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Positive Feedback Examples For Employees

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Performance reviews are a thing of the past. Gone are the days when annual employee reviews were done to share feedback on employee performance for the entire year. This form of feedback was not necessarily effective throughout the year. Organizations have now started sharing employee feedback on a more regular basis to ensure that employee productivity and progress remain in line with organizational objectives and goals.

Employee feedback is when management shares information about the employee’s performance with the employee, feedback on their accomplishments as well as where there is room for improvement. Continuous and ongoing employee feedback is a brilliant way to ensure alignment with every employees individual goals and company objectives. It acts as a reminder depending on how often you give feedback whether it be monthly, quarterly, or every or six months.


Employee feedback isn’t always negative it is very important to ensure that feedback is given in an empathetic and kind manner without discrediting the employee. When delivered tactfully, employee feedback has the power and ability to strengthen the relationship between employees and management, motivate them to do better and more. Positive feedback has proven to be one of the most powerful ways to get an employee to feel like their contributions are valued and they are a significant part of the organization.


It can get tricky for leaders and management to come up with positive feedback for every employee that is impactful and appreciated by the employees, here are some effective examples of positive feedback:

For Effort Put In

When giving any sort of feedback always begin on a positive note, inputs on effort put in have a very motivating effect on employees.

Use some of these examples:

  •  I think you did a really good job when you (specifics of the activity). It shows that you are capable of/that you had (specifics of the quality)
  • I wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job with XYZ project in such a short time period. I really appreciate you going the extra mile to prioritize this project over every thing else. The results speak for themselves, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
  • Even though the results weren’t as impactful, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and appreciate you for all the hard work you put in over the past few weeks. I truly believe that if we put in the same amount of effort into the next project we will definitely achieve our objective.


For any function or process to be a success, smooth communication is key. Positive feedback to reinforce good communication is very important to maintain uniform communications in the future.

Use these examples:

  • We would like to thank you for making sure the entire team was on the same page. A oftentimes a lot of the important details tend to slip through the cracks however, with all the extra effort put in you definitely managed to avoid any hiccups. Well done.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to mention that the way you handled the communications on a daily basis has certainly proven that you are an excellent point of contact for the entire team. Thank you for making sure that everyone remains on the same page thereby ensuring that high priority tasks were completed and each and every deadline was met. You are definitely a valuable asset not only to your team but also to our organization.

Achieving Milestones

Milestones can be considered as events for moments where your employees have achieved something new and spectacular. As a manager you need to take this opportunity to recognize, congratulate, and celebrate your employee’s achievement.

Use these examples:

  • Your idea was incredibly creative and insightful enough to initiate this new project which has had such an impressive and positive impact on our business. It may not be easy to speak up and take risks on new ideas but we admire your effort. Thank you for going the extra mile.
  • We’ve seen you grow and accomplish a lot over the last five years you’ve been working with us. From a quiet new joinee to a motivating leader that everyone on your team looks up to and considers you as their mentor. You are kind, helpful, and highly skilled. It would be an understatement to say that you are an asset to this organization because you are much more than that. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to what is to come in the future.
It is important to give both positive and negative feedback to your employees. However how are you do it can change have an employee performance post performance review.


Find the right balance between the two, it cannot be too negative but at the same time do not try to overcompensate for the negativity with too much positive feedback. Start with something positive, another smaller positive, then the negative, and end with another positive. As for the negative feedback, rephrase the feedback so it comes off as more constructive instead of demoralizing.


Employee recognitions are a wonderful way to give positive employee feedback. Design recognitions based on the above examples that management and leaders can give their employees on a more regular basis to keep them motivated. The HubEngage employee engagement platform can help you create custom employee recognitions is to suit your employee population psyche.


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