Mobile phones have become an increasingly familiar sight in business, allowing workers on the move or based outside the office to stay in touch. Managing your employees' mobile use is complicated though - this guide will help you understand how to approach company mobiles.
When it comes to choosing mobiles for your staff, you need to decide what you want them to have access to. If you want them to be able to check emails easily, a smartphone is advisable - if not, a straightforward mobile phone should suffice. Keep in mind that data services may cost extra.
It's important your staff know exactly how to use their mobile phone and are aware of the limits. Draw up an 'acceptable use' policy for them, and make sure they understand the security issues which could arise if they lose the phone. Ask them to sign a contract confirming they understand.
A misplaced mobile phone could be lethal for your business: not only would you lose data, but if it falls into the wrong hands, you could lose customers as well. Ensure all smartphones are password protected, and limit the amount of company data your staff have access to. Make sure you back up your data on a regular basis as well.
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