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Commendation letter template

When to use it

This letter is used after a good overall Performance Development Review, to thank the appraisee for the work they have done during the period.

This also includes an optional paragraph about a bonus award.

[Company name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Letter of Commendation

On behalf of our company, I am very pleased to commend you on your excellent job performance during this last review period from [start date] to [end date].

Your efforts on behalf of the company are truly appreciated. Only through the devoted and tireless contributions of valued employees like yourself can we confidently look to the future.

[I am pleased to award you with a bonus o

The full Commendation letter template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 19 November 2020

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Performance appraisal explained

A performance appraisal ('annual review', 'performance (development) review' or 'evaluation') is the regular review of an employee's performance.

An appraisal should reflect the employee’s job, their key responsibilities, their wider participation within the team and their overall contribution (or expected contribution) to company-wide business objectives.

Appraisals should focus on performance and personal development with specific areas for employees and employers to concentrate their efforts on above and beyond the day-to-day environment.