Recommendation letter for an employee

Recommendation letter for an employeeIt is always disappointing when a valued employee decides to leave for whatever reason. However when asked for a recommendation by the new employer, it is good practice to write an honest reply.

Here are three examples of a recommendation letter for a good employee.

The first is short and to the point. The second gives a little more detail and the third is an extremely flattering one. Choose whichever one you feel best fits the employee in question.

*You might actually prefer  my refusing a request for a reference letter

Recommendation letter for an employee – sample 1

Dear [New employer name]

In response to your request for a recommendation letter regarding [employee’s name] I can tell you the following:

– [employee’s name] is a hard worker who takes initiative and has a great attention to detail.

– She/he works well with others and has a positive attitude.

– [employee’s name] is an excellent employee who would be a valuable asset to any company.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely

[Your name]

[Your position]

Recommendation letter for an employee – sample 2

Dear [New employer name]

It is with great pleasure that I am writing this letter of recommendation for [employee’s name]. I have had the privilege of working with [employee’s name] for the past [length of time], and she has always been an exemplary employee. In her/his time with our company, she/he has consistently exceeded expectations in all areas. She/he is a hard worker and takes initiative to find solutions to problems. Her/his attention to detail ensures that all tasks are completed correctly and on time.

[employee’s name] is also a great team player. She/he is always willing to lend a helping hand and works well with others. Her/his positive attitude is infectious, and she/he is always cheerful despite busy work weeks. I have no doubt that [employee’s name] will be an asset to any company lucky enough to hire her/him. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely

[Your name]

[Your position]

Recommendation letter for an employee – sample 3

Dear [New employer name]

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for [employee’s name]. [employee’s name] has been an employee of my company for the past [length of time], and during that time she/he has consistently proven herself to be a reliable, hard-working individual.

[employee’s name] always goes above and beyond her/his duties, and is always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. She/he is a true team player, and is always looking for ways to improve her/his skills and contribute to the company. Her/his positive attitude is contagious, and she/he is always quick to offer a kind word or helpful advice.

In addition to her/his outstanding work ethic, [employee’s name] is also an excellent communicator. She/he is able to communicate effectively with both co-workers and customers, and always puts the needs of others first.

I can confidently say that [employee’s name] is an excellent employee, and I would highly recommend them for any position she/he may be interested in. Thank you for your time, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely

[Your name]

[Your position]