Administrative Professionals Day was first established in 1952 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer. It was originally named National Secretaries Day and is now known as Administrative Professionals Day. This day was established as a chance to recognize the hardworking individuals who keep office operations running smoothly day in and day out. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are more than 3 million Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in the workforce today.
In order for any company to run efficiently and effectively, it is essential to have organized, detail-oriented professionals at the heart of operations. According to SHRM, the first half of 2020 initiated the largest increase in work-from-home clerical and administrative roles. With so many remote and hybrid roles being transformed and developed across today’s workforce, Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are great reminders that showing gratitude towards support staff is more essential than ever.
Administrative, clerical, and call center roles are the backbone of operations and vital to your organization. Here are 5 ways to show gratitude for Administrative Professionals:
Administrative Professionals Day is a chance to share gratitude and invigorate motivation in the workplace by sharing positive encounters and the individual successes of those who are vital to office operations. Behind every great success is a team of people who make it happen. As today’s workforce continues to increase in complexity, a simple thank you still goes a long way.
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