5 Ways to Thank Your Administrative Professional

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Administrative Professionals Day is April 23, and in addition to flowers, cards and candy, we think there's a lot companies can do to keep office managers, executive assistants and administrative pros engaged at work. We're sharing more details on our blog: http://bit.ly/1ltWNSD

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5 Ways to Thank Your Administrative Professional

  1. Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5
  2. Being an administrative professional is a really hard job.
  3. They’re on call 24/7.
  4. They’re on call 24/7. Dealing with tough personalities.
  5. They’re on call 24/7. Dealing with tough personalities. Moving mountains during a crisis.
  6. Their to-do lists seem to never end: ü  Manage schedules and travel ü  Plan company events and outings ü  Support executives and HR ü  Keep the office stocked ü  Everything else…
  7. But they still find time to put your dirty coffee cup in the sink.
  8. So let’s show them how thankful we are.
  9. Here are Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5  
  10. Our list doesn’t include flowers, but they’re always a good idea.     Pro Tip 5   Here are Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5  
  11. When you’re feeling thankful, just say it. 1
  12. Favorite snack magically appeared at the office? Full day of meetings coordinated flawlessly? Sales kickoff entertainment got people fired up?
  13. Favorite snack magically appeared at the office? Full day of meetings coordinated flawlessly? Sales kickoff entertainment got people fired up? Take the time to say thanks. Nice work today!
  14. Help them network with other admins. 2
  15. You’ve probably worked with the executive assistants or office managers of your peers.
  16. You’ve probably worked with the executive assistants or office managers of your peers. Why not introduce them to the administrative professional in your life?
  17. Having a well-developed professional network makes it easier to gather feedback, vet new ideas and feel more connected at work.
  18. Be more consistent with your travel preferences. 3
  19. It might not sound like a way to say thanks, but being consistent about your travel preferences will save your admin tons of time.
  20. It might not sound like a way to say thanks, but being consistent about your travel preferences will save your admin tons of time. Bonus: it’ll be easier for your admin to adjust travel plans when your itinerary changes.
  21. Start by answering a few simple questions: ü  What airline, hotel and rental car do you prefer? ü  Do you like an aisle or window? ü  Economy, business or first class? ü  What are your loyalty account numbers?
  22. Invest in his or her professional growth. 4
  23. A great way to keep your admin happy is by taking an interest in developing their career. Offer training to refine a skill or give them the autonomy to build and run a new program.
  24. Not sure what to offer? Here are some ideas: Training Opportunities •  Software •  Public speaking •  Leadership •  Conflict negotiation •  Goal setting New Responsibilities •  Philanthropy •  Executive coaching •  Event planning •  New hire gifts •  Internal newsletter
  25. Offload the easy stuff to an app 5
  26. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects.
  27. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects. OpenTable Get a reservation almost anywhere in seconds.
  28. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects. TripIt Automatically create an itinerary for your travel.
  29. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects. Seamless Working late? Order dinner in just a few clicks.
  30. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects. Uber On-demand car service in 35+ countries.
  31. Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects. FancyHands Need personal errands run? Let FancyHands help.
  32. Oh, there’s one more app you should check out.
  33. It’s ours. Try Cotap. It’s a simple, secure mobile messaging app that instantly connects you to everyone you work with, without having to swap phone numbers. It’s perfect for busy executives and administrative professionals.
  34. Be sure you thank your administrative professional on April 23rd! cotap.com/download

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