We want to take this opportunity to recognize our team of Managers and Service Specialists and thank them for the job they do everyday! We celebrate you not only this week, but the other 51 weeks of the year, as well.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Day and Week, which began in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a group of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers. And that it did! Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative services. The theme of the 2012 Administrative Professionals Week is “Admins, The Pulse of the Office.”
For the over six decades that this holiday has been observed, the administrative professional has changed from a person who makes coffee, takes dictation or types correspondence written by others. Today’s Administrative Professionals are highly trained and know how to use computers and their software extensively along with any and all other office equipment. They usually are good communicators, able to adapt to different personalities and work styles of clients, management and coworkers whom they assist and or work with throughout their day. Thanks to progressive tools and education the office secretary has transformed into a dynamic team member and the pulse of the office. Most companies today would find it hard to run without them. Most often, admins offer the first impression of their company to clients, customers and visitors when they greet, direct or assist them. Ironically, they also offer the last impression of the company to these same people since they also usually assist or interact with them last as they depart. In that respect, administrative professionals are the "voice" and "face" of a company to clients, visitors and customers.
At VirtualOffiCenters, our Managers and Service Specialists are the pulse and heartbeat of our centers. Their efficiency in helping ensure that jobs get done right and on time is second to none. In a world that demands the accurate and speedy movement of digital information, incoming phone calls, package and mail management and more, our admins are multi-tasking masters! And they do this while maintaining their more traditional role as the gatekeepers for our clients and their customers.
Check out our SERVICES and VirtualOffiCenter PLANS to see how our team of savvy office professionals can go to work for you! Our Service Specialists make it possible for you to Work Virtually . . . Anywhere Under the Sun!