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May 9 - International Receptionists' Day

International Receptionists' Day
08 May 2018 | Updated 09 May 2018

International Receptionists' Day on Wednesday May 9 will see more and more countries around the world involved. A new website has been unveiled reflecting the international nature of this annual event -

Rapport (Compass Group UK & Ireland’s guest services business) is lead sponsor and is organising a range of activities and initiatives open to all.

Receptionists’ Day was first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists. The purpose of International Receptionists’ Day is to:

  • Recognise the importance of the receptionist’s role. Usually the first person a guest or client meets when they visit a company or hotel.

  • Promote pride and professionalism amongst receptionists for the essential role they hold within an organisation.

  • Give receptionists an opportunity to share stories and link up with other colleagues. Each year the initiative grows and is celebrated by companies across the globe.

Various initiatives will be hosted with some great prizes on offer. These include ‘Reception Heroes’, where employees share a story of how their receptionist colleague has done something exceptional during the course of their work. In addition, there will be a caption competition and other ways to get involved.

At Rapport, all the Directors and head office managers will be embracing going ‘back to the front’, working as receptionists for the day alongside reception teams across the UK and Ireland, USA and Hong Kong.

Greg Mace, MD said: “International Receptionists’ Day is the perfect way to celebrate the work of dedicated receptionists all over the world and we’re delighted to be leading the way. Supporting this initiative is an opportunity for us to celebrate the great work receptionists do and to raise their profile within our operations. We hope that every single receptionist who takes part will feel proud – they are truly exceptional people.”

Picture: International Receptionists' Day is on Wednesday May 9.                    



Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 08 May 2018


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