National Administrative Professional Day 2011
April 25, 2011
Everyone in the office should be celebrated. Office workers never seem to get the attention or respect they deserve. Administrative professional Day recognizes and celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace. Administrative Professional Day was originally organized in the year of 1952 as National Secretaries Week, through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the position to a company or business. In 1998, the name of the holiday changed to better represent the full range of administrative positions. The name change was to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today administrative workforce. Administrative Professionals Week is always the last full week of April.
Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances.
Although some people like to say that an assistant is “just assistant,” assistants end up working long hours to ensure that the company’s clients have the best possible experience when they are conducting business. For some administrative assistants their duties do not end once they clock out. Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail. They may also handle travel and guest arrangements.
Is your office recognizing the administrative staff this year?
Check out some ways Administrative Assistants like to be appreciated:
- Engraved plaque expressing your appreciation
- Special lunch catered for the entire week
- Tickets to the symphony
- Personalized bottles of wine or champagne
- Gift Certificicates
- Sending Flowers
If you are administrative professionals, do you feel that you are appreciated by other staff members? It is this time of year to celebrate and express your appreciation to those who do some much. They are the oil that keeps the machine of the company running. It is important for bosses to work hard to not take them for granted, and tell them that they are appreciated throughout the year and not only on Administrative Assistant Day.
DetailXPerts is acknowledging Administrative Professional Day for the entire week.
When you have your vehicle professionally detailed by DetailXPerts during April 25th-30th, you will receive a FREE gift. And besides, DetailXPerts gift certificate would be a perfect gift for your office assistant. What an easy and convenient way to pamper the one who keeps the office running smoothly. No need for anyone to leave the office, we have mobile detailing units so we will come to you.