National Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Formerly known as Secretary’s Day, this day is set aside to honor administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries, and other professional administrative positions. The holiday was proclaimed in 1952 by Charles Sawyer, the then US Secretary of Commerce.
Chances are there’s at least one rockstar on your office’s admin team. They keep schedules organized, take copious notes at meetings, answer phones, welcome office visitors, assist the accountants, ensure everyone has the office supplies needed. Meanwhile, they step in to handle anything and everything that comes up unexpectedly.
It takes a special kind of person to be an administrative professional. These are the people with a keen eye for detail. They make to-do lists each day and don’t stop until each item is crossed off. They take on new challenges and adapt to new technologies, making it look effortless along the way. In short, they make you and your company look good.
Let your administrative staff know how much you appreciate them on National Administrative Professionals Day! It can be as simple as a handshake, or you can go above and beyond. Send a company-wide email praising each admin staff member by name. Take the whole admin team out to lunch. Or or surprise them with gift baskets, flowers or a personalized keepsake to display on their desk—these options work especially well for a remote or hybrid team and GiftTree can handle all the delivery details!
Whatever you choose to do to mark the occasion, make sure your admin team knows that their hard work and dedication isn’t taken for granted.
Who is the superstar administrative professional at your office?