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As Office Tech Surges, Millions Left On Their Own For Training
Apr 19, 2013 (11:04 AM EDT)
Administrative Professionals Week Infographic reveals need for increase in training for staff that use mobile and Cloud technology
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Administrative staff isn't being given the training they need to use the evolving mobile and Cloud technologies that are being rapidly adopted by corporations, organizations and governments.
A new infographic, with data drawn from IAAP and other sources shows that while more companies are using mobile devices and Cloud apps, approximately 6 million office professionals in North America alone get 10 hours or fewer of training every year provided by their employers. About half those office professionals are completely responsible for their own training and get little training support from their employers.
The infographic includes nine facts that illustrate the unhealthy relationship between the rise of the virtual office and the lack of training for office professionals:
New Tech Means New Challenges
Office professionals are vital for the success of their employers. Their work impacts virtually every facet of the international economy. It makes long-term business sense to provide the right office technology training for administrative staff. This Administrative Professionals Week April 21-27, IAAP is asking employers everywhere to consider the value of their office professionals and to invest in their success through professional development and networking. For more information and resources, visit www.iaap-hq.org.
SOURCE International Association of Administrative Professionals