- This is a thoughtful way to let your other workers know about the status of a co-worker that is not present at work. Be mindful not to tell them information about his or her sickness, if he or she want to keep it a secret. Use this to ask for their cooperation and effort in the time being.
- Plainly tell the employees about your co-worker's sickness.
- Tell them other details but do not inform them things that your colleague want to keep as a secret.
- Request for their support and them to cover the person until she recovers.
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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Today, Ryan Silva is scheduled to undergo a spinal fusion to remove degenerated discs in his spine. As most of you are aware, he has been suffering from chronic back pain for some time now. He hopes to cure that by undergoing this surgical procedure.
If everything goes well, we expect Ryan back to work in three months. During his absence, however, we hope everyone can work together to cover his tasks. We will be approaching particular people throughout the day to give individual assignments. We look forward to everyone's cooperation regarding this matter. Thank you.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Example of letter informing of scheduled surgery of employee.
Further things to consider when writing inform letters to colleagues
Inform letters are letters written to communicate new knowledge or changes in situations. Whether you want to keep your employees updated with recent changes in the work routine or structure of the company, or to communicate interview dates to job applicants, an inform letter will be the best formal way to do it. Inform letters can also be used to inform employees about new policies that may affect the employment's terms and conditions as agreed to in the contract. For instance, if workdays and business hours are planned during a holiday, an employee should send inform letters to communicate the new schedule and ask employees to solicit cooperation.
Keeping your employees well informed is important to your business and inform letters are powerful tools to do just that. Mention the reason for writing early in the letter. Be thorough, concise, and omit irrelevant details. For unpleasant news like a layoff, be direct yet sensitive. Give clear and complete information to avoid being bombarded with questions later. Communicate exactly what you want the recipient to do. End the letter on a positive note and send it early enough so that the reader has enough time to prepare for the assignment.
Letters to Colleagues
Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.
Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.