Every an individual has experienced a vast change due to technological advancement that has occurred in various sectors. Different jobs have been enhanced by technological progress such as:
Over the past years, employers used to outsource employees using word of mouth. In case of any opportunity within an organization, a verbal message was passed to individual members of the post left vacant. However, technological advancement through the internet has made the process fast since any vacancy is advertised online. It can be posted through social media such as Facebook, Linked In, and other social networks. Employers can also use Skype to conduct interview programs for the recruitment process for individuals who live far away while screening is required. Employers of early decades could have a face-to-face interaction during the interview process other than online.
The primary role of secretaries within an office setup is to relay information from the higher hierarchy to the members. Such duties in the past could be done only through the use of letters as the only means of communication to pass critical messages across the enterprises’ environment. Letters writing, indeed, was time-consuming, and could take longer without getting a response, and this could lead to a delay of urgent information. However, the ideal use of paper work has been developed with technological advancement. Paperwork through letters are diminishing since employers as well as secretaries can now use direct communication through a phone call or text or use of the internet e.g. email instead of drafting letters. Besides, others have avoided the use of email in favor of instant messenger for direct individual communication thus prefer social network for longer messages. Employers and employees who work in a competitive environment, therefore, require a computer as well as internet knowledge to access the communication channel than before.
In the late 1960s, most of the entries done in businesses as well as hospitals could be conducted by hand on a piece of paper. Nurses, for examples, could record patients’ data on papers or use a suction machines that had to be moved from one room to another. Today, operational nurses can use computers on charting, and to perform tasks, which are technical. Indeed, computers have facilitated the entries of patients’ records than before.