Work Appreciation Quotes to Engage Employees

Feb 13, 2024
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Work Appreciation Quotes to Engage Employees

Elevate office spirits with 60 inspiring work appreciation quotes. Show gratitude to your amazing team for their hard work!

A simple "thank you" can really make someone's day, and let's be real, who doesn't love a good compliment now and then? Make sure to show love to your awesome employees by cheering them on by sending one of these 60 Work Appreciation quotes their way! Let's give 'em a round of applause for all their amazing work! 👏🏼

Why Show Employee Appreciation? 

Do you feel extra giddy when someone compliments you? Maybe you want to keep impressing the person that complimented you because you don’t want to let them down? That is the same feeling employees get when their work is appreciated! Check out the 3 additional reasons below for why it is important to show employee appreciation. 

1 - Increase Motivation

Appreciation can boost spirits and increase motivation. Not only will employees feel better about themselves, they will also have intrinsic motivation to keep doing better. Appreciation is like like a shot of espresso for motivation!

2 - Good Vibes

No one wants to work for a company that does not care about them as a person. We all love it when our work environment has good vibes and fun energy, and employee appreciation is key to building company culture!

3 - Fosters Loyalty

When employees are recognized and appreciated, there will be a stronger bond between them and their job. Loyalty is important for employee retention, so make sure you are acknowledging the hard work your employees are putting into their job!

How to Show Employee Appreciation?

Do you want to be creative and show employee appreciation in other ways besides sending a message or email? We got you! Here are 4 ways to extend your appreciation in a memorable way. 

1 - Send a small gift

Everyone loves a good surprise. Send a small gift along with a card to express your appreciation! Gifts are easily personalizable to the person you are gifting to and they will also be a great keepsake. 

2 - Say it in Person

If you happen to run into an employee during their coffee break, it can be a perfect opportunity to let them know how much you appreciate all that they do!

3 - Throw an Employee Appreciation Party

What better way to celebrate than good food and happy vibes? Throw a small company party for your employees!

4 - Slack Shout-out

Let other people know how outstanding a certain employee has been by shouting them out on a Slack channel!

Appreciation Quotes for The Little Things

Sometimes, the little things matter just as much. Don’t forget to give your employees recognition for all the small gestures they do that make the workplace awesome!

  1. Your desk is so beautifully decorated! It always brightens my day whenever I walk by it.
  2. The office kitchen is always spotless after you’ve been there! Thank you for keeping it so clean.
  3. Thank you for always being the first to clean up after game time! It does not go unnoticed. 
  4. I appreciate you always volunteering to help out with other projects. You are a star!
  5. You make coming to work a pleasure.
  6. Thanks for always throwing out the empty milk carton! 
  7. You always clean up after others, and I appreciate all the hard work you put into making our work environment awesome!
  8. Thanks for always making the effort to plan team outings, you are the reason why our team synergy is so strong!
  9. Absolutely stunned by the amazing presentation you gave today. 
  10. Shout out to you for totally nailing the board meeting today! 
  11. I am truly impressed by how you were able to give in that file so quickly. Thanks for being so efficient.
  12. You always make it a point to keep the pantry and shared kitchen clean. We love to see it!
  13. Game night was such a hit, thanks to you. Good work on getting the whole team together and putting your Codenames skills to the test!
  14.  Because your office desk is so aesthetically pleasing, you got everyone doing the same for theirs too!

Daily Employee Appreciation Quotes

We all need a compliment or two each day to boost our mood. Send your employees a daily appreciation quote!

  1. Here's a personal note to kickstart your day. Excellence is not a skill; it's an attitude, something you embody incredibly well.
  2. Your sense of humour is what keeps the team going when during tough days!
  3. We love seeing the appreciation messages that you give your colleagues on Slack every day!
  4. I’m so grateful that you’re not afraid to ask questions! It helps me be a better leader.
  5. I love that you make such insightful comments during meetings. It makes my job a lot easier!
  6. Employee appreciation day is overrated. We believe employees like you deserve to hear appreciation words every day.
  7. Not a single day has gone by where you haven't given 100% in everything assigned to you.
  8.  Each day, you inspire us with your sense of vigour and positive outlook on life, even when the going gets tough.
  9. The office is a happier place with you in it. Thanks for all the laughs and cheers!
  10. You are always going above and beyond to upgrade your skills at any given chance.

Teamwork Appreciation Quotes

Teamwork makes the dream work. Make sure to show some love to your co-workers too!

  1. You not only achieve your goal, but you also assist others in completing theirs. Thank you for being such a valuable member of the team.
  2. I appreciate you taking the time to assist me with this project. Without you, none of this would have been possible. 
  3. Thank you for boosting everyone’s spirits and looking after everyone during these trying times. 
  4. Thanks for always being there for me. You are dependable, and I know I can count on you. 
  5. We love seeing the habit of peer-to-peer recognition among the team. Keep it up!
  6.  I appreciate the time and effort you put into our last team-building activity. 
  7.  Thank you for always being such a team player in everything you do. The team wouldn’t be the same without you!
  8. Did you know our colleagues are always talking about your helpful attitude? Thank you for being such a role model to all!
  9. From those early mornings to late nights, we saw the mutual efforts you and the team have put into delivering that killer presentation. Amazing work!
  10.  I can’t put into words how thankful we are to have you on the team, so I guess I won’t try!
  11. Thankful for all of the many cups of coffee that got you where you are today. Keep sippin’!

Quotes for Employee Farewells

It is always hard to say goodbye. Make sure to let your employees know how much you appreciate their hard work, and let them know they’ll be missed!

  1. You were a fantastic employee. We will miss how you always saved us in times of need.
  2. I'm going to miss seeing you around the office. I wish you all the best with your new company and future endeavors!
  3. Good luck with your new job! You were always such a great team member to have around and work with. I'll miss your positive attitude and funny stories.
  4. Thank you for being such an important part of our team these past few years. We couldn't have accomplished what we did without you!
  5. Seeing you in the coffee break room was always the highlight of my day. I’ll miss seeing my work bestie!
  6. I'll never forget how patient and understanding you were with me when I first started working here. I appreciate your kindness throughout the years and your dedication. We will miss you!
  7. I'll always think of you when we have problems with Zoom because you were always the person to call for tech help! Thank you for being a wonderful presence. I wish you good luck moving forward.
  8. Great team members like yourself make working the overnight shift easier! Thanks for all your help.
  9. I'll miss you when I take my lunch breaks. You always knew how to cheer me up and keep my morale high
  10. I’ll miss going on daily coffee runs with you. Stay in touch! 
  11. Being desk buddies with you has taught me a lot! I'm grateful for your strong work ethic and inspiration. Thank you for all the great times.
  12. I’ll miss having you as my work bestie. Best of luck, and make sure we stay in touch!!

Work Anniversary Appreciation Quotes

Don’t forget to celebrate work anniversaries too! Send your employees a work anniversary appreciation quote to show how much you value them. 

  1. We want to make you feel valued on this special occasion. Thank you for your continuous contributions to the company and your years of service!
  2. Happy work anniversary! Truly couldn’t imagine this team without you.
  3. Congrats on your work anniversary! So incredible to see all that you’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you.
  4. Thank you for your leadership, inspiration, and hard work. Hope you have an amazing day on your work anniversary.
  5. So thankful that we get to work together. Happy work anniversary!
  6. This team is better and brighter with you on it. Congrats on this milestone!
  7. Another year in the books. Thanks for all of the value you contribute here.
  8. Happy first work anniversary to such an inspiring, positive, and collaborative person. You deserve to be celebrated every day!
  9. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” It’s a good thing you have a lot of talent. Kidding! Happy work anniversary, buddy.
  10. So much success in such a short time! Congrats on one year, and best wishes for continued success.
  11. 10 years? Does that mean 10 weeks of PTO? Just kidding! Congrats on your huge work milestone.
  12. Here’s to hoping this message stands out amongst the many “Congrats” on your LinkedIn work anniversary post. Celebrating you today!
  13. Hey Alexa, play “Congratulations” by Post Malone on Spotify. Now you have a theme song for today. Happy work anniversary!

Are you ready to brighten up your employee’s day? Spread some love and pick one of the 60 Work Appreciation quotes from our blog and watch a smile form! If you’re lost on how to show your appreciation in a creative way, check out the 4 memorable ways we have listed in our blog for an unforgettable employee appreciation celebration! 🎉

Katherine Sau
Katherine Sau

Katherine is a Marketing and Content Intern at Litespace with a passion for digital marketing and business technology. She is excited to develop her skills in marketing while bringing in her past experiences to contribute to Litespace’s marketing and brand strategy.

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