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3 Ways to Organize Your Office and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jul 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Have you put office organization on the back burner?

It happens.

You keeping meaning to get to it but it never quite seems like the right time. You shuffle papers around and move piles of stuff from one section of your desk or office to the other. While this kind of clutter is frustrating, it’s also harmful to your business and could give identity thieves access to your confidential information.

Your disorganization could be costing you more than you realize. It’s been proven that a clean, streamlined space has a positive psychological affect on people, improving productivity and morale.

5 Ways to Deter Workplace Fraud

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Workplace fraud happens more frequently than you may think. In fact, it’s estimated that the average company loses 5% of annual revenue to workplace fraud every year. Don’t get us wrong: most employees are loyal and ethical. However, the ones who want something will find a way to get it, and most frauds last 18 months to three years before being discovered. There are also no companies that are in the clear, even in Richmond, VA. Fraud happens at both large and small companies every year.

Can Document Shredding Be Eco-Friendly?

Posted by Jason McCray on Apr 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Spring invites home and business owners alike to do some spring cleaning, get rid of the clutter, and refresh their space. For some, particularly businesses, this could mean unloading a large volume of paper you’ve been storing that’s now worn out its welcome. If there’s no need to hang on to documents, why keep the clutter? Deciding to let go of unnecessary documents taking up space is a great way to have a fresh start, but it’s important to make sure it’s done the right way. Many people know by now not to just throw documents that contain sensitive information in the trash due to the risk of information theft, not to mention how wasteful it is. However, plenty of people instead take their unwanted papers to the recycling center, thinking they’re making the responsible choice. With Earth Day approaching, we commend people wanting to free up their paper clutter in a sustainable way through recycling, but simply recycling papers don’t provide security. There is a way to maintain both safety and sustainability, and you can experience it easily through Shred America’s convenient document shredding service.

How to Create a Secure Culture at Your Business

Posted by Ray Barry on Jan 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM

We at Shred America are in the business of improving security for individuals and businesses, and we’ve had many companies enlist in scheduled shredding services with us after an unfortunate company breach occurred. We hear a lot about “could haves” and “should haves” in the aftermath of these problematic incidents occurring.