How to harness the power of New Year messages to inspire your employees

How about giving your employees the warm glow of knowing that they’re appreciated this holiday season? Let’s ditch oversized branded mugs and sticky stress balls in favour of a thoughtful, inspiring New Year message that will give our colleagues a skip in their step and a twinkle in their eye.


That said, it seems that there’s more to writing a New Year message than a perfunctory thanks for the previous year’s hard work and a brief nod to the future. For a little help, please review the recommendations listed by, adapt your favourite to your unique corporate voice and business situation, and add some yuletide magic.


New Year messages that your business leader(s) could send to employees include:


  1. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the great contributions you’ve made to our business this year. (Name some of the year’s highlights).

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, and a New Year filled with health, happiness and continued success. Enjoy and looking forward to seeing you back here in 2023!


  1. Thank you for all the incredible work you do. We have accomplished great things together. (Name some of the year’s highlights).

Wishing you the very best for the holiday season. May all of your dreams and aspirations come true inside and outside work in 2023 and beyond!


  1. As New Year approaches, I’d like to take the opportunity to extend my heartfelt best wishes for the season. I appreciate all your hard work and achievements over the last year. Thank you, one and all, for your support, dedication and drive. Well done. You nailed it!

Next year, we have (please specify two key objectives) in our sights. With such a great team of individuals driving us forwards, we are on course for another awesome year. Happy 2023!


  1. Many thanks for all your hard work and support throughout 2022. Your contributions led to many great things. (List two or three examples.) We would not have achieved any of them without you, our valued employees. Many thanks to every single one of you for the vital part you played in our success during, at times, somewhat turbulent times.

We have many more exciting projects lined up for next year. With your dedication and determination powering our progress, we are set up for every success. I can’t wait to see you all back here in 2023!


We hope the above examples inspire you and your pen to a truly great New Year’s message and warm glows all-round this year. Good luck and please let us know how you get on.


In the meantime, our team at ABL Recruitment would like to thank you for all your support during 2022. We wish you every success and happiness over the holiday season, and look forward to seeing you back here in 2023. Happy New Year!