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Jan 31, 2024

Kudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and Recognition

Kudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and RecognitionKudos® Introduces Innovative Pulse Surveys Feature to Enhance Employee Engagement and Recognition
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Driving Workplace Culture and Employee Experience, Kudos Unveils Pulse Surveys to Provide Real-Time Insights and Actionable Feedback to Employers


CALGARY, Alberta –– (Jan. 31, 2024) — Kudos®, a leading employee recognition, culture, and analytics platform, today announced the launch of its new Pulse Surveys feature. Designed to empower HR professionals, managers, and employees, Kudos Pulse Surveys provides real-time insights, fostering improved communication, recognition, and overall well-being within organizations.

Kudos Pulse Surveys strikes the perfect balance in survey design, offering simplicity and effectiveness. Organizations can easily create pulse surveys by choosing from a curated list of meaningful questions, ensuring surveys are concise and relevant. This format and ease of use encourage continuous participation and actionable insights.

Kudos’ Pulse Surveys feature comes at a time when leaders across all industries are actively seeking comprehensive solutions to enhance employee experience and engagement. Feedback from successful organizations highlights a growing need for a single-platform solution that Kudos is uniquely positioned to provide.

"We're thrilled to be releasingPulse Surveys, a valuable addition to the Kudos recognition and rewards platform," shares Scott Sturgeon, Kudos' VP of Technology. "This feature is not just about gathering feedback; it's about empowering real-time insights and fostering a culture of open communication and recognition. WithPulse Surveys, we're simplifying the complex, making it easier than ever for organizations to connect with their employees and drive meaningful change. We believe this tool will redefine how companies engage with their workforce, leading to a more vibrant, productive, and satisfying workplace experience."

Kudos is committed to enhancing workplace culture through innovative and user-centric solutions that drive real results for organizations. Kudos Pulse Surveys is a powerful addition to the company’s award-winning recognition and rewards platform, designed with the simplicity and effectiveness that customers expect from Kudos.

For more information about Kudos andPulse Surveys, visit Kudos.com

 

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

 

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Jan 12, 2024

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

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

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Nov 28, 2023

Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™

Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™  Kudos® Celebrated as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™
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CALGARY, Alberta — (November 28, 2023) — Kudos, the company that unlocks employee potential and organizational culture through employee recognition, is thrilled to announce its recognition as one of the 2023 Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. This prestigious distinction, awarded by Waterstone Human Capital, honors organizations that exemplify excellence in building high-performing cultures that drive results.  

This recognition underscores Kudos’ commitment to fostering an innovative and supportive workplace culture to drive performance. It exemplifies that by harnessing the power of a strong culture, organizations can achieve exceptional results— a principle at the heart of the Kudos platform.

Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos, expressed profound pride in this recognition: “Being honored as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ is not just a testament to our team’s dedication, but also a reflection of the essence of our mission. Our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered is mirrored in the Kudos platform, which assists organizations worldwide in enhancing their own cultures. This award is especially meaningful as it underscores the impact of our work beyond our organization, fostering creativity, collaboration, and excellence in workplaces globally. Our culture is the cornerstone of our success, and this recognition further motivates us to continue innovating and leading by example in the realm of workplace culture development.”

Marty Parker, President and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired™ program, remarked, “The 2023 Canada’s Most Admired award recipients exemplify how culture drives performance, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and other recruitment and retention challenges. This year’s winning leaders and organizations actively craft culture in alignment with their purpose and values every day, and help drive culture as a competitive advantage,” says Parker. “On behalf of Waterstone Human Capital and our partners, we look forward to celebrating this year’s winners and the impact culture is having on their success.”  

Kudos will be among the esteemed organizations celebrated at an awards event in Toronto on April 18, 2024. This gathering, hosted by Waterstone Human Capital, will spotlight the significant role of corporate culture in business success across Canada.  

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Kudos: Margaux Morgante, Director, Marketing & Communications, press@kudos.com 587‑955‑9191 x 1028

Waterstone Human Capital: Robyn Levy, Program Manager – Most Admired Awards, rlevy@waterstonehc.com 416-408-4545 x 244

About Waterstone Human Capital: Waterstone Human Capital inspires organizations to build high-performance teams and cultures. As a leading cultural talent management professional services firm, Waterstone works with entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations that view culture as their single greatest asset. Waterstone’s services include executive search and recruitment, culture transformation, culture measurement and advisory, leadership assessment, and leadership and team development through the Waterstone Culture Institute. Waterstone is also the founder of the Canada’s Most Admired Awards programs, which annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, CEOs, and Chief People and Culture Officers for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain competitive advantages.

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Nov 14, 2023

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

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

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

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Oct 3, 2023

Kudos® Announces Technology Partnership with UKG 

Kudos® Announces Technology Partnership with UKG  Kudos® Announces Technology Partnership with UKG 
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Kudos has joined UKG's renowned partner network to offer UKG clients a seamless integration into the award-winning employee recognition platform.

October 3, 2023 – Calgary, AlbertaKudos®, the employee recognition platform that transforms workplace cultures, announced today a new technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions. With 350 technology and services partners, UKG provides one of the largest and most collaborative partner ecosystems in the Human Capital Management (HCM) industry focused on creating better employee experiences for all people, to improve business outcomes. 

 With this collaboration, organizations that utilize both Kudos and the UKG Pro suite can benefit from automated integration, user provisioning and data updates. “We are committed to supporting efficient business processes for our valued clients, and this partnership represents that,” says Muni Boga, President and CEO of Kudos. “We look forward to welcoming more UKG clients to our platform in the future. Employee recognition is a necessary practice, and when done right, it can transform workplaces, creating a thriving environment where everyone feels valued, motivated, and deeply connected to their organization,” says Boga.  

 “At UKG, we strive to create lifelong partnerships with our customers, helping them create modern people experiences to drive better business outcomes and anticipate employee needs beyond just work,” said Mike May, senior director of the UKG Connect Technology Partner Program at UKG. “By cultivating a highly engaged ecosystem of technology partners, including Kudos, we’re able to help create a more seamless and empowering technology experience.” 

Kudos aims to provide integrations with the most widely used HRIS solutions on the market. HRIS integrations facilitate the automatic syncing of data so clients can avoid the hassle of managing various systems manually. Along with this UKG partnership, Kudos has expanded its selection of integrations to over 50 different HR, payroll, and directory software.  

Kudos is committed to making its product experience as easy and seamless as possible for clients and end users. Kudos is setting a standard of excellence, and this partnership reaffirms its dedication to making employee recognition more accessible and efficient for everyone.  

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Mar 16, 2023

Kudos Solidifies its Position as Employee Recognition Leader by Top Software Review Platforms

Kudos Solidifies its Position as Employee Recognition Leader by Top Software Review Platforms Kudos Solidifies its Position as Employee Recognition Leader by Top Software Review Platforms
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Kudos receives top honours from Capterra, Software Advice, G2, and SourceForge, solidifying its position as a trusted partner for businesses looking to cultivate a positive and productive workplace culture.

March 16, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta – Kudos, an industry-leading employee recognition and culture platform, has been named a top Employee Recognition Software product by Capterra, an online service that helps organizations find the right software for their needs.

Capterra Shortlist is an independent assessment that evaluates user reviews and online search activity to generate a list of market leaders that offer the best solutions.

Kudos was also named a FrontRunner in Employee Recognition Software by Software Advice which helps businesses evaluate which software products are right for them.

“Our valued clients are experiencing the positive impact employee recognition has on their culture, and we are always grateful for their outstanding feedback,” says Kudos President and CEO, Muni Boga. “We are proud of this recognition and as always, attribute our success to our clients and to our exceptional team here at Kudos.”

In addition to these wins, Kudos continues to be recognized by G2 in multiple categories each quarter. Kudos’ Winter 2023 G2 awards include:  

  • Employee Recognition
  • Leader Employee Engagement
  • Leader Best Estimated ROI (Enterprise)
  • Highest User Adoption (Enterprise)
  • Fastest Implementation (Enterprise)

Kudos was also recently recognized as a Leader in Employee Recognition Software by SourceForge. To win the Winter 2023 Leader award, each winner had to receive enough high-rated user reviews to place the winning product in the top 5% of favorably reviewed products on SourceForge.  

For the last five years, Kudos has been continually recognized as a leader by the most trusted SaaS communities, demonstrating the utmost quality that Kudos delivers to its customers. By consistently delivering outstanding results, Kudos has established itself as a trusted and reliable solution for businesses looking to improve their employee recognition and culture.

Kudos is deeply grateful for the support and feedback of its clients and is committed to continuing to innovate and improve its services to meet their evolving needs. With these latest accolades, Kudos further cements its position as a leader in the industry and a trusted partner for businesses looking to cultivate a positive and productive workplace culture.


About Capterra:

Capterra is a software reviews and selection platform that connects businesses to the right technology. Compare software, read and leave reviews, and access objective insights that empower business growth.

Disclaimer: The Capterra Shortlist badge is a service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. The Capterra Shortlist report constitutes the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Capterra or its affiliates.

About Software Advice:

FrontRunners is published on Software Advice, the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. FrontRunners evaluates verified end-user reviews and product data, positioning the top scoring products based on Usability and Customer Satisfaction ratings for small businesses.  

Disclaimer: FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.

About SourceForge:

SourceForge.net is the world’s largest software comparison directory, serving nearly 30 million users every month and featuring user reviews, product comparisons, software guides, and more. SourceForge's mission is to help businesses find the best software to fit their needs and their budget. There are a variety of software tools available to businesses, and there are tools in almost every category and niche, each serving a slightly different purpose. SourceForge also powers the Slashdot.org/software/ business software and services directory.

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