Employee Appreciation letter

Employee Appreciation letter


An Employee appreciation letter is usually written by the boss or management to one of the employees as an expression of recognition of the employee’s good work performance. Appreciation is a strong, positive emotion which can prove to be a useful motivating tool if used well, improving the self-esteem and confidence of the employee. The appreciation letter is a good acknowledgment from the employer of the employee’s capability and works ethics. It serves as motivation and encourages the employee to perform better.

As the letter is official means of communication, it must be formally written, addressing the recipient directly. The tone of the letter must be polite and courteous, and the letter’s contents must express the writer’s appreciation towards the employees work, applauding them for their stellar performance and work ethic. It must offer them words of encouragement as well as incentives to further improve on their performances in the future.

Sample Letter:

The following is a sample of an Employee Appreciation Letter.



Fred T. Watkins

Chief Foreman

Waller Industry






Waller Industry

3841 Earnhardt DriveLouisville, KY 40291

Louisville, KY 40291


Subject:  Employee Appreciation


Dear Fred,

The Management of Waller Industry is very pleased with your extraordinary performance last week when a small fire started out in the storeroom tried to spread to the production section. Normally, given the circumstances, one wouldn’t fault anyone for flinching at the sight of the inferno and losing their awareness, but your quick thinking and calmness in the adverse situation was laudable. Your actions helped reduce the overall loss for the company. More importantly, no life was lost because of your presence of mind.

This letter of appreciation on behalf of the management and the company is written to honor you on your selfless and brave performance in a moment of danger while risking your life for the safety of others. You are indeed an excellent leader to your staff and all at Waller Industry, and on behalf of the team, we would like to extend our appreciation towards you.

Thank you for going beyond the call of duty. You are a definite asset to the company. The Management plans to host an appreciation dinner in your honor next weekend, felicitating you with a token of our appreciation in the presence of the entire company. We would very much appreciate it if you would take the time to attend this event, held in your appreciation.

Once again, thank you for your outstanding service to the company.

Waller Industry Management

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