Published on May 13th, 2015 | by admin
National Receptionists Day
No one has to multi-task quite like an office receptionist does. Usually the first point of contact greeting visitors upon arrival, the importance of a receptionist cannot be underestimated.
So it’s very apt that the role of the person on the front desk is celebrated each year on National Receptionists Day.
Launched way back in 1991 by the National Receptionists Association, National Receptionists Day is celebrated in a number of countries around the world including Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as here in the UK.
We learn that the purpose of National Receptionists’ Day is to foster a recognition of the importance of the receptionists’ role and to also promote pride and professionalism amongst receptionists for the important role they play within an organisation.
With so many facets to the role, the modern day receptionist is required to have friendly and confident personality with good spoken and written communication skills.
The role and responsibility of an office receptionist is likely to vary considerably from one organisation to another but typically they have responsibility for many tasks in addition to answering and forwarding phone calls. They are often tasked with sorting and distributing post, handling cash, organising meeting rooms, data entry, filing, record keeping, greeting visitors and giving out name badges, serving tea and coffee to guests and arranging catering requirements for meetings.
Today is the opportune moment to recognise these unsung heroes of many offices so why not show them the appreciation they deserve by presenting them with an item of fashion stationery that they can proudly display at their reception workstation such as a novel stiletto shoe tape dispenser or a Heart shaped Post-it dispenser with pad.
As one of the unsung heroes of any office, don’t forget to show your appreciation on National Receptionist Day for that front desk person who plays a significant role in establishing and maintaining a company’s prestigious image.