things to include on employee nomination forms

What is one vital thing to include on an employee nomination form?


To help you know what to include on employee nomination forms, we asked CEOs and other business leaders this question for their best advice. From key achievements to specific influence on individuals and team, there are several recommendations that may help you properly complete nomination forms when you put up an employee for an honor or award in your organization. 


Here are four things to include on employee nomination forms:

  • Key Achievements
  • Personalized Citation
  • Positive Impact Across The Organization
  • Specific Influence on Individuals and Team


Key Achievements

An employee nomination form should include key achievements that make an employee worthy of such praise and adulation– these details are an excellent way to reflect on their outstanding work. Furthermore, a brief list of notable achievements are perhaps the most powerful supporting claims for an employee up for nomination. An accomplished employee has various wins and successes to attribute to their name, all of which would make their nomination forms look that much sweeter.

Datha Santomieri, Steadily


Personalized Citation

Personalization is one of the most important things to include in the employee nomination form. And I don’t mean adding the name to the generic template. I mean a comprehensive explanation of what a person receives recognition for by personalization. Therefore, it is essential to include answers to questions such as WHAT did the nominee do? HOW did they do it? WHAT were the results or impact? WHY is this an outstanding achievement? WHERE did it lead the entire company?. These are evidence that the employee actually deserves recognition and knows what the credit is for. So, you must include evidence and clear examples of what makes your nominee special. Forget about copy-paste templates.

Agata Szczepanek, MyPerfectResume


Positive Impact Across The Organization

Nominating employees can be highly motivating, but connecting that nomination to the impact they’ve had makes it even more poignant. Consider how the employee’s behavior affected other stakeholders, including customers, other employees, and vendors – then include a summary with the nomination. By including impact with employee nominations, you’ll reinforce similar behavior across the team and encourage results-driven thinking.

Ben Travis, HR Chief


Specific Influence on Individuals and Team

Numerous studies show that building close relationships with colleagues is the most important factor in determining job satisfaction. Your best employees don’t just have a positive impact on the business, they have a positive impact on your team. There’s a good chance they’re directly correlated to higher retention and engagement numbers. (They’re quite possibly the reason their coworkers love coming to work!) Be sure to recognize this fact when recognizing employees.

Courtney Ramsey, Courtney Ramsey Speaks, LLC



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