Administrative Professionals Week

Six Gifts for Administrative Professionals Day/Week

Tracey Minella| April 22, 2016| Nassau Jobs

They say no one is indispensable, but every business has that one person who comes as close to it as possible. The one you look at and ask yourself:

Where would I…or the business… be without her (or him)?

Well, next week is Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 27th. Some celebrate all week long. Are you ready?

Don’t blow this, bosses. If you’re sweating now because the person you’re honoring is the one you typically rely on to plan and execute this kind of stuff, we’ve got your back.

Here’s how you show your right-hand man (or woman) that you appreciate all they do for your business all year long:

6 Gifts that show your appreciation:

  1. Take the superstar to lunch someplace nice. Note: Not Subway.
  2. Get a pair of tickets to something s/he likes, such as a concert, a ball game, or the movies. Note: If it’s a set date, be sure h/she is free. Be sure it’s the team s/he roots for. And just to be clear, the other ticket is not for you.
  3. Buy a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant. Note: If you don’t know, ask one of her close co-workers.
  4. Go traditional with candy and flowers …unless they’re diabetic or allergic. Nothing says “You’re special to me” like an epi-pen incident. Note: Hell hath no fury than a secretary whose desk is the only one without flowers. Don’t be “that” boss.
  5. Give the gift of time off…it can be an hour, a day, or an extra week of vacation. S/he probably earned it. Note: Switching back to candy next year may not go over well.
  6. Money is always in style. Only the rarest, die-hard sentimentalist would balk at a nice cash bonus. That way s/he can buy what s/he wants or needs most. Note: Just be sure to get a nice card and write something personal (yet professional) in it so it doesn’t look like you forgot and just threw money in an envelope last minute.

One of the smartest things you can do for your business is to treat your support staff well year round—especially your most valuable worker. But sometimes you may forget. Consider Administrative Professionals Day your reminder.