Admin Pros We Should Thanks

Administrative Professionals Week is April 21st through the 25th, with Administrative Professionals Day falling on April 23.  This is the week/day we pause and give thanks to all the administrative professionals in our offices.  These hardworking assistants do more than just answer the phones and get coffee.  In fact, many of them are responsible for the day to day running of the office and for making everything necessary for major events come together.

There are a lot of different administrative professionals we should thank this week.  The International Association of Administrative Professionals defines administrative professionals as “individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment and who are dedicated to furthering their personal and professional growth in their chosen profession.”  While a lot of people think this day is all about secretaries (it was originally called Secretary’s Day), today administrative professionals have a variety of titles: office coordinator, administrative specialist, office manager, and executive assistant are just a few of them.

This month, be sure to thank your hard working administrative professionals in your life.  Take them out to lunch, send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or even give them the day (or at least the afternoon) off.  Show your administrative assistant just how valuable they are.  Moravian can’t do everything for Administrative Professionals Day, but we can certainly help with the flowers.  Check out our variety of flowers in Houston, TX, that are perfect for the day, and you might even want to get some of our tasty Godiva chocolates, too!

Administrative Professionals Top Ten Qualities

Administrative Professional’s Day, also known as Secretaries Day, is coming up.  This year, it’s on April 24th, the last Wednesday of the month.  On this day, we take the time to thank those who help keep our offices running: secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and the many others who fall under the administrative professional umbrella.  These professionals have many amazing qualities that ensure the office runs smoothly.

•    They keep the small problems away from you.  There are dozens of little fires they put out every day that you never hear about.

•    They don’t get fixated on the small stuff.

•    They make sure things get done efficiently.

•    You won’t find anyone else with such amazing spelling and grammar skills.

•    They understand the “professional” part of their title and always look great.

•    They keep their personal and professional lives separate.  They won’t bring their drama into the office.

•    Office equipment and computer software changes pretty regularly, and it’s up to your admin professional to keep on top of it all.  He or she often trains the rest of the office on this new technology after mastering it.

•    Because they often meet with clients before anyone else does, they understand that they function as the face of your business.  Whether on the phone, through email, or in person, they make sure to treat all customers and co-workers with respect.

•    They’re organized.  If you need to find something, they can tell you right where it is.

•    They come up with solutions that keep the office running!

Be sure to thank these professionals on Wednesday the 24th with a beautiful bouquet of Administrative Professionals Day flowers in Houston, TX!

The History of Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professional’s Day, also known as Secretaries Day, is coming up.  This year, it’s on April 25th, the last Wednesday of the month.  On this day, we take the time to thank those who help keep our offices running: secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and the many others who fall under the administrative professional umbrella.

This will be the 60th anniversary of the day.  The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) has set the theme for this year’s day as “Admins, the Pulse of the Office.”  The IAAP provides many different resources for administrative professionals.  They offer continuing education courses and seminars as well as tips for the beginning administrative professional.

The IAAP first held Administrative Professionals Week in 1952.  It was created by Harry F. Klemfuss, a publicist in New York.  He wanted to encourage more people to enter the administrative professional field.  Originally, it was called Secretaries Day.  Later, Secretaries Week was celebrated the first week of June.  In 1955, National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April.  In 2000, the IAAP changed the name to Administrative Professionals Week/Day instead of Secretaries Week/Day because job titles and responsibilities had changed a lot over the years.  They also wanted to include people like executive assistants and office managers in the celebration.

Today, it’s estimated that there are more than 4.1 million administrative professionals in the U.S., and there’s another 8.9 million people in administrative support roles.  Almost every office has at least an administrative assistant or office manager.

Many employers celebrate Administrative Professionals Week by giving their administrative assistants flowers, vacation time, or by taking them out to lunch.  While these hard-working professionals should be thanked on a regular basis due to all the work they do year-round, it is especially important to remember to honor them during this week.  As mentioned, this category now includes many different positions and titles, so take a moment and be sure you include everyone who counts.  These are the people who make the office run smoothly, and they deserve some appreciation.

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Administrative Professionals Day is Coming!

Are you ready for Administrative Professionals Day?  It’s Wednesday, April 25 this year, and it’s the one day set aside to show your administrative professionals just how much you appreciate them.  The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) has set the theme for this year’s day as “Admins, the Pulse of the Office.”  This will be the 60th anniversary of the day.

The IAAP first held Administrative Professionals Week in 1952.  Originally, Secretaries Day was celebrated as the last Wednesday of April.  Then it grew into Secretaries Week.  In 2000, the IAAP changed the name to Administrative Professionals Week/Day instead of Secretaries because job titles and responsibilities have changed.  They also wanted to include people like executive assistants and office managers in the celebration.

It’s estimated that there are more than 4.1 million administrative professionals working in the U.S. today, with another 8.9 million in administrative support roles.  That’s a huge number, and almost every office has at least an administrative assistant or office manager.  Don’t make the mistake of not showing them some appreciation this year.  There are a number of things you could do: take them to lunch, have an office party, get them a small gift, send them flowers, or give them a nice little cash bonus.

No matter what you do, be sure to acknowledge everyone who qualifies as an administrative professional.  As mentioned, this category now includes many different positions and titles, so take a moment and be sure you include everyone who counts.  These are the people who make the office run smoothly, and they deserve some appreciation.

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