13 Aug 2019

Document Overload? Signs You Need to Use a Shredding Service

August 13, 2019Uncategorized

Documents are important to every business. But what happens when you have more documents than you know what to do with? Here are clear signs that you need to use ARM to reduce your document overload now. YOU’RE SHREDDING SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS IN-HOUSE It’s common for small businesses to shred documents in their offices to save money. However, there are significant risks associated with doing so. When you do your own shredding, you may risk: • Missing the scheduled destruction of documents and violating regulatory requirements • Improperly destroying documents that may be stolen or compromised • Using valuable employee time (and salaries) that could be better spent elsewhere YOU MUST ADHERE TO REGULATIONS ABOUT DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION Perhaps the most compelling reason to partner with an experienced shredding service is to ensure compliance with federal regulations. If your company is bound by FACTA, HIPAA, or Sarbanes-Oxley rules, it’s essential to have a proper schedule for document storage, destruction, and security. If you fail to comply with regulations, your company could be fined. At the same time, you’ll be putting your clients’ sensitive information in danger. That’s simply not a risk worth taking – and it’s easily solved by using ARM to help you. YOU DON’T HAVE SECURE STORAGE FOR DOCUMENTS TO BE SHREDDED If you do your own shredding, you probably have documents piled up waiting to be shredded. It’s common for employees to put off shredding in favor of what they view as more pressing work. The documents to be shredded are often left unsecured and may even be misplaced. Document shredding shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s crucial to the successful operation of your business and your clients’ trust in you. Call us at 323-727-7277 to get started right away!