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Invigorate your team with acts of kindness

While other tools incentivize user engagement with costly rewards, HeyTaco helps you develop an #AttitudeOfGratitude by building a habit of gratitude with tacos.

Lars 9:31 AM
Thanks Koko for having close attention to detail and going the extra mile! taco emoji
Felix 9:32 AM
Ned taco emojitaco emoji for adding the best employee recognition app ever!
Tilly 9:34 AM
Fitz taco emoji for taking this project and running with it, even if it feels like youโ€™re running in place.

Wait, what...tacos?

Time traveling toaster That's right! HeyTaco builds stronger relationships with its fun and unconventional kindness currency...tacos! ๐ŸŒฎ

Each day, you're granted five virtual tacos to distribute among deserving recipients. Whether it's celebrating small victories like untangled headphone wires or major accomplishments like inventing a time-traveling toaster, showering others with tacos is a delightful way to express gratitude. Collect tacos to build your empire and earn the esteemed title of Taco Legend!

Award-winning Employee Recognition Software

HeyTaco is trusted by over 1,000 teams, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and has been recognized with few awards.

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Boost team engagement with gamification

HeyTaco increases employee engagement and helps people feel recognized while improving company culture.



Rank Person Total Tacos
1 Avatar Ned 102 Taco
2 Avatar Koko 100 Taco
3 Avatar Tilly 36 Taco
4 Avatar Zane 33 Taco
5 Avatar Lars 12 Taco
6 Avatar Fitz 11 Taco
7 Avatar Angus 3 Taco

GiverMode™ helps develop a more giving-minded team

Cultivate a giving-minded team by focusing on giving. When enabled, only the taco-giving leaderboard is visible.

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Bring your company's values to life

HeyTaco's Open Tagging System allows you to track tacos tagged with custom values, initiatives, or anything else you can think of.

Tilly 12:42 PM
Thanks Ned for your #tacotastic leadership and always going the extra mile! taco emoji #taconaut #thankful

How much can HeyTaco save you on staff turnover?

Companies using HeyTaco report that 83% of their people feel appreciated. HeyTaco helps create recognition-rich cultures that retain employees and reduce turnover costs.

HeyTaco is a leader in Employee Recognition on G2

HeyTaco can reduce turnover by 26%

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What HeyTaco customers are saying


"HeyTaco has been brilliant as it's such an easy (and fun) way to build culture and camaraderie within our team. I love the tool and so does the rest of the team!"


"HeyTaco allows our staff to publicly recognize and appreciate each other with virtual tacos. This not only fosters a sense of camaraderie and appreciation within the team but also gives them the opportunity to redeem their earned tacos for rewards, making it a valuable addition to our positive work culture."


"Going on 3+ years of HeyTaco and <3 what it does for our team with every ounce. The brilliance of the tacos for employees is its simple, drafts off real workflows, and is a great async way to teach/learn what good behavior is."


"HeyTaco allows me to notice the recognition team members are giving each other. Before, I had no way of knowing and wouldn't be able to recognize things myself. We're having a lot of fun with it."


"I don't know whose idea HeyTaco was, but it's sooooo cool. I love that Slack is blowing up with positivity. And I've gotten tacos for things I didn't realize were so important to certain people. And have loved having something I can give folks who go above and beyond."


"What I saw in the days, weeks, months and now years since we installed HeyTaco is incredible. I saw peers, coworkers on different teams, management, executives, everyone โ€“ all giving teammates shout outs for their awesome work. From highlighting out company values, helping out peers and going above and beyond, to generally being awesome humans. The channel turned into a showcase of the best of our team. Pure gratitude and appreciation of the work teammates were doing."


"Itโ€™s so easy to acknowledge co-workers this way that Iโ€™ve offered more praise in eight weeks than I likely did in eight years."

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