NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS’ DAY
Each year National Receptionists’ Day on the second Wednesday in May gives recognition to receptionists and the valuable contributions they make to the companies where they work.
Receptionists are responsible for providing an excellent first impression to all customers, in person, and on the telephone. Their customer service skills play a vital role in each company’s image.
Not only do receptionists often serve as a company’s first impression either on the phone or in-person but they often maintain invoices, organize office maintenance, and inventory. Since they are the first person most visitors see, they often serve as the first point of security and safety, controlling the flow of who enters and leaves the office.
Many receptionists serve in multiple roles, too. They may be the one source for the company’s human resources assisting with benefits, new hires, and disability claims. While at the same time, they may occasionally serve as an administrative assistant when needed, too.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than a million receptionists in the United States.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalReceptionistsDay
Be sure to thank your receptionist for the work they do every day. Show your appreciation with flowers, gift cards, or their favorite coffee. Use #NationalReceptionistsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS’ DAY HISTORY
The Director of the National Receptionists Association founded National Receptionists’ Day in 1991 to “gain awareness and appreciation of the role of receptionists in a business setting and to provide community and support for receptionists nationwide.”
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