For starters, you’ll need an employee to remove all the folders, plastic sleeves, dividers, staples and paper clips. Then you’ll need someone to do the actual shredding, which is not only time consuming but also carries risks.
Here are some things to consider.
● You’re limited in how many documents you can shred at once. Go over that limit, and you’ll have to put up with lots of paper jams and reversing to get things going again.
● Whoever is shredding your documents could potentially find out sensitive or confidential information such as:
– wage and bonus payments
– personnel records
– sales figures
– banking and financial information
– marketing strategies
– client records.
● Shredding takes time, which means whoever is doing it has less time to work on tasks that bring money into your business.
Other costs include:
● the shredding machine itself
● the electricity to run it
● ongoing maintenance to keep it working properly
● the secure disposal of the shredded paper.
Still want to get your own shredder? Get a cross-cut shredder for greater security, and make sure only senior managers shred company documents. Don’t delegate it to junior staff.