Imperative Information Group


Human Resources Consultants

About Us

Imperative helps clients make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Often, that involves giving employers thorough and easy-to-understand background checks on prospective employees.

But sometimes it means helping families make well-informed decisions when hiring nannies or other caregivers.

Outside of employment, we help services firms with their client acceptance and know-your-customer requirements.

And we help investors research the principals in firms in which they are considering making private equity placements.

Basically, if people are involved, there’s risk involved.

We help companies identify and mitigate that risk.

Imperative is a private investigations firm licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (A09357). We are also accredited by the Professional Background Screeners Association.

About Imperative's President, Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse clients make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Additionally, Imperative has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year and is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association.

Mike shares his insight from more than two decades of HR-entrepreneurship on the Good Morning, HR podcast, where each week he talks to business leaders about bringing people together to create value for customers, shareholders, and community.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.

Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organizaton.

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).

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