Bay Area Business Briefings

Bay Area Business Briefings

Don’t Make This Critical Mistake In Your Business

Upward of 41% of companies don’t train their HR staff on data security. This is from a recent survey from GetApp. On top of this, 55% of HR staff don’t see internal data security as an issue.

HR departments often handle sensitive data and should take IT security very seriously. If a hacker were to get ahold of employee data, it could be potentially devastating to affected employees and to the company as a whole – and it could set up the company for a major lawsuit on the part of the employees.

The liability by itself isn’t worth it and neither is taking on the risk by not investing in data security. Data protection needs to be in place – along with employee training. Everyone, including HR, should be on the same page, and every company should adopt strong data security and policy to go along with it. Small Business Trends, Nov. 30, 2019

 

Follow This One Rule When Sending E-mails

We all use e-mail, and we all spend too much time reading and responding to these messages (one estimate cited by Inc. suggests the average office worker spends 2 1/2 hours per day reading and responding to e-mails). Wasn’t e-mail supposed to save time? It can if you follow one important rule. It’s all about streamlining your process. That rule? The CC rule.

It works like this: If you expect a reply from a recipient, you put their name in the “to” field. If you want to add more people to read your message but don’t need a reply from them, put them in the “CC” field.

However, for the rule to work, everyone in the e-mail has to know how it works. If the e-mail is addressed “to” you, respond. If not and you’re just CC’d, do not respond. Simple. Inc., Dec. 10, 2019