Administrative Professionals Day has been celebrated around the world for decades. In the United States, it began as National Secretaries Day in 1952 and was updated in 2000 to reflect the vast number of operational duties administrative professionals are responsible for.
Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April, and is typically celebrated with gifts and recognition for the office administrative staff, company lunches, and other office events and activities.
Honoring your Administrative Professional
Sometimes it can be easy to forget how much we rely on our administrative staff on an everyday basis. Administrative staff do more than manage office schedules, answer phones, take messages, and manage data entry and retrieval. Often they, more than anyone else in an office, have a pulse on the company itself, and know about the nuances of each department as well as their fellow employees.
Unfortunately, a lot of the time their job can be a thankless one. When a big deal is completed, it is often the sales team or other executives that get the majority of the credit; it is easy to forget that their success was dependent on an administrative team that made sure calls were made and received, and that important information was where it needed to be. This makes it all the more important to take Administrative Professionals Day serious by taking the time to honor your administrative staff.
What to get your Administrative Professional
For administrative staff that has been with your company for a while, you’ve hopefully learned a bit about their interests and can get them a personalized gift that you know they will enjoy. One of the most foolproof gifts is an elaborate floral arrangement.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, flowers will make an administrative assistant’s workspace smell pleasant, and can even improve the scent of the entire office for a week or two. If you’ve done your homework, you hopefully know their favorite flower or flowers, and can send them an arrangement of that is thoughtful and personal.
Where to get the best flowers
Schaff Floral has a wide selection of flowers specifically put together for Admin Professional’s Day, offering same-day delivery all over the United States!