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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We joined the ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce! Join us for our live (virtual) ribbon cutting!

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Sales Coordinator: “Hey Ann! Do we have any interest in joining the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce?” Ann (inquisitively): “Maybe… Why?” Coordinator (excited): “Well, I met this guy who works for the chamber during a zoom meeting and it seems like a great organization to partner with….

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In the Giving Spirit

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Can I be doing more?” Ann: “Uhh… I’m not sure what you mean. With your background checks?” Customer: “No, it’s just this time of year I feel like I should be doing more to help others. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate blankets, give money to…

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Best Practices for Seasonal Hiring

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Santa: “Ho Ho Ho!”  Ann (rolls eyes—this guy calls every year): “Hey Santa! How’s things at the Pole?” Santa (bites cookie, takes a swallow of milk): “I’m starting early this year screening my elves. I don’t want a repeat of last year.” Ann (shudders to think of…

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3 Things You Can Do to Simplify Your Hiring Process

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “You’re drinking a pumpkin-spiced latte, aren’t you?”  Ann (defensively): “Yes, but it was made with almond milk.” Customer: “I’m looking for ways to simplify the background screening process. But then I wonder, is simple the same as efficient? Is efficient the same as fast?” Ann (takes…

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The Fast Food of Background Checks…?

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer (bites into a donut): “Do you know how many hamburger’s McDonald’s sells?”  Ann (flips on computer): “I can tell you in less than a minute. Knowing stuff is what I do.” According to a 2016 report, McDonald’s sells: 75 burgers every second 4500 burgers every minute…

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