A Global Day of Recognition for Receptionists

By Numia Ponika-Rangi

National Receptionists' Day was first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists and is a special day to recognise and appreciate all the things that receptionists do for an organisation.

It's usually a thankless job but the purpose of the day is to foster a recognition of the importance of their receptionist’s role.

They are usually the first person a customer or client meets when they visit a company, so it's a matter of how they represent themselves and the company they work for, that makes for a good first impression.

Making contact whether in person, by telephone, fax or email promote pride and professionalism amongst receptionists and gives them an opportunity to share stories and link up with other colleagues.

National Receptionists' Day becomes more popular every year and is now celebrated on the second Wednesday in May by companies in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.