Administrative professionals are essential because of who they are and what they do. They possess superhuman organization and people skills. They juggle short-term and long-term projects. And perhaps most importantly, they help businesses set and achieve goals.

Administrative Professionals Day is an excellent opportunity to show some love to these vital office staff members. It carves out 24 hours dedicated to commending the work of administrative assistants, secretaries, receptionists, and other professional positions of support.

What’s Administrative Professionals Day? 

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated every year on the Wednesday of the last week in April. The occasion occurs during Administrative Professionals Week, which is the last week of April. On this day and throughout the week, employers can recognize and reward these hardworking employees for their efforts.

In 2021, Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on April 21. Administrative Professionals Week runs from April 18 to 24.

Ways to show support

There are many ways to express appreciation to the assistants, secretaries, and other staff members who make your business or facility run seamlessly. Employers and managers can recognize administrative professionals for their hard work by offering them:

  • A Thank You

Tell your administrative staff how their work has aided the business and their colleagues. Saying thank you in person or with a card, certificate, or email is an easy way to show appreciation. Going with a card or certificate enables everyone in the office to share a personal message as well. Terryberry’s Free Printable Certificate Maker can help with just that.

  • Gifts and rewards

Consider sending administrative professionals a beautiful floral bouquet to show your appreciation if they love flowers. Those who aren’t into flowers may enjoy a fruit arrangement or candy. If they have a hobby, you can buy them something that supports it. The goal is to get them something they will personally enjoy. Browse Terryberry’s appreciation gifts here.

  • Time to Unwind

Sometimes, the best gift is time. A day off with pay is another good way to show appreciation for administrative professionals. This enables them to spend time with friends and loved ones.

  • Financial rewards

A monetary gift is usually the most appreciated way to thank an administrative professional. This can be a bonus check or gift card to a favorite store. The point is to reward them for everything they do to make your company run smoothly.

Challenging circumstances 

Recognition on Administrative Professionals Day and during Administrative Professionals Week is even more significant this year. Many support staff have been working remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic shut down offices and other worksites over a year ago.

Do you want to support your administrative staff?

The team at Terryberry has been helping businesses recognize valued team members like administrative professionals and support staff for years. Terryberry’s award presentation and employee appreciation gift kits are a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate them.

Reach out to us today to learn more about Administrative Professionals Day and how we can help make your workplace a happier place. Contact us.