Posts tagged #Thank You

The Wilbanks Consulting Group Appreciates Our Armed Forces

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Former President John F. Kennedy once said, "Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard."

May marks National Military Appreciation Month. It honors those who are active and former members of the United States Armed Forces. Take the time this month to thank someone in the military on one of these special days. It’s because of their selfless service that we have our freedom.

Armed Forces Day: May 18
A day set aside to give thanks to everyone serving in all military branches.

Memorial Day: May 27
Commemorating fallen soldiers while in active duty.

Ways To Show Gratitude To Former & Active Duty Military

Here are a few ways you can spread gratitude to former and active duty military.

  1. Send thank you notes to deployed active duty military or veterans.

  2. Get involved in local community gatherings to commemorate the Armed Forces.

  3. Volunteer your time at a local veterans organization.

  4. Simply say “thanks” to those you see in uniform.

Whether you’re a civilian wanting to show appreciation, or a family member of an active duty military person, take time this month to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices the United States Armed Forces took to help make our country great.

Active duty military and veterans receive a special discount on services with The Wilbanks Consulting Group. Contact our team for more information on how we can help you through a career transition!

Posted on May 14, 2019 and filed under Community.

Thank Your Administration Staff Today!

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In the day-to-day work routine, it can be hard to remember to stop and express thanks to those around you. When people are busy, they forget about being kind, especially to those in administrative roles. The truth is, administrative professionals do more than meets the eye. They organize, plan, solve, coordinate, assist, anticipate, and serve (among many other tasks) to keep the office running smoothly.

We encourage you to take time out of your day to express how thankful you are for them. Here are a couple of ways to show your appreciation.

Quick Ways to Show Appreciation

Notes - Simple thank you notes go a long way in expressing gratitude. If they helped you pull together a presentation in a pinch or booked your latest client dinner at a fantastic restaurant, send them a hand-written note thanking them. Learn how to write a great thank you note here.

Give them a Shout Out - Praise helps motivate people. Show the administrative staff how much you appreciate them with a public shout out. Either on a company-wide email, at a company-wide meeting, or on a company chat tool. Don’t underestimate what public recognition can do to make someone feel valued.

Use Humor - Humor tends to be more memorable than a simple “thank you.” Keep your thanks light-hearted with appropriate humor. For instance, you can say, “[name], you’re like a human Siri, always helping everybody out and asking nothing in return. You’re the best!” or “I’m sure you get frustrated on a daily basis — but you never show it! Thanks for putting up with us!”

Grab them Coffee/Tea - Heading out for a coffee run? Stop by the front desk and ask your administrative professionals what they’d like. Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness mean the most.

Taking a couple of minutes to quickly show appreciation can make your office administration professional’s entire day or week. What do you have to lose? Show your gratitude for them this week.

Posted on April 23, 2019 and filed under Community.