Posts Tagged ‘Administrative Professional’

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Administrative Professionals Week — Photo Courtesy Carolyn Minutillo AIFD, EMC, PFCI, of Lavender Hill LLC in Jeffersonville, IndianaEveryone appreciates being acknowledged for doing a good job at work.

It’s even more awesome when going above and beyond are rewarded with a lovely surprise, especially during Administrative Professionals Week, which this year is April 22 – 26, 2019.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week since 1952. Each year, administrative professionals are recognized for their skills and loyalty, attributes every office depends upon.

If the honor of sending a gift falls on your watch, you’re in luck. Here are a few tips for sending the perfect gift of appreciation.  Read More

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Thanking Staff on Admin Day

by Jenny Scala on April 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Administrative Professionals Day flowersAdministrative Professionals Day, also known as Secretaries or Admin Day, is celebrated annually on the Wednesday during Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week of April. This year, Administrative Professionals Week is April 23 – 29, 2017.

The observance began in the 1950s by what is now the International Association of Administrative Professionals to recognize secretaries and attract young people to secretarial careers. Today, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. It is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for observances ranging from community luncheons and educational seminars, to bosses recognizing their support staff with gifts of appreciation.

Flowers and plants go a long way in recognizing employees. When you say “thanks” with a floral gift, you’ll notice more smiles around the office. When people get flowers and plants, they feel appreciated. You’ll even notice a boost in morale and productivity. Texas A&M University research proves it all.

Not sure what type of floral arrangement or plant to send? No problem. Your florist is an expert at Administrative Professionals Day gifts.

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Photo Courtesy Blumz by…JRDesigns in metro DetroitThis year, Administrative Professionals Week falls April 24-30, with Administrative Professionals Day on April 27.

Contrary to popular belief, Administrative Professionals Day, formerly known as Secretaries Day, was not started by the floral or gift card industries. In fact, its roots began during World War II. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers. The association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998. As the organization’s scope and name changed, so has the holiday’s name.

With the ever-changing role of the administrative assistant, the stereotypical female secretary in a typing pool is no longer even remotely accurate. The role of the “admin” encompasses anyone whose job is to provide support, office administration, administrative assistance, paper and electronic filing, supply procurement, communications, technical support and so much more. Men and women fill these positions.

So when deciding what is appropriate as a gift in recognition of the contributions made by your admin, don’t make the mistake of slipping into a gender pit fall.

Flowers are an appropriate and appreciated thank-you gift — for men and women. Research from Texas A&M University reveals that flowers and plants naturally lift moods, boost workplace productivity, and enhance creative thinking — all beneficial to any company or organization. Read More

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Thanking Support Staff

by Shelby Shy on April 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Are you like the majority of corporate America constantly trying to keep up with a chaotic schedule filled with deadlines, meetings, conference calls and emails? And whom do you depend on the most to keep your professional head above water? Your right-hand man of course — and with Administrative Professionals Week coming up April 19-25, 2015, you can’t afford to forget praising him or her for their hard work and dedication.

Giving flowers is a loud and proud way of saying ‘I appreciate all you do.’ In addition, research from Texas A&M University shows that a gift of flowers will naturally lift an employee’s mood and boost productivity. Here are five creative gifts that you can get from your local florist to thank support staff for their contributions.

Give a wake-up call with an adorable to-go coffee mug filled with orange gerberas, green dianthus and lime green Medolino sticks.

Wake up Call-ShirleysFlowers-DesignbyTrishUpshaw. Read More

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Your Favorite Blog Posts of 2014

by Jenny Scala on December 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

This year, we celebrated the finale of our popular online floral design competition series, introduced the Live Like a Flower series with advice from well-known experts in life and happiness, and continue to share the creativity and expertise from some of the top florists from across the country. Thank you for reading as we share trends, tips and information on all things floral. And now, without further ado, here are your favorite posts of 2014:

VaseOff! Challenge All-Stars: The winning florists from our five VaseOff! Challenges competed for the title VaseOff! All-Stars Champion! Each florist created an arrangement to depict the notion, “Live Colorfully – Dare to Be Different,” inspiring a friend to live life to the fullest. You crowned “Outta the Box” champion.


Prom Trends 2014: Flowers fashioned with wires, chains and beads for an industrial and edgy look was one of seven top prom trends previewed.


Birth Month Flowers: Find out what your birth month flower says about you.

Carnation Read More