According to Gallup Research only 15% of workers worldwide feel engaged. This is the reason why it’s so important to recognize employees. Coming up with employee award names and categories can be challenging. That’s why we created this list. A workforce filled with disengaged employees costs the agency money. A disengaged workforce means low productivity, high absenteeism, and poor company culture. This often filters into poor customer satisfaction.
In order to truly engage and empower employees, organizations need to implement not only feedback sessions via performance reviews, they need to create recognition into the company culture. So let’s explore some ways that a company can incorporate these types of programs.
Getting Started Employee Award Names
Getting started awards are good for employees who just arrive or for individuals who may have just joined your team and have taken all the right first steps. Here are recognition award names that could correlate with this category of “Getting Started”:
Rookie of the Year
Fast Start Star
Newbie of the Week
Newbie of the Year
Neophyte of the Week/Year
The Great Beginnings Award
It’s always important to invest in a new employee/recruit’s success because it costs a lot to on-board new people and those expenses are lost when new people leave. Retention is an excellent measure of employee engagement. While people stay at companies for various reasons, excellent engagement and a great corporate culture is one of them.
Length of Service Award Names
Speaking of retention…length of service awards are an excellent way to recognize employees. Naming these awards something other than a number can be tricky. But here are some ideas:
“Thrived in Five” (Recognizing those with 5 years of service) or the Saphire awards because it is the stone for a 5 year anniversary
“Win in 10” (Recognizing those with 10 years of service) or the Diamond awards because diamond is the stone for a 10 year anniversary
“Seen in 15” (Recognizing those with 15 years of service) or The Garnets because it is the stone for a 15 year anniversary or you could use the flower which Rose and call it the Rose Awards.
The Yellow Diamonds could be used to recognize those with 20 years of service because it is the stone for a 20 year anniversary
The Silver Star Awards could be used to recognize those with 25 years of service because it is the stone for a 25 year anniversary
You could use the Pearl Awards for those with 30 years of service.
Emerald Awards could be used for those with 35 years of service.
Ruby Red Awards could be used for those with 40 years of service.
Team Spirit Award Names
Sometimes there are individuals that always go above and beyond to support and motivate others. These types of individuals are just those that you always want in your business unit and on your team. Here are some names for these types of awards.
Esprit De Corp (This means spirit of the team)
The Semper Fi (This means always faithful)
You Make a Difference
The Gratitude Award
The Fist Bump Award
The Extra Mile
Safety Award Names
When working in environments where people can get hurt, it’s always important to recognize safety. Here are some great names for safety awards:
Best in Class Safety Performance
Blue Ribbon Safety
Excellence in Safety
Eyes on Safety
First Class Safety
Everyday Hero Award
My Brother’s Keeper
Leadership Award Names
Leadership awards are normally given to individuals who show outstanding traits and they’re usually the highest level of accomplishment in organizations. And here are some cool names for these types of awards:
Living to Your Potential
The President’s Club
The Leadership Circle
Hall of Fame
Platinum Leaders Club
Circle of Excellence
Gold Medal Standard of Excellence
Circle of Champions
Customer Service Award Names
Five Star Client Services
Five Star Customer Service Award
Best in Class Customer Service Award
Excellence in Service
Excellence in Customer Satisfaction
Outstanding Customer Service
Honorable Customer Service
Top Performance Award Names
Top Dawg or Dog
Top Gun Award
Over the Top
Best in Class Peformance
Circles Above the Rest
Gold Medal of Excellence
Attendance Award Names
Showed Up and Showed Out
Count You In
Never Miss a Beat
No Missed Opportunities
Always Marked Present
We See You Here
Retirement Award Names
Passing the Baton
The Final Act
The Grand Finale
Just Past the Exit Sign
The Final Call
The Last Train
Final Tour of Duty
Engage Your Employees and Teams Or Die
According to Gallup an engaged employee base can increase profitability by as much as 21%, which is nothing to sneeze at. In today’s environment a bad reputation can travel at the speed of light. Also, with companies like the Glassdoor, your employees can really hammer your reputation making it difficult for you to attract talent. When employees are engaged there is also a 41% reduction in absenteeism and a 17% increase in productivity.
There is only but so far a company can go without engaging its employees before it reaches its tipping point. It is always our prayer that they get it together before the inevitable occurs.
How does your company engages employees? Or how do you engage your team? Please leave a comment in the comments section below.