Good Intentions, Bad Plan

Client: How’s things been this past month? Ann: Oh, you know how they say, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions?” Client (tentatively): Uhh… I think so, why? Ann (already hearing colors after her fourth cup): Lemme tell you about Michigan. . . Client: Michigan? Ann: Yeah. Michigan. I believe the legislators had…

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How to make your hiring process more inclusive to the LGBTQ+ Community

Customer: Hey, it seems like this month I saw every corporate logo turned into a rainbow flag. What’s with that? Ann (clutches her rainbow Starbucks mug): Well, you know June is Pride Month. Customer (a little hesitant): Yeah, and? I don’t know what kind of difference a rainbow flag is gonna make. I hire the best person for…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Cutting Edge!

Cutting Edge Background Investigations is celebrating 10 years of service. Our CEO and Founder, Ann Van Doren, answered a few questions about the history and beginnings of CEBI and how it’s grown into what the company it is today.   Why did you establish CEBI? I’ve been in the background screening business since 1996, my…

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Why have a Professional Background Investigator do your Background Checks?

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “You’re elbow-deep in Valentine’s chocolates, aren’t you?” Ann (looks around her office, startled): “Yes, but they’re organic.” Customer: “I got a buddy in the day-glow light stick manufacturing business. He says he does his background checks ‘in-house.’” Ann (peels back the foil wrapper on the chocolate…

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CEBI is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise!

Cutting Edge Background Investigations is celebrating our recent certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)! WBENC is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification validates that Cutting Edge Background Investigations is at least 51% owned, controlled,…

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