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The Best Employee Appreciation Quotes To Show You Care

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 12 October 2022
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"Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management." - Eraldo Banovac.

This saying highlights how important employee appreciation is. Employee appreciation shows recognition and thankfulness for employees. Appreciation can be expressed through cards, work anniversary celebrations, team meetings and company kick-off days. However you do it, genuine appreciation of a colleague is motivating and strengthens team bonds. 

Although Employee Appreciation Day is ‘officially’ on March 3rd, appreciation should be shown and shared whenever it is deserved. The main aim of the team appreciating a colleague is to show them how valued they are and recognise important contributions to the success of the organisation.

A lack of appreciation impacts individuals and the company. During the past two years, COVID-19 has affected all workplaces and work practices. With more remote working it has never been more important to show appreciation and keep employees engaged.

It is also the case that online, or virtual, group cards have enabled teams to easily share their thoughts with any team member deserving of appreciation.

What to write though? This can be a challenge for many, so here are some suggestions for when to show appreciation and a list of:

Quotes For Employee Appreciation:

  1. One of your best qualities is that you don't give up. You keep going and handle every situation so well! Thank you for being such a huge part of this organization.

  2. You should be proud of how far you've come and how much you bought into this company. We couldn't have been here without you!

  3. The reason for our company's positive results is your hard work! You make a huge difference in the mission of this organization!

  4. Your presence at the workplace makes work enjoyable and comfortable. Thank you for always giving your 100%!

  5. Your punctuality has always been recognized and appreciated in this company. Keep it up!

  6. Your performance and accomplishments always force us to raise our standards. You are a major part of our success! 

  7. Be proud of how far you've come and keep pushing yourself to improve.

  8. Thank you for allocating extra time to reach our targets. Your hard work has never gone unnoticed. Good job!

  9. You should be proud of yourself. Your outstanding performance has led the company to great profits.

  10. Your work-life balance is truly remarkable. Keep it going!

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Appreciation Quotes For Having A Great Attitude:

  1. I commend your eagerness every day! You make me want to come to work.

  2. Your passion and devotion to your job encourage me to do the same. You keep me going!

  3. Your calm handling of situations keeps the workplace environment peaceful.

  4. You handle every situation without creating chaos. Truly a rare quality!

  5. Challenges are a part of any job, and how you handle them is truly exceptional! You give our company a great reputation.

National Employee Appreciation Day Quotes:

  1. Today is a special day to appreciate our employees, but I feel honored to be working with you!

  2. A loyal and committed employee is rare to find. Having you work with us makes us so lucky!

  3. During this tough time, you have proven by your performance that you can operate in any circumstances. Keep it up!

  4. It is a blessing to have an employee as consistent and loyal as you.

  5. Today, we celebrate our employees, and it is my honor to do so. I feel so honored to work with such an amazing team!

  6. On National Employee Appreciation Day, we want to tell you how delighted we are to have a colleague as remarkable as you. Your work drives our company to success!

  7. Today is not the only day we recognize you. Your contribution to the team is noticed all 365 days of the year!

  8. You have the best combination of talent, skills, and attitude that add to a great performance!

  9. You have given this company a warm kinship in every possible form. Thank you!

  10. Having you on our team is great! We appreciate you every day.

Project And Goal Completion Appreciation Quotes:

  1. Your commitment and punctuality helped us complete our project on time. We acknowledge all that you do for this company!

  2. Take pride in the skills that you have. You are the reason we achieved our goals!

  3. Our work could not achieve success without your priceless wisdom and imagination!

  4. The office is a happier place with you in it. Thanks for the laughs!

  5. I commend your dedication to putting forward near-flawless work.

The Best Way to Show Employee Appreciation

That’s a comprehensive list of what to say. But what’s the best way for an organisation to show appreciation of a team member? Online cards like Thankbox make this easy. Especially when colleagues are in other offices, overseas or work from home. Online cards are:

  • Convenient - if you’re online you’re able to join

  • Easy to create and share - a few clicks and in seconds your employee appreciation card can be shared with the team

  • Fast - all team members can share their appreciation messages. No passing a paper card around.

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Why Are Employee Appreciation Quotes Meaningful?

When a team shares its appreciation of someone for a great attitude, project contribution or going the extra mile it has a positive effect on everyone. In short:

  • These messages make employees feel valued

  • It helps teams bond - genuine feelings and feedback are a great catalyst for improving team dynamics.

  • Everyone gets a lift - doing something positive for someone else raises everybody’s spirits.


Conveying appreciation authentically shows that you truly mean it. It makes the message more personalised and meaningful. The messages should be sincere and honest. This will boost confidence and motivate your coworker, and make you feel good too.

A Thankbox is the ideal way for a team to share its appreciation of a colleague. Especially after COVID-19 and the more hybrid workplace. 

Hopefully, the quotes above have helped inspire ideas and creativity to appreciate fellow employees. For organisations that show appreciation regularly throughout the year Thankbox Packs provide even greater value and are available in packs of 10, 25 and 50 Thankboxes.

Don’t wait until National Employee Appreciation Day - show appreciation when it’s needed, not when someone says you should!

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Everyone performs and feels better when they are valued and recognised. Show how much you appreciate team members in style and in seconds.