kudos also recently earned the Best Result Software accolade in the Summer 2022 Recognition Awards by SoftwareSuggest, and was named a 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Recognition Programs and Services by Canadian HR Reporter.

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 honouring 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.

About Canadian HR Reporter:
Since 1987, Canadian HR Reporter has served as Canada’s indispensable guide to human resources management (www.hrreporter.com), reaching over 30,000 HR professionals daily. We publish the most current HR-related news, opinion and analysis in addition to a growing series of special reports – industry surveys and rankings showcasing the best individuals, companies and products in the market.

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Margaux Morgante

press@kudos.com

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May 31, 2022

Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada

Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada Kudos Named Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada
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May 30, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, an employee recognition, culture, and engagement solution, has been named a Best Place to Work 2022 by HRD Canada. This is the first time HRD Canada has recognized companies that excel above all others with a Best Place to Work report.

Human Resources Director Canada (HRD Canada) covers the many challenges HR professionals face today. It provides in-depth features, case studies, and analyses to HR industry leaders around the globe. HRD Canada has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers.  

“Our people make Kudos, Kudos.” says President and CEO of Kudos, Muni Boga. “Our recent success and continued growth would not be possible without the dedication and diligence of our remarkable and talented team. We all know that focusing on culture enables organizational success, but more importantly, caring for your team is simply the right thing to do.”

Along with this achievement, Kudos’ recognition platform was recently recognized with multiple awards by G2. G2 is the world’s largest and most trusted tech marketplace – its rankings and awards are based on hundreds of thousands of authentic and vetted customer reviews. Kudos was named:

  • Employee Engagement Momentum Leader (Spring 2022)
  • Employee Recognition Leader (Spring 2022)
  • Fastest Implementation for Enterprise (Spring 2022)
  • Most Implementable for Enterprise (Spring 2022)

For many organizations, success goes hand in hand with industry-leading HR technology and software solutions. 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 a strategic technology partner that is committed to helping organizations make the necessary shift towards long-term employee engagement for improved company performance.

About HRD Canada:

Human Resources Director Canada concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters. HRD features high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HR directors and industry leaders from around the globe as well as leading newsmakers in the field. Content goes beyond industry standard, offering highly engaging, timely, relevant, innovative and entertaining articles. HRD has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers.

For Media Inquiries:

Margaux Morgante

press@kudos.com

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Apr 25, 2022

Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand

Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand Leader in Employee Recognition, Kudos Announces Mary Moran as Board Chair and Beth Thornton as Key Advisor as it Continues to Expand
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Following the announcement of expansion plans for 2022, Kudos secures strategic talent to lead the way. 

CALGARY, Alberta — (April 25, 2022) — Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential through employee recognition, announced today that former President & CEO of Calgary Economic Development (CED) Mary Moran will be their new Board Chair effective immediately. Moran’s collaborative and inclusive approach to leadership and governance will support Kudos’ mission of empowering organizations to use recognition to drive lasting organizational performance and culture changes. 

In her six years at the helm of CED, Moran was a major proponent of Calgary’s local tech sector. She helped launch the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, a $100-million fund created by Calgary’s city council to attract Calgary-based projects. Prior to Moran’s 11-year tenure in economic development, she had a 30-year career focusing on branding and marketing, sales, strategy and client loyalty with some of Canada’s strongest brands, including Wardair, Canadian Airlines, Delta Hotels and TELUS.

“I am honoured to be joining Kudos at such an exciting time,” said Moran. “Kudos is a great Canadian tech company with tremendous growth in front of it. As a champion for tech in Calgary, I know firsthand that Kudos has the talent to support its unique platform and dedicated clients. Kudos is helping the world’s best organizations empower their employees through recognition — it’s a privilege to now be a part of that movement.”

Joining Moran on the board is a new key advisor, Beth Thornton. Thornton has extensive experience optimizing sales force effectiveness and transforming national and international organizations in the HR technology space and beyond. Thornton was the EVP of Sales at O.C. Tanner for over 13 years, the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Inspire Software and is currently in the same role at Experlogix, Inc.

“Kudos is well on its way to changing the world of work through its unique recognition-first approach,” said Thornton. “Fully remote and hybrid workplaces are our new reality. This has led to a boom in the HR technology space as leaders seek to keep their teams connected and engaged. I look forward to guiding Kudos amidst their growth by focusing on innovation, creativity, and performance.”

Mary Moran, Beth Thornton


“We are thrilled to welcome Mary and Beth to our board,” said Muni Boga, founder and CEO of Kudos. “We look forward to their leadership and guidance as we advance into the next phase of Kudos’ growth. We have worked diligently to ensure Kudos’ board and leadership team represents a diverse cross-section of talent, knowledge and expertise to further strengthen our presence in the HR technology space in North America and worldwide.”

Together with the Kudos team, these new additions are working to answer the unprecedented demand for the Kudos platform as employers double down on employee engagement to improve recent challenges with employee retention and boost organizational performance. In December 2021, Kudos announced Canadian Business Growth Fund’s (CBGF) $10 million minority equity investment to support their global expansion.

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 Media Inquiries:

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

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Mar 15, 2022

Kudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital Markets

Kudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital MarketsKudos Recognized as Top Recognition Software by Gartner Digital Markets
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March 15, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, is proud to be named a Top Employee Recognition solution by three Gartner Digital Market brands  – GetApp, Capterra, and Software Advice – in their flagship reports:

  • 2022 Category Leaders Report Employee Recognition Software
  • 2022 Shortlist Report Employee Recognition Software
  • 2022 FrontRunners Report Employee Recognition Software

These reports evaluate verified end-user reviews and award the top scoring products based on their usability and customer satisfaction ratings. Kudos earned an incredible overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.

“We are humbled by our users who have taken the time to provide this outstanding feedback. Knowing that our clients are experiencing the positive impact employee recognition has on culture, engagement, turnover and performance is what keeps us motivated and inspired,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos.

Kudos is regularly recognized in flagship reports and award programs for its popular platform. “We attribute our continued success to our amazing users, our robust product, and our exceptional team.” says Boga.

About Gartner Digital Markets:

Gartner Digital Markets is a Gartner business unit composed of Capterra, GetApp, and Software Advice. It is the world’s premier source for software vendors to connect with in-market buyers, through research, reviews, and lead generation.

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Jan 31, 2022

Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021

Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021 Helping Companies Retain and Engage Employees Led to Kudos’ Record Growth in 2021
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With a growing headcount set to double in 2022, an expanding user base, and prestigious awards, Kudos® is poised for further expansion in the year ahead.

Monday, Jan 31, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta –  Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, announced today impressive 2021 growth achieved by providing companies with the platform they need to create a thriving workplace culture and its expansion plans for 2022. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, Kudos’ employee headcount has more than doubled. Additionally, the recognition, people analytics, and organizational communications platform continues to welcome record numbers of new users from over 80 countries.

“People power companies and if the Great Resignation has taught organizations across the world anything it’s that in order to remain competitive they will need to recognize their teams,” said Muni Boga, CEO and Co-founder of Kudos. “This realization has created an increasing demand for our solution. The best companies in the world are realizing that fostering a culture of meaningful recognition brings a host of benefits, including improved employee engagement, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and impactful performance improvements.”

Ending the previous year by announcing the Canadian Business Growth Fund’s (CBGF) $10 million minority investment, Kudos® continues to garner accolades and recognition from the industry. 

Some key awards Kudos has recently received include:

  • Employee Experience Platform of the Year from Remote Tech Breakthrough
  • 2022 Quality Choice Award, Happiest Users, and Trusted Vendor 
  • HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Overall Recognition Leader
  • G2’s Top 50 Best Products for HR 2021
  • Best Usability, Fastest Implementation, Most Implementable, “Users Love Us”, Best Relationship, and Easiest to Use.

Kudos plans to double its headcount again in 2022 to support the unprecedented demand for its recognition platform worldwide.


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Jan 28, 2022

Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  

Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  Kudos Named a Top Recognition Provider by HRO Today Magazine  
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Kudos® earns coveted spot on Baker’s Dozen 2021 Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list of top employee recognition providers.

January 27, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta - Kudos®, the company that unlocks potential with employee recognition, has earned a spot on HRO Todays Baker’s Dozen 2021 Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list of top employee recognition providers.

The ratings that earned Kudos® this achievement came from authenticated client feedback surveys administered and vetted by HRO Today.  

During the virtual award webcast, Elliot Clark, CEO at HRO Today Magazine, congratulated the winners, “This is the largest and most prestigious survey in employee recognition services,” he said. “I’d like to congratulate all the providers for making the list.”

HRO Today analyzes survey results across three subcategories:

  • Breadth of service
  • Size of deals
  • Quality of service  

The best scores are featured on the annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ list.

“We’re inspired by our clients every day,” says Kudos® Founder & CEO Muni Boga. “They have faced unprecedented challenges in the last two years, and yet they continue to prioritize their employees; the results they see from that choice is remarkable. We feel humbled and inspired by our client's partnership and participation in this survey. To know that they are impressed by the quality and breadth of our client service is the ultimate recognition.”

 

About HRO Today:

The HRO Today Association is the standard-setting organization for the human resources industry and the premier networking and content community for advancing the HR 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, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content.

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