Internet abuse is rife in many companies.
Sadly, the potential consequences for you, the employer, are dire!
Computer Weekly reports that 'a recent study from Websense and the US Centre for Internet Studies, workplace Internet abuse has gone far beyond accessing adult sites. It is now as much about employees shopping, investing and watching sports online in rising numbers.'
Luckily, there's a way to protect your company from Internet abuse.
Simply draw up an electronic communications policy (ECP).
An ECP will allow you to monitor your employees' communications and other communications tools.
Just remember to get prior consent in writing from your employee.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service stresses that it's important to custom design an email/Internet policy and strategy, which takes into account all of your company's own unique circumstances.
Make sure you clarify these three points in your communications policy.
If you don't implement controls (electronic communications policy), your employees might:
Make sure that you know the dangers of staff Internet abuse, and make sure you have an electronic communications policy in place so you can protect your business.
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