Video:How to Write an Employee Recognition Letterwith Meghan Lynn Allen
Want to learn how to properly write an employee recognition letter? Here, see tips and tricks for writing it on your own.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Write an Employee Recognition Letter
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we're discussing how to write an employee recognition letter.
Information About an Employee Recognition Letter
A recognition letter doesn't need to be elaborate. They always appreciate knowing that their work is appreciated. It can be formal, informal, or semi-formal - anything that will make their day.
What to Note When Writing an Employee Recognition Letter
There are a few things to keep in mind as you sit down to write your letter, but before you actually write it. You want to keep it personal, but professional. Short and sweet, without a lot of big words, or getting too casual with colloquialisms. You want to send a letter close to the time of the event that you're praising. Specifically detail the kind of behavior that you are encouraging.
More Tips for Writing an Employee Recognition Letter
Say thank you and that the employee contribution is appreciated. Include what the employee did, and how it made a difference in your organization. You want to be concise, but sincere. You'll want to keep a letter to a page, or preferably a half page.Your employee recognition letter can be handwritten, in an e-mail, or typed up like a formal letter. Just make sure that it's professional. You don't want to include anything that's not related to the employee's contribution. Keep it all about the thank you.
Additional Tips for Writing an Employee Recognition Letter
End the letter with a closing salutation like Yours Truly or Gratefully, remember to sign your letter, and keep copies of everything you send. Proofread your letter for spelling and grammatical errors, and be sure to copy management, and let everyone know how outstanding your employee is.
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