Upcoming events

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

    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

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Park University, 1330 Adabel Dr. 79936

    TOPIC: Diversity

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Presented by: Mayela Alvarez

    Park University

    1330 Adabel Dr. 

    El Paso, TX 79936

    Pre-approved for 1.0 General Credits under SHRM & HRCI

    This program will help provide an in-depth discussion and understanding of not only the differences between individuals but also a broad overview of cognitive diversity and the benefits of understanding how it relates to our current workforce, management, operations, and our on-boarding process.

    Participants in this one-hour program should be able to walk away with tools to enable them to start or modify its current view of diversity in their current organization.  This program will allow them to review different opportunities and advantages in building awareness of cognitive diversity in their own organization.  We will take a deep dive at the personal, business, and economic benefits that cognitive diversity understanding offers any organization.

    The program will review topics such as:

    • Diversity its background and mindset
    • How to train and thinking beyond the legally protected status definition
    • Understanding Cogitative Diversity
    • How to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
    • How to lead with empathy and understanding
    • Exercise on what makes us personally diverse
    • Reviewing our own biases
    • Recruiting outside the normal status quo
    • Encouraging employees to have a voice

    Facilitator: Mayela Macias, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Clear Solutions Consulting Services,

    Mayela Alvarez is a professional in the human resources, accounting, and general management field.  She has over 10 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and over 20 years in Accounting /Finance profession.  She currently consults under Clear Solutions Consulting Services and also works full-time as the Human Resources Administrator for the YWCA of El Paso del Norte Region.

    Mayela holds a MBA in Accounting from University of Phoenix and a B.A. in Accounting from University of Texas at El Paso.  She received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) credentials in 2009.  She is also currently working on her Masters in Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane Law University.  She is scheduled to graduate in December of 2019.  Through her 20+ career, Mayela has created a name for rebuilding and developing businesses in the operational, accounting and the human resources realm.  She has successfully revamped companies to a profitable state with improved efficiencies and high employee morale.  Undertaken a non-existent HR department to a full-service department

    She is currently a member of: Director of Diversity of Texas SHRM, Past President 2017 EPSHRM and holds a director position at the El Paso Rotary Club.  Previously Workforce Readiness Director for El Paso SHRM.

    Past memberships: SAHRMA, Laredo Rotary, FEMAP, El Paso Chamber – FAFSA Committee, and Big Brother Big Sister.

Past events

24 Apr 2019 April Legal Seminar - Kemp Smith
27 Mar 2019 Monthly Meeting: Dare to Lead Workshop Series
7 Mar 2019 Coffee Talk HR
27 Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting: Two Sessions
27 Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting: LUNCH MEETING ONLY - Your Employees are on Drugs
18 Jan 2019 2019 Annual Kick-Off Party
14 Nov 2018 Beyond the Résumé: Why Hiring Veterans is a Smart Choice for Any Company
8 Nov 2018 Coffee Talk HR
24 Oct 2018 Diversity, Inclusion and the New Leader
26 Sep 2018 Legislative Update - Scott Hulse
13 Sep 2018 Coffee Talk HR
22 Aug 2018 Face Reading Program
22 Aug 2018 Deep Dive: Inter-Generational Diversity
9 Aug 2018 Coffee Talk HR - Staffing\Recruiting
25 Jul 2018 Legal Corner - Gerry Howard
12 Jul 2018 Coffee Talk HR
14 Jun 2018 Coffee Talk HR
23 May 2018 Global HR Strategies for Today's Culturally Diverse Workforce
10 May 2018 Coffee Talk HR
25 Apr 2018 Legislative Update - Kemp Smith
12 Apr 2018 Coffee Talk HR
28 Mar 2018 Cultural Transformation Through Compensation
28 Mar 2018 Deep Dive - Cohesive Team Part II
8 Mar 2018 Coffee Talk HR - Wellness in the Workplace
28 Feb 2018 The Hidden Asset of Great Leaders
19 Jan 2018 2018 Annual Kick-Off Party - Proudly Sponsored by Paycom
13 Nov 2017 November Monthly - Leadership - Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Acosta
3 Nov 2017 Coffee Talk HR - Nov Event
25 Oct 2017 October Monthly - Diversity - Speaker: Steve Blanco
12 Oct 2017 Coffee Talk HR - Oct Event
27 Sep 2017 September - Legal Seminar
8 Sep 2017 Coffee Talk HR - Active Shooter
30 Aug 2017 August Monthly - OSHA 2017 UPDATES
11 Aug 2017 Coffee Talk HR - August Event
26 Jul 2017 Follow Your Yellow Brick Road
14 Jul 2017 Coffee Talk HR - July Event
24 May 2017 Leading Leaders Through Change (Deep Dive Workshop) HRCI Business Credit and SHRM PDC Approved
4 May 2017 Coffee Talk HR - May Event Workshop and Social
26 Apr 2017 April - Legal Seminar
30 Mar 2017 Coffee Talk HR - March Event
22 Mar 2017 March Monthly - Workers Compensation 101
22 Feb 2017 February Meeting - Managing Employee Off-Duty Conduct to Control Insider Threats
17 Feb 2017 Coffee Talk HR - February Event
27 Jan 2017 Annual Kick-Off 2017

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