Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:27 pm
Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretary’s Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. It falls on Wednesday, April 26 this year.
Have you appreciated the administrative professionals in your office this week? If not, you should—not only because it’s Administrative Professionals Week, but to make sure they know all those millions of thankless, but absolutely necessary, tasks they perform are appreciated.
Admin professionals are the hub of your workplace, all roads lead to them. They handle projects, logistics, document preparations, act as a communications hub, keep records, organize invoices, and act as office managers by ordering supplies and keeping eyes on the state of the workplace. Make sure you’re appreciating them. Here are a few ideas on how you can show your favorite administrative professional they are valued, loved, and appreciated.
1. The Day or Afternoon Free – Wave goodbye as you send your administrative professional out for the afternoon or to take the whole day off. Do it in style with a printed certificate granting them “early release.”
2. Flowers and a Long Lunch – It’s a classic for a reason; a beautiful floral arrangement and a lunch at their favorite local place is always appreciated. Find a little sweet treat for them, such as a gift wrapped Bundtlet Tower from Nothing Bundt Cakes and make sure they receive it with the favorite coffee. When you call the florist, ask them to use seasonal flowers to create something beautiful and unexpected.
3. A Memory Collection – A card is always nice, but why not arrange for a memory collection? Ask members of your company or team to write up a time your administrative professional went above and beyond, or helped them out of a jam. A collection is not only something they can always treasure, but gives them tangible evidence of the value of their work.
4. Personalized Presents – Sometimes the best gifts are items that mean something to your administrative professional. Are they golfers? A set of personalized golf balls and a pass for a round would be a nice gift. Does she love to cook? A new cookbook from a celeb chef hits the spot. Does he love movies? Send him to the multiplex with a gift card for movies and popcorn. A personalized product matters because it shows you know what interests them, what it takes to recharge their batteries, and you care enough to arrange for a gift that matters to them.
Nothing Bundt Cakes is located at 548 S Lake Ave, Pasadena. Call (626) 792-8200 or visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/ca/pasadena for more details.