Keep Your Office Organized and Secure in 2018! Plan a Successful Document Purge
As New Year resolutions continue, losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle are among the most popular resolutions with each and every New Year. When you make a commitment to yourself to be healthy and/or fit, you’re really doing your best to feel great as a person mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Secure document shredding may not have crossed your mind in relation to resolutions but it is a goal that will also make you feel better; document shredding provides a sense of security and peace of mind. Who wouldn’t want that? The repercussions of Identity theft can be extremely harmful to an individual or a business, and the damage incurred can make it quite difficult to recover from in some cases. With that in mind, why not make a one-time document purge a goal for 2018? Cleaning out your old records gives you a clean start, provides you with extra space, and ensures your records remain organized and accessible.
Avoid the financial, mental and emotional risks that stem from information fraud and identity theft. If you have too many paper and electronic files kicking around, and these records seem to be increasing rather than decreasing, chances are you could benefit from a document purge. In fact, many companies implement a document retention policy in an effort to make employees aware of what information should be saved and stored away and for how long. It also serves as a great guideline to help you archive documents and to know when they should be securely shred. Purging unwanted files that are no longer relevant to your business, will save you time each week when you do get to filing.
How Do You Begin Arranging for a Document Purge?
Preparing for and completing a purge of your old sensitive records, doesn’t need to be difficult or time consuming at all. When you outsource this task to a professional document destruction company and follow some basic tips, you’ll benefit from an efficient and secure purge that will keep your 2018 on track!
- To start, review your records retention schedule (if you have one) to see what stored documents have destruction dates set in the near future, and request an estimate on the quantity of documents.
- Along with your document purge, we highly suggest that you hold a “Clean Your Documents” day or week for greater employee participation levels.
- Reach out to Abraham’s On-Site Shredding Service so you can determine when you’d like to have your documents collected for shredding. Our document shredding process guarantees your security and the entire procedure follows a strict chain-of-custody for the highest level of professionalism and security.
- Determine whether you will have a “shred all” policy in place or if you’d like your employees to sort regular recyclable paper from documents that contain private information and therefore require professional destruction.
Maintain an organized 2018 with a purged office! It’s important to dedicate yourself to regular records retention/shredding schedule moving forward for the best protection! We can help set up a scheduled document shredding program that is suitable to your specific needs. Give us a call to learn more about all of your options.