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Posted by David Kraft on April 15, 2015 Admin Prof Day Flowers for Administrative Professionals day

The History of Administrative Professionals Week

social-2Are you ready for Administrative Professionals Week? It’s the last full week of April every year. This special holiday is reserved to call attention to the important role that secretaries, support staff and other administrative professionals play. While Administrative Professionals Day falls mid-week on Wednesday, the entire week is an opportunity to honor those who do so much in the workplace.

The Heart and Soul of Your Business

Truth be told, administrative professionals are the heart and soul of business; without them, success would be much more difficult. The Administrative Professionals Week holiday was started in 1952 and originally called National Secretaries Week. It was renamed in the year 2000 and is called Administrative Professionals Week to this day.

The holiday marks a time to show gratitude to these professionals who work so tirelessly and drive the engine of business success. Employers and supervisors often give rewards or hold special events to show appreciation during this week. Another popular way to honor Administrative Professionals Week is by sending flowers or giving gifts to your secretaries and support staff.

The History of Administrative Professionals Week

World War 2 brought with it an increased need for secretaries and other skilled support staff in in the U.S. In light of this, The National Secretaries Association was formed in order to help recognize their key contributions, support worker development and attract more qualified applicants. The association is currently called the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

The IAAP along with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce held the first National Secretaries Week in 1952. Various manufacturers and office supply companies also participated. The name change to Administrative Professionals Week (and Day) occurred in 2000 to stay in sync with the expanding responsibilities within the administrative workforce around the world.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Week

This year, Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The entire week is the perfect time to let the support staff in your company know how special and appreciated they are. Some of the best ways to show your appreciation include:

Flowers. Spring bouquets are in season in April, and a beautiful bouquet can send a message of gratitude.

April Passion

April Passion

Gift Baskets. Fruit and gourmet gift baskets are another great way to express your appreciation.

Garden Gourmet Basket

Garden Gourmet Basket

Louisville Stoneware Gifts. From designer mugs to birdhouses, Louisville stoneware is a unique and unforgettable gift.

Wren House Birdhouse

Wren House Birdhouse

Contact Nanz & Kraft for more flower and gift ideas for celebrating Administrative Professionals Week this year.