February 1, 2016

BYOD Policies: What Employers Need to Know

Society for Human Resource Management
Phillip M. Schreiber | Paul G. Lannon

These days, most employers can’t keep pace with technology as nimbly as their workforce can. That’s why many forward-thinking companies are now adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies that allow employees to work on their personal laptops, tablets and smartphones instead of on company-issued equipment. The BYOD trend has been driven in part by Millennials in white-collar positions who have come to rely on using their own technology for both work and play.

While asking people to bring their own devices can lower costs and improve efficiency, effectiveness and morale, it also raises a host of security and legal compliance concerns. Fortunately, most of these concerns can be addressed through a well-crafted policy.

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