An opportunity is coming up to thank some of the silent heroes in the workplace. The ones who make many daily tasks seamless and keep companies functioning. Often, carrying out their responsibilities in the background, without people even realizing how they’re indirectly being supported.
Wednesday, in the last full week of April is Administrative Professionals Day. This year it falls on April 26th.
Modern organizations run on many things – SaaS tools, sales organizations, and customer support – but there is one thing holding it all together behind the scenes. Yes, I’m talking about one of the most thankless of thankless roles – stuck way in the background – which typically doesn’t get a chance to shine: administrative professionals! We all know how important these folks are to helping us get productive. This day is the one day where we all have a chance to thank them for thankless work. In fact, shame on you if you don’t take this ONE opportunity in the year to thank them.
Here are our top 5 ideas:
1. Publish a company-wide news post
To make sure everyone knows it’s Administrative Professionals Day make a public announcement on Wednesday, April 26th. Give a quick explanation on what the day is and thank people in these roles.
Cleary’s News product makes it simple to share a post to all employees to recognize people in these roles. This can be made more personal by adding a photo of each person with a short bio. It can include title, what he or she does, and specific examples of responsibilities that have a ripple effect and benefit many. End the post with a call to action to share their thoughts with a link to Cleary’s Shoutout page.
Get started with this news post prompt:
“We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the administrative professionals on our team this Administrative Professionals Day. Thank you for the tireless work you all do to support the company day in and day out. We would not be able to achieve our goals and mission together without the critical work you all do!”