Behind every successful business are a few really organized support personnel – and in April, as we celebrate Administrative Professionals Week, you have the opportunity to give these superstars their due. Maybe you are thinking of the friendly receptionist who puts your clients at ease. Perhaps a personal assistant who never lets you miss a meeting comes to mind. In fact, there are likely many hard-working, unsung heroes in your organization. You couldn’t imagine running a business without them. So for all they do, Breen’s Florist has the floral designs and gifts you need to show your appreciation.
Did You Know? There are approximately 4 million administrative professionals in the United States. Only 5% of them are men. However, until women entered the workforce en masse in the 1950’s, secretaries were nearly always male. Continue reading
Since the WWII era, Administrative Professionals Day has been celebrated in America and around the world. This year the observance falls on April 27th and is the perfect time to show these irreplaceable employees that their hard work is truly appreciated. A recent online poll asked administrative professionals to identify additional responsibilities they carried that were not part of the normal job description. This led to a wide range of surprising answers – such as accounting, human resources director, and even concierge. Some even listed “miracle worker” as part of their answer; is there any wonder we rely so heavily on these colleagues?
Another surprising outcome of the survey was the fact that about two-thirds of company employees consider the administrative personnel to be even more important to the daily functionality of the business than the owner or boss. Certainly, these people have been given a great amount of responsibility – and for that, they should be shown the proper appreciation. This month, join Breen’s Florist in finding beautiful ways to honor them for their contributions.
Every office environment is different. If you have a sleek, modern space, consider sending an elegant orchid. Or perhaps your company is comfortable and friendly, and a large bouquet of wildflowers would perfectly fit the décor. Succulent gardens are unique and innovative arrangements that any professional atmosphere will benefit from; these beautiful plants bring a calm and beautiful sense of nature to the space.
Over time, we have stopped viewing these skilled workers as mere secretaries and realize their skill in technology, multi-tasking, coordinating schedules and interfacing with our clients. Administrative professionals are an important part of our organizations and our Houston economy. Don’t let their talent and loyalty be overlooked this April. Call Breen’s Florist today and schedule your delivery.
The last week in April each year offices are expected the pause and remember the valuable contributions of the office support staff for Administrative professionals Week. Not only do these busy professionals help to ensure that the organization keeps moving forward by taking care of the day to day tasks, but they often tend to be overlooked for their skills. This holiday, from April 19-25, 2015, is the perfect time to say thank you and acknowledge the value they provide the organization.
The idea for Administrative Professionals Week dates back to 1952 and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer. Since that time the holiday has changed dates and names, but the idea remains the same. Businesses should give their administrative staff a thank you through a small gift. Offering opportunities for professional development and continuing education is also encouraged.
At Breen’s Florist we have helped busy professionals find the right gift for years. We have an amazing selection of flowers that we think work spectacularly well as thank you gifts. These flowers will help to brighten the room and make everyone’s work day feel a bit more cheery.
This bright arrangement will easily make a splash as a gift for an administrative assistant. The lovely purples, oranges, and yellows will create a cheery look wherever it is displayed. Any recipient will find themselves smiling whenever they see this arrangement, making it a wonderful way to light up the office and help everyone feel appreciated.
This exclusive arrangement found only at Breen’s uses gerbera daisies and anthuriums in a low dish to create a unique and beautiful look. The arrangement will look spectacular on any professional’s desk and will make the day feel that much more special. The small size of the plant also makes it easy for recipients to find the right place to position the arrangement in their space.
Orchids have become increasingly popular for their unique appearance and rich color. This phalaenopsis orchid stem sits in a cylinder vase to create a long lasting arrangement that is perfect for a professional setting. The vibrant color of the blooms will make it fit perfectly with the message of appreciation intended for the day.
Administrative Professionals Week is the perfect time to let support staff know how much their contributions matter for the success of the organizations and how much they are appreciated. Say ‘thank you’ with one of our beautiful arrangements suggested above. At Breen’s Florist, we are always ready to help professionals find the arrangement that will work best for them.