Recognition of a job well done can lift people up and improve performance. In fact, 69% of employees say that they’d work harder if they felt appreciated. As a manager, you can use the art of recognition as a practical tool to increase team production while boosting morale. But finding the right words to express exactly how you feel can be easier said than done. 

To help out, I published more than 201 email recognition messages you to acknowledge a job well done. Copy and use these any one of these messages below to show appreciation to a rock-star employee today.

Congratulation Messages for a Job Well Done

It can be easy to forget to tell staff you appreciate them.

  • Not just anyone can pull off a 150 person catering job. This takes communication skills, careful planning, and leadership. Congratulations and bravo!
  • Congratulations on your well-deserved success! The company has an invaluable asset in your not only for your sales skills, but for your compassion of our customers. 
  • You did an amazing job! I’m proud of you! You’ve come so far since you started here and I can’t wait to see where you go next. 
  • Sending you the most heart-felt congratulations on a job well done. Closing the deal with the Imagine Food Group wasn’t easy and took a significant effort to cross the finish line. 
  • This took persistence, commitment, and an immense amount of talent. Congratulations on bringing it all together so wonderfully.
  • With all your hard work, you continue to inspire your fellow colleagues, and me. Congratulations!
  • Great job on the last project! Your input was critical to the success. 
  • You’ve really shown the reason why we hired you in the first place. I must say you’ve made me look really smart. Congratulations and great job!
  • I want to congratulate you personally on another job well done! I look forward to continuing working with you.
  • Congratulations on a job well done, and for the bright future that’s ahead of you. Keep this up and you’ll be partner in less than 5 years. 
  • All your hard work is finally paying off. Congratulations on the fantastic job. Your values align with our company so well. 
  • Congratulations on a job well done, and I am very pleased to have you as my employee. I can’t wait to see what you do next. 
  • You did a fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing your career flourish as the team leader of accounting.
  • You’ve managed to accomplish something magnificent by updating the restaurant work flow. I’m lucky to have you on my team. Keep bringing forward your ideas. 
  • I knew you were capable of a lot. However, this, in particular, has made me incredibly impressed. What an achievement! Great job.
  • I am beyond impressed at the job you’ve done. Fantastic job!
  • You have truly shown me your exceptional skill and talent. Thank you for your awesome work.
  • Warmest congratulations on your achievement.
  • Congratulations and best wishes for your next project!
  • So pleased to see you accomplishing great things. I spoke with the president of the grocery store chain and he wanted me to personally thank you for your efforts and dedication to customer service. Great job!

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  • Congratulations on not just reaching your goals, but doing what you once thought was impossible.
  • I knew it was only a matter of time. Well done!
  • Thank you for going above and beyond. Great job!
  • I knew you were capable of a lot. What an achievement! Well done.
  • Phenomenal work! You deserve every bit of praise. 
  • I’m amazed at the exceptional work you did.
  • This calls for a celebration! Congratulations!
  • What you’ve managed to achieve is nothing short of spectacular. Thank you for a job well done!
  • Congratulations! Keep it up!
  • What you did was absolutely fantastic. Congratulations and I’m looking forward to seeing your growth.
  • I hope not a day goes by without you recognizing your accomplishment. Well done on everything.
  • Your efforts did not just reach the eyes of your colleagues, but mine, as well. Great job!
  • Your dedication to the work enabled you to do a fantastic job. For that, I would like to congratulate you personally on a job well done.
  • Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for all that you’ve been doing for the company for the past two decades.
  • You have exceeded my expectations. Good on you! Keep doing what you’re doing.

Email Messages for a Job Well Done