Employee recognition letters are important to show your staff you appreciate them. It can be difficult to think up the right words to say when you’re pressed for time, though. That’s why our team at Terryberry has shared the following tips for writing personalized letters of recognition.
Tips for Writing Great Letters of Recognition
When sitting down to write a letter of recognition for an employee, keep that person’s personality, history with the company and achievements in mind. Make your letter as personal as possible, so that the recipient can tell you mean what you say. Use positive language and don’t use the letter as an opportunity to include any negative feedback or constructive criticism. Check out our helpful employee recognition sayings for a jumping off point.
Use the “What-Why-How” Method for Letters of Recognition
- What did you see him or her do that deserves the recognition?
- Why was what you saw important for the company, department or group?
- How did the individual’s action help the organization get better?
Employee Recognition and Appreciation Letter Samples
If you’re having trouble creating a great letter from scratch, Terryberry is here to help. With these templates, you can adapt an employee recognition letter to your situation. Get samples to help you create just the right employee thank you letter.
Find an employee recognition letter category below and click “Sample Letters” to view examples.Download 35 Employee Recognition Ideas
Years of Service Recognition Letters
Recognize your employees’ dedication to your organization with a Years of Service recognition letter. These examples will give you language to recognize your employees’ career milestones.Sample Letters
Excellent Performance Recognition Letters
Let employees know that you’ve taken notice of their extra effort with an Excellent Performance recognition letter.Sample Letters
Points Award Recognition Letters
If your organization uses a points system for recognition, make sure you have a good way to let employees know when they’ve received points. Use our Points Award recognition letter samples to get started writing your own award points notification.Sample Letters
Welcome Aboard Recognition Letters
Show new employees how happy you are to have them join the team with a Welcome Aboard letter of recognition. A simple note to your new hires will make them feel welcomed and ready to start their job on a positive note.Sample Letters
Peer-to-Peer Recognition Letters
For your peer-to-peer recognition program, make sure your employees know it’s there and how to use it by sending out a notification letter explaining the program. Use these Peer-to-Peer recognition program announcement templates to get started.Sample Letters