Human Resource Protection Plan….Does your Company have one?
What happens to your employee’s computer and other issued devices when that employee leaves leaves the company?
Normally the equipment is taken to IT and is wiped clean and made available to the next employee. One must ask the question, “why is this employee leaving?” Are they being fired for cause, or are they a disgruntled employee, or are they just leaving for another opportunity? Are they going to a competitor and did they have access to key files or client lists that could bring harm to the company if in the wrong hands?
What Should Happen…..
More and more companies are sending Decipher Forensics devices from around the country that have been used by former employees to hedge against the opportunity of the employee coming back on the company. We can it a Human Resource Protection Plan. We act as an independent third party and create a forensic image of each device for HR and Legal to hold in the event that a suit is filed against the company or they feel that the former employee might have conducted themselves in a manner that hurts the company and they in turn need to open an internal investigation.
We highly recommend that this be done as a matter of precaution in all employees leaving a company for any reason. Whether your company is big or small this is a great HR/Legal standard to put in place in your company.
The price for this service is incredibly reasonable and the turnaround is fast.
Every organization needs a Human Resource Protection Plan in their operations.
Why not just have your own IT department do this? For the same reason that it is never a good idea to self collect data in a litigation proceeding or represent yourself in court. It is less defensible and it is a standard best practice to show that an independent third party was who imaged the data. This takes away the possibility of questions like, “how do we know that data wasn’t erased or added into the computer to make my client look guilty?” Those things can certainly be proved, but at a much greater expense than outsourcing to a third party.
Give us a call and we can set your company up with this easy process to act as a great protection when litigation might end up taking place.