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When Key Employees Quit: 5 Things You Must Do to Keep Control of Critical Data

Losing a key employee is never easy — they often take with them institutional knowledge, great internal and external relationships, and critical skill sets. There is also a risk that they’ll take some information or data with them when they go, either inadvertently or on purpose.

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Losing a key employee is never easy — they often take with them institutional knowledge, great internal and external relationships, and critical skill sets. Some even may leave behind a leadership vacuum or rupture a team’s cohesion. All this is difficult enough, but if they take confidential information with them, it becomes a more pressing challenge. Organizations today rely heavily upon technology and electronically stored information (ESI) — and when employees leave, there’s always a risk that they’ll take some information or data with them when they go, either inadvertently or on purpose.

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