COMPARING MALE AND FEMALE SECRETARIES PERFORMANCES IN AN ORGANIZATION
This research work was carried out to evaluate the topic, the comparing male and female secretaries performance in an organization. It reveals the simple truth that secretarial profession cannot be dispensed within running a prolific institution. In this research, question were formulated and prepared based on the hypothesis highlighted. Secretaries are important personnel needed in every institution either in the private sector i.e in the manufacturing firm, purchasing, construction, hospital, media house, academic, lawful, consultancy firms or in the government parastatals i.e Oyo State Secretariat. They are needed because for the skills they have acquired. In view of this point, it is imperative for the skill. Secretary to be familiar with the common technical work in all these fields, in order to cope with increasing challenge that may arise while working in any of these establishments. It is clear from all indication that are secretaries themselves have the urge to improve in all ramification.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The secretariat profession has come a long-way; The profession can be traced back to the scribes of antiquities. The Romans gave a name to the holder of the job-secretaries-“keeper of secrets”
The tragedy of the two world wars brought women into the secretarial profession.
In Great Britain in the sixteenth century,(the secretary first operated as a typist). This was as a result of low organizational activities or business transactions and the functional purpose for which they are required.
The relevance of the profession fell because secretaries are working tools needed to succeed in all ramifications. The complicity involved in daily activities of the recent time has made the profession to leave the level of ordinary typist to a more challenging level of a secretary.
Since it is the aim of any institution to train students to the maximum level, hence the secretarial Profession is more relevant because one of the district functions of the profession is to build a better image for the institution. A responsibility, if properly discharged, will go a long-way in placing the institution’s image in the right perspective for students.