Can you control how your employees use their business phone?

Can you control how your employees use their business phone?

Providing your employees with business mobile phones is arguably one of the best decisions you can make, particularly for a growing business. Business mobiles not only allow your employees to keep their work and personal lives separate, but it also allows them to work remotely and be directly available for customers at a moment’s notice.

That being said, if you don’t implement measures to control the usage of your business phones, you may encounter a number of issues later down the line.

Set Regulations and Monitor

The first and most important means of maintaining control over business phones is to ensure your company policy clearly outlines the regulations of this asset. This should include access rights, custody and ownership information involved with the device, the sim, company data etc. to ensure there is no risk of liability.

If the employee owns the device being used for business purposes, it is important to remember that your control will be limited, and you will need to trust your employee to keep the device secure.

If, however, the device has been provided via your business you will be within your rights to control activity by installing an employee location tracking app. Not only will you be able to ensure that it is being used for work-related activities, but you will also be able to see what business-related data is being transmitted.

Securing your data is a top priority for any modern business which is why it’s important that you don’t send your employees out into the world with unsecured devices. The best way to guarantee you have control over sensitive business data is to install security software, encrypt your data and monitor the device using the mentioned apps. It is only through doing so that you will be able to rest easy knowing that you are protected from hacking, misuse or any other security breaches.

How Onebell can help

Onebell provide mobile phone business services that are most suited to the needs of your organisation. If you are looking for more information about the features of a business contract and how you can use a business phone in your organisation, call us today on 0161 667 0655 or use our online form to send us a message.