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    100+ Best Heartfelt Farewell Messages for your Employees

    January 25, 2022

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    Farewell Messages
    Avi Jain
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    Avi Jain

    It has never been easy to bid goodbye to your hardworking and dedicated employees, but farewell messages help ease this process. Good send-offs and heartfelt farewell messages for your employees convey that the organization cares about them.  

    The famous quote by Dr. Seuss accurately captures the emotions that employees go through when they bid adieu: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. 

    There are a plethora of methods by which organizations can show that they value their workforce even when they decide to exit the organization. HR teams can host a send-off party, arrange for gifts, or send personalized farewell messages to employees.  

    Why send farewell messages to your employees? 

    Farewell messages for employees will help you: 

    • Show gratitude for the value they have added to the organization’s success so far.  
    • Motivate them to deliver top-quality work wherever they go in the future.  
    • Create an opportunity for them to stay in touch with the organization even after their last working day.  
    • Ensure they leave the organization in a positive frame of mind.   

    It is essential to have the right intent and tone behind your farewell messages. The following is an extensive list of heartfelt farewell messages for your employees who you deeply care about. This list covers: 

    • General farewell messages 
    • Farewell messages for employees by managers 
    • Farewell messages for employees by HR 
    • Farewell messages for colleagues who are friends 
    • Farewell messages with inspirational quotes 

    These simple yet thoughtful farewell messages will help you lift their spirits in times when they are switching to a new work environment or probably figuring things out: 

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    General farewell messages 

    These generic messages are meant for all. Be it a manager who wants to wish farewell to his/her team member or be an employee who wants to send it to their colleague/manager. 

    1. If you ask me, I can always vouch for your commitment to work. It’s been a great joy ride working with you, and we know that only the sky is the limit!

    2. You’ve been a delight to work with. Have an amazing time ahead. On behalfof everyone on the team, I wish you good luck in your future endeavors.

    3. We were glad that you were a part of our organization for so long and have contributed so much to its growth. I only wish you all the happiness and success going forward.

    4. You shouldn’t be saddened for leaving a place because you are taking back so much from all over these years you’ve spent with us. Good luck and all our best wishes to you.

     5. envy the organization that managed to rope you in. They are getting fortunate, and we should be worrying about it. Farewell!


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    6. It was an honor to work with a coworker committed to their success and their coworkers’. Warmest congratulations to you, and best wishes for the future, buddy! 

    7. We will always remember your contribution and will cherish your work. Good luck with the new ride, Farewell!

    8. You will be dearly missed around here. Wishing you all the best in this next phase of your career! I am confident it is only going to be an upward journey.

    9. I will forever cherish the time spent with you learning the work during the initial days. Sending you all the best!

    10. During your time here, even though short, you were nothing but reliable, encouraging, and supportive. Having you as a colleague was a marvelous experience. You truly deserve a new awesome phase of your career and more. Good luck!

    11. It was an honor to work alongside you. Your hard work and contributions will not be forgotten. Best of luck for your future mate! 

    12. I am sorry to see you go and hope that we will meet again. All the best for your future endeavors {employee’s name}.

    13. You were sure to create an impact in your time here with us. We will miss working with you. Sending all the wishes your way. Goodbye! 

    14. I wish you continued success in all your future endeavors, even though it pains me to bid you farewell as you start a new phase of your career. Farewell. 

    15. I pray for you to find more opportunities, success, and good luck along the way of your dreams. Goodbye, colleague!

    16. You will forever be remembered for your glorious achievements here. You did something that makes our organization proud. We hope, wherever you go, you will do the same as you did here. Goodbye.

    17. I don’t think this goodbye should be tough, for it is not final. We shall see you soon. Au revoir! 

    18. I must tell you that you have a very inspiring aura. Your contributions to our organization have been immense. I hope you keep up the excellent work in your next job as well. It was a pleasure working with you. Goodbye! 

    19. You have always been the seeker, the go-getter, the achiever. I know about your dreams, and I am certain you will achieve them all. Good luck with all your future endeavors. Farewell! 

    Farewell messages for employees by managers 

    1. Good luck for all that the future holds for you. I am confident that you are going to do just as great as you have done for us. 

    2. We are sad to lose someone as dedicated and hardworking as you, but we also know that what you are going to do next is taking you closer to your goals, and we can’t be happier!

    3. Bid Adieu! But it’s only goodbye; our doors are always open for you. May you excel at everything you do next. 

    4. It is going to be a challenging task to find someone as competent and reliable as you are. I was sad to know that you are leaving the organization, but I also understand your career aspirations and goals, and I can only wish the best for you! 

    5. Everyone knows that you have set a new benchmark in terms of reaching high monthly targets. We will miss having one of our most hardworking employees. Farewell! 

    6. With a very heavy heart, we bid goodbye to you, but we also know that everything happens for the best. I am sure that you have made the right decision, so good luck for the future. May it shine brighter than ever. 

    7. We will miss all the learning and fun we had with you in your time with us. But that does not stop us from wishing that you have more amount of learning and double the fun wherever you go. 

    8. Please feel free to drop by anytime you want to. Our doors are always open for people like yourself. It has been our honor working with you for a good amount of time. As you move onto your next role, I hope we continue to stay in touch. 

    9. From the day you stepped into our firm as a shy yet determined intern to today, when you leave it as a director, it has been a joyride to work with someone as wonderful as you. Remember, all our wishes are always with you. 

    10. Ever hit the jackpot? We did when we hired you, and so did your next workplace. We feel a mix of emotions bidding you off. Farewell! 

    11. You know more than anyone what is best for you. I am as elated as I am saddened by your decision. And I will always support you. Farewell! 

    12. We will surely fall short of awesome colleagues with you gone. You were a core part of our team and always did an impeccable job. You’ll always be missed. Farewell! 

    13. Hopefully, this Is not goodbye; it’s just see you again. Enjoy your new job! I am sure you are going to do just as well. 

    14. Your last day is literally one of the saddest happenings in our work life. Your cheerfulness and innovative nature will make you a very successful person one day. We are glad to have contributed to your professional life, hopefully. Do well! 

    15. We hate to call this your last working day with us. Oh, how we are going to miss your bad jokes but incredible work! Your new organization is lucky indeed. Goodbye and Goodluck! 

    16. Bigger and better things are surely coming your way. This was a tough decision to make, and we hate to bid you goodbye, but it is only for the best. Farewell!

    17. Sending all the Goodluck and good wishes your way. May you perform to the highest of your capabilities and thus reach where you want to. It was a joy ride working with you. Goodbye! 

    18. Leaving the company does not suggest that you are leaving us. Stay in touch with the team. We look forward to what the future holds in store for you. All the very best! 

    19. Wishing you all the success on your new adventure, we are sure you will sail through it like a pro. Keep meeting us, Farewell! 

    20. To begin somewhere, you must end somewhere. And the good news is that this is not even an end. Our doors are always open for the employee who displayed grit and versatility in all their work possible. Oh, how we will miss you! Goodbye. 

    21. You are leaving us in a quandary for who is going to lead the team meetings? Who is going to drop the most stupid jokes? Who is going to throw random parties? We will miss having the heartbeat of the team with us. Farewell. 

    22. Goodbyes are told to people who you might never meet again, but we, for a fact, know that we are seeing you soon again. Work cannot be the same without you gone. 

    23. If there’s one word to describe you it has to be ‘TRAILBLAZOR’. We feel fortunate to have worked with you on some of the most amazing projects. Thank you for all your contributions and Goodbye! 

    24. Having you known you for some time now I know even the sky is not the limit for you. You are made to reach the stars. All the best for everything, see you. 

    25. It is incredible how you treat even your juniors with the same respect and dignity as your seniors. That quality of yours will take you a long way. Farewell! 

    26. I truly understand now that age is just a number. At such a young age you’ve achieved so much and that is something to be proud of. Keep doing great things buddy. Farewell! 

    27. Please feel free to drop by anytime you wish for this is as much your company as ours. It is going to be indeed painful to come to work and not see your enthusiastic face. You shall be missed. Goodbye!

    28. Today isn’t a very good day as the most brilliant and kind individuals of our team says a goodbye. I am just hoping that it is not final. Farewell, dear colleague. 

    29. Wish I could persuade you to stay back for a little while longer at our company, but I also know how much the next job means to you. I wish you all the best for your future. Farewell {employee’s name}! 

    30. I will be grateful to this org since I got an opportunity to work with a brilliant mind like yours, and that too very closely. You are also the kindest person I know here. Goodluck for everything, you deserve it!

    31. It would be wrong if I asked you to stay back in the org and discuss new terms because once the decision has been made one should really stick by it. And knowing the kind of person you are, I know that once you set your mind to something, you leave it only when you achieve it. Goodbye! 

    32. I do not like your next org because it is taking away from us our most reliable employee. But for you, I feel happy because you are going to take a more challenging role and create a larger impact. Farewell! 

    Farewell messages by HR

    1. This might be the end of your time with our company but it’s definitely not the end of new learning as you seek new and more opportunities. On behalf of [company’s name], we’d like to bid you a heartfelt goodbye and wish you lots of good wishes in all that you will pursue going forward! 

    2. On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the dedication you have put into your work while with us. We hope that you had a meaningful stint with [company’s name]. Do write to us if you’d like to share any last thoughts with us. Good luck and Farewell! 

    3. Have goodbyes ever been easy? Most certainly not. We’re happy though that you chose to work with our organization and added so much value with your time here. We are sure you will continue to do so wherever you go in the future also. Farewell from the entire HR team at [organization’s name]. 

    4. We are so often so lost in our everyday work that we forget to appreciate people around us for the amazing work they do. Now that you are leaving, we are reminded of the wonderful work you’ve done, and we hope you continue to do so in the future wherever you go. Goodbye! 

    5. On behalf of the entire HR team at [organization’s name], I would like to wish you all the success as you embark on your new adventure. I am confident that you are going to achieve greater things! 

    Farewell messages for colleagues who are friends 

    1. In addition to being a reliable colleague, you’ve also been a great friend. We are going to miss having you around. Farewell and Good luck! 

    2. We’ve learnt a lot from you over the years and we are sure that all those learnings will help us tackle problems in the future. We wish you all the luck in this world for the new adventure that awaits you.

    3. Every new beginning requires you to leave something behind. As for you, you are leaving a legacy behind my friend! We hope to walk in your footsteps and take this organization to newer heights. On behalf of the entire organization, here’s wishing you lot of luck and blessings for your new venture. 

    4. It has never been easy to bid goodbye to someone who has been a friend, a mentor and a confidant. The next place you work at is indeed lucky to have you join them. Only up and up my friend! 

    5. Farewell mate! The office will not be the same warm place without you in it. As much as I hate to send you off, I cannot be happier to see what you will accomplish next. 

    6. We will miss you is an understatement. Nothing can truly describe what we feel when bidding one of our most hardworking employees a farewell. Good luck my friend! 

    7. I wish I could tie your legs to your cubicle when you are not looking so that you can never leave us. But that will not stop you, will it? Goodbye. 

    8. Farewell to a hardworking colleague during meetings and a joyful maniac during lunch breaks. Work will not be the same anymore. Goodbye! 

    9. I am wondering whom I will approach for asking my silly doubts and for hanging out during lunch. It is going to be hard to find someone like you. With that said, I am very proud of you for taking the leap of faith to advance your career trajectory. Farewell! 

    10. Although you worked only for a little while with us, it feels like we have known you forever. All the fresh ideas and perspectives you bring to the table will be missed. Goodbye and keep in touch. 

    11. Work won’t be the same without you. Always remember, I’m just a text message away. Enjoy your new job! 

    12. I cannot believe that this is your last day at work. Collaboration with you is an integral part of my work and it will take time to get accustomed to it. Good luck my friend! 

    13. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will forever be in our memories. Farewell! 

    14. This is more a ‘Thank you’ than it is a ‘Goodbye’. We want to thank you wholeheartedly for all the novel ideas and contributions you have brought to the organization. We will miss you buddy. 

    15. As sad this goodbye is, it is happy too for I know what you are all set for. To conquer the world! It is just a matter of time before you will have reached your most cherished goal! 

    16. I’m just wondering if the office hours will seem longer without you, they will for sure. I have to tell you how utterly impressed I am by your amazing personality and work ethic. These are going to take you so far in your life my friend. Goodbye and Goodluck! 

    17. On this Goodbye, which is not final, I wish you all the best for your career. May you reach the sky and achieve all that you are working so hard for. Onwards and upwards only, Farewell! 

    18. Bidding Adieu especially to someone whom you see every day, who makes work fun and who is as funny as it gets is so much more difficult than I expected it to be. May you get everything you ever wished for. Goodbye! 

    19. If there is one thing, I know for sure is going to change once you leave the firm is that it is going to be tough coming to work every day. You have been the closest friends I have here. Just imagining the fact that you will not be here to solve my work problems aches my heart. But I am happier than sad about the decision that you’ve made. Farewell. 

    20. You might not be my coworker now, but you shall always be my friend. I have learnt a great deal from you. Seeing you leave is saddening but I am happy you have decided to take the next big step towards your dream. May you find success in all that you do. Goodbye. 

    21. When everything was unknown and unfamiliar, you were the first person to give me strength and hope. From that moment, you’ve not only been a helpful colleague but also a good friend of mine. Now you are leaving. I wish you the best of luck. 

    22. I always wondered how you managed to get so much work done in so less time. You must be a genie and now that you are leaving, I’d like to know that secret of yours. Will you tell me? I wish you all the success going forward my friend! 

    23. Saying farewell to an employee is like saying goodbye to a family member. The bond that we have built over the years is a testimony to our camaraderie. Farewell, we shall miss having you around. 

    24. All I would be missing is your endearing presence, constant support and motivating words. Farewell, all the best to the best. 

    25. I am not lying when I say that this office will be a lonely place without you. We are fortunate to have worked with you on multiple projects and reached numerous milestones over the years. Farewell to the best. 

    26. There is no doubt that you were one of our finest employees. In your time here with us, you managed to create a lasting impact and that is commendable. I hope you continue to do so wherever work takes you next. Farewell, dear friend. 

    27. There is only one good thing about your leaving, you don’t have to worry about deadlines anymore. On a serious note, we will always be indebted to you for what you have done for the firm since its very inception. We are deeply saddened to bid goodbye to one of the oldest people in our firm, not by age of course. Farewell mate! 

    28. I must say not everyone has the guts to give up the work they are comfortable at. It takes a solid heart to chase your dreams and I am extremely proud of you for that. With the determination that you have, your dreams are not far away, my friend. Goodluck! 

    29. On the outside, I may be smiling while I wish you farewell. But on the inside, I am desperately praying for you to stay and not bid a goodbye. But then reality hits. Farewell. 

    30. I don’t intend to feel so emotional but how can I not! You weren’t just a coworker, after all, you were my dearest friend. Finding someone like you will indeed be tough for our org, they hit a jackpot with you. Farewell! 

    31. On your last day with us, I want to thank you for all the support that you’ve given me right from the beginning and for treating me like your own. I will miss everything about you. Farewell! 

    32. I find myself extremely lucky to have met such an incredible person like you. You are one of the most brilliant people I know at work and coming to the office without you is going to be boring. Work won’t be the same anymore. Farewell! 

    33. Our team will be forever indebted to you for always standing tall and taking all the problems up first by yourself. Even when you don’t stay, you will always be a part of this team. Good luck and farewell friend! 

    34. It is unimaginable how many deals we secured because of your hard work. I will never have the right words to express my gratitude to you. You deserve a grand farewell my friend. All the best for your future. 

    35. Your new team isn’t even aware that they are inviting the most dedicated, the kindest and the most hardworking person into their team. I can always vouch for you, my friend. Create wonders, farewell! 

    Farewell messages with inspirational quotes 

    1. Every end is a new beginning, an opportunity to grow beyond limits. You are capable of so much more. I am sure you will succeed at everything you do!

    2. Growth can be achieved if you persevere and keep at it. We know that a change of company will only help you grow more and more. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with someone as talented as yourself. 

    3. In words of Paulo Coelho, if you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. I am sure that more rewards and opportunities are waiting for you out there! 

    4. Only when you have to leave behind something or someone do you realize their value. We will have some urgent work to do to find someone as responsible and reliable as you. 

    5. Nothing lasts forever. Hence, your time with us too. Your time with us is testimony to your hardwork and grit. We are shattered to lose such a person. Nevertheless, here’s to new beginnings! 

    6. Change is the only constant. Being a firm believer of this fact, I am proud of the decision you have made. There is so much that awaits you, my friend! See you. 

    7. Every good thing comes to an end. Similarly, every good thing must begin somewhere. I stand by you in your decision to move onto a more challenging role. We are going to miss working with you. 

    8. I am so proud of you for having taken this decision. Although risky, it will brighten up your future for risks make life worth living. Farwell! 

    9. If I was given an opportunity to bid goodbye to the most hardworking colleague of mine, there’s only this way I would do it, Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach. Farewell! 

    10. A wise man once said, When best friends say goodbye to each other, what they are really saying is ‘Hold that thought, I will be back soon’ So I will hold my thought until you return to hear the rest. You have been more of a friend than a colleague. I shall miss you dearly. Farewell! 

    11. Goodbyes are a part of the journey. We should accept this fact now. And in the most cliché way, think to ourselves, let’s not cry it is over, smile because it happened. Farewell best bud! 

    12. Well, the journey comes to an end, only to begin somewhere. I will pray to get the chance of working with you again in the future. You shall be missed at work and at our fun sessions. Goodbye mate. 


    Your workforce is your biggest asset that drives your organization. Sending farewell messages to your employees will propagate a good word about your company culture and how it empowers people even when they are no longer its part.  

    Sending these messages to your colleagues when they bid adieu to your company will make them feel valued and cared for. This small gesture of gratitude will brighten up their whole day. These farewell messages for your employees have been drafted keeping in mind that they are not just your coworkers but also your dear friends.  

    You may want to tweak these farewell messages to make them more personalized. A touch of customization can add to the authenticity and beauty of these handwritten notes. Send them and keep spreading positivity! 

    On the other hand, if your organization is looking to send fewer farewell messages and increase employee retention, then you may want to know how Darwinbox can help you in this regard.  

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