on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Today is the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals’ Day! It is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. This year’s theme of “Admins, the pulse of the office,” reflects the changing roles of administrative professionals today. While the demands of administrative professionals have come to include new technologies, they always manage to incorporate it with their traditional role of being gatekeepers of any office; including optometry practices. They are the pulse of the office because they know what is going on and when.
Here are some fast facts on Administrative Professionals’ Day:
- It was started in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals).
- Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association, now called IAAP, and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation came up with the concept of "National Secretaries Week."
- It was intended to not only recognize the hard work of administrative professionals, but to help attract new recruits to the field.
Today’s holiday is a nice tradition to appreciate professionals who work hard. We'd like to thank all of our wonderful support staff at CooperVision that helps us on a daily basis.
We encourage eye care professionals to thank the administrative professionals in their staffs today. With 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 support roles, they certainly make a big difference in every office.