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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 …

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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  • 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