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The Business Case for Becoming a Second Chance Employer

  • 8 Nov 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
  • Holiday Inn–Round Rock, 2370 Chisolm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681


  • This luncheon registration is for 2019 WilcoHR Board Members
  • This pricing is for members and guests registering for the luncheon.
  • This pricing is for non members and their guests registering for the luncheon.
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NOVEMBER 8, 2019

The Business Case for Becoming a Second Chance Employer

Holiday Inn–Round Rock, 2370 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681

Registration, Networking, Lunch:  11:15 AM – 12 PM

Luncheon presentation 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Here's a short video about the upcoming presentation! 

You can download the video here:

Almost one in four American adults have been arrested or prosecuted for a criminal offense. While many of these are minor instances of little concern to employers, many employers are uncertain about whether to hire individuals with more serious offenses, potentially missing out on a reliable and available talent pool.

In this presentation, we will dive into the statistics and studies surrounding criminal offenses, recidivism, and employment as we review the business benefits of considering and hiring qualified former offenders for positions.

We will also review risk-evaluation and mitigation techniques employers should consider to ensure smart hiring decisions.

About the Presenter:

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.


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Approved for 1 PDC through SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) and 1 hour of Business credit through HRCI (HR Certification Institute)

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