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The Best Reward Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day is right around the corner. This year we will recognize and celebrate over 4 million administrative professionals, office assistants, and other office professionals for their important contributions to the workplace.

In light of this important day, we are sharing its history and the best gift cards for administrative professionals day to help you come up with a few ideas to reward and recognize your administrative staff.

History of Administrative Professionals Day

  • 1952 – National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary’s Day were created to recognize the importance and value of secretaries to companies and businesses and to encourage more women to become secretaries.
  • 1981 – The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Day/Week when the National Secretaries Association became Professional Secretaries International (PSI).
  • 1998 – The PSI changed their name to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
  • 2000 – The holiday designation was changed to Administrative Professionals Day/Week reflecting both changing job titles and the expansion of responsibilities of the administrative workforce.

With the nature of the profession constantly evolving, more men are stepping into the administrative role, around 5% of administrative professionals are male.

The Best Way to Recognize Your Admins

There are many ways to appreciate your admins and recognize the importance they have at your company. Gift cards have become the #1 most requested reward in recent years and with their continuous rise in popularity, we have compiled a list of the best gift cards for administrative assistants this year.


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