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Monthly Meeting: Seven Steps to Making Bulletproof Hiring Decisions

  • 22 May 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • El Paso Club (201 E. Main Street)


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About the Program:

Seven Steps to Making Bulletproof Hiring Decisions

11:15 am to 1:00 pm

Preventing loss, Liability and Litigation while keeping Criminals, Creeps, and Crazies out of your company.

Almost half of new hires will fail within 18 months. 

With estimates of the cost of a bad hire ranging anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000, getting new employee selection right is critical to business success.

While not all bad hires are predictable based on the employees’ past performance and behavior, many are. 

In this presentation, Mike Coffey, SPHR will outline a thorough background screening process that begins with a risk-based analysis of the position, identifies red-flag behaviors of concern for the position, includes a thorough employment application and interview process, and ends with verification of the information provided by the applicant. 

He will also discuss important legal compliance issues, including the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the EEOC’s guidance on employers’ use of criminal history, and the growing Ban-the-Box movement.

About our Presenter

Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Twenty years ago, Mike Coffey was an HR manager frustrated by the low quality and poor customer service he was receiving from his company’s background screening partner. In order to better manage that relationship, Mike became an expert in background checks from the HR side of the desk.

In 1999, that expertise led to the creation of Imperative, a premium background investigations firm delivering fast and friendly service.

Mike has also been involved in retail and property management startups and consults with small businesses about people and process issues.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike serves as the newly-created Director for Business and Education Initiatives for Texas SHRM and is a past-president of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association

He is also a board member for the Texas Association of Business, which is Texas’ state chamber of commerce.

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife and three sons. He maintains his sanity by practicing yoga and improv comedy, often unintentionally at the same time.

Contact info:

Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Imperative – Bulletproof Background Screening
1550 West Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
Office:   817-921-5286
Cell:      817-313-0782

Imperative: http://www.imperativeinfo.com
Facebook (speaking): http://www.facebook.com/mikecoffeysphr/
Facebook (company): http://www.facebook.com/imperativeinfo/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/imperative

Thank you to our Sponsors 

El Paso Society for Human Resource Management is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 


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