10 reasons to give your team business phones

Wondering what the best options for your business are? Find out all you need to know about giving your team business phones here.

Honest Mobile
Mon Aug 23 2021

Are you the founder of a start up or owner of a small business? Are you head of HR or People at a company looking to attract top tier talent? Then you might be thinking about offering your team business phones.

Here are the top 10 reasons you should consider giving your team business phones:

1. Help them work remotely

The last year has changed how many of us work entirely. It’s now necessary to be able to work remotely in many professions and a business phone makes that possible. Pick up emails in a waiting room, make a call whilst going for a walk, jump on a zoom from wherever… A phone call can be made anywhere, anytime, from any place. A phone makes remote working even more flexible.

2. Tether without WiFi

Anyone working from a computer from home has probably experienced an inconvenient moment of the WiFi cutting out. An awkward freeze frame or a terribly timed disconnect. Knowing you have a back up and can tether using data from your phone offers peace of mind and doesn’t slow your team down.

3. Work-life balance and mental health/wellbeing

Having a separate personal phone and business phone isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer to have one handset with two SIMs. Others prefer to have two separate phones. There are pros and cons to both. Carrying two phones around isn’t always the most practical – but being able to leave your business phone at home when you’re out and about can help maintain a healthy work-life balance. Having work notifications pinging when you’re out of office hours can make it hard to switch off – and looking after your team’s mental health has to be a priority. Giving your team a work SIM and the option of a handset is a great way through this.

4. Talent retention

Recruiting and retaining the best talent is key to growing and running a great business. Offering employee perks is a great way to make your team feel valued. They’re often the first thing employees look at when applying for roles. Offering business phones and a SIM are a great tax-free perk that you can give your team.

5. Remain in contact

Phones let you stay in touch any time, anywhere. At Honest we have a 30 second customer response time – our top-quality customer service is made possible by business phones and SIMs.

6. Tax free benefit

Not many people know that a business phone is a tax free perk to your team, while being fully tax deductible to you as a business.

7. Personal touch

Speaking to a client over the phone opens up the conversation to a whole new level of personability. In a world of remote working – where slack channels and emails pervade – the chance to call, FaceTime or Zoom allows us to develop work relationships.

8. Phones are easy and accessible

Phones are easy to use – especially for people who may not be as tech-savvy.

9. Data security

Having a separate business phone encourages data security. By having a device that isn’t a personal device you can ensure the security and privacy of your company’s data and information.

10. Stop assuming your team will pay for their own calls/bills

There’s an expectation that your team have a phone. Why? This can be a barrier to inclusivity in the workplace and if someone doesn’t have a business phone might make them feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. In order to encourage accessibility in the workplace, offering a business phone as standard is key.

How to get a business phone number with Honest:

You check out our business plans and order SIMs for your team here

If you have any questions or you’d like to speak to us about how you can switch to Honest, please email Jag, our business lead, at jag@honestmobile.co.uk

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