The arrival of December brings the thought that goes into preparing for the holidays. Whether that means shopping for loved ones, decorating your home, or getting a fresh tree to put in your home, there’s a lot to think about.
What may not be top of mind at this time is shredding your documents. However, shredding all of your confidential material is not only the law, it’s essential in protecting yourself and those around you. If you’re looking for a quick, efficient form of document destruction, consider using a one-time purge. In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of a one-time purge when you make the return to the office.
1. Quickly Eliminate Piles of Paperwork
Over the past few months, employees have likely been storing confidential documentation somewhere at home. Hopefully, they have been doing this safely, like storing it away somewhere in labeled boxes in a locked room, rather than leaving it out in the open. Or worse, throwing it in the trash.
Once your employees make the return to the office, you will accumulate a lot of paper that should be destroyed by a professional shredding company. A one-time purge is an easy, hassle-free method of eliminating numerous confidential documents in a short amount of time.
2. Ensures Your Employees Have a Clutter-Free Workspace
Implementing a clean desk policy is beneficial for your employees for a number of reasons. Firstly, working in a clean, clutter-free workspace has been proven to improve productivity and mental clarity. When you’re returning to the office after working from home, an organized space will help set the tone for a productive, efficient return to work!
Additionally, having a clean desk eliminates the possibility of sensitive information being leaked to non-employees and suffering the effects of a data breach. For those who seek to sabotage your company, a piece of paper containing valuable information is like a piece of candy. Make sure you have lockable bins available for employees to dispose of confidential documentation. Getting in the habit of properly disposing of documents will save you money, time, and stress in the long run!
3. Protect Your Company From a Data Breach
Did you know that data breaches frequently target small businesses? In 2019, 20% of small businesses were hit with a breach and 60% of those businesses had to close within 6 months of experiencing the attack. Shredding your documents, whether it is done as a one-time purge or ongoing services, is your best defense against a data breach. Also, if the worst were to happen and you did experience a breach, trusted document destruction companies provide a Certificate of Destruction to provide proof of compliance.