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November 2020 - MOST Meeting

  • 10 Nov 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM (CST)
  • NOVEMBER will be: Zoom Virtual Meeting


  • For MC-SHRM Members registering for the MOST Meeting after the deadline.
  • For MC-SHRM Members Registering for the MOST Meeting before the deadline.
  • For Students registering for the MOST Meeting that are not a MC-SHRM Member.

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Seven Steps to Making Bulletproof Hiring Decisions

Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST)    10:15*AM-11:20AM (*Registration 10:00AM-10:15AM)

Presented by: Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Imperative

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.

Mr. Coffey 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.  

Participants Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to analyze and document that risk factors associated with a position
  • Illustrate how to fairly and effectively evaluate applicant risk based on past behavior
  • Identify the legal constraints on employers' use of criminal history information
  • Discuss employers' basic requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act   

    Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.  In 1999, he created Imperative to bring high quality, high tech, and high touch to the employment background screening market.  Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies. 

    Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR
    Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work lists for both Fort Worth and Texas and was named the Texas state chamber of commerce’s small business of the year.  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 lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife and they are one high-school graduation or juvenile court sentencing away from being empty nesters. 
    He maintains his sanity by practicing yoga and improv comedy, often unintentionally at the same time.

    To Learn more about Mike Coffey, visit:

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