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How to ‘look after’ for your business: what you need to know

When you are a first-time business owner, you are going to find it difficult to make sure that everything in your business is looked after, whether it is an employee or it is a software or piece of hardware. Finding the right balance can be difficult because putting too much time into your employees can mean that your tech gets neglected, which can cause all kinds of problems within your business and can lead to problems. Giving your tech too much attention can mean that your employees feel neglected, therefore also causing problems for your business, but in a far more disastrous way. Here are three ways that you can look after your business, and what you need to know about each one.

#1 Caring for your software and other tech

When it comes to making sure that all of your tech is taken care of, you are going to need to think carefully about how you invest your money. Finding a reliable company to take care of your IT support is one of the best ways that you can make sure that your business is protected, and end-user education can help you help your employees keep your tech safe too. You should also invest in other forms of cybersecurity, such as hardware and physical security, to not only keep your employees safe but your tech physically safe, too.  Consider investing in systems like the privileged access manager model, where user access permissions are continuously verified and the number of users who have access to administrative functions is limited. 

#2 Caring for your employees

As touched on above, it would be a wise move to use end-user training to help make your employees a little bit more aware of how to keep your business safe. In turn, this also keeps them safe, by helping protect their identities and their data from cybercriminals. However, they should also be protected in other ways, too. This is through physical security and feeling safe in the workplace, meaning that you need to stop any bullying or harassment as soon as it becomes noticed. Having a zero-tolerance policy should be a must, as it is the one sure way to ensure that morale is kept high, and your workers are always with people they feel comfortable with

#3 Keeping a healthy balance between the two

Now you know the basics of what to do to keep your employees and your tech well-maintained, you now need to work out how to get a good balance. The best way to do this is by remaining organized. Don’t miss a deadline on a PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) to keep your employees and tech safe and ensure that your employees are well trained in turn to make sure that they are confident when working machinery and software, to reduce the chances of an incident and to boost morale and trust.

Keeping communication levels high, as well as supplying a strong workers union or an HR function can be another way to help your employees morale and encourage them to use the tech they are working on with far more care, which ultimately benefits all. 

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