papersWhen in doubt, shred it

Throwing marginally confidential material in the garbage or recycling bin is like playing Russian roulette with your business. It’s not worth it. Think of what someone could do with an employee’s personal information, or the company’s budget numbers, new product details or confidential customer correspondence.

When it comes to deciding what to shred and what not to shred, the Rule of Thumb is, “When in doubt, shred it.” Don’t leave it to chance. Here’s a list of the types of information that should be shredded.

  • Budgets
  • Contracts
  • Customer Correspondence
  • Payroll Information
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Job applications
  • Medical records
  • Tax records
  • Performance reviews
  • Bank statements
  • Sales statistics
  • Customer receipts
  • Credit card information
  • Time cards
  • Printed e-mails
  • Customer lists
  • New product information
  • Financial records