Where would your workplace be without the determination and grind of administrative professionals? They keep offices running like a well-oiled machine with their know-how and resilience. Outside of bookkeeping, managing files, planning, and scheduling meetings and events, admin pros are the true backbone of any office.

Although they can go unnoticed, remembered when things go wrong — admin pros should be celebrated, acknowledged for all of the glossed over tasks they greatly manage for tens, sometimes hundreds of people. They bring employees up during times of stress, keep employees on pace, and improve engagement throughout the organization.

At Cater2.me, we help administrative professionals with their workload but also help create experiences that inspire meaningful connections in the workplace and beyond.

This Administrative Professionals’ Day, recognize the backbone of your office for their tireless work and give them the appreciation they deserve.

Celebrate your office hero all Administrative Professionals’ Day and week long.

Thank You For Being A Friend

A simple thank you can go a long way. A signed card and balloons from the team is usually the easiest and safest route. However, a more personalized gift such as a planner or journal are thoughtful, functional, and come in as many varieties as there are personalities.

Recognition in the form of an award or speech is also a great way to show your appreciation. Add their favorite treat or lunch and you’ll have a celebration the honoree will truly enjoy.

Party Like A Rockstar

For some admin pros, making time for fun and games in the office is just as crucial as the work that has to be done. For these extraordinary types, partying may be the most unique and lively way to celebrate.

Planning an in-office happy hour with a personalized cocktail is an exceptional option. Even if they would favor a more health conscious mocktail in their namesake, this over-the-top and customizable approach is guaranteed to impress.

In the same fashion, organizing a team outing such as a Paint Nite or a team scavenger hunt are one-of-a-kind ways you can facilitate bonding between your colleagues.

Remember that the person celebrated doesn’t have to plan themselves. Getting someone other than the professional to plan is easy. With food and drink, anyone can turn Administrative Professionals’ Day into a team event that everyone will enjoy. 

 

Relax To The Max

Who doesn’t love to be pampered? Nothing says, “I know how hard you work.” like a gift certificate for a much-needed relaxation break. Spa gift cards are excellent, but in-office massage services like Zeel are even better. They provide same-day massage therapy right to your workplace. Perfect for those managers who could use a breather and a deep tissue massage respectfully.

Yoga sessions are also great for active admin pros looking for an effective method to reduce stress and stay healthy. Not only are these healthful gift ideas welcomed, they are genuinely appreciated and loved.

 

Learn To Fly

Administrative professionals are always eager to learn and expand their skill set through training, seminars, and conventions. As their roles evolve, staying up-to-date on trends and best practices should be encouraged.

Encouraging their career growth can result in uncovering untapped administrative skills, benefitting the team as a whole. By investing in their professional development, you’ll show that their contributions are valued and seen.

Access to more ideas, information, and knowledge is a gift that keeps on giving and one they will genuinely value this Administrative Professionals’ Day.