Possibly a bit of an unusual one here as I'm sure it's fairly common practice to issue company mobile phones to any employee who may need / is expected to need a mobile phone as part of their role (i.e. field based sales people).
For whatever reason, as a company we've never done this. I think in large part as we've never really had a team of BDM's and instead have been used to our Directors taking on the new business/field sales role. We're now growing as a business and have recently recruited a number of BDM's - as you'd expect, they are (justifiably) shocked when we advise we don't provide company mobile phones (nor do we currently provide an allowance of any kind).
We've rectified this and are purchasing a number of mobiles to issue to relevant staff, however this has all raised a query about the use of personal mobiles for business purposes. Specifically, the ownership of client/company data when it's held on a personal mobile phone (as a result of having to use the phone for business purposes).
I've been tasked with putting a policy together to cover us for this; whilst we're purchasing a number of company mobiles phones to try and remove the issue, I'm sure there will still be cases where an employee uses the personal mobile phone for work purposes (perhaps even if just having access to work emails).
Does anyone have any policies or handbook wording that they're happy to share??
Thanks in advance!