To Shred or Not To Shred that is the question, or is it? More and more companies are moving towards a policy that has received the coined term of “Shred-All.” Sounds simple right! Yes, it is, and that is the entire point.
While in the past companies set policies in place that stated what should be shredded, with the intention of making sure that clients and employees information was appropriately handled, it came with its own set of issues. Employees now had to decide if a document should be shredded or was it ok to place in the trash.
The Shred-All Policy is the genius idea removing the layer of employee indecisiveness and adding the bonus of recycling! This one move has and continues to help in security breach protection and company compliance all while stopping the thousands of pounds of paper from being added to the landfills.
Thinking a Shred-All Policy may be the right move for your company? Here are a few things to consider:
1. Are the decision makers entirely on board? To move to a Shred-All policy, it will take some time and training. This starts at the top.
2. Is the policy your putting in place enforceable. Make it simple and convenient, and staff will follow.
3. Educate, Educate, Educate. Help your staff to understand why this change is necessary and the benefit to themselves, clients, company and the environment.
If you take the time to write the policy, communicate it clearly and train the staff, you are well on your way to a successful implementation of a Shred-All Policy that will be beneficial to everyone now and years to come.
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