Entrepreneur Magazine named KangoGift a "Brilliant Idea" and combines on-the-spot recognition programs with newer data-driven "smart recognition" features.

We make it easy to say thank you at work and are proud to partner with HR teams at global organizations to make recognition a simple, timely, and authentic experience designed for the way people work today. 

The platform is designed to increase employee engagement and reduce turnover by empowering managers and co-workers alike to easily provide frequent, informal feedback and rewards for great work.

The main offering enables employees to recognize co-workers in a simple interface with a "who, why, what" approach that delivers printable recognition certificates, e-gift cards, and adds each moment to an employee data statement. Other features include analytics, social recognition, and a flexible open API approach to incorporate recognition and HR data into any system.

KangoGift is built on IBM technology and is seamlessly integrated with the IBM/Kenexa Talent Suite, Connections (on-premises and cloud), and is available in the IBM Marketplace. Easily leverage KangoGift as part of your other talent initiatives.

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  • Functional details

    KangoGift is a flexible recognition platform that can be tailored to align with your other talent strategies. Main features include the ability to...

    -  Send recognition aligned to a company value in the form of a fun printable certificate. 

    - Reinforce great work with digital e-gift cards from 100&#43 global brands. 

    - Simplify your reward offering with an all digital approach. No shipping. 

    - Automate recognition based on defined business scenarios.

    - Analyze workforce performance with an anlytics engine that can be tied to Watson.

    - Centralize recognition activity and data in one system. 

  • Business problem

    Employee retention and engagement are some of the largest costs companies face. KangoGift’s platform enables timely performance feedback, helping companies increase employee engagement and reduce turnover.

    The platform also helps companies bring their recognition programs from offline to online in one integrated solution that provides access to digital gift cards from 100+ global brands.

  • Business opportunity

    According to IDC, the worldwide enterprise social market segment reached $1.0 billion in 2012, representing growth of 25 percent over 2011.

    As part of this trend, 61% of companies surveyed by Altimeter claimed their internal social efforts are aligned to corporate goals and objectives and that these efforts are growing. 
    KangoGift taps into the rise of the social enterprise with an HR toolkit solely focused on employee recognition and engagement. In the emerging smarter workforce, KangoGift is a smart fit for companies seeking alignment of HR to their larger talent, recognition, and employee engagement strategy.

  • Return on investment

    KangoGift is measured by its ability to increase employee engagement, effectiveness, and ultimately reduce turnover.

    KangoGift's real-time approach to performance management and its analytics engine offer powerful insight into the pulse of an organization.

  • Competitive advantage

    KangoGift is simple, flexible, and effective. The main benefit of KangoGift lies in its lightweight approach that can be deployed quickly and integrated with other talent initiatives. 

  • Industries

    Automotive Industry
    Cross Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Professional Services Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Human Capital Management
          Workforce and Talent Solutions
       On Demand Workplace

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Other Operating System (Software as a Service)
       Cluster 1350
       System Cluster 1600
       Handheld Devices (all brands)
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
       SurePOS 500/600 Series
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       Non-IBM Hardware
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers
       Fujitsu Siemens servers
       Sun Microsystems servers
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter JSxx (POWER processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       Dell servers
       IBM Systems: z Systems
       System x
       IBM BladeCenter QSxx (Cell BE-based)
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • Services

    Business Solutions: Application Innovation
    Business Solutions: Human Capital Management
    Business Solutions: Strategy & Change

  • Software

    IBM Kenexa
       Talent leadership and engagement 
       Talent recognition and reward
    IBM Lotus
       Messaging and Collaboration
       SmartCloud for Social Business
       Social Software

  • Cloud services

    Cloud Capability

Date last modified:    Jul 10, 2017

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