CAREER PROSPECTS OF CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY IN A PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENT (A CASE STUDY OF OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
The aim of carrying out this research was to find out, “Career Prospects of a Confidential Secretary in Public Establishment”. The research work was carried out on Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. The nine subject which constitute the population of the study were secretaries in various department of the polytechnics, for the purpose of collecting information, various literatures and text books were consulted. Also, questionnaire was designed and administered on the subjects. The frame work for data collection for the research work was built on three research questions (i) what are the promotion prospects of the secretary in a public establishment? (ii) What are the training prospects of the secretary in a public establishment? (ii) What are the operational mobility of the secretary in a public establishment? The three research questions were analyzed through the simple mean method. This lead to the presentation of data and the conclusion was drawn with the recommendation.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Secretaries can be founding many areas of employment such as government establishment, industries, commerce, charity organizations and are services of all these, it is perhaps industry which has most to gain by employing the best secretaries and most at loss in employing poor ones.
In the recent time government establishments have seen many changes. One aspect of this change is the increased foreign competition brought about such things as improved freight facilities.
Another significant factor in public establishment has been the extensive use of computer systems which has to reduction in routine paper work. These two elements have combined together to heighten the rivalry between business organizations. Each wants to excel at the expense of its problems which have to be financed by fever and better staff within the organizations concerned. A careful selection process is possible for each vacancy advertised; there is a wealth of suitable applicant.
The secretary, like the chameleon has to adapt to her surroundings, she has to master new skills such as operating word processors and computers. Telex and electronic mall have becomes part of everyday life for her and the business letter does not occupy as much of her days as it used to be in the past. The secretary today is finding less of her time being spent behind the typewriter and more time being spent attending to other aspects of her work.