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Providing your employees with a smartphone for work purposes serves many benefits, and many employers are doing it in this day and age. You can either choose to reimburse your employee for their contract charges, or you can provide them with a workplace smartphone to help with their roles and responsibilities. Employees who work remotely, or are constantly travelling around, will need a form of communication and today, we’re going to look at more reasons why you should consider giving your employees workplace smartphones.

Compatibility to your company needs

Choosing to give your employees smartphones allows you to pick the right carrier, hardware and operating system. You may decide to use Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, or another system, depending on which operating system suits the needs of your company. Whatever you decide, you’ll be able to rest assured that all of your employees have access to the same apps and features, meaning no loss in productivity. This has the potential to enhance organizational coordination while also streamlining work for information technology (IT) departments.

It helps keep employees safe

If your employees are constantly on the road to meet new clients or scope out new areas of interest for your business, they could face dangers such as attackers and thieves. Having a smartphone with a personal safety app not only provides your company with better employee protection but also gives your employees peace of mind when heading to an unknown area.

Improves customer service

Having a smartphone to carry around whether your employees are in the office or at home allows them to provide better customer service. For example, if your sales team is pitching your company to a potential investor, their current clients can still stay in contact with them and therefore, reduce the risk of your business losing out on any custom.

Better communication

Finally, providing a smartphone to your employees gives you the peace of mind that you’re able to contact them if they’re away from the office. There’s no risk of personal phones being out of service because you’ve maintained the smartphone as well as chosen reliable devices and carriers. Consider using a personal safety app with your employee’s work phones to reduce the risk of harm and improve communication.

If you’d like to learn more about how a personal safety app can benefit your business, get in touch with our team at Zecure today.

Sources

The Balance Small Business. 2021. Does Your Employee Need a Company Cellphone? Learn the Pros and Cons. [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 May 2021].

Nibusinessinfo.co.uk. 2021. Advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones in business | nibusinessinfo.co.uk. [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 May 2021].