Employee Recognition Software

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Employee recognition software is a technology platform that companies use to offer tangible motivations to foster employee engagement and achievement.

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Q2 May 2024: Winners

Top 10 Employee Recognition Software

List of the top 10 Employee Recognition Software in Shortlister as of May 2024, presented in the order they appear in the full Vendor Listing tab.

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4.6 (6 reviews)
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Nectar ( Visit Website )

Nectar makes peer-to-peer recognition simple and easy for companies looking to build a culture of appreciation. Send shoutouts to a co-worker by recognizing something they have done, attach a company core value, and add some Nectar points. Employees are then ... View Full Profile

Employees
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Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
None
Minimum Group Size
50 eligible
Features
Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
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Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Corporate Gifts
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4.9 (8 reviews)
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Awardco ( Visit Website )

Celebrate with spot recognitions, service milestones, automate birthday and onboarding programs, peer-to-peer, manager-to-peer, wellness programs, sales incentive programs, and more with Awardco's platform. Rewarding recognition has never been better... View Full Profile

Employees
415
Lives Serviced
3,531,066
Funding
65M Series A
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
3rd Party Integrations
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
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5.0 (3 reviews)
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Assembly Recognition Software ( Visit Website )

Assembly: AI-Powered Employee Recognition Program. At Assembly, we understand the importance of recognizing and celebrating your employees' achievements. Our AI-powered Employee Recognition Program is designed to transform how organizations appreciate and ... View Full Profile

Employees
30
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
10M Angel Round
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Responsive Design
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
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Reviews pending
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Workstars ( Visit Website )

We help local and global HR teams deliver a sustainable boost to their employee engagement strategy through market-leading social employee recognition software... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
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Not Provided
Funding
Angel Round
Minimum Group Size
50 eligible
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GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Responsive Design
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
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5.0 (1 reviews)
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WorkProud® ( Visit Website )

Unlike traditional programs, WorkProud realizes that genuine and personalized recognition is pivotal for fostering a culture of high performance. Our solution involves all stakeholders across organizational levels, ensuring inclusivity and sincerity in ... View Full Profile

Employees
75
Lives Serviced
20,000,000
Funding
None
Minimum Group Size
400 eligible
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
Dashboard analytics
Top Offerings
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
Employee Recognition Platform
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Bonusly ( Visit Website )

Bonusly’s robust reward catalog meets employees wherever they work with 1,200+ rewards in 200+ countries. Discover why over 3,300 companies trust Bonusly to enable high-performance, save significant time and help retain top talent... View Full Profile

Employees
75
Lives Serviced
400,000
Funding
18.9M Series B
Minimum Group Size
1 eligible
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
Dashboard analytics
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Engagement Platform
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4.9 (36 reviews)
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WorkTango (formerly Kazoo) ( Visit Website )

Kazoo is an all-in-one Employee Experience platform that combines recognition, performance, and engagement in one powerful solution. By bringing together Real-time Recognition & Rewards, Continuous Performance Management, and Employee Engagement Surveys, Kazoo... View Full Profile

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Cooleaf  ( Visit Website )

Cooleaf is the leading experience platform that helps top companies to engage, motivate, and connect their people. Through meaningful recognition, virtual experiences and challenges, and strategic listening, we empower workplaces to lead with love... View Full Profile

Employees
27
Lives Serviced
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Not Provided
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No Minimum
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Motivosity ( Visit Website )

Motivosity is the company intent on helping people be happier at work. Motivosity provides a best-in-class employee recognition software platform used by companies like DuPont, Instructure, Hitachi Chemical, Western Governors University, Cotopaxi, and others ... View Full Profile

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4.8 (136 reviews)
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Guusto ( Visit Website )

Recognition built to impact frontline retention. Not another points program! Start in minutes, not months, with a free single user account that can send rewards to anyone. Flexible delivery to reach frontline workers through web, mobile app, TV displays and ... View Full Profile

Employees
45
Lives Serviced
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Funding
39.8K Equity Crowdfunding
Minimum Group Size
200 eligible
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
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5.0 (1 reviews)
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Online Rewards ( Visit Website )

Online Rewards builds world class Engagement, Recognition, and Reward solutions. We help inspire and enhance employee experiences and relationships, attract and retain incoming talent, and help to create Best-Places-to-Work cultures. Since 2002, we've ... View Full Profile

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Lives Serviced
12,000,000
Funding
Minimum Group Size
1 eligible
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Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
Average Cost
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Mo

At Mo, we’re creating moments that bring people closer together at work. By building stronger working relationships, we create a shared sense of togetherness that has the power to create greater meaning that motivates people. What started out as an app to ... View Full Profile

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O.C. Tanner

O.C. Tanner helps organizations inspire and appreciate great work. Thousands of clients globally use our cloud-based technology, tools, and awards to provide meaningful recognition for their employees... View Full Profile

Employees
1416
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
None
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
Top Offerings
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Achievers

Achievers Employee Success Platform delivers proven tools for organizations of all sizes to align on values and strategic goals by empowering every employee as an owner of organizational culture and engagement. Built on behavioral science and real-world ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
24.5M Series C
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Terryberry

Employee recognition programs from Terryberry help organizations ignite purpose and potential in their teams. Terryberry's 360 Recognition Platform is one hub for all of your organization's employee recognition needs. With plug-and-play modules including ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
Average Cost
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4.6 (7 reviews)
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Workhuman

Workhuman® helps forward-thinking companies energize their cultures, unlock their employees’ passion and potential, and unite their workforce around a shared purpose. With the world’s fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance ... View Full Profile

Employees
1101
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
9.3M Series B
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Average Cost
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4.7 (98 reviews)
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Wishlist

Wishlist is out to change the world. We want your employees to feel great about their accomplishments at work while feeling great about being at work. Our people make that possible. Work should provide more than a paycheck. People want their work to matter ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
Minimum Group Size
50 eligible
Features
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
SSAE 18 / SOC Audit(s) Performed
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
Average Cost
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Key Clients
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Compt

Rewards & recognition to celebrate your team's successes! Send employee bonuses, peer-to-peer or manager-to-employee, in just a few seconds making recognition easy and meaningful. Bonuses as a part of your rewards strategy Instead of giving your team gift... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
13M Series A
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
3rd Party Integrations
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Lifestyle Spending Account
Employee Rewards Platform
Average Cost
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Espresa

Supercharge your superstars with the world’s best employee rewards and recognition program, only from Espresa... View Full Profile

Employees
61
Lives Serviced
1,000,000
Funding
23M Series A
Minimum Group Size
250 eligible
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
Dashboard analytics
Top Offerings
Lifestyle Spending Account
Employee Recognition Platform
Average Cost
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Key Clients
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Semos Cloud

Semos Cloud is re-imagining the Workplace by Creating “Moments that Matter“. Semos Cloud is a technology company with an innovative approach to reshaping the world of talent management by putting people at the heart of every organization. Our employee ... View Full Profile

Employees
70
Lives Serviced
500,000
Funding
Not Provided
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
3rd Party Integrations
Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Top Offerings
Employee Recognition Platform
Employee Rewards Platform
Employee Incentive Program
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FAQs

What is Employee Recognition?

Employee recognition is when employers publicly acknowledge employees for their contributions and positive impact in the workplace. It includes everything from appreciating and praising employees to creating a more inclusive and kind workplace culture. The significance of employee recognition lies in its massive impact on the workforce. When employees are recognized and appreciated, they feel valued. This leads to more engagement at work, better productivity, and higher retention rates. Employee recognition is a tool that helps create a positive work environment.


Why is Employee Recognition Important?

Recognizing employees is crucial because it meets the human need for positive feedback. It helps keep talented employees by making them happier and more loyal to their job. It also increases employee engagement by making them feel valued and committed. Recognizing employees also motivates them to do better, leading to higher performance. A 2023 study showed that when recognition is consistent, employees are 2.2 times more likely to go beyond their duties. That’s how recognition can make a big difference in the workplace.


How to Create an Employee Recognition Program?

To create a successful employee recognition program, begin by setting clear objectives aligned with company values. Focus on enhancing engagement and fostering a culture of recognition. Allocate budget for employee recognition software and rewards. Develop clear policies and communicate them during sessions. If expanding globally, choose a scalable recognition platform that simplifies administration and ensures a consistent experience. Introduce the program through company-wide meetings, allocating time for training at all levels. Implement metrics to measure engagement and set KPIs for accountability. Choose a recognition platform that integrates seamlessly with existing tools, provides both monetary and social recognition, and offers post-implementation support. Regularly seek employee feedback to refine and improve the program over time.