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75 Employee Appreciation Quotes to Say Thank You in 2024

Feb 21, 2024


In today's fast-paced and demanding work environments, expressing gratitude to your team and employees can make all the difference. Whether it's acknowledging their hard work, celebrating achievements, or simply expressing thanks for their dedication, words of appreciation can foster a positive and supportive workplace culture. In this blog, we've curated a collection of 75 powerful appreciation quotes for work to help you convey your gratitude and appreciation effectively in 2024 and beyond.

Each quote serves as a reminder of the value your team brings to the table and the importance of recognising their contributions. From motivational words to heartfelt sentiments, these quotes are sure to resonate with your employees and inspire them to continue giving their best.

As you explore these appreciation quotes, consider how you can incorporate them into your everyday interactions with your team. Whether it's through a heartfelt email, a handwritten note, or a thoughtful gesture, expressing gratitude can strengthen bonds, boost morale, and ultimately enhance productivity.

Peer-to-peer recognition quotes

In any workplace, the support and collaboration among colleagues are crucial for success. Peer-to-peer recognition not only strengthens bonds within the team but also cultivates a culture of appreciation where every contribution is valued. Here are some heartfelt messages to express gratitude and acknowledge the efforts of your peers:

  1. Thanks for your help in making a difficult task....easy! Appreciate the support.
  2. Thank you so much for all of your efforts to assist our client. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by our client and the team.
  3. Thanks so much for the work on the went above and beyond getting this done so quickly.
  4. Thank you so much for the help. You are always there when I need you.
  5. Thanks for all your help and support. I don't know what I would do without you.
  6. Thank you for always being willing to jump on calls last minute to help out our clients!
  7. I don't say this as often as I should - thank you for the million things you do that make my life easier! You rock!
  8. Thank you for always going above and beyond for our clients! Our clients always appreciate your creative contributions.
  9. Thank you for always being on top of our client's requests.

Recognition Tip: Use any of these heartfelt employee appreciation quotes to brighten someone's day and show them how much their efforts are appreciated. A simple expression of gratitude can go a long way in fostering a positive and supportive workplace culture.


Managers appreciation quotes

As a manager, fostering a culture of appreciation within your team not only boosts morale but also leads to tangible improvements in overall company performance. Numerous studies have highlighted the significant impact of recognition on employee engagement, retention, and productivity.

According to research conducted by BI WORLDWIDE, companies that actively manage and recognise their employees outperform those that don't by an impressive margin of 30-40%. This finding underscores the importance of investing in recognition initiatives as a strategic tool for driving organisational success.

Employees who feel recognised and appreciated are 2.1 times more likely to stay with their current employer. This statistic emphasises the critical role that recognition plays in fostering employee loyalty and reducing turnover. Here are some words you can use to express your gratitude and appreciation to your team:

  1. Thank you to everyone for all you are doing in this challenging time. We have some great momentum and some great year-to-date results. Go, team!
  2. Your hard work in difficult moments does not go unnoticed.
  3. Thanks for the great presentation today.
  4. Nice discovery work on our latest opportunity!
  5. Thanks so much for today’s webinar. It was excellent!
  6. Thanks for always providing excellent customer service to our clients!
  7. Thank you for all your support in onboarding our new associate!
  8. Guys, thank you so much for all your hard work with our prospect. The path to this point has been full of glorious effort. I am confident we put our best foot forward and am optimistic about moving forward in the process. We could not have gotten here without all of your contributions.
  9. The next few weeks are going to be crazy as we get ready for year-end. I would like to thank you in advance for always being ready to help out and finding awesome creative solutions with tight timelines.
  10. Thank you for bringing you’re A-game to the latest request for proposal (RFP) presentation and for ensuring we got back to the prospect with the appropriate answers to their questions.
  11. Congratulations on an outstanding RFP response for our latest prospect! You did an amazing job leading the team, keeping things organised and pulling everything together - the finished product was impressive!

Recognition Tip: Recognising employees for their contributions is vital for fostering a culture of appreciation and driving organisational success. To ensure comprehensive recognition, consider acknowledging various types of employees, from high-performers and team players to innovators and wellness advocates. By recognising a diverse range of individuals, you promote inclusivity and create a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated.


Leadership appreciation quotes

Leadership is not just about directing tasks or making decisions; it's about inspiring, guiding, and empowering those around you. In the realm of leadership, one of the most potent tools at your disposal is the ability to express genuine appreciation for the efforts of your team members.

Effective leaders understand the intrinsic value of gratitude in fostering a positive work environment. By acknowledging the contributions of their team members, leaders not only cultivate a sense of belonging but also instil a deep sense of purpose and motivation within the team.

As you read through these quotes, consider how you can incorporate expressions of gratitude into your leadership style, and watch as your team flourishes under your guidance:

  1. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate your leadership through these last 2 weeks. I believe that in difficult times, our true character is most evident, and you've made us all feel inspired to do everything we can, think differently, accept change, and get on with it. Thank you. Really.
  2. Thanks for everything you do.
  3. Thank you for helping me ensure continuity of support for a very important account in the face of a resourcing challenge. I appreciate your patience while I learn the ropes and your collaborative approach to ensuring we're successful in juggling many (many!!) moving pieces.
  4. Thank you for your guidance and support on the RFP pitch to our latest prospect. You flawlessly manoeuvred across various demo sites whilst keeping the prospect fully engaged. Thanks again and fingers crossed that a decision goes our way!
  5. Thank you for your leadership through these challenging times and for hosting a weekly team meeting, they are keeping me sane and are a high point of my week. I really appreciate all you are doing!
  6. Thank you for being open and authentic with the team as we navigate through this crisis. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated.
  7. Just wanted to say thank you for being a great manager. Your leadership, support, and advice since I've joined have made both my job and life much easier and appreciate all that you do.
  8. Thanks for everything you do. I'm sure I don't say that nearly as often as I should. From organising team lunches to setting up the new office, it could not have been easy, and your effort is much appreciated.
  9. Thanks for your help and guidance over the last few weeks.
  10. Thank you for all of your efforts. It's a good day to reflect on how far our team has come and all that we have accomplished together. Happy Employee Appreciation Day!
  11. Nice job leading our client meeting today.
  12. Thanks for your help!


Teamwork & collaboration quotes

Recognising the collective efforts of team members goes beyond mere acknowledgement; it serves as the bedrock for nurturing a culture of teamwork, unity, and mutual support.

In a collaborative environment, individuals feel empowered to leverage their unique strengths, engage in open dialogue, and work synergistically towards shared goals. It's within this framework of collective endeavour that innovation flourishes, barriers dissolve, employee engagement increases, and collective aspirations are realised.

Here are some heartfelt appreciation quotes that reflect the ethos of collaboration and partnership:

  1. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you do for the team. It is nice to have someone looking out for all of us and keeping us in touch with each other during this tough time. Thanks so much for all you do!
  2. Thank you for always being such a great partner and collaborator. I appreciate it!
  3. Nice job presenting to the team! Great collaboration.
  4. Nice collaboration to make headway into our new target account! Thanks for the effort, it will be worth it in the long haul.
  5. Thank you everyone for collaborating to ensure we are ready for our client's training next week!
  6. Thanks so much for the speedy support today. We really appreciate it.
  7. Thanks for the effort to respond to our client’s RFP with a short timeline, nice job. Looking forward to the next steps!
  8. Thank you so much for all of the support, I appreciate how busy you are these days!
  9. Thanks for always being there when we need a hand and for everything you do. Your support has been truly appreciated and look forward to more collaboration!
  10. Thank you for being my right-hand man/woman! You're always there for me when I need a hand and your dedication to client satisfaction is out of this world. Together, I think we make a pretty great team!
  11. Appreciate you always being ready to lend a helping hand whenever necessary, and for taking stuff on whenever the team needs it!
  12. Thank you team for all the support and effort. It is very much appreciated. Cheers
  13. This is long overdue. Thank you for always being ready, willing, and able to help out. Your partnership is greatly appreciated.
  14. Thank you for your continued support with everything. What would the team do without you!
  15. Thank you for your consistent support with EVERYTHING! You are a pillar, and your support is so appreciated.
  16. Thank you team for coming together last minute to collaborate with our new client to set up a one-off programme! This was very much appreciated!


Work anniversary quotes

Work anniversaries mark significant milestones in an employee's journey within an organisation. Yet, in a world where the average employee turnover is just 4.8 years, and even shorter for millennials at 2.6 years, recognising and appreciating these milestones becomes even more crucial.

Employee service awards play a pivotal role in acknowledging and honouring employees' commitment and loyalty. Surprisingly, according to BIW research only 27% of companies recognise and reward employees for 1-3 years of service, missing out on an opportunity to foster belonging, loyalty and commitment.

These awards are more than just tokens of appreciation; they are symbols of gratitude and recognition for employees' dedication and hard work. By commemorating an employee's length of service with a heartfelt message that highlights their contributions to the business, you not only honour their commitment but also reaffirm their value to the company.

Here are some appreciation quotes for employees and employers to commemorate work anniversaries:

  1. Congratulations on hitting the 5-year milestone! I hope you enjoy your service award! You’ve earned it!
  2. Congratulations on your service anniversary. You have made a great impact. We owe you another in-person celebration!
  3. Happy work anniversary! You've been an awesome energy in our office. Keep doing what you're doing!
  4. Congratulations on your employment anniversary! Glad you are a key part of our team.
  5. Congratulations on your 5-year anniversary. Thank you for all you have contributed to our success and looking forward to many more years!
  6. A little birdie told me that you just celebrated 8 years with us! We are so lucky to have you. It's been eye-opening for me to get a better understanding of all the work you do! Thank you for all your massive contributions over the years.
  7. Congratulations on your anniversary. Your efforts over the past 7 years have had a huge impact. Looking forward to many more years!
  8. Happy 3-year work anniversary!!!!
  9. Happy anniversary and thanks for all that you are doing to contribute to our success.
  10. Happy anniversary! 6 years and counting! Thanks for everything you have done to contribute to our success.
  11. Happy 1-year anniversary with our team! I can't believe how quickly a year has gone by. You are invaluable to our team. Thanks for all you do!
  12. Happy 5 years with our team! Guess you can say, it's getting pretty serious.
  13. Congratulations on 10 great years. It has been a great partnership, looking forward to the next chapter.
  14. Congratulations on your first year. You have accomplished so much and are a really great team player. Looking forward to many more years!


Recognising a strong work ethic quotes

In the realm of professional success, few traits are as universally revered as a strong work ethic. It's the backbone of productivity, the driving force behind achievement, and a testament to an individual's commitment to excellence. Recognising and appreciating a strong work ethic not only honours the individual's dedication but also serves as an inspiration for others to strive for greatness.

Here are some heartfelt appreciation quotes to honour and celebrate those whose unwavering commitment sets them apart in the workplace.

  1. Thank you for taking our clients to great heights of success! Your dedication and hard work are not going unnoticed.
  2. Thank you for your guidance in training during this very busy time. Your hard work and dedication to a seamless transition are appreciated so much!
  3. Thank you to everyone for your professionalism and dedication as we manage through this very fluid situation. Great to see everyone focused on helping each other and delivering for our clients and partners.
  4. Thanks for all your hard are so very appreciated.
  5. Thank you for all of your hard work on all of our accounts - it doesn't go unrecognised! You are awesome!
  6. Thank you for always going above and beyond what's expected of you. Your work and dedication are outstanding - thank you so much!
  7. Thank you for your hard work on continuously keeping our team in the loop with our got this!


Appreciating project & goal completion quotes

Completing projects and achieving goals are pivotal moments in any organisation's journey towards success. They represent milestones of progress, teamwork, and dedication. Recognising and appreciating these accomplishments not only boosts morale but also reinforces the importance of setting and attaining objectives.

From meeting tight deadlines to overcoming unforeseen challenges, completing projects and reaching goals requires dedication, collaboration, and perseverance. Each success is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the individuals involved, as well as the collective effort of the team.

Here are some quotes to express appreciation for the project and goal completion, honouring the dedication and determination of all involved:

  1. Thank you for all of your support over the last couple of days with the program launches. You made things happen under tight timelines and your hard work and dedication to customer service are appreciated!
  2. Nice work on your latest sale. Great to see another new client!
  3. Thank you for the tremendous effort on the latest client program upgrade. I know you are all very busy with many projects, the upgrade was seamless and greatly appreciated.
  4. Congratulations on another incredible result with our client's sale incentive programme. There is a compelling story in the making!
  5. Congratulations on adding a new client program!
  6. We would never have finished this project on time without your contribution.

We hope these team and employee appreciation quote examples have inspired you to use your words to appreciate your employees.

Building empowered, engaged, and inspired teams of employees take more than spreading words of appreciation. It takes leaders with the right attitude and action to create a culture of appreciation.

Recognise and reward early and often

While it is intuitive that people who are recognised for their work will stay around longer, BI WORLDWIDE’s internal research proves the point. There is a strong correlation between recognition, reward, and a marked reduction in turnover.

Recognise someone once and you make an impact. Turnover among those who receive at least one recognition is 26.2% compared to 43.9% among people who have not received any recognition throughout the six months of our research study.

Recognise that person multiple times and you increase your impact. Employee turnover decreases as the frequency of recognition increases. A 10% reduction in turnover is seen among those who receive very infrequent recognition compared to those who receive much more frequent recognition.

Recognise and reward that person to maximise the impact on turnover. Turnover is 4x higher among employees with the lowest number of recognitions with an award compared to employees receiving the highest number of recognitions with an award.

Build a culture of recognition with BI WORLDWIDE

A well-designed points-based employee recognition programme builds solid relationships through the use of peer-to-peer recognition and manager-to-employee recognition. Our employee recognition programme, Daymaker allows employees to earn points for a variety of positive behaviours and redeem motivating and customisable award options from our online, mobile-friendly Global Reward Marketplace.

Using the principles of behavioural economics, DayMaker’s social recognition component brings your Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to life in a fun, easy-to-use, employee-centric platform.

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