National Administrative Professionalsí Day (also known as National Secretary Day) takes place annually, this year on April 25th. This day celebrates the more than 4 million administrative assistants and secretaries working in the US, as well as the millions of people working in home based supportive, remote office and virtual assisting roles. Therefore, this holiday is the perfect time to pay tribute to not only the traditional administrative staff but also the remote office professionals and virtual assistants.
Administrative Professionals Day was actually created in 1952 and was originally called National Secretaries Week. Working in conjunction with the National Secretaries Association, later known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the creators wanted to encourage more people to consider careers in the secretarial administrative support field and later changed the name to reflect the changing roles in today's workforce. Today, Administrative Professionals Day is the largest non-holiday workplace observance.
This holiday, this year celebrating its 60th year, is the perfect time to pay tribute to virtual secretaries, home based customer service staff, executive assistants, administrative assistants, virtual assistants and other home based administrative workers. Many CEOs and managers will treat their secretaries and other clerical staff to flowers, lunch and gifts. While these are all excellent choices, we thought we would ask our more than 20,000 VOT virtual assistants to find out what they would most like to receive (BESIDES FLOWERS AND LUNCH!) in recognition of their hard work.
Unconventional Administrative Professionals Day Gift Ideas:
1. Starbucks - Either a gift card or the real thing or better yet... BOTH!
2. Spa Treatments - or spa related products and services
3. A paid day off and a Great Book!
4. Gift Cards - Amazon, movie theaters, restaurants, department stores and more
5. Comfy slippers, robes or PJs - for home based and virtual workers
6. Magazine Subscriptions
-A handwritten thank-you card.
-A monetary bonus.
-A new set of personalized business cards, desk accessories, or computer upgrades.
-A few hours or day off.
-A company-sponsored professional certification.
-A ticket to a professional development seminar (like the IAAP convention).
-An annual membership to a support organization.
-A seminar by a professional development speaker, or a special speech to admins by your CEO.
-Home office equipment, software, upgrades or reference materials.
VOT thanks each and every one of your for your hard work, commitment to your home life and a job very well done! Your commitment to quality and excellence in your work does not go unnoticed. We are lucky to have you as part of our growing team of virtual professionals!
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Posted On April 25, 2012