On April 25th we will celebrate Administrative Professionals Day. On many occasions I’ve been given some nice gifts from my bosses ranging from a Custom Chocolate Gift Box to a Personalized Tote Bag. Remembering how apprecitated I felt when received these gifts sparked my curiosity about the origin of this holiday. With a little research I discovered that the original holiday was created in 1952 and called National Secretary’s Day by Harry F. Klemfuss. His goal was to encourage more women to become secretaries…I’ll spare you from any women’s lib comments here
The title has definitely changed and evolved over the years. You are not likely to find a quintessential secretary quite like Joan Holloway from Madmen in the office these days. A couple other things that have changed is that unlike Secretaries in the 1950′s, the role is no longer gender specific to women and the new term “Administrative Professionals” encompasses more positions than the original title of “Secretary”. One thing that remains the same is that is recognition is still important!
So if you’re reading this and thinking how can I show appreciation to my Administrative Professional Staff, we have an entire category of Promotional Products geared for this special day. I’ve also listed some of my favorite Admin Gifts!