HR professionals need to support remote workers with GDPR

Due to Covid-19, businesses and employees have been under tremendous pressure to rethink their norms and adapt while keeping all aspects of their business going.

With the introduction of remote working and social distancing, we have seen a massive shift in how we are working. As a result, HR managers need to ensure that their businesses' current GDPR procedures effectively protect private customer and employee information, intellectual property, financial data and other sensitive information. 

Being tasked with maintaining GDPR procedures is difficult for those employees who are working from home, when systems they would typically have access to aren’t available. Consequently, files can be stored locally, which creates inconsistencies and leaves data vulnerable. Poor processes can lead to documents getting lost or being difficult/impossible to locate due to physical storage and restricted office access. 

It’s important to know what is happening to the data your business holds and where it is because of hefty GDPR fines. These fines, designed to make non-compliance a costly mistake for both large and small businesses. For this reason, it’s essential to carefully vet how remote workers are working and support them with effective technology. 

At Stor-a-file, we have 41 years of experience when it comes to handling and auditing our customers’ data, and we ensure it is compliant with all GDPR laws and works for your business. 

Here are our top three services that would help to stay GDPR compliant while working remotely:

  1. Digital mailroom technology service – helping you to achieve a paperless environment. Our digital mailroom stores, sorts and reports your communications. 

  2. Securely store, scan and shred documents service – we will ensure that you’re compliant, responsive and ready for the changes ahead.

  3. Cloud document and scan service – our secure online portal will enable your employees to request documents to be scanned, search their document index, view and download documents.

If you are interested in exploring the options available, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 281587 or email us