Employee engagement, culture, and analytics platform
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KudosProduct Overview

  1. About Kudos
  2. Pros of Kudos
  3. Cons of Kudos
  4. Breakdown of core features

Kudos product overview

Kudos is an employee recognition and engagement platform that values reinforcement, and open communication to boost employee engagement. It reduces turnover, improves culture, and drives productivity and performance.

The platform uses unique proprietary methodologies to deliver essential people analytics on culture, performance, equity, and inclusion. It equips organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce. Businesses in various industries and languages from over 80 countries on six continents use the Kudos platform.

Pros of Kudos

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With Kudos, recognition always comes first, whether the organizations decide to use rewards or not. This approach creates a culture of recognition, driving a sustainable shift in employee engagement.

Cons of Kudos

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Because the platform focuses on recognition before rewards, the selection of built-in rewards is limited to virtual gift cards. While the catalog is extensive and international, some businesses want physical rewards. While Kudos offers custom rewards functionality, allowing companies to give any reward types, it is on the client to provide and manage their custom rewards.

Breakdown of core features

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Employee recognition with Kudos is different from traditional, rewards-focused programs and software. The solution allows organizations to highlight incremental levels of performance and contribution with every recognition message. Businesses can give personalized awards to celebrate important company or team achievements and outstanding individual contributions. Kudos is configurable to let users allot points for every recognition message received, enabling employees to redeem from an extensive catalog of gift cards and other rewards of their choice.

Core values alignment

Company values are the foundation of culture and are at the core of the recognition program in the platform. Kudos links every recognition message to behaviors valued by the organization. Behaviors and qualities are the practical representation of how employees practice company values day-to-day.

People analytics

Kudos People Analytics delivers robust dashboards that present deep insight into performance, workplace culture, and employee experience. It demystifies the complex relationships across the organization and identifies trends in interdepartmental collaboration. This feature also empowers businesses to proactively improve culture.

Culture reinforcement tools

The software presents the Culture Accelerator™ feature for reinforcing and accelerating culture. This feature has creative, custom programs that help keep culture top of mind. Additionally, users can store memories, showcase their company culture, and create custom content with Kudos Spaces and Albums.

(Last updated on 09/07/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Enterprise Businesses





  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • Performance Recognition
  • Core Values Alignment
  • Values-aligned Recognition
  • Video Recognition
  • Company Newsletters
  • Announcements
  • Custom Nominations, Awards & Badges
  • Culture reinforcement tools
  • Custom Badge Permissions
  • Certificates
  • Social Years-of-Service Awards
  • Social Birthdays
  • Digital Gift Cards
  • Digital Payment Cards
  • Digital Charitable Cards
  • Culture Analytics & Reporting
  • Rewards Reporting & Dashboard
  • Dedicated Client Success Team
  • Android & iOS Apps


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