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Say “Happy Administrative Professionals Week” with Flowers!

The week of April 21st through April 25th is the time of year to stop and say, “Thank you” to all the men and women who bend over backwards every day to meet your needs at the office. They file insurance claims, balance your books and maybe even fetch your coffee. They are the glue that holds the office together. They are … your administrative professional.

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The job has been around for as long as there have been offices and people needed to make them run. In the US, the need for people to fill this position increased dramatically during WWII. In order to help attract even more individuals to the field and also to recognize the contributions to the economy of those who already performed the job, the National Secretaries Association was formed. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and finally to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

The first National Secretaries week was formed in 1952 with the Wednesday of that week being known as National Secretaries Day. The titles eventually changed to Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day and are now known as Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day.

Celebrate with Flowers

Is there a better way to celebrate this week of thanks for some of your hardest workers than with a beautiful floral arrangement? Okay, maybe they’d say a raise first but then, definitely, flowers. Who wouldn’t want to come into the office every day this week to a new arrangement placed on the side of their desk with a card thanking them for their hard work?

And if you’re looking for a special gift for Administrative Professionals Day, a plant is also a great idea. They clean the air and give any work space a splash of nature.

Don’t be afraid to let the people who work so hard for you every day know how important they are to the business and to the success of your job. That’s why this day was created after all. But when you say it, make sure you say it with flowers!

Say “Thanks So Much!” To Your Staff

Administrative Professional's Day is April 24th

Administrative Professional’s Day is April 24th. Take this opportunity to tell your staff “Thanks So Much!” Once known as Secretary’s Day, Administrative Professionals Day has become one of the largest workplace observances.

This special day is celebrated worldwide with activities recognizing support staff with gifts. In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one’s assistant gifts such as flowers, candy, or time off. Have you said “Thank You” to your staff lately? This is a perfect opportunity!

Coffee Mug Flower Arrangement Gift Basket - Administrative Professional's Day Peachy Gerbera Daisy Bouquet

Don’t Leave Your Staff Out On Their Special Holiday!

Next week is Administrative Professionals Week, with the designated Admin Professionals DAY being on April 27th! (Formerly known as Secretary’s Day) This is the time to thank those who make our jobs a whole lot easier! Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances, it’s even celebrated worldwide.

A Bit Of History Of This Holiday

Sending Thank You FlowersIn 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff.

Why Should You Celebrate?

Any good business owner knows they would not be where they are without the help of their crew. Even temporary staff are essential to getting the job done and done right! How do you plan to recognize your staff on Administrative Professional’s Day/Week?

Chocolate Lovers Gift BasketFirst off, you can NEVER go wrong with flowers. Everyone loves to receive beautiful blooms to brighten up an office desk. Have your flowers delivered on Monday to kick off a spectacular Administrative Professionals Week!

Gift baskets are also available from your local florist and are so exciting when delivered to an entire office. Everyone has a chance to sample some of their favorites. If your staff is more health-conscious, order a fresh fruits gift basket. If they have more of a sweet tooth, you might order a chocolate filled gift basket, or a candy gift basket! All are great ideas and so yummy for your crew!

For the rest of the week, go out of your way to do nice gestures for your staff. Clean the bathroom extra spick-and-span. Have a lunch cookout on a nice sunny day. Let everyone go an hour early on Friday. There are lots of great, and inexpensive ways you can show your crew just how much they mean to you.

Let us know what your plans are in the comments below! Post pictures as well!

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Secretary’s Day: More Than A Simple Thank You

I may not have a secretary but I’ve been one, and the simple pleasure that comes from an employer’s appreciation is worth its weight in gold. Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to show an employee how valuable their efforts really are. Administrative professional, clerical assistant, secretary—whatever title graces the placard, the right hand they provide helps ensure a smooth functioning workplace.

Sometimes the day begins cheerily with a bright smile from your assistant as you walk in the door. Other times it is the secretary who is always a step ahead during crunch times that proves of invaluable importance. This week is Secretary’s Week across America. What better time than now to show just how much you appreciate the smell of a fresh pot of coffee every morning, not having to field problem phone calls, office products in ample supply, and a workplace that feels like home every time you arrive. I would’ve loved receiving any of these popular arrangements for Secretary’s Day.

–   Brynn FSN Support Staff-


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