BYOD Questions

(This came to me from an HR Manager Anonymously - Steve)

How does your company handle/address bring your own device (BYOD) issues when employees are using their personal phone for business items on a regular basis? Do you offer them a stipend through payroll? Or, is it just a matter of business and you contact people at any time - on and off their regular work hours?

We'd really like to hear how others are working through this issue.


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    • Nikki Smith
    • People Partner, Life Coach, HR Consultant
    • Nikki_Smith
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Good morning! Are these hourly or salary people? Or does this apply to all? Our company offers a monthly $50 stipend. We are required to submit our bill each month in order to receive the stipend. The expectation is that salaried employees are available from 6am-6pm and will respond to urgent matters. Hourly employees who have cell phones may stop answering work-related calls at the end of their shift.

  • Hi there! I have attached a BYOD guide that covers things to be aware of when implementing BYOD. It includes a policy worksheet that might be helpful. Please reach out with any questions!

  • We offer employees a reimbursement up to $80/month if they find they need to use their personal cell phone for work.  We don't pro-rate it or anything. If they use it for business, we want to cover the cost and the $80 covers it for most plans. We also can set up our VOIP system to automatically ring their cell when someone calls so they don't have to give out their cell phone number but rather just their extension.

    Feel free to call me if you have any questions (513-697-9855 x302)


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