Samples Letter of Appreciation

For Employee Performance Recognition

When your employees go above and beyond, it’s essential to make sure they know you see and appreciate their efforts. We can provide performance recognition examples you can use to show your employees you value their hard work.

Find the right sample letter of appreciation for employee performance below and adapt it as needed for your organisation. When you’ve finished your performance recognition letter, consider other job-well-done recognition options, such as recognition programmes and long service awards.

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Performance Excellence Letter - Example #1

Congratulations! Welcome to the [company name] Award Programme.

We know the amount of effort that you put into your job and we assure you that your efforts are appreciated. We also know that sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of the day, we may not show our appreciation as effectively as we might. With this in mind, we have developed the [company name] Award Programme.

This programme is designed to reward your efforts and loyalty to our group with access to online reward collection, with the primary focus of the programme being long service. These awards represent our appreciation and will serve as an ongoing reminder of your achievements.

You may choose to redeem your points now or you may choose to accumulate additional points over time in order to qualify for a reward of higher worth. For example, at five years you may receive an award of 1500 points and you may choose to select an award with a value of 1500 points or less. You may also choose to not redeem your points at that time but instead wait until you receive a reward at 10 years, say 3000 points. You would now have a total of 4500 points to redeem on the award of your choice. Either way we trust that you will enjoy your award.

Feel free to contact us with any questions and good luck accumulating those points!



Performance Excellence Letter - Example #2

Congratulations {firstname}!

Through this recognition programme your efforts in the workplace are appreciated and as a result we wish to allow you to select your desired reward from our online reward collection with beautifully crafted rewards from which you can select.

People are and will always be our greatest asset. Your abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of our entire operation. Take a moment to reflect upon your accomplishments and take pride in knowing that you are an important member of our team.

Thank you again for your loyal support.


Managing Director

Performance Excellence Letter - Example #3

Congratulations, you have been recognised!

As a symbol of our appreciation for your dedication and loyalty, you have been awarded Points. It is with great pride that we present this award to you as a valued member of our team.

You may go shopping for your gifts at this time or save your points to get an even better gift. All points must be redeemed by December 31st. Have fun shopping!!!


Human Resources

Sales Excellence Letter Example

Dear [First Name],

Congratulations on the tremendous success you’ve achieved as the top producing sales person this year.

Through this sales award programme your hard work and commitment are rewarded with Points, which you can us to select your desired rewards from our online Reward Collection. These rewards represent a symbol of our appreciation of your dedication to ABC and serve as a continual reminder of your achievements.

Awards can be selected at any time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck accumulating as many points as possible and thank you for your continued commitment to ABC!



A performance recognition letter can mean a lot to employees and can help them feel noticed and appreciated for the hard work they put in. For additional letter-writing resources, visit our Employee Appreciation Letters. Make sure you’re recognising your employees every time they do something extraordinary!

Another way to do this is through an employee recognition programme utilising Terryberry’s 360 Recognition Platform.