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Why it pays to praise: 20 ways to say ‘good job’

You probably realize how powerful your words can be when you’re praising someone for a job well done.

By recognizing that person at just the right time with just the right words, you can impact that person – and your company – in a highly valuable way, say researchers.

Since a compliment’s free to give out and does much for morale and more, it pays to show your team much love. According to a new report from employee engagement firm TINYpulse, employees who receive continuous feedback believe that:

·         Their company is 11% better at taking action on their feedback

·         They feel 11% more valued at work

·         Their work environment is 12% better

·         They are 9% more likely to refer someone to work for their company

The Top 20 Employee Compliments

Recognizing your employees for good work, whether said in person or written on a performance review, starts with having the right words to express your words of appreciation. Here, TINYpulse offers its top 40 compliments that will express your gratitude, appreciation and encouragement:

1.    “Having you on the team makes a huge difference.”

2.    “You always find a way to get it done – and done well.”

3.    “It’s really admirable how you always see projects through from conception to completion.”

4.    “Thank you for always speaking up in team meetings and providing a unique perspective.”

5.    “Your efforts at strengthening our culture have not gone unnoticed.”

6.    “Fantastic work!”

7.    “Even when the going gets tough, you continue to have the best attitude.”

8.    “It’s amazing how you always help new employees get up to speed.”

9.    “Wow! Just when I thought your work couldn’t get any better!”

10. “Your work ethic speaks for itself.”

11. “Thanks for always being willing to lend a hand.”

12. “The pride you take in your work is truly inspiring.”

13. “You’re so great to work with.”

14. “I am continually impressed by the results you produce!”

15. “Thank you for being so flexible.”

16. “It’s incredible how thorough your work is.”

17. “Your work ethic is out of this world!”

18. “You have an extremely healthy perspective.”

19. “You’re one of the most reliable employees I’ve ever had.”

20. “Thank you for setting a great example for your coworkers.”

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