With the festive season only six weeks away, it is easy enough to be swept up in Christmas parties, holiday breaks and department store sales. It is important, though, to take a moment to reflect on your office space and how you would like to leave it over this busy period.
Just because you and your workplace might be taking a break over December and January, it is unwise to assume your sensitive and confidential documents will be safe and secure in your absence. Remember: identity thieves bank on the fact that you won’t be around to maintain your usual diligence when it comes to safe document disposal.
Be proactive this silly season by pre-empting anything that could pose a potential threat to your business. As you begin to wind down towards the break, impose an office clean up. Consider dedicating set times for each department or faculty to eliminate waste within their workspaces. The same procedures for document disposal should apply, but on a more finite scale. Any paperwork that is not relevant in the new year should be filed or stored appropriately and documents to be shredded should be collected by your assigned sensitive document officer.
Practicing regular disposal of your documents is one way in which to safeguard your workplace against opportunistic criminals and identity thieves. Not only will you be reassured that your documents are being disposed of correctly, you and your employees can look forward to returning to an uncluttered and streamlined workspace.
Contact EShred today for more information on how we are the ideal solution to your end of year office clean up.