Read Me, Boss (and Your PA Will Be Happy)

Gift - Sanja Gjenero

A survey out today from Morgan McKinley and Happy Box discloses the best (and worst) gifts you can get for your PA or support staff, along with the reminder that a little bit of appreciation goes a long way.

The survey reports that 71% of bosses almost never show appreciation for their support staff's hard work. And given that 77% of those employees would be more enthusiastic about their jobs if their bosses did, you could say that some people are missing a trick.

Such an easy thing to fix this Christmas.

The Most Wanted Gifts

  • Dinner for two at a top London restaurant
  • Luxury accessories or gift/ 'experience' vouchers
  • Pampering/grooming products
Gifts to Avoid
  • Chocolates
  • Designer stationery
  • Flowers & plants
The Best Gifts Respondents Had Received
  • A long weekend for two in a Swiss ski resort
  • An all expenses paid trip to a 5 star hotel in the south of France
  • An all expenses paid trip to Rome, with a personal tour guide and dinner at an exclusive restaurant
  • Prada bag, Yves Saint Laurent bracelet, Chanel earrings
  • Magnum of champagne
And the Worst
  • The corporate gift given to clients from the company
  • Concert tickets - given to me at the last minute because the boss couldn't go
  • A card
  • A personalised candle