Today is Administrative Professionals Day! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants in today's workforce.
Many will be taken to lunch today. Some will find flowers on their desks, possibly a card, and maybe even a sign. These traditional ways of saying "thank you" are fine, but if you really express your appreciation, why not give these key players something they won't soon forget?
My suggestion is to give them a cool office tool, something that makes their job easier or more fun.
For example, let's assume there's someone in your office who routinely creates file folders labels and keeps things organized. Liberate them, time-wise and creatively, with the means to do the job better and faster!
DYMO recently introduced the first stand-alone label maker with a full-color touch screen. The LabelManager 500TS has computer-style, QWERTY keyboard, so you can input create/edit/format a label using the touch screen.
The unit connects to a PC (Windows or Mac OS) or can be used independently. Either way, the device stores over 500 labels, prints super-fast, has a rechargeable battery, and comes with a wide selection of fonts, symbols, and clip art.
User profiles let you store settings and data for up to 5 different users. The unit's 300 dpi resolution renders crystal-clear graphics, barcodes, and logos, and labels can be printed in 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" widths.
Bestowing a 500TS will not only show how much you value your administrative pro's efforts, it will help them make your files and projects look more professional with far less work. A win-win situation, for sure.
The DYMO LabelManager 500TS has a 1-year warranty and sells for $199.99. For more information, visit Dymo.com.
Another promising possibility is ScanStik, the world's smallest full-page color scanner. Pen-sized and easy to use, ScanStik is perfect for scanning on the go, at work, at home, or at school.
Unlike other pen-sized scanners that only scan a line at a time, ScanStik scans the whole page at once, just like a flat-bed scanner. The device also features a MicroSD memory slot that holds thousands of image scans.
The unit scans a full page in just 4 seconds. After scanning, just plug the device into the USB port of your Mac or Windows PC to transfer the images. The USB connection also keeps the non-removable, rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery charged.
Both ABBYY FineReader SE and PaperPort OCR software are included, as well as a leather carrying case and a USB charging/transfer cable. The device scans in 150, 300, or 600 DPI 24-bit color or in black and white.
With a suggested retail price of $159.99, a ScanStik will decrease your assistant's trips to the multi-function printer (MFP) and allow capturing documents anywhere with remarkable ease. For more information, visit PlanOn.com.