Employee Appreciation Day is the unofficial holiday that calls for companies to thank staff members for their hard work. There are reportedly over 150 million workers in America, according to Trading Economics.

The workforce has taken a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Employee Appreciation Day is the perfect time to celebrate workers for their dedication to helping their company succeed.

Employers can choose to recognize Employee Appreciation Day in several ways such as sending out thank-you cards and emails with inspirational quotes.

Consider using some of the quotes from PeopleGoal and Vantage Circle to show your staff how much you appreciate them.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” – Saji Ijiyemi

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“History rarely yields to one person, but think and never forget what happens when it does. That can be you. That should be you. That must be you.” –Tim Cook

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” –Simon Sinek

Use these messages from Paper Direct and Your Motivation Guru to add a personal touch to the thank-you notes for your employees.

  • “People make the difference. And one of those people is you. Thank you for making a difference in our company.”
  • “Mere words can never be enough to admire your actions because your work always meets with our expectations. Thank you.”
  • “Your hard work and creativity is appreciated by all! Congratulations and hope we have you for many, many more years to come.”
  • “Your passion is a quality that cannot be learnt and an ability which cannot be taught. Thank you for being a part of this organization.”
  • “We appreciate you for more than just your work. We also want to celebrate your character and positive effect you have on others. Congratulations!”
  • “It may take a degree to land a nice job, however, it takes a lot of hard work to get appreciation from your employer. Let us tell you on this Employee Appreciation Day, thank you for your efforts.”
  • “The business world survives not as much on leadership skills than on the dedication and commitment of ardent employees like you. This Employee Appreciation Day, we thank you for your devotion and hard work.

GettyImages-83542193 Production staff for the weekly fashion magazine Grazia edit in 2008 in London. Employee Appreciation Day is Friday. Photo: Getty Images