Example Letter #1
On this, the tenth year anniversary of your employment with our corporation, I want to offer you my sincerest thanks for your loyal service.
Of course the Doe Corporation hired you because of your excellent academic record and your talent, but I never realized what a valuable employee you were until I had the opportunity to work with you. Over the past year you have continually impressed me with your decisive and efficient manner as you guided your department through many difficult times. I salute you for your efforts.
Please accept my compliments and congratulations on this tenth anniversary, as well as my wishes for continued success.
Example Letter #2
Our hearty congratulations on your fifteenth anniversary of joining Doe Associates. We sincerely thank you for the years of reliable service you have given in helping us become a leader in real estate sales. You have an exceptional ability to work with both buyers and sellers and make everyone feel like a winner. You are a credit to the profession. As a token of our appreciation, we have enclosed two season tickets to the opera. We look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Example Letter #3
We want to thank you for ten productive years of service with Doe's. To show our appreciation, we would like to take you to lunch Thursday at the Springfield Hotel and award you your ten-year service pin.
When you came to Doe's as a manager trainee, you showed great energy and promise. Since your promotion to manager, you have met all our expectations. Your department's sales record is unequaled, and your staff speaks very highly of you. We value your contribution to Doe's and look forward to your continued service.
Example Letter #4
The Doe Corporation wishes to honor you on the tenth anniversary of your employment, and offers you its heartfelt thanks for all you have contributed to the company. Your work as administrative assistant to Mr. Doe has been consistently efficient and reliable. You have excelled especially in your ability to keep John organized, which is no easy task. As we honor you for ten years of exemplary service, we look forward to many more rewarding years with you.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Offer your employee congratulations on the anniversary of his or her employment.
Describe specifically some of the employee's outstanding work. A general commendation is not effective.
Close with a positive statement about the future.