IT and Communications Policies – Essential Elements

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 27 February 2020
Leeanne Armstrong
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Following on from last month’s feature looking at social media, this month we are taking a look at the broader aspects of IT and Communications and the important aspects of related workplace policies.

An effective IT and Communications Policy should outline the standards you expect from your employees when using your company’s technology and systems. It should clarify how you may monitor usage and the action that may be taken for not following those standards.

As with any policy this is an opportunity to reflect your organisation’s values and to tailor specific details to the nature and working practices of your organisation, and the technology and systems you use. While an IT policy will

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