How to write an employee recognition letter

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How to write an employee recognition letter
Write an Employee Recognition Letter

An employee recognition letter can be a great tool to show appreciation for one's hard work, dedication and special contributions. After all your employees are what carry your business to new heights and allows for a better work enviornment.Here are some suggestions for writing an effective and professional. letter for that deserving employee.

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    Gather employee data such as length of employment, title or specific contribution to make the letter as personal as possible.

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    Write a letter that is concise but sincere, and include what the employee did, the importance of the contribution and the benefit it offers the organization.

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    Focus on the employee's outstanding achievements, but don't include company information that is not directly related to that employee.

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    Be professional and copy the appropriate management levels.

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    Proofread the letter for spelling and grammar errors.

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    Type the letter on company letterhead. Recognition letters should not be e-mailed as it lacks professionalism.

Tips and warnings

  • There is a National Employee Recognition Day, but some companies set aside a specific day to honor outstanding employees.
  • An award certificate can be downloaded and printed and included with the letter.
  • A recognition letter can be used for customer service or satisfaction, outstanding one-time achievements or an ongoing high level of performance.

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