Expert Gift-Giving Advice for Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day (April 25th 2018) is a great opportunity to build employee engagement by recognizing your key staff who keep everything running smoothly, though they may be less visible than management and directors. The chance to support the office’s unsung heroes (the people, that is, not the Keurig machine!) shouldn’t be wasted, so consider this a chance to give meaningful employee appreciation gifts

However, Administrative Professionals Day can also be rife with potential minefields: what to give, who to gift, and how much to spend? In many offices, executive assistants are often the ones who know the answers to those very questions.

Complicating the day even further, it can be tricky to figure out which staff members to recognize. You risk hurting feelings when someone isn’t recognized but wanted to be, and even greater damage when someone didn’t realize that they were seen as support staff.

The easiest way to make Administrative Professionals Day a success for all involved is to take the time to really think about the message you want to convey with these gifts. Once that’s clear, the rest will be easy. In the coming weeks, we’ll share our best tips to help you harness Administrative Professionals Day to effectively increase employee engagement.

In this gift advice series, we’re going to discuss:

  1. Who to buy for
  2. What to buy
  3. How to give it

Stay tuned over the coming weeks for our expert advice about employee gifting, along with gift suggestions and strategies to ensure that your Admin Day gifts don’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. If you have specific questions about Admin Day gift ideas or etiquette, please visit our business gifting page and contact us! One of our concierges would be delighted to help you find the right gifts for your office.