7 Reasons a Shredding Day Makes Sense
From earth-friendly reasons to relationship-building, there are many reasons a shred day is important.In the “new” workplace, here’s one thing that hasn’t changed—you and your company’s employees still have piles of paper sitting around. (Maybe even old documents stashed away in a closet.) The difference is these sensitive company documents are now taking up valuable space in their homes, exposing you to even more liability the longer they sit there. You know you should do something about the problem. But what? With many employees working from home, you can still be accountable for the company’s sensitive information—and make it easy for your employees to manage their use of company documents. All you have to do is host a shred day, complete with shred bags mailed out to your remote employees beforehand, including related information about the shred day. From earth-friendly concerns to relationship-building ones, there are many more reasons a shred day makes sense.
Celebrate the Earth, No Matter What “Day”Having a green-themed shredding day associated with Earth Day (April 22) is one way to destroy sensitive and non-sensitive paper alike. But you should also be in a “green” mindset year-round and destroying records according to a retention schedule. And since shredded material can be used in other products if it’s properly recycled, a shred day is like a big present to the earth—no matter when you hold it.
Shredding is Good for Your ReputationSensitive documents sitting around are asking for problems, including:
- Privacy breaches
- Ending up in the trash or recycling bin
- Even worse, the wrong dumpster
Shredding is Good for Your Employees, TooWith the pandemic-associated shift to remote work, more and more employees are working from home. Unfortunately for them, that also means that more and more employees are sitting amid stacks of paper, telling themselves they’ll get those stacks of paper securely shredded “someday.” By organizing a shred day where we arrange to have papers picked up from your employees’ home offices, you’ll make them happier—plain and simple. You’ll be happy too when we bring the paper to you to shred securely, knowing that you’ve addressed a major liability.
A Shredding Day Builds Community Among Your EmployeesDifferent departments or teams within organizations can sometimes silo themselves, resulting in a fractured work culture. Holding a company-wide shredding day can bring employees together around a common goal—especially now that people are working from home. Make your shred day about more than just shredding and you can add a sense of togetherness. For example, some of our clients use these days as an opportunity to raise money for local charities or surpass recycling goals.
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A Shred Day Strengthens Ties with Partner OrganizationsInviting partner organizations to your shredding day serves a few purposes:
- You’re showing them how much you care about records management and information safety.
- You can answer any questions they may have about how their information is stored or destroyed—with a cool visual demonstration.
- You’re providing a fun opportunity to build a deeper relationship.