For years now it was not uncommon for people to have to leave the house hours before their working day began to ensure they got to their desk on time and coming home it was not unusual to spend hours sitting in traffic – everyone in front (& behind) just wishing they didn’t have to do the journey everyday and that maybe today they might get home on time to eat dinner with the family.
It took a global pandemic for 2 things to happen
- Businesses realised that they didn’t need their staff to always be in the office to actually get things done
- People realised that they didn’t want to go back to the dreaded commute, they wanted more flexibility from their employer – they wanted a new structure that allowed them to work from home when it suited
And so, the new “Hybrid” working model was born, its amazing how “new” things so very quickly become “normal.”
We have put together our Top 3 Tips for you and your business if you are adopting new Hybrid working models.
- First & foremost consider those employees on staff who cannot work remotely – those who need to conduct their role face to face – What benefits / changes are needed for those staff who can not move to a Hybrid working model. What safety protocols need to be put in place to ensure their Health, Safety & Wellbeing
- Effective communication – I think most people can talk about a company where they had meetings about meetings, they talked and talked but never ever actually achieved anything. Sometimes we don’t get what we need from meetings but its not really a big deal because “We have another meeting tomorrow – I will get the info then” – We have a couple of rules when it comes to meetings.
- Agenda – What needs to be discussed / Who needs to be involved – This needs to be circulated in advance
- Attendees – If someone is unable to make the meeting they advise so in advance, they provide the information they needed to provide in advance or the meeting is rescheduled for when they can attend
- Minutes – Old school but we keep notes, and these are circulated by email afterwards ensuring all Actions are captured and added to the agenda for the next meeting
- Not always a popular one but cameras on – We feel its important to stay connected even when we can not be together in the office and seeing faces helps with that.
- Providing the Right Tools – Ensuring your staff have the right tools they need in order to be able to do their jobs is essential. This can be everything from laptops / screens to stationery and systems. You also need to ensure that you also continue following your internal processes even when not in the office. Particularly when it comes to protecting yours and your customers data – You can read more on how we can help support with this by reading our blog https://mckennasecurityshredding.com/remote-workforce-shredding-service/
Companies might call this a number of things: Confidential Data, Sensitive Data, Personal Identifiable data – but it is really all the same thing. We are talking about information that needs to be protected to preserve confidentiality, prevent fraud and potentially identity theft.
For businesses confidential data can be broken down into 3 different sectors:
Employee Data, Customer Data and Business data.
Below we have provided some examples of data that is classified as Confidential Data and therefore you need to ensure you are disposing of this correctly – Whether it is electronic or paper data.
- Customer Credit Card Details – Everyone knows about this right, its probably the one piece of data that people are already very careful with? But what about taking payments over the phone from the customer – Do your staff take a quick note of the credit card number on a notepad to ensure they captured it correctly? What then happens with the paper / notepad that they wrote on?
- Home Addresses / PPS Number / Email Addresses – When we hire new staff, or our employees change roles this usually generates a nice big paper trail – You have contracts, onboarding documentation, new employee data forms. So, what happens with the data once you have captured this, does it sit in a filing cabinet? How long does it stay there before you do a “Clean out” – Do you still have data in your offices for employees that have left the company? Data that you have on file for your employees can be the most sensitive in terms of what could go wrong if it got into the wrong hands.
- Invoices & Quotes – Invoices & quotations can include lots of sensitive data, names, addresses, bank details to name but a few…. This data can belong to your customer, your suppliers, and your own business.
- Financial Data – Bank Statements, credit card statement’s, even internal finance reports – These are all likely to contain data that you would not want getting out into the world.
- Emails, Notes, Memos – This is the type of confidential data that people are probably the least aware of, and probably the least careful with! What is your company policy when it comes to memos, notes, printing out emails? Have you give your staff clear instructions on how to handle this?
Ensuring your staff are able to define what is considered confidential waste is the first step – Then you need to ensure your staff know how to correctly dispose.
If you would like to talk through your requirements for Data Destruction contact our expert team today: [email protected]
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- Lorry can be based in various Dublin or Meath locations to suit suitable candidate(s)
- Candidates must be over 25 years old due to insurance requirements
- Must have at least 2 years experience driving HGV
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- Additional qualifications should include current CPC All Modules completed and Construction Safe Pass.
- Concrete lorry driving experience is desirable (Not essential for all positions available)
- A good level of written and spoken English is necessary
- Good personal presentation with a friendly personality & excellent communication skill required
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- Time keeping is vitally important
- Overtime & Early Starts are a possibility – Flexible options available to suite the right candidates
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