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Best Employee Rewards & Recognition Platforms - Updated May 2023

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We love Reward Gateway's multiple offerings in a single platform. Keeping recognition, rewards, and surveys within each other's reach is just plain smart.
Motivosity is the best pick for midsize businesses looking to take their employee experience to a new level via a mobile-friendly solution that incorporates straightforward recognition features, advanced reporting plus goal tracking, and eNPS into a single platform.
Bucketlist is constantly trying to outdo itself, and we love the frequent addition of new and improved features.
Bonusly’s specialty lies in its reward catalog: it packs an impressive number of gift cards that work in dozens of countries. Teams with 50-5000 employees, remote or in-office, can make great use of the tool. Bonusly’s discounts also make it a sound option for nonprofits.
Terryberry is perhaps the most feature-rich and seasoned solution in the business of corporate recognition. The platform has been in this space for over a century and has been the favorite pick for companies with a global presence, based in the US and the UK.
Kudos is a multilanguage interactive recognition platform that is rare for providing consulting services in addition to its recognition tools. This has made Kudos best for international teams looking to build an engaging workplace culture via peer-to-peer recognition.
WorkTango combines continuous performance management, employee recognition, rewards, and engagement surveys into one powerful platform to help improve employee experience and, by extension, company culture.
Awardco goes further than the average rewards platform. By packing a social feed, peer-to-peer appreciation, and extensive international reward options, Awardco is perfect for remote teams and multinational businesses looking for a complete solution for their employee engagement efforts.

Mo runs on the power of peer-to-peer recognition. We think Mo is ahead of its time by prioritizing shared moments over material rewards.
Guusto is easy to set up, but what makes it rare in the market is its forever-free plan. It’s best for teams in the US and Canada looking for a solution to get started quickly while carrying features for both social recognition and rewards.
Cooleaf hits the sweet spot for leveraging employee sentiment into motivation and engagement. This can be tricky -- many well-intentioned initiatives harm employee sentiment, but customer reports indicate Coolleaf is doing it right.

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