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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  • Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5
  • Being an administrative professional is a really hard job.
  • Theyre on call 24/7.
  • Theyre on call 24/7. Dealing with tough personalities.
  • Theyre on call 24/7. Dealing with tough personalities. Moving mountains during a crisis.
  • Their to-do lists seem to never end: Manage schedules and travel Plan company events and outings Support executives and HR Keep the office stocked Everything else
  • But they still nd time to put your dirty coffee cup in the sink.
  • So lets show them how thankful we are.
  • Here are Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5
  • Our list doesnt include flowers, but theyre always a good idea. Pro Tip 5 Here are Smart Ways to Thank Administrative Professionals 5
  • When youre feeling thankful, just say it. 1
  • Favorite snack magically appeared at the office? Full day of meetings coordinated flawlessly? Sales kickoff entertainment got people fired up?
  • 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!
  • Help them network with other admins. 2
  • Youve probably worked with the executive assistants or office managers of your peers.
  • Youve probably worked with the executive assistants or office managers of your peers. Why not introduce them to the administrative professional in your life?
  • Having a well-developed professional network makes it easier to gather feedback, vet new ideas and feel more connected at work.
  • Be more consistent with your travel preferences. 3
  • It might not sound like a way to say thanks, but being consistent about your travel preferences will save your admin tons of time.
  • 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: itll be easier for your admin to adjust travel plans when your itinerary changes.
  • Start by answering a few simple questions: What airline, hotel and rental car do you prefer? Do you like an aisle or window? Economy, business or first class? What are your loyalty account numbers?
  • Invest in his or her professional growth. 4
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ofoad the easy stuff to an app 5
  • Apps can make it even faster to DIY, and they free up your admin for high-impact projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oh, theres one more app you should check out.
  • Its ours. Try Cotap. Its a simple, secure mobile messaging app that instantly connects you to everyone you work with, without having to swap phone numbers. Its perfect for busy executives and administrative professionals.
  • Be sure you thank your administrative professional on April 23rd! cotap.com/download