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50 Creative Names for Employee Recognition Awards

Kate Williams

6 May 2024

3 min read

Bored of re-sharing the same old titles every year in the name of employee recognition? Well, choosing names for employee recognition awards can be tricky!

But when no one is excited to receive the ‘Best Employee Award’ or ‘Employee of the Month Award’, the award has already lost its lustre. That’s when your company urgently needs some creative award names that inspire and excite the employees.

That’s why we have curated a list of 50 creative award names that you can proudly award your employees. So choose from the creative recognition titles below, or use them to spark your own!

Peer to Peer Recognition Awards

In the realm of employee recognition, peer-to-peer awards hold a special place, empowering team members to celebrate each other’s accomplishments in a meaningful way. With creative names like High Five Hero or Teamwork Titan (worry not, we’ve added more of these below) these awards can add a fun, personal touch while fostering a culture of mutual respect and recognition.

  • Perfect Sidekick
  • The True Gem
  • The Powerhouse
  • Flock’s Favorite
  • The BTS Performer
  • The Silent Shoulder to Lean On
  • The Helping Hand
  • Everyday Hero
  • The Silent Soldier

An employee recognition tool like ThriveSparrow will help you identify top performers through its Kudos Leaderboard, providing real-time insights into who is making notable contributions to your organization.

Kudos Leaderboard
ThriveSparrow shows you which teammates are recognized the most and helps you reward them.

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Best Performer/Top Performer Awards

  • Pinnacle Performer of the Year
  • Star Player of the Department
  • The WoW Machine Award
  • Mover of Mountains
  • Spotlight Award
  • The MVP
  • The Knight in Shining Armor
  • Acing It Award
  • The Smasher of Records
  • The Alpha of the Department

Employee recognition awards: Best Debut

Best Debut Performer Awards

  • Dashing Debut
  • Best First Impression Award
  • The Brilliant Beginner
  • The Budding Star
  • Here to Ace it
  • Valuable Gem
  • Recent Treasure
  • On the Hero Road

That’s it! Now time to find your MVPs.

Wondering how to find the true MVP of your workforce?

With properly crafted, engaging 360-degree assessments, you can easily identify the star employee of your office – and also, the ones who need help. Here’s an employee peer-review survey created using SurveySparrow.

And also customize enough medals for these honor titles to amaze and excite employees. When employees are awarded honorary titles, they can also receive honorary custom medals, which is a substantive affirmation of employees. Custom medals not only include the company’s recognition of employees but also serve as incentives for employees in their follow-up work, ensuring each employee’s wholehearted contribution. To save time and effort, you can directly contact the medal manufacturer GS-JJ if you need to customize creative medals for your employees. As a medal manufacturer with more than 20 years of medal production experience, you can easily get the medals you want from them. For more medal customization details, please click here.

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Customer Service Awards

  • The First-Class Performer
  • Winner of Hearts
  • Customer Whisperer
  • The Calmer of Storms
  • The Distributor of Smiles
  • The Comforter of Customers
  • Finding Excellence Award
  • Conqueror of Hearts
  • Five-Star Performer
  • Cruising and Crushing It
  • Mr./Ms. Beyond Expectations
  • The Attainer of Targets
  • Customer’s Favorite

Perfect Attendance Awards

  • Count You In
  • Always on Time
  • Mr./Ms. Perfect
  • Mr./Ms. Reliable
  • The Dedicated One

Best Team Awards

  • Force to Reckon With
  • The Super Squad
  • The “Here to Win It” Squad
  • Ace Alliance Award
  • Dream Team Award

Wrapping Up

Here’s a suggestion. When you brainstorm creative employee award names, think up titles that reflect your company’s unique work culture. These small instances of happiness, combined with work satisfaction, can push your employees to break their barriers and showcase their best.

Regular recognition awards and schemes along with a comfortable working environment guarantee this wholehearted contribution from every employee.

After all, as we all know, one of the best equations for business growth is always Happy Employees = Happy Customers!

Kate Williams

Content Marketer at SurveySparrow

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