Paper shredding for businesses has become a necessity for owners who care about their employees and revenue. Also known as Onsite Document Destruction, paper shredding destroys documents containing sensitive information so criminals can't reconstruct the pages for their own gain. In an age of liability and regulations, businesses need to be exceptionally careful how they handle the information of their workers, vendors, and customers. From paystubs to invoices, the volume of sensitive documents has increased alongside the rise in virtual identify theft.
How Mobile Paper Shredding Benefits Business
Many businesses will budget to buy their own paper shredders and have employees take care of destruction on a scheduled timeline. If they have too much documentation to justify the time spent to shred, owners may take those documents to a shredding company who will dispose of them en masse. But both of these options take away valuable resources from your company.
An employee who's busy feeding documents into a shredder is an employee who isn't working on something more productive. If the employee becomes impatient, they may overload the shredder and break it. And if an employee needs to leave the premises to drive the documents to a shredding company, this may jeopardize the company when the employee is off the job. These may seem like trivial matters, but the risks can add up over time. If a company is truly destroying everything they should be, even the tiniest of companies will devote plenty of time to the task.
Mobile business paper shredding also helps keep your company compliant, so you don't have to fret about justifying your destruction methods in the case of an investigation. (Shredding services also greatly reduce the chances you'll be involved in an investigation to begin with.)
Finally, when all those old documents are finally out of your space, you'll have more room to reorganize your office. Document shredding may even provide you with a sense of clarity, as the more unnecessary items you keep around, the more likely you are to feel overwhelmed. And because the documents are recycled, companies can save trees while protecting their sensitive information at the same time.
What Paper Documents To Shred
The list of documents to shred for business owners may be more extensive than you think. Companies are expected to handle their customer, employee, vendor, and third-party data with the utmost confidentiality. If one of your suppliers is hacked, they could ask for repercussions if they believe your company was involved in any way. Your HR employees especially have to be careful about the documents they handle.
Shredding companies should be destroying:
- Receipts old resumes
- Employee and client demographic and financial data (e.g., address, phone number, etc.)
- Payroll data
- Voided checks
- Medical records.
- Tax returns
- Bank statements
If any of your employees print emails to have the physical documentation, it's crucial that these records be destroyed after the information is no longer needed.
Contacting Louisiana Shred for Shredding Services
Louisiana Shred can help your business set up a mobile shredding service that works for you. Our commitment to our clients is apparent in our meticulous services. We use a cross-cut method for documents that virtually guarantees the paper can't be put together. We also protect your virtual information by destroying old hard drives, USB files, and more. Whether you need us once a month or once a decade, we're here to help companies save time and get more done. We make it possible for companies to comply with the guidelines of privacy and confidentiality. If you have questions about how we operate or need a quote for mobile shredding for business, contact us today to get the ball rolling.