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We extend our best wishes to you on your fifteenth anniversary of service with the Doe Corporation. Throughout the years we have enjoyed your dedication and.

When I was a child, one of my biggest dreams was to grow up and get a job. My dream became a reality, and I was pleased about it.

You might be surprised how many children have the same dream.

Some of us are patient enough to stay in school until we have the skills needed to get a good job. Others rushed into things and, as adults, dream about going back in time to change their path.

Statistics suggest that most employees are not passionate about the job. That sounds a bit sad because being useful is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

Listen, regardless if you are satisfied with your job, the career you have chosen, you can discover many positive things about what you do. In a way or another, your job is making you a valuable member of society. You’re contributing to a better world; you’re building your legacy; you’re setting a positive example for future generations.

Discover in this article, 50 Work Happy Anniversary quotes so you can remind herself why you wake up in the morning every day.

If you’re an employer, you might want to use these quotes to give your employees the credit they deserve.

Whatever job you do is valuable because otherwise you wouldn’t be paid for it. Maybe, right now is not exactly what you hoped for and doesn’t inspire you too much. But, feeling useful beats passion every day of the week. Feeling tired after hard work can give you immense satisfaction.

As I said, many people say they don’t like the job they do. However, if you ask them how are things going after they retire, most of them say “It was so nice to have a job; even though the pension it’s coming every month, I don’t have anymore a satisfaction every evening.”

Appreciate your job no matter what you do, and give your job reasons to appreciate you in return. What you do counts, it’s useful, it’s needed.

Happy work anniversary!

1. Thank you for being an essential part of our success. Happy Anniversary!

2. Congratulations on your corporate anniversary!

3. My dear friend, I have never seen a hardworking person like you. Happy work anniversary.

4. Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for all your help over the years.

5. All the best for your 10th anniversary! Oh by the way, the best time to think about changing the job is before your boss decides the time has come.

6. On your anniversary we appreciate all our hard work and dedication. Best wishes for another successful year.

7. Your contribution to the company is greatly appreciated. I wish you much more success in the years ahead, Happy Anniversary!

8. Congratulations on this big occasion and many wishes for future success.

9. May you continue to inspire us for many years to come! And may you always remember how much you are needed, respected and valued! Happy Anniversary.

10. You are truly a valued associate! Thank you for your fervent efforts and creativity. Happy anniversary.

11. Congratulations on your anniversary with the team! We look forward to many more successful years with you!

12. Wishing you many years of success and innovations. Happy anniversary!

13. Congratulations on this special day and many wishes for more great days ahead.

14. On this blissful and charming day of your Corporate anniversary.. may you continue the journey of success with pride! I wish you happiness, and many more years of success!

15. You bring first-class professionalism, determination and passion to this organization. Not a day goes by that we are not appreciative of your dedication. Congratulations on another successful year of service!

16. Congratulations! This is the beginning of a success story that will continue for many more years. Happy Anniversary.

17. You are the most sensible and most responsible staff member in the office and it has been a long time working with you, so I wish you a happy work anniversary and Best of luck for the next year.

18. We are thinking of you on this important day and wishing good luck as you take on your new ventures!

19. Congratulations on another successful year in your career. May you take some time to reflect on your accomplishments and be blessed with continued growth and prosperity in the years ahead.

20. The best employee award shows just how much we love and need you. Happy anniversary.

21. Looking back on the year gone by, we couldn’t have done it without you, even if we’d tried. Though your efforts we could never repay, we have this one thing to say: you’ve made all the difference in every way!

22. With a team member like you it becomes easier for the company to achieve goals. Happy anniversary!

23. Thank you for being such a valuable member of the team. I wish you continued success in your career. Happy Anniversary!

24. Congratulations on completing 10 long years in our company. I wish this relation grows older, richer, and more intimate. Happy anniversary!

25. Success never comes in a day. It comes with strong determination and with great hard work, and you are an example of that. Wish you a Happy work anniversary.

26. It only feels like yesterday that you started working with us. Yet here we are, a year later. Congratulations on a brilliant first year!

27. Thank you for being part of our company’s success over the years. We greatly appreciate and value your hard work and success. Happy Anniversary.

28. Today is the day we celebrate. It’s the day you first joined us. Sharing work with you is always fun. Happy anniversary.

29. With each passing year you bring creativity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic to our organization. We are so grateful to have you and wish you the best as you continue to excel in your career.

30. You being our senior have always been the source of inspiration for us. May the coming years in this organization be more prosperous and fulfilling for you. Happy Anniversary!

31. On your anniversary with the company, we want you to know what a pleasure it is to work with someone so driven and dedicated as you are. Thank you for being such an important asset to our team.

32. If there were an award for worker of the year – you’d win it! Congratulations and best wishes on your anniversary

33. I think it is great that you do not have to compare yourself with someone else because nobody does the job as good as you do. I wish you all the best for your anniversary.

34. Your creativity and professionalism is what makes you different from the crowd. Hope you stay with us many more years.

35. I appreciate the way you take your work so seriously and you do it with great passion. May you have many more success in your life.

36. Wishing you 1st anniversary with our company. We can already see a leader in you so we wish you many more successful years to come.

37. On the anniversary of your time with us, it’s clear to us all that you’ve become so much more than that! Thank you for everything you do!

38. 20 years of working for the same company! Truly amazing! Congratulations on what is a real achievement.

39. An anniversary is a good occasion to look back on what you have done. You can do this with satisfaction and happiness because you have always done a very good job. You are one of the best colleagues and therefore we want to send you warm wishes.

40. Congratulations! I think all your hard work calls for a party!

41. This company’s future is sure to be bright with team members like you! Your hard work and creativity is an inspiration to all of your colleagues. Happy Anniversary!

42. Keep up all the good work! Happy anniversary and here’s to many more.

43. Your hard work and dedication are vital to the success of our organization. Thank you for many wonderful years of service!

44. Work’s a pain but you make it look so easy! Well done and best wishes on your amazing dedication.

45. You are the best and we all know you are going to get the award of best worker of the year. We wish you happy work Anniversary dear!

46. Your dedication and hard work are an inspiration to us all. We’re so happy to call you not only our coworker but our friend. Congratulations!

47. Sharing our work with someone like you makes the days seem to fly, it’s true. But there’s one day we’ve marked to celebrate each year.The anniversary of the day you first joined us here!

48.  Being comfortable and happy in your work is all anyone can ask for. And after all these years you clearly fit working here like a glove! Congratulations on so many amazing years of work.

49. We wish you all the best for your 10th anniversary and hope that you will stay for another 30 to 40 years. Happy anniversary!

50. To my partner in crime and desk buddy – congrats to another year in the rat race. Have a happy work anniversary!


I wish you a very happy work anniversary and continued growth in your career. Here's to all the best out there for you on your 10th year and here's another.

50 [HAPPY] Work Anniversary Quotes

wishes for 10 year work anniversary

Employee Anniversary - Humorous - Cubicle card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Happy Anniversary! So glad to have you on our team.
Artist: Gerda Steiner
Artist Notes: This design shows a new employee sitting at his desk in his cubicle. His colleagues try to peek over the cubicle wall to say hi to his new co-worker. This card is a nice way to welcome your new employee or coworker.
Product Id: 914301

Red and Beige Employee Anniversary Card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Thank you for being such a valuable member of this team, your contributions and hard work are truly appreciated. Wishing you many years of continued success! Happy Anniversary!
Artist: Dreaming Mind Cards
Product Id: 615603

Happy Employment Anniversary - Blue Dots card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: It is the hard work of dedicated individuals like you that make this team what it is. Congratulations and every success in the future. Happy Anniversary
Artist: Dreaming Mind Cards
Product Id: 765134

Congratulations - Happy Anniversary card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Warmest congratulations on your anniversary with our company. Your contributions to our team are appreciated
Artist: Corrie Kuipers
Artist Notes: An illustration of male and female office workers with the text "Happy Anniversary". A great way to congratulate your employee on their anniversary!
Product Id: 950594

Happy Anniversary- Employee card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Thank you for all your exceptional work and continued dedication to our team! Happy Anniversary!
Artist: Amanda Jorjorian
Product Id: 731499

Red Dots Business Employee Anniversary Card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Thank you for being such an important part of this team, for your hard work and dedication. Wishing you many successful years ahead. Happy Anniversary!
Artist: Dreaming Mind Cards
Product Id: 587261

Hand Lettered Blue Business Work Anniversary Congr…

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: We appreciate all of your hard work.
Artist: Teri Nelson Kuster
Artist Notes: This Business Anniversary card is an elegant way for a Business to congratulate their employees, who are having a work anniversary, throughout the year. The lovely, white hand lettering of the words "Your Anniversary" are highlighted with hand lettering in black for a full message of "It's Your Anniversary with us" designed in a very stunning arrangement. The card has a white border around the entire card, highlighted with black that matches part of the lettering on the card. Your inside message to your employee is "We appreciate all of your hard work."
Product Id: 1254330

Employee Anniversary One Year card

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Congrats on your FIRST ANNIVERSARY! Your days have added up to a whole year and we are glad that you are a part of our company!
Artist: Sandra Rose Designs
Artist Notes: Customization available on all cards for FREE. Email me for specifics! See my complete line of cards on
Product Id: 559224

Hand Lettered Business Employee 5 Year Work Annive…

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Congratulations! Your hard work and loyalty are appreciated.
Artist: Teri Nelson Kuster
Artist Notes: Congratulate your employees who have been with your company for 5 years and are celebrating their 5th Work Anniversary with you, by giving them this outstanding card. A series of repeated light white 5's cross the background, with a large, bold numeral five in dark maroon, outlined in white, on top. On top of the numeral 5, is a beautifully hand lettered phrase "Years of service", in a artistically delicate white, that contrasts elegantly with the thick, bold block number 5. The inside wording is "Congratulations! Your hard work and loyalty are appreciated."
Product Id: 1059289

Hand Lettered Business Employee Anniversary 10 Yea…

Customize: Inside text only
Inside Text: Congratulations! Your hard work and loyalty are appreciated.
Artist: Teri Nelson Kuster
Artist Notes: This highly sophisticated card will be in demand by every Business or Company that congratulates their employees, when they celebrate their Tenth Year Work Anniversary. Small, soft white 10s on the background of green, create a textured pattern, on which the large bold dark green 10, outlined in white is placed. The white phrase "Years of service" is elegantly hand lettered, placed over the top of the 10 to provide a stunning contrast between the phrase's delicately lettered elegance and the boldness of the large, green 10 behind it. The inside wording of the card is "Congratulations! Your hard work and loyalty are appreciated."
Product Id: 1059293
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Doing your daily job is a stressful and yet satisfying thing. Some find pleasure in it because they enjoy what they are doing and they love their jobs while other find it tiring and exhausting because they are forcing themselves too much.
Now, in that line, it feels good to celebrate the number of years you get to spend in your job, whether it is your first anniversary or 5th or your twentieth year in the company, knowing that someone remembers would definitely make a person happy.
So if you have colleagues, bosses, or loyal employees who are celebrating their work anniversary, it is your job to greet them! If you have no idea what to say, do not worry because here are some work anniversary wishes to help you with that.

I do not know how you do it. You seem to never get tired, deliver excellent work so you get greatly appreciated. You ate just too magnificent for this team. So thank you and happy anniversary!

You have worked with us for 20 years and we cannot tell you just how much we are grateful for your services to us. Please continue the hard work and the undiminished dedication!

All your co-workers wants to tell you that we are thankful for all your words of wisdom, all your kindness, and everything you have done to make our workspace gentler in so many ways. Happy anniversary.

We are so happy that there is no one else you can try to compare yourself with because truthfully no one can handle this job as great as you do. We wish you all the best for your anniversary.

Please keep on inspiring us on the years that are going to come. And we hope you know just how much we need you, respect you and value you as our colleague. We hope you have fun in your anniversary today!



Here’s to all the best out there for you on your 10th year and here’s another cheer for you because we are hoping you will stay another 50 years! You are the best employee this company ever had.

So I looked back on the year that has just passed by and realized that we couldn’t have accomplished that without you even if we tried. Happy anniversary!

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I know we can never repay your efforts but we need to tell you this: you have made every difference in this company in every possible way so enjoy your anniversary day!

Happy anniversary! We hope that we will see more of you in the following years to come because that is just how much we love you!

Today marks the 20th year you have worked with us all, we are waiting for more years to spend with you because you are an amazing person! I am sending you best work anniversary wishes.

Today is your anniversary and it is a good time to look back on the things that you have done. You gave us so much happiness during your stay so please prolong your stay here.

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We love working together with someone like you because you make us feel as if we are living our dreams while we are wide awake so I hope that you continue doing just that.

We want to tell you that we wish you the best in everything you do and as today marks your 30th year at work, we take pleasure in seeing you are still as enthusiastic as ever.

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Have a great day and enjoy in your life!

Every day, you still amaze us through your dedication to your work even after 15 years has passed by. Thank you for that and happy anniversary to you and your work!

No one can ever do your job better than you do so please keep on working and shining in your chosen field. Here are my sincere work anniversary wishes to you!

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The fruit of success is the fact that your colleagues adore you so much and that is because you are lovable and amazing!

I knew you were going to succeed from the first day we met! It has been 20 years since then and look at how successful you have become! Happy anniversary!

Congratulations on being promoted on a higher position especially since today is your anniversary. It seems today is full of blessings and happiness for you!

You made us learn that working with a team means noticing every individual and looking at them in equal way and coexisting peacefully. Thank you for that!

We wish you all the best for your anniversary and we hope that you keep on doing the things you love because we want you to be happy every day!

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Your smile is contagious so from this day onward, please keep on smiling and making us happy with it. Happy anniversary and we hope you enjoy this day because it is yours.

Take some time off today because it is your anniversary at work and it is time for you to go out and celebrate. You work too much, you workaholic! Have fun and live the life.

We all know just how much you love your job because we can see it in you every day you go to work. With so much passion, we wish you the best in your anniversary today.


Did you know that in order to find out more about a person is to look at the work he is doing? If he does great, he loves his job. We see that you do so happy work anniversary to you!

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We all know just how much you love this job so during this anniversary, I hope you take some time off and relax a little bit.

Always find the bright side in everything you do and keep on looking for it so that no matter how long you work, 20 or 30 years, you will keep on having fun.

You just need to keep working harder and harder at your 8 hour daily work and who knows, maybe you will one day be the boss and find out that bosses works 12 hours daily.

We all know you to be the brightest person in the room, the one that can light up everyone by just smiling. So keep on making our days happy for the many more years to come.

Sometimes, you just need to take that risk to finally get out of the cave you are in and just see the ocean coming to you in waves. Happy anniversary and I hope you have fun today.

Anniversaries make you remember the things you did in the past, the people you have met, the people who left and the ones who remain so keep on working your very best.


You need not be anyone else in this world because you are the best there ever is and you are the best there will ever be for us and this company so happy work anniversary!

A lot of people have tried and failed and what you have done and accomplished because they are all too busy trying to find problems when you were always trying to find the solution. Happy anniversary!

The best way to make a great impression is to do all the things you do with perfection, with your best effort and all your heart and that is exactly what you do. I sent you loving work anniversary wishes!

I wish that success follows you wherever you go and that you always keep that glow of yours. I hope that you reach your goals and that you stay in this company for the many years to come, happy anniversary!

Stop thinking about the mistakes you have made in the past because you can never go back and change it. For this anniversary, just think of the difference you can make in the near future.

Maybe it is time you take a day off because you have been working too much from day 1. Happy 365th day at your work in this company, you deserved to be acknowledged for all your hard work.

The only time that opportunity will come knocking at your door is when you actually go out there and search for it. No one gets success without doing anything.

Happy anniversary! We hope that you will keep on being the same person you have always been, loving, caring, and always telling us to be ourselves.

Keep on providing us with the mysteries of the person that you are, we love that about you, the way you do not like us looking into your life. Happy work anniversary!

Maybe it is time to tell you that the more solutions you find, the better it is for our company, so happy anniversary to you!

Do not let anyone stop you from reaching the very top of the ladder, keep on going. We are right here behind you supporting you from below. Happy work anniversary!

Thank you for always being there every time we need an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on and arms to hold us. You are our savior and we wish you have fun in your work anniversary today.

Even I cannot believe that a year has already passed by. It seems only yesterday when you moved into your office. I guess time does fly when you are having fun.


You are the best thing that has ever happened to this company so we hope that you continue your stay here until forever! Happy anniversary to you!

We have all seen you pursue your dreams, reach out for the best in things and grow. So as you continue to spend the years here, we could not thank you enough. Happy work anniversary.

You do your work thoroughly, without wanting to impress anyone but yourself and by doing so has set standard with us. Thank you for being you throughout all these years of your stay.

Maybe it is time you get some rest, you had worked so hard today, again. On your anniversary, just stay put and take some time off work. You still have a lot of years to work here.

We just want you to know how thankful we truly are for you being here, because you have been one of the best employees this company ever had and we want you to keep being here for another 20 years.

These work anniversary wishes are written for awesome person who loves her or his work and keeps on working hard, every single day. Stay with us as we keep adding more work anniversary messages every day.

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Congratulations on another year spent at the job that you are working at, and on another year of great growth!

You deserve to be celebrated for giving another year of your time and talents to a company that needs you!

Happy Work Anniversary, and may you feel as if the whole world if celebrating you and all that you have done, today!

Congratulations on another year spent giving yourself to a job that really needs a person like you.

May today be a day where you feel appreciated for all of the work that you do on a daily basis! Happy Work Anniversary!

Congratulations on another year spent at a job that takes a lot out of you and that always receives your full attention!

Your job is an important one and you deserve to be celebrated for giving another year of your life to that job!

May you feel the world smiling at you today, as you celebrate another year at the job that you are working.

Congratulations on another year with the company that needs you and with a staff that enjoys having you around!

Happy Work Anniversary to someone who always gives their all to every single task that comes before them!

Congratulations on another year dedicated to making yourself better as you work for a company that could really use your help!

You are appreciated for all that you do, and it is important that you know that as you celebrate your Work Anniversary!

As you celebrate another Work Anniversary, know that the work that you do is not overlooked and that you are appreciated for the effort that you put in each day.

You are special and your company would not be where it is without your help… Happy Work Anniversary to someone who brings about change!

Let's face it, if you've managed 5 or 10 years with the same So take a look below at the work anniversary messages below and we're sure.

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wishes for 10 year work anniversary

Many organizations miss the point—and the benefits—of work anniversaries entirely.

Each year with a great team member is an achievement that should be celebrated with purpose. Creative employee rewards can be a first step, but if you really want to make a work anniversary to be meaningful, you'll need to do better than handing out a plaque, postcard, or paperweight.

But that's not really what we're celebrating when we celebrate an employee's one, two, ten, or twenty-year anniversary, is it?

It's not about how long they secured a chair to the floor; it's about what they did while they were there. That's the crucial point most tenure programs miss.

So what could you do to show an employee the immense impact their work has made on the organization over the past year (or years), and how do you make that celebration memorable?

Being in the office for another year isn't really a contribution unless you're making an impact while you're there; however, it's incredibly common that you'd still be employed at the end of the year if you didn't.

Even after one year, there's almost certainly going to be a highlight reel's worth of contributions an employee has made to your organization. Don't miss out on an opportunity to celebrate and recognize your team by expressing your appreciation.

This doesn't have to be a large-scale, dramatic presentation at your all-hands meeting. A work anniversary speech, message, or announcement just needs a few components to be meaningful to the recipient, and often inspires other team members to share their own thoughts and memories. Here are some tips:

Highlight what they've done.

Be specific about it—don't just say, "Ahmed has grown a lot since he started this year, and we're lucky to have him."

If he did grow a lot, that's truly great! Highlight the specific areas of growth and why that growth was so important. Give everyone a chance to see where he's developed his skills, and why that matters.

Not only is it more meaningful for him to receive specific praise, there's a good chance it will be useful for his colleagues to learn about his expanded skill set. They might require those skills in an upcoming project, but if they don't know he has them, they'll probably never ask.

Don't say, "We're so glad Keisha's been leading our engineering team for the past five years. Looking forward to the next five," and call it a day.

Highlight the reasons your team is glad.

Did she show grace under pressure, and help her team through an exceedingly challenging situation last year? How did that impact others on the team? Highlight that.

Did she win an industry award, secure a coveted certification, or receive a patent grant? Those are all major achievements. They're reasons to celebrate, but everyone may not know about them unless you share it.

Conversely, consider this common example:

"Happy anniversary! We appreciate your contribution to the team, and wish you much more success in the years ahead."

There's a lot missing here.

  • Who are you saying this to?
  • What contribution is it referring to?
  • Why is that contribution appreciated?

This shows a lack of familiarity with the recipient's actual contributions. That's not only going to be ineffective, it could easily come off as insincere.

I wish I could say I conjured the above quote up as an extreme case, but it's based on several examples of "great work anniversary quotes" from across the web.

Work anniversary quotes like this might seem to provide a nice sentiment on the surface, but they're impersonal, and they don't celebrate the unique contributions each member of the team makes.

Here's a quick litmus test: If you could say the exact same phrase to anyone on your team, it's not personal or unique enough—and as a result, it's probably not going to be very meaningful to its recipient.

If you could say the exact same phrase to anyone on your team, it's not personal or unique enough — and as a result, it's probably not going to be very meaningful to its recipient.

Sure it's better than nothing, but nothing is a pretty low bar. It doesn't take long to think about the contributions of a tenured team member, and the benefits very much outweighs the effort. 

Include their colleagues

This can't be stressed enough.

Get everyone involved. There are almost guaranteed to be some valuable contributions this person made that you weren't aware of. The more people taking part in this, the more of those great contributions will surface. 

Opening this celebration up to the entire team and encouraging their participation will not only make it more meaningful, it's likely to improve work relationships, as well. 

This also takes some of the pressure off of leadership. Here's an example of public recognition at CB Insights:

People like the automated birthday and work anniversary bonuses. Our mid-and senior-level leaders are active on Bonusly, so everyone gets involved in celebrating these special milestones. The Work Anniversary Bot reminds us to highlight new employees’ first days and celebrate tenured employees’ years of service.

Because we can store everyone’s start dates in Bonusly, work anniversary bonuses are automatically issued on the appropriate date and we don’t have to do any admin work. We’ve grown a lot recently—we had 33 employees in June 2015 and we have over 200 today—so the Bots prompt us to celebrate the people that have been here for several years and welcome those who are just joining us.
–Menaka Chang, CB Insights

The more people taking part in celebrating their teammate, the easier it will be to revel in their success during their work anniversary, and the more genuine that praise will be. 

It really comes down to this: a work anniversary should not be anyone's single moment of recognition each year. It's even less effective when that piece of recognition is generic, and handed down from management.

Let the team help decide how to approach work anniversaries so they're irresistible, rather than mandatory, to participate in as a team.

Reveal everyone's purpose

It's important for everyone to know how their work impacts their team, the organization, its customers, and the world at large.

Nathaniel Koloc wrote a great piece in the Harvard Business Review titled "What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work." In it he explains a key feature of many top performers:

They are not picking their next job based on the size of the paycheck. They are instead looking for a worthwhile mission and promising team to join. And, they are having a frustratingly hard time finding that.

Think about it this way: you don't want to see another year ticked off on the calendar, and feel like you have nothing to show for it. Work anniversaries, like birthdays and reunions, are epiphany moments—key milestones when employees reflect on their past choices and think about the future. 

An employee's work anniversary is the perfect opportunity to thank them for the impact they've made over the past 12 months and over the course of their career. 

Don't just say, "You've made a big impact this year." Explain exactly what the impact was, why it matters, and how crucial their work is to the team, the organization, and the people it serves.

Don't just say, "You've made a big impact this year." Explain exactly what the impact was, why it matters, and how crucial their work is to the team, the organization, and the people it serves.

It's highly motivating to be reminded of the purpose behind your work and how important it is to so many people.

Give frequent recognition—all the time

How do you highlight a whole team of employees' contributions on such a personal and individual basis?

It's actually fairly simple.

Don't wait until a work anniversary to show your appreciation for their work. Show your appreciation frequently, make it as visible as possible when you do, and encourage others to follow the same strategy. The faster you recognize an individual and action, the more impactful it can be, creating an explicit connection to positive behavior.

As leadership expert Josh Bersin put it in his Forbes article on effective recognition:

Make it trivially simple for employees to recognize each other.

That's really it. That's the key.

All of this is going to be dramatically easier and more effective if you and the rest of the team are already visibly recognizing and rewarding contributions as they happen throughout the year.

This is especially true if you've got a system for keeping record of those contributions, and the praise they generated.

Instead of scrambling for examples of the contributions someone's made throughout the year, you and everyone else on the team will already have a pretty good sense of what those contributions were, and the impact they had.

You'll have a laundry list of great things you can highlight when the time comes.

In conclusion

Although work anniversaries are one of the most common forms of employee recognition in use today, they're often poorly executed.

Think about your goals for this, and how your strategy is helping to achieve them. If you're handing out greeting cards each year and calling it good, you're missing a huge opportunity.

Even taking a few of these points into consideration can help make anniversaries something everyone looks forward to. Looking for a scalable way to celebrate work anniversaries? Learn about Bonusly's automated Anniversary Award.

If you're ready to take the next step in building a great company culture, check out our latest guide:

Work Anniversary Wishes: Letting known appreciation and congratulations messages for completing a successful year to a boss or colleagues indeed a very .

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