A disgruntled ex-employee puts hate messages on your company social media channels. Your sales rep takes your customer contact data with them after they’re terminated. There’s an unauthorized withdrawal from your bank account. These are all scenarios that could happen if you’re not controlling employee access to corporate accounts and data.
It’s unfortunate when an employee has to be terminated but it happens. When it does, your IT team shouldn’t be the last to know about it. In fact, the IT department (or your IT support provider) should be involved as soon as possible, not just for terminations but when any employee leaves.
Has the way your people communicate changed compared to pre-pandemic times? If your answer is “yes” then it’s a good bet that it’s because you relied on Microsoft Teams to keep everyone connected when your employees went home to work. Lots of companies not only increased their use of Teams when they had remote workers, they discovered that they could pull a lot of their everyday activities into their Teams workspace.