As an employer, it’s important to take the time to thank your employees for their hard work throughout the year. When you’re giving a speech or echoing what your employees want to hear from you, take the opportunity to thank them for their effort and dedication. Here are some ideas of things you may include in these kinds of messages.
#1 I’m going to start by saying that I have the best team in the world. To be a part of this company is a privilege and I thank everyone for making it such a great place to work. The last twelve months have been an incredible ride marked with exceptional accomplishments, but what stands out most are all of you. You have been wonderful to work with, and your talents have brought us so much success. Thank you for your unparalleled effort over the year. It means more than you know how much each one of you means to me and our business!
#2 We come together at the end of this year because we should celebrate our many achievements from the last year. We’ve managed to do so much in just twelve months, and I want to say thank you for all of your hard work. Over the course of this year, we’ve transformed our business into something truly special! We are resilient, cutting edge, and innovative. As a result of your efforts, you can all be proud that together we built an efficient company that is ready to take on the future with confidence.
#3 As another year comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on everything we’ve done over the last 12 months. It has been an incredible ride full of great accomplishments and amazing results. What stands out most are all of you people who have worked tirelessly day in and day out to get where we are today. There have been many days when you’ve worked for nothing but our company, and I just want to say how much I appreciate your efforts. It is awesome to work with all of you, and it has truly been a privilege of mine to be part of this team!
#4 WOW!! What an incredible year! Our sales are up over 40% from last year, and it’s all thanks to your contributions. Thank you for continuing to make us the best company in the industry by working hard every single day. You deserve all the credit for what we’ve accomplished together! Your energy, talents, and dedication paid off big time this year! And that’s why I’m proud to say that this company is stronger than ever and we’re all looking forward to what the future brings.
#5 I’m proud of everyone in this company who works hard for each other. You are truly committed to making our business a success, and I respect you all so much for your dedication. Whether it’s working overtime or sacrificing your weekends, you never complain and I appreciate everything you do. This company has gone from strength to strength over the last year, and it is down to everyone pulling together with their skills and expertise! I know we can keep up this momentum into the future because we will always be ready to adapt to change while staying true to our values.
#6 As another year draws to an end, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have the team that I do. You are all superstars! The things that you have achieved in the last twelve months are simply staggering. There isn’t one person on this team who is not a star player and we wouldn’t be where we are now without your contribution. So I really want to take this opportunity to say thank you for everything that you have done for us recently, and well done on such a great year.
#7 It has been such a fun year together – one of our best yet – and we owe it all to you guys at every level of the organization, from CEO to newest intern. We’ve had a lot of laughs along the way, and we’ve made some brilliant strides as an organization, thanks to your efforts and dedication. I want you all to know how much I appreciate everything that you bring to this company and for making it such a great place to work. So thank you all very, very much for another fantastic year.
#8 While we say goodbye to 2015 and start looking ahead at new goals for next year, I wanted take a moment first just to say thank you for everything that each of you has done over the past twelve months. You have continuously exceeded expectations with your dedication and commitment – both on individual projects and as part of our thriving team – every step of the way. So what I would like to do is not just say thank you, but also give you all a heartfelt congratulations on your outstanding year.
#9 WOW! What an incredible year this has been. Our best ever. And that’s because of each of you and everyone who works here. You are the reason we have had such tremendous success over the last twelve months; your hard work, your dedication, and your passion for excellence drive us forward on our mission every day. Never underestimate how much each one of us at this company values what you do, people like you make it possible for us to succeed in everything we do. This past year would not have been without all of you; I thank you for making Next Big Thing the company it is today.
#10 As we close out another successful year and move into 2016, I wanted to take a moment and say thanks again to each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment to our company. Your tireless work has helped us achieve more this past year than we ever thought possible! Not only did we hit all of our important milestones, but we also had a ton of fun along the way! So from all of us at Next Big Thing, thank you so much for everything that you’ve done over the last twelve months – here’s to an amazing 2016.
#11 As we sit here at the end of a fantastic year, I’m thinking back to what this team has achieved and it is simply amazing. It’s made me so proud to have people like you on my team. We really are a great group of people, aren’t we? From going above and beyond for our customers to taking care of each other, this has been one heck of a year. Thanks for all that you do for us!
#12 What a terrific year! There have been ups and downs just as there always will be but from everyone from top to bottom, you were all up for it. You adapted when times got tough and knocked it out of the park when opportunities came your way. I’m incredibly proud of everything we achieved this year and even more proud to call you all part of my team. Thanks for working so hard for us; we couldn’t do it without you!
#13 As another year comes to a close, it can seem that time is just flying by, but then I think about everything that this team has achieved in the last year. We’ve managed to fit in all those successes and fantastic results into just twelve months — how incredible is that? — and I know what you special people have given of yourselves to achieve this: the late nights, the self-sacrifice, and commitment to each other and our team. You are amazing! I want you to know how proud I am of you. Let’s make next year even better!
#14 What a year we’ve had. We’ve been through a lot together and have really come out the other side stronger than ever. Obviously there were challenges along the way, but it made us work harder and be more creative to find new strategies for getting things done. With all this hard work, we’ve managed to achieve some incredible things in a short amount of time — far more than I would have expected from our small team. But hey, what do you expect when you surround yourself with smart people?
#15 What an amazing year this has been! I’ve had the chance to work with all of you during what was a very busy year. The effort, perseverance and enthusiasm you have all shown has really paid off. Thank you for your unstinting dedication to our company, its customers and each other over the course of the last twelve months. Each one of you is a star in your own right, so thank you for shining so brightly on our behalf!
#16 With just a few days left in [year], it’s time to take stock of everything that we’ve achieved together over the past 12 months. It has been truly humbling working alongside each one of you as we took on new challenges, overcome obstacles and worked tirelessly to get the best possible results. I have learned so much from each one of you, which is something I will cherish beyond this year. Thank you for being an inspiration to me during what has been a spectacular year.
#17 Yesterday was my first day at the company, but it feels like I have known all of you for ages already because there are no strangers here just friends you haven’t met yet. And when it comes to friendship, none come any truer than those in your department who work every angle to make sure our customers are looked after properly. You really are the best team ever! You know that saying about no man or woman being an island? Well, you all prove that wrong! I am so proud to be part of such a terrific team.
#18 I’m not sure if you know just how much we all appreciate each and every one of you here at [company]. Personally, I am grateful for your professionalism, but most of all the enthusiasm and sense of togetherness that permeates this company is what has made me really enjoy working here. It’s no surprise that we have achieved success when our people are as talented as they are kind. Our customers often sing your praises which is wonderful because they certainly deserve it after being looked after by such a fantastic team. Thank you for making [company] a great place to come to work every day.
#19 I know we’re all thinking about the amazing things we managed to achieve this year, and I think you should be really proud of yourselves. It is evident that we all enjoy working with each other here because it shows how well we function as a team. We have achieved so much together already, but as one team I am confident that 2018 will bring even more success for us!
#20 The last 12 months have been a whirlwind of change and excitement for me as your new manager, but one thing has remained constant throughout it all: you wonderful people! You are a true credit to this company and it has made my first few months really enjoyable. Thank you for being such terrific colleagues and friends to me, I hope you all have a wonderful festive season.
#21 We’ve achieved so much this year, but it is you who should take full credit for that success. Over the past 12 months I’ve come to realise what an incredible bunch of people work at [company]. That’s because we are all passionate about our jobs and helping customers achieve their goals. It’s only with great people like each one of you that we can do such great things together. Thank you for your passion and friendship over the last 12 months, I really appreciate it!
#22 I want to thank each and every one of you for the efforts towards achieving everything we were able this year – it would not have been possible without you. We are a real team here and I think we all realise that as much as each other, so thank you for being such wonderful colleagues to work with.
#23 I’d like to say a big thank you from everyone at [company] to all of you who have done your upmost during the past 12 months. It’s been a great year and there is no doubt in my mind that 2019 will be even better! Thank you again for everything that has been achieved this year – we couldn’t have done it without you!
#24 I know that right now the weather outside isn’t as nice as it has been, but I want to say thanks for all your hard work and dedication this year. Despite the rain and cold we have continued to make progress and our efforts should hopefully pay off soon.
#25 Many thanks to my wonderful staff for being so professional and dedicated this year. With your efforts, we are closing the books on another fantastic financial year. We always have a lot of fun working together, but never forget that you are all here because you are some of the best in your fields. You work hard with an unparalleled level of enthusiasm which is infectious throughout our team.
#26 I want to say thank you for everything you’ve done during this past year. I’m thrilled at how well our business has evolved in the past 12 months with your help, your energy, and your contributions. Your effort, selflessness, and dedication inspire me every day to keep pushing myself harder so that I can live up to your example. I believe in you, and I know that together we will make this next year even better than last. See you all on the other side!
#27 This is the season of giving thanks, and there’s no one more deserving than each one of you out there every day making our company the best it can be with your tireless efforts. You deserve another pat on the back for getting us through this past year.
#28 My team is like a well-oiled machine – they don’t need any oiling because they are so smooth already! They are constantly pushing themselves harder to achieve their goals which makes my job easy as they never let me down. With our goals now in sight, I can’t wait to see what this team will achieve next year as they just keep getting better and better at what they do.
#29 The end of the year is a great time to look back and celebrate what we’ve achieved together over the last 12 months. And it’s all down to you. Everyone in this all-star team works for each other, and that’s a beautiful thing to see. Every day, rain or shine, I see all of you giving everything they have to this job. I’m proud and humbled by you all, and I just want to thank you for all of your hard work with a pat on the back and a big smile.
#30 As another year comes to a close, it can seem that time is just flying by, but then I think about everything that this team has achieved in the last year. I marvel at how we’ve managed to fit in all those successes and fantastic results into just twelve months. I know what you special people have given of yourselves to achieve this: the late nights, the self-sacrifice, and commitment to each other and our team. You are all amazing. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve in the future with such great talent on board! This is an exciting time for us all because we know that every day brings us closer to achieving our goals. I can’t wait to see what this next year will bring for us all!
#31 As I look back on our progress this year, one thing strikes me above all else—how amazing each of you are. You have all contributed to our journey towards becoming a better company that does more than just satisfy its customers, but goes beyond by adding real value to their lives. Whether it’s working late into the night or early morning, being flexible when things change at the last minute or overcoming obstacles with grace under pressure; you do what needs to be done even if it is not part of your job description. There is no doubt in my mind that without the dedication of each one of you, our successes would not be possible.
#32 It’s not easy working in retail at Christmas time, especially when things get very busy, but you still give 100%. I want to say how proud I am of each one of you who help make these weeks fun and memorable for our customers even though we are all so tired. There is no such thing as a small act of kindness and I can see that in your attitude to our customers. You go out of your way to put a smile on their faces, and remind them why we work so hard at this time of year—to give them moments they won’t forget. Thank-you for everything you do.
#33 Year after year, we rework and refine processes to make things easier and more efficient when it comes to serving customers. But when it comes down to it, the people you employ are the ones who make the difference between whether we succeed or fail as a business. You know exactly how much effort everyone puts into making this company thrive throughout the year, but I want you to know that it’s worth it. I can see how hard each of you work, and your efforts are making a real difference. Thank-you for working so hard on our behalf.
#34 We have achieved many great things this year, but I wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who helped make them happen. It takes teamwork, communication, and collaboration to get things done right. Not only did we achieve outstanding customer service scores across the board, but we also successfully launched new products too! That speaks volumes about all of you hard workers out there who inspire me every day with your dedication and enthusiasm for getting the job done—no matter what happens along the way or how tough the challenge. Thank you for your efforts, not just in the last year, but every year. You all rock!
#35 As we take a moment to reflect on how far we have come in the last twelve months, I wanted to say thank you for everything that everyone has done to make our business what it is today. We’ve had a great year thanks to each and every one of you—no matter who you are or where you work within this company—for your dedication and team spirit. Each of you has made a valuable contribution towards making our work environment an amazing one in which to be part of something special. It takes teamwork, communication, collaboration, trust and understanding to succeed as a group; I want you to know, I have all of those things in abundance from each and every one of you. Thank-you.
#36 We’ve come a long way as a company over the last twelve months, but I know that none of our success would have been possible without the help and support from each and every one of you. Thanks for your input, your hard work and motivation along the way—it has truly made a difference. Whether it’s positive feedback we get from customers every day about how much they enjoy our products and services or new ways we bring them to life; or whether it’s great progress we make on research and development even when times are tough—we couldn’t have done it without you. We are all in this together, and when we work together with trust and understanding, success is inevitable. Thank-you for everything you’ve done along the way!
#37 Year after year, you always help us out with the end of the year celebrations. You are on your feet night after night or working on your day off. You are so dedicated and loyal to this company that it feels like we should be giving you a bonus for all you do. Thanks again for everything!
#38 I want to say one thing: Thank you. We know how hard everyone works at this time of year—we’re grateful each and every day to have you all here with us, but today is special because it’s our chance to thank you in person for everything that you’ve done throughout the entire year. Great job, team!
#39 You’re an integral part of our organization and we couldn’t do what we do without you. You deserve a great big thank you for all that you have done this year! Thanks so much for your contribution, dependability and dedication to the team. Have a happy holiday season!
#40 Who would have guessed 12 months ago that this company would be making all these fantastic achievements? I certainly wouldn’t have had my doubts about any outfit that had such an excellent group of people on board. It is thanks to everyone here that we are able to move forward with confidence, knowing that everything will go smoothly. Thank you for everything you did throughout the year—we couldn’t have done it without you.
#41 I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for your hard work, diligence, and commitment to the company over the course of this year. You all have been fantastic in everything that you’ve done—both what I would expect from our team, but also going above and beyond with your dedication. Thanks so much for making this a wonderful place to work!
#42 I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate all your hard work this year. You may not see it in our bottom line or service levels yet, but we are changing the world. We are working together towards achieving something really great. Thank you for all your contributions and thank you for being who you are: everything that makes us, and keeps us, human and humane.
#43 You will never know how grateful I am at having such wonderful people like you on my team; everyone is simply brilliant! Each one of you is an amazing asset to our team and the company. I cannot say thank you enough for all your efforts, hard work, and dedication to making this a wonderful year!
#44 This has been an incredible year, thanks to every single one of our employees. You are all hardworking superstars who never let me down – ever! Thanks for being part of this extraordinary team. May we continue on our path of success in the coming years!
#45 I am glad to write this letter thanking you for everything that you have done for us over the past twelve months. We have grown together as a group and achieved several milestones because of your commitment towards work & professionalism. Many thanks indeed! Keep up with the great work!
#46 This is to say thank you for your hard work and determination throughout the end of this year. We couldn’t have gotten through it without you, and I am grateful for all that you do. I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish next year with our current levels of dedication! Happy Holidays!
#47 This is my favorite time of year. I love seeing how everyone on our team comes together to put their skills and talents to work and feels the sense of accomplishment when we reach our goals for this year. Each of you has done such a great job that it would be impossible for me to name just one person as the MVP. The dedication, creativity, and teamwork you all bring into play every day is incredible. Thank you so much for your commitment to excellence throughout the past 12 months. The company wouldn’t be what it is without each one of you.
#48 Year after year, I grow more proud to lead this splendid team—it was another year filled with gratitude, praise, and appreciation. For all your hard work and diligence this year, thank you for making us who we are as a company. The best is yet to come; I can feel it in my bones!
#49 I want to say thank you to every single one of you for making all of our achievements over the last year possible.” “Every day, rain or shine, I see all of you giving everything they have to this job.” “You deserve all the praise coming your way for everything that you’ve done before and throughout the year.” “As another year comes to a close, it can seem that time is just flying by, but then I think about everything that this team has achieved in the last year.
#50 I’m going to start by saying that I have the best team in the world. To be a part of this company is a privilege and I thank everyone for making it such a great place to work. The last twelve months have been an incredible ride marked with exceptional accomplishments, but what stands out most are all of you. You have been wonderful to work with, and your talents have brought us so much success. Thank you for your unparalleled effort over the year. It means more than you know how much each one of you means to me and our business!
#51 We come together at the end of this year because we should celebrate our many achievements from the last year. We’ve managed to do so much in just twelve months, and I want to say thank you for all of your hard work. Over the course of this year, we’ve transformed our business into something truly special! We have shown resilience, cutting edge, and innovation! As a result of your efforts, you can all be proud that together we built an efficient company that is ready to take on the future with confidence.