There are many ways you can express words of appreciation for employees. Whether you are thankful for their ongoing hard work and contributions or are recognizing them for unique accomplishments, here is a collection of some great employee appreciation sayings, notes, messages and quotes to get you inspired.
Employee Appreciation Sayings and Phrases
#1 To have an employee who works hard is great. To have an employee that works smart is better. To have an employee that does both is the best. So, to one of the best, thank you. Your diligence is exceptional, and my appreciation for your valuable contributions cannot be fully expressed.
#2 It is a good day when I find an employee who comes in, does the job as needed, and meets all my expectations. But it is a remarkable day when that person exceeds expectations. You consistently demonstrate why you are such a beneficial contribution to the team, and I celebrate your efforts. Thank you for always giving it your best.
#3 You are an amazing employee and worthy of commendation for all your effort. You go above and beyond what is required at a basic level and raise the bar in terms of quality and quantity of work. I am grateful for the way you step up when there are additional demands to meet.
#4 You are an exceptional member of our staff. You exemplify all that we are trying to achieve in terms of best work practices and standards of excellence. The good results we enjoy are due in no small part to the tremendous effort on your part.
#5 I’m just letting you know how much I appreciate your unfaltering focus on the job. Day in and day out, week by week, and from month to month, you work tirelessly for the team and the company. Thanks for being an outstanding employee and such an asset to this organization.
#6 Although your work speaks for itself, there is something I need to say. Your incredible work ethic has not gone unnoticed. Your commitment to every task is outstanding. I am grateful to have such a fantastic employee on my team. Thank you for your hard work and all that you do!
#7 If they gave out gold medals for dedication and hard work, you would have a collection by now. Instead, please let me take this opportunity to thank you for being my most valuable player. I know that I can expect you to rise to every challenge we face and help us achieve all of our goals.
#8 In recognition of your continued professionalism in everything you do, I would like to say thank you. You have proven yourself to be a dedicated, ambitious and upstanding member of this team. Your strength of character has made working with you an enjoyable experience. I look forward to building on our working relationship.
#9 As a person becomes more skilled at their job, it is easy to become complacent. That is why being both skilled and enthusiastic is so invaluable. Your commitment has not faltered, and your quality of work cannot be questioned. I know you will go far and raise the bar along the way. Thank you for all your hard work.
#10 Congratulations on being Employee of the Month. Your work has been outstanding and demonstrates your exceptional work ethic. Your consistently strong performance is of great value to us all. It adds to the success of the team in a way that helps us achieve so much. Well done.
#11 I want to offer you my thanks for being such a dedicated employee. Having a loyal and hard-working coworker like yourself around makes everything so much easier. We couldn’t hope to achieve the things that we do without your help. Please accept my sincere gratitude.
#12 Did you know that I use you as an example when I talk about what it means to be a dedicated employee? When something needs doing, you get it done, period. It is an honor and a privilege to work with someone who offers such professionalism and application. Thanks.
#13 To someone who lights up the office with their positivity and enthusiasm, let me say a big thank you. No task is too tedious, no challenge too daunting, and no problem too big. You approach everything with a can-do attitude and come through on your commitments without fail. You have established yourself as one of our finest employees.
#14 On Employee Appreciation Day, I want to recognize your hard work and exceptional commitment to this company. The value you have added to our team shows no end and deserves to be acknowledged. I look forward to new challenges that we can tackle together with great success.
#15 Every time I look at the results of our work, I see how much you have contributed as an individual. You deserve recognition for the great effort you put in day in and day out. It is a pleasure to have you on board and I want to express my appreciation for you.
#16 You are passionate and unwavering in your work ethic. I know I can depend on you to approach every task with fervor and finesse. Your participation on countless undertakings has played a pivotal role in our productivity, and I have the utmost respect for you. Thank you for your continued service and valuable contributions.
#17 It is undeniable that your strong work ethic has helped us achieve continued success. Obstacles along the way are often unavoidable, but with the support of hard workers like you, I have confidence we will overcome these challenges with ease. Your enthusiasm, productivity and expertise have cemented you as an essential member of this organization, and for that I thank you.
#18 What can I say? Speaking as a manager, I just want to express my awe and admiration at your consistently high levels of hard work and focus on the job. Thanks for being such a team player. With you on board, I feel that we can go anywhere.
#19 There is literally nothing in your skillset that you will not work on to improve, and this shows great initiative. You work hard to be the best you can be. I want you to know that this is highly valued, not only by me, but also by your colleagues. I am grateful for all your dedication and the standard of excellence you set for yourself.
#20 Time and again, you’re prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty. When the going gets tough, you’ve already gotten going. I couldn’t imagine an employee with more determination and commitment to the cause. Thanks so much for always being there for the team and for me.
#21 Whenever I think of the term “most valuable player,” your name comes to mind. You turn up to work in good form every day, with a positive attitude, making it a real pleasure to work with you. It is an honor for me to have a staff member of your caliber.
#22 As a boss, it is my goal to not only teach my employees, but to also inspire them. So, imagine my surprise when I found myself being inspired instead! Your determination, hard work and perseverance are admirable. You are an integral part of the business, and I look forward to a long and prosperous journey together. Thank you.
#23 It means so much to know that I have somebody on my side who I can turn to when the going gets tough. You never shy away from a challenge, and I know that I can expect your total effort and dedication, whatever the circumstances. I don’t often get the chance to thank you for this, but please know that I truly value your loyalty and commitment.
#24 You never seem to stop working. I know that even when there is nobody around you are there, committed to your tasks. I want to acknowledge your personal character qualities of integrity and hard work. They make you an outstanding employee.
#25 In recognition of your hard work, I would like to say thank you. It has been a privilege to have an employee such as yourself. My appreciation is matched only by your perseverance and skill. With you on the team, I am confident that the future is a bright one. I look forward to a continued successful partnership.
#26 When I need something done with total commitment and dedication, yours is the first name I think of. I want to thank you for always going the extra mile. Your can-do attitude and utter professionalism are shining examples to us all.
#27 You are always readily available to help others, leading the way in producing work to a high standard. You inspire others to do their best. As an employer, it is a joy to see the way you share knowledge and skills so that others can also grow in their abilities.
#28 I’m grateful to have this opportunity to pass on my sincere thanks for all of your effort and hard work. We would never achieve anything here without the determination and commitment of team players like yourself. You never give up, and you are always committed to the cause. I wish that there were more like you.
#29 Thank you for being someone who keeps their word and can be trusted to do all that is asked of them. It is of infinite value to me as your boss to know that I can count on you. Please know your hard work has been noticed and appreciated.
#30 With staff like you, even the impossible becomes possible. No challenge is too great, no mountain too high. I know that I can always rely on your dedication and commitment. Thank you so much for that.
#31 You are really blazing a trail for others to follow with your work performance. As an important member of the team, I want you to know the impact you have on those around you. You are an example for them to do their best. Kudos to you, and you have my sincere gratitude.
#32 I want to thank you for your continued commitment to the company. Your hard work has not gone unrecognized. You have earned the respect and admiration from your colleagues and I have seen your management skills grow over the years. I am proud to have you as a top employee.
#33 I want to acknowledge that it is thanks to your top-notch leadership and tireless work ethic that you have propelled this company to move upward. You have motivated others within the team to put forward their best work and you continue to inspire all who work with you. Happy Employee Recognition Day.
#34 During Employee Appreciation Week, I wanted to make sure to recognize you for your consistent work performance that has resulted in high praise from everyone on the team. Without your accomplishments, the company would not succeed, and it is with great thanks to you that we have hit some great milestones.
#35 Congratulations to you, on Employee Recognition Day. We are honored to not only have you as a member of this company, but want to acknowledge you for all the hard work and dedication you have provided us. Our prosperity is greatly helped by your work excellence.
#36 I want to thank you for the great effort you have put forth. I have seen a lot of growth from you and you always give a consistent commitment to improving your overall results with any tasks you receive. I look forward to seeing more positive outcomes.
#37 To the employee who thinks outside of the box and provides no end of innovative ideas to the team and company. I want to recognize your exceptional work and let you know how proud I am of your accomplishments. I value you as an irreplaceable member of this team.
#38 Without focus and hard work, success is nothing but an endlessly chased dream. But you continued to persevere, dedicated yourself to the task at hand, and showed no end of diligence with every job you have been given. Congratulations on all of your hard-earned achievements.
#39 I want to thank you for going the extra mile and always showing up to work with a positive outlook. It is because of your additional efforts that we have gained more success within our company. I hope you realize that you have earned the praise and respect of all who work with you.
#40 I want to recognize you for being a leader on our team through these difficult times. It is thanks to your strong work performance and consistent professional work ethic that I want to recognize you for what you mean to this company. One Employee Appreciation Day does not do you justice when I see you work hard every day.
#41 Hard work deserves to be recognized. You’ve gone above and beyond what was expected. Thank you for your dedication. We are lucky to have you as part of our team, and you have my utmost appreciation.
#42 Your attitude and work ethic are infectious. Your dedication pushes us all to work at our highest level. I’m proud to have you as part of our team. Kudos to you, and thank you for all of your hard work.
#43 I appreciate the commitment you’ve shown to this company. It’s rare to find someone who cares about their work as much as you do. Thank you.
#44 Just like a ship, it takes dedicated people like you to keep a business on the right course. I appreciate how hard you’ve been working. Thank you for being part of this incredible team.
#45 You make my job easy. Thank you for taking initiative and always going above what is expected. Your work ethic is admirable, and I know your career will take you far.
#46 Your hard work has not gone unnoticed. The way you take ownership of your work is one of your biggest strengths. I know this quality will continue to drive your career. Thank you for being part of this team.
#47 Some people are natural-born leaders. You are one of them. I see your willingness to always help guide your colleagues in the right direction. Thank you for your dedication.
#48 Not everyone takes pride in their work like you do. It’s a quality that will be able to drive your career. Thank you for how hard you’ve been working and for consistently taking the initiative to work smarter and more efficiently.
#49 I’ve been lucky to work with many talented people, and you are one of them. I am so appreciative of the level of expertise you bring to this team. Thank you for being an integral part of this company.
Employee Appreciation Quotes
“Good things happen to those who hustle.”
“There is no substitute for hard work.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
“The world belongs to the energetic.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The future depends on what you do today.”
“Work hard, have fun, make history.”
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”
“Without labor nothing prospers.”
“It’s not about money or connection — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.”
“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”
“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.”
“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and effort, and we control both.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.”
“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.”
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
“Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.”
“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.”
“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.”
“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.”
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”
“Great success requires greater sacrifice.”
“Great achievement always requires great sacrifice.”
“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
“Small sacrifices must be made.”
“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”
“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”
“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
“In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.”
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