Planning for a New Member of Staff

If your business is expanding and you have a new member of staff joining the ranks, then you have to prepare. Here are some of the IT based actions that you can complete to make their arrival as smooth as possible.

Set up a Computer

First and foremost, if their job requires a computer then you should have this all set up for them. Working tech and their own user profile will make them feel right at home. You’d be surprised at just how much of a difference this can make!

Ensure that they have all of the peripherals they need, like printers or scanners. Try to think of everything that they’ll need to start their new job right off the bat. If they have additional needs, then you may want to discuss any tech that you can purchase to make their job easier. You might want to work with an IT procurement company to ensure you get the right tools for the job.

Manage Permissions

Getting ready digitally is just as important! You want to create a new user for your new member of staff and then give them access to the files that they need. You can use Office365 to collaborate with them and share the files they might need.

You don’t want to give them access to a load of sensitive data on their first day! If things end up not working out with your new employee, then you can rest assured you can revoke permissions to make your data secure once more.

Go Over Protocol

If you want to ensure that your data is kept safe, then you should also go over your IT protocols. Depending on your business, you might have different rules around what your employees can do on their work computers. Aside from the basics, you might also want to go over the storage of sensitive data and downloading files.

This is a really simple step that you can take to avoid big issues later on. Just defining the policy can help to keep all computers on the network secure.

If you need help with IT procurement then be sure to get in touch. We can help you get ready for office expansion in no time.

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