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Even in the most mundane positions, employees can have access to company networks that will allow them to steal your data. Smart business owners will try to protect themselves from employee theft, whether from current hires or recently terminated ones.
The following tips can help your business effectively deal with situations in which current or former employees are stealing data.
A Current Hire Is Stealing Data
Even though an employee currently working with your business may not be stealing physical items like copper insulation or office supplies, data is often even more valuable.
If you suspect an employee of theft, consider the following roadmap:
Former Hire Has Stolen/Is Stealing Data
It is very common for former employees, especially those who have just been terminated, to take emails, personnel files, memos and other sensitive data from the company.
A business always has recourse in these cases, and can:
Employee theft of company data is serious business. In addition to the above suggestions, it may also be wise to consult a small business attorney to figure out the best way for your business to address the issue.
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