Whether you have a work force of three or 3,000, any time you let a worker use your e-mail or Internet service, you're putting your company at risk for lawsuits and lost productivity.
This is especially true today. Anthrax, war and terrorist threats are causing employees to spend a lot of time on the Internet and using e-mail, trying to stay informed and discuss events.
Most employers realize the need for written e-mail and Internet policies. But they're falling short in three other areas, according to Nancy Flynn, executive director of the ePolicy Institute (www.epolicyinstitute.com) and author of The ePolicy Handbook.
Flynn says many employers fail to:
- Require workers to acknowledge, in writing, that they've read, understand and will adhere to the policies.
- Train employees on what the policies mean, the potential risks to the company and the risk to their own jobs.
- Develop and follow electronic docu...(register to read more)
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