Imperative Information Group Owner Mike Coffey To Present Valuable Background Screening Educational Sessions at the 2014 HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth

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HR consultant and background investigations firm owner Mike Coffey will speak all three days at the 73rd annual HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 5th through 8th


HRSouthwest Annual Conference | October 5-8, 2014 | Fort Worth Convention Center

Mike Coffey, owner and president of background investigations firm Imperative Information Group, will present three educational sessions at the annual HRSouthwest Conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center October 5-8, 2014. In an industry dominated by giant data brokers promoting instant background checks, Mike’s passion for thorough, straightforward reports has made Imperative Information Group a true exception. Mike will present all three days at the conference with two presentations dedicated to what employers need to know about background checks and a third in a group with legal experts on hot legal topics.

Mike Coffey’s Presentation Schedule:
October 6: Developing a Criminal History Evaluation Tool: In this presentation, you will learn to develop a criminal history relevance matrix as a tool for documenting policies with regard to the impact of individuals' criminal histories on their employment eligibility.

October 7: Legal Exchange: Join Mike and other legal experts at the legal exchange and hear from these legal experts on hot legal topics. The volume of regulations the HR professional is required to know, to implement and to operate within can keep you up at night. Hear the latest news and learn about new laws and compliance. You will return to the office better informed and prepared to ensure compliance. Attendees will get the latest compliance updates in a small-group setting. Each expert speaker will provide a presentation on a pre-assigned legal topic with multiple groups and provide expert answers to their pressing legal questions. This customized legal learning experience allows participants to get the answers they need on six different legal topics.

October 8: 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, he will examine the issues surrounding “ban the box” and potential responses from employers.

The annual HRSouthwest conference is held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas and delivers exceptional HR education that will expand your knowledge and your network. The conference is the largest in the United States where top industry leaders deliver more than 100 educational sessions on HR topics including Healthcare, Employment Law and Talent Management. More than 200 companies will be on display in the Exhibit Hall demonstrating their latest products and services.

To register for the HRSouthwest conference, visit:

About Mike Coffey and Imperative Information Group:
Imperative Information Group is background investigations firm located in Fort Worth, Texas and serves small to medium-sized employers. In 1999, Mike Coffey founded the firm that became Imperative Information Group. Imperative is an HRCI pre-approved provider of recertification courses and Mike often conducts webinars for clients and other HR professional. He also regularly speaks to professional and community groups on a wide range of topics. To learn more about Imperative Information Group, please visit or contact Mike Coffey or Andrew Parsons at 877-473-2287.

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