Establishments often neglect their employees after a long and tedious week at the workplace. We are not talking about complex presentations or long detailed chats with them, either.
We are simply talking about how often you say a simple ‘Thank You’, and show that you appreciate their work.
When was the last time you genuinely showed gratitude and thanked an employee for the task they have been doing? Perhaps it is about time you start writing those ‘Thank you’ emails to them.
The purpose of the ‘thank you’ letter or email is to show appreciation for the people who have helped you succeed or make your work life enjoyable.
By sending out these emails to your employees, it will be of benefit to you as your employees will be encouraged to perform better after receiving these token of appreciations. Treat it as a morale booster for your employees. These will reiterate your employee’s belief in the job and will make him feel wanted and important at their workplace.
Here are some ideas of email templates you can use to thank your employees. Smart leaders make it a regular habit to show gratitude to various team members. You could even set up a recurring reminder in your calendar to do just that.
Thank you for a job well done
Here is a fairly commonly used email templates to thank your employees for a job well done. You can write an email that would be along these lines:
Dear Bob, On behalf of XXX management, I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by you on the High Five project. The endless hours that you have spent working on this project, and the professionalism that you have shown has impressed the entire team immensely. Your diligence, self-motivation as well as dedication have been a source of inspiration for the rest of the team. Thank you once again for all your effort. Best regards, The 6Q Management Team
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Thank you for your hard work
While we try not to encourage employees working past their usual office hours, a little thank you note would be great as employees would realise that their hard work has not gone to waste.
Dear Sarah, Thank you for assisting Project Manager, Alice Lee on the recent project. It only goes to show how dedicated you are in wanting to achieve the best for the company. The management team could not have done it without your help. Regards, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for volunteering
Not every employee have the time to volunteer their time and services after work hours. So when you do see someone do something along these lines, make sure that you don’t forget to thank your employees for giving back to the community.
Dear Tim, The 6Q’s management team would like to thank you for volunteering and stepping in for Project Manager, Rachel during the period of her absence. We were impressed with the work produced by you and you showed leadership qualities that the rest of the team could look up to. On behalf of the team at 6Q, thank you once again. Regards, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for your sales performance
During tough months, reaching that high sales target can feel like quite a challenge and at times if you don’t reach it, it can be quite demoralising. Here is another email template you can use to thank your employees for their excellent sales performance.
Dear Lauren, Congratulations on achieving the sales target of the month! We also like to take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent performance. Your hard work and determination has paid off and we are truly grateful. The management team at 6Q know the amount of effort that you put into your job and we assure you that your efforts are significantly appreciated. We understand that in the hustle and bustle of the day, we may not show our appreciation as effectively as we might. Sincerely, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for a great year
As an involved leader, you know that your employees have worked really hard throughout the year. So why not send them a personalised email to wrap up the year, and end it with them smiling.
Dear Sarah, As we have come close to the end 2016, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done to make this a successful, terrific place to work. Have a wonderful break and looking forward to seeing you in the new year! Best regards, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for going the extra mile
I am pretty sure that we all have that one employee who provides help even without being asked. Here is an email template just to provide some gratitude just for them.
Dear Sam, The management team at 6Q would like to extend our gratitude and thank you for your contributions in helping our company move into the new premises While that is not part of your job description you too the time out of office hours and helped out without being asked. You went well above and beyond our expectations. We could not have done it without your help. Regards, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for being a great leader
Even leaders and managers need some employee recognition as well, and not just during bosses day. So why not drop them an email to thank them for being a great leader.
Dear Michael, With lots of positive feedback from your team members, we would like to thank you for your outstanding job leading the web redesign project. The project met its goals and serves as an example for the company about how a project team can set goals and obtains support from the organisation. You recognised each member of your team in a thoughtful, deserving way, and I am certain that your team members feel rewarded and recognised under your leadership. Once again, I am so happy with the contribution that you have made to 6Q through your leadership of the web redesign team. I hope to make use of your leadership skills in the future. Regards, The 6Q Management Team
Thank you for being YOU!
It may sound silly but there are some employees who are not themselves. Mainly, they are afraid of not being accepted, just because they are different. Take some time off your busy schedule and thank them for being… them!
Dear Sally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being you! Your jovial and optimistic work attitude among your peers have been wonderful. You are truly an inspiration to the team and definitely an important role in the company. Keep it up and thank you once again! Regards, The 6Q Management Team
Here is a summary of the types of thank you letter templates:
- Thank you for a job well done
- Thank you for your hard work
- Thank you for volunteering
- Thank you for your excellent sales performance
- Thank you for a great Year
- Thank you for going the extra mile
- Thank you for being a great leader
- Thank you for being YOU!
These employees’ thank you letters are a perfect way to show the company’s gratitude to some employees or even peers for their hard work and effort, as well as their accomplishment to a project.
Alternatively you could use Design Wizard’s Add Text To Image Feature and add a thank you message to an image. Adding text to your images helps convey or emphasise a particular message or piece of information. This is no different when it comes to thanking employees!
Regardless of the types of letter sent out, always remember these employees who have been there for you or your company. You can also view our post on other simple ways to thank your employees.