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Best Employee Rewards & Recognition Platforms - Updated September 2023

Find the right rewards and recognition platform for your business. This page is the result of ongoing research by our team of HR Tech experts

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are big fans of Guusto’s inclusive approach to employee recognition, with features that enforce a culture of recognition across all employees - from the frontline to the executive suite. The platform is also easy to set up, has a straightforward redemption process and a free plan for SMBs.
Workstars has built a highly flexible tool, and that isn’t easy. We love that they recognize how well-tuned employee engagement software needs to be and take on the extra work to make it happen.

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