Administrative Professional’s Day or Secretary’s Day is an unofficial secular holiday in US and Canada annually observed on the last Wednesday of April (April, 27 2011) which recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. The holiday appeared in 1952 through the efforts of Harry F. Klemfuss, a New York publicist.Working together with the National Secretaries Association, he wanted to encourage more people to work in the secretarial/administrative support field.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the US, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada and millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world. The statistics shows the importance of recognition support staff for their accomplishments and contributions to corporate success. Take the opportunity to show your acknowledgment – and strengthen the value of an employee’s contributions. Here’re some simple tips that will help you to put the benefits of proper office etiquette to work during the Administrative Professional’s Day.
Thank everyone in your team
Take yout time to thank every member of your support staff – from secretaries and assistants to junior managers. Tell them exactly what they did that you appreciate, be specific. A simple “Thank You” can go a long way to motivate employees and build loyalty.
Make a corporate party
Present your employees with a small gift of appreciation
Give your employees a gift of appreciation that is sure to lift their spirits, create a lasting memory and boost productivity. Flowers, chocolate and assorted gift baskets are the best gift ideas for Secretary’s Day. It’s considered that flowers and plants can be very meaningful to businesses in the modern economy and they actually enhance people’s ability to generate ideas and solve problems.