Secretaries Day Is Celebrated but Sparks HR Controversy
Laabs, Jennifer, Workforce
WORKPLACES ACROSS THE NATION CELEBRATED "PROFESsional Secretaries Day" this year on April 22. According to research by Kansas City, Missouri-based Hallmark Cards Inc., there are more than 3.4 million secretaries in the U.S. workforce, and approximately 1 percent of them are men.
Secretaries Day is sponsored by Professional Secretaries International, formerly the National Secretaries Association, also based in Kansas City. The day was first observed in 1952 to recognize "the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend." It's still a popular, albeit sometimes controversial, holiday that human resources professionals …
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Publication information: Article title: Secretaries Day Is Celebrated but Sparks HR Controversy. Contributors: Laabs, Jennifer - Author. Magazine title: Workforce. Volume: 77. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 1998. Page number: 13. © 2009 Crain Communications, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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