Due to COVID-19, many businesses have become almost completely virtual. With this new shift, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the necessary precautions to protect employees. By giving your team the proper tools and having protective policies, you can keep your employees safe as they navigate being fully remote.
Enact Security Awareness Training
Now that everyone is working remotely, the risk for scams and phishing is at an all time high. Security awareness programs are a great way to train your team to identify scams and phishing attempts. With email now a primary mode of communication for many businesses, your employees need skills to avoid online scams. There have been reports recently of scammers impersonating coworkers in order to gain sensitive information. By educating your employees on these types of scams, you can protect your employees’ and your business’ information from being leaked.
Don’t Skimp on Workers Compensation
While your team needs to be protected from digital threats, you also need to protect your team on a physical level by having the correct workers compensation policies. Even though employees are working from home, if they are carrying out job-related duties and they get hurt doing a work-related task, they still need the ability to file workers comp claims. This is true even though they’re not working in the traditional work environment.
Provide Your Team Equipment
Working from home full time can blur the line between where work lives end and personal lives begin. By providing your team with equipment like laptops with VPNs and setting up servers (or any other cyber security measures your business is taking), you can ensure that their personal information and your business’ information is more secure and less likely to get in the hands of the wrong people.
Covering both physical and digital bases will help protect your employees as they work from home. The more protected your team is, the more secure and better off your business will be.