30+ Creative Employee Award Names

December 31, 2021 Julia Daihl

32 of the Best Employee Award Names

Your team had an outstanding year. Goals were met, team members went above their call of duty, and new hires measured up more than expected. You want to award key players but don’t know what to name your award. No worries, you don’t have to be an award wordsmith to dominate the award game. We’ve cultivated 32 of the best employee award names to be used for employee recognition.  

Employee Award Names for Hard Workers

These award names are for employees that are always willing to go the extra mile and never give up.

  • Above & Beyond
  • Lead Helping Hand
  • Ultimate Team Player
  • Difference Maker
  • Outstanding Dependability
  • Mountain Mover
  • Power of One
  • Always at 110%
  • Prevailed Persistence
  • Guts & Grit


Employee Award Names for High Performing New Hires

These award names are meant for your new hires that rocked your socks right out of the gate.

  • Rookie of the Year
  • Fresh Skills
  • New Kid on the Block
  • Exceptional Hire
  • Impressive First Impression


Employee Award Names for Top Leaders

Leaders who lead well deserve an award with one of these names on it.

  • Leading by Example
  • Phenomenal Leadership
  • Exceptional Dedication and Commitment
  • Role Model of the Year
  • Standout Chief
  • World-Class Director


Employee Award Names for Everyone Else

Award names that don’t fit in a category.

  • Perfect Attendance
  • Positivity Queen/King
  • Quality Enforcer
  • Culture Champion


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