Human Resources

Outside of the Box - Backgrounds

  • 01/28/2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Merket Alumni Center


  • Current Members of SHRM Chapter #186

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Guest Speaker: Mike Coffey, SPHR

Mike Coffey is president of Imperative Information Group, an employment background investigations firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Mike is an HR professional with experience in aerospace, healthcare, and the service industry. 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 has also been a licensed private investigator since 1998 and is a past-director of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.

Mike is a past-president of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association and a District Director for Texas SHRM. He is also a board member for the Texas Association of Business and a past director for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his wife and three sons.

Outside of the Box: Developing a Legally Compliant and Effective Criminal History Inquiry:

Nationwide, the "ban the box" movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history.  Federal agencies like the EEOC, state legislatures, and even municipalities have weighed in on this topic, leaving employers in a quandary as to how to make an informed hiring decision without running afoul of myriad laws.  In this one-hour presentation, we will examine the issues surrounding "ban the box" and potential responses from employers.


SHRM Recertification Credit: 1 PDC

Lubbock Chapter #186 of the Society for Human Resource Management is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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PO Box 64183
Lubbock, Texas  79464

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