National Receptionist Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the contributions of receptionists in the workplace. It's typically celebrated on the second Wednesday in May each year. This year it falls on May 10. The day was first established in 1991 by the National Receptionists Association, which has since become the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
The day is an opportunity for employers and colleagues to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of their receptionists, who are often the first person of contact for clients, customers, and visitors. In the U.S., there are over a million receptionists nationwide, with a majority working in legal and medical offices.
This May, don't miss the chance to show your receptionists how much they mean to the office. Read on for some heartfelt ways to say thank you for the role your receptionists play in your office environment.
Everyone loves a free lunch! This National Receptionist Day, gather the whole team for a celebratory thank you lunch, even if it's over a video call. Here are some tips on how to organize a successful virtual thank you lunch:
How to get started 👉 Once you've set the date for your lunch, design some free invitations to send to your team using Canva!
Consider celebrating the day by planning a relaxation class for your receptionists and their colleagues.
In a virtual relaxation class, your receptionists will learn how to consciously alleviate the physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and other problems that accumulate in our daily lives. An expert host will teach them how to use relaxation techniques to quiet the mind and relax the muscles of the body in order to feel more peaceful and energized, through guided exercises. Plus, participants will also get answers on how to start their own relaxation practice and incorporate these exercises into their daily routine.
This class is a great way to help your receptionist reduce stress and anxiety and improve their overall well-being. A relaxation class is also an opportunity for your receptionist to learn new skills and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, which can help them to become more effective in their role and better able to cope with the demands of their job. By organizing a relaxation class for your receptionist, you can contribute to creating a positive work environment, where employees feel valued and appreciated.
How to get started 👉 Stress less with a Relaxation Class!
Show your receptionists how much they mean to you by planning a fun and interactive activity that will help them unwind and relax at the end of the workday, like a Charcuterie Board Making Class!
In a virtual charcuterie class, your employees will learn how to create a showstopping charcuterie board using a provided kit. Beginning with an overview of the cheese-making process and the history of charcuterie boards, a live instructor will cover charcuterie board basics, including how to choose charcuterie meats and cheeses, detailed tasting notes on charcuterie board ingredients, and charcuterie board building — with tips and ideas on how to make an aesthetically pleasing board.
A charcuterie board-making class is a great way to show appreciation to your administrative employees because it allows them to learn new skills, socialize with their colleagues, and unwind after a long day at work.
How to get started 👉 Get ready for happy hour with a Charcuterie Board Making Class!
Everyone loves an end-of-the-day happy hour activity, but this time, how about giving your receptionists a non-alcoholic version with a Wellness Elixir Making Class?
In an Elixir-making class, a holistic nutritionist will introduce your employees to the world of superfoods, teas, and herbs, teach their health benefits, and how to prepare them at home. Participants will learn how to make three delicious and healthy plant-based elixir drinks, including the Good Mood Tea, the Spiced Elixir, and the Uplift Elixir. These drinks are packed with natural ingredients that help to boost mood, energy, and overall well-being, making them perfect to enjoy during work and whenever your employees are needing a feel-good pick-me-up.
Not only is the Wellness Elixir Making Class educational and informative, but it also provides a great opportunity for your employees to enjoy an interactive activity together. They can ask questions, chat, and enjoy their beverages together while building stronger relationships in the process.
How to get started 👉 Give your receptionists a boost in a Wellness Elixir Making Class!
National Receptionist Day is a great opportunity to show appreciation for your receptionist and their contributions to the company. Whether it's through a small gift, organizing a thank-you lunch, or a team building event with the whole company, taking the time to show your gratitude can go a long way in boosting employee morale and creating a positive work environment and employee experience. Remember, a little goes a long way in building strong relationships with your team and creating a culture of appreciation and gratitude.
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