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Celebrate Admin Professionals Day: Ways to Show Your Appreciation

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Administrative professionals play huge roles in a lot of organizations, yet their value is little understood. Celebrate by showing your administrative professionals how thankful you are for everything they do. Here are some ideas:

Breakfast Surprise

Have breakfast waiting for them when they walk into the office in the morning. If your company is trying to cut back on expenses, a nice basket of bagels, muffins, juices, and fruit is enough.

Extended Lunch

Take them out to a restaurant of their choice and don’t look at the clock. Offer an extended lunch in which they can sit back and enjoy being treated.

Flowers

According to many administrative professionals, next to being taken out to lunch, getting flowers on Administrative Professionals Day has been one of the most common gestures made by their employers. Change it up. Combine the gift of flowers and food with an Edible Arrangement.

Money and Gift Cards

If you prefer to give a more tangible gift, you can’t go wrong with handing out cold hard cash. An alternative is the gift of gift cards. Dining gift cards or generic prepaid cards are going to be your best bets.

Professional Development

This tends to be the less traditional route but is a good way to show your administrative professionals that their personal and professional development is important to you. Other continuing education options include gifting your administrative professionals with the option to:

  • Take a course at their local community college.
  • Take a seminar that’s being held by their chamber of commerce.
  • Participate in a virtual conference.

Personal Development

Has your administrative professional always wanted to try something new like yoga or painting? Have them choose something that helps them develop personally and let them soar with it. If they don’t have time to take the class when they are not at work, give them a pass to leave work for a few hours to do so.

Surprise Half Day or Full

We tend to spend more time working and sleeping than doing anything else and who couldn’t use a day off? Say thanks with time off by letting your administrative professionals leave early for the day or have a three-day weekend.

Charitable Donations

Is your administrative professional active in their church or passionate about a particular charity? Make a donation in their name.

Information by Marisa Sanfilippo from Business.com.