Imperative was again named to the list of “Best Companies to Work For in Texas,” presented by Texas SHRM and the Texas Association of Business.

The recognition is the result of Imperative’s employees’ response to a survey of their attitudes toward our work environment, benefits, organizational values, and leadership.

Mike Coffey, Imperative’s founder, credits Imperative’s success over the last 22 years—and especially over the last year—to our great team.

“Our employees have always lived out our values,” he said. “But when we went remote in March of 2020 due to Covid, they really amazed me.”

“Our disaster recovery plan looked good on paper,” Coffey said, “but it would have blown up in our faces in the team wasn’t committed to making it succeed.

“As they always have, they took care of one another and our clients. They didn’t miss a beat.”

Because everyone was working from home, reliance on our internal chat tools became more important than ever.

“We have different chat channels for different work groups and an ‘All Office’ chat,” Coffey explained.

“I was sitting in my home office watching the chat logs for any sign of crisis. But it never came. If someone had a challenge, the rest of the team was right there, ready to support them.”

Coffey credits this to our long-standing core values.

  • Always act with integrity.
  • Always work as one with respect and compassion.
  • Always act in the best interest of the client.

“We hire and manage according to those values,” he said, “and our team didn’t let me down when it mattered most.”

Because Imperative’s clients rely on us for premium background checks delivered with fast and friendly service, having the right people on the team is critical.

“The Best Companies recognition is an honor,” Coffey acknowledged, “but I wasn’t surprised to win it again. We’re a Best Company because we have the best people.”

Imperative’s employee benefits, another important component of the Best Companies criteria, include:

  • Health insurance (90% of the premium is company-paid).
  • Vision and dental coverage.
  • Eight paid holidays each year.
  • Three weeks of paid time off (PTO).
  • Sixteen hours of additional PTO dedicated to health wellness visits.
  • Twenty-four hours of additional PTO dedicated to volunteer/service efforts (including volunteering at your kids’ schools)
  • IRA program with a 3% salary match.

“For a company our size, our benefits are pretty good,” Coffey said. “But the reality is that eagles don’t fly with turkeys and we attract and retain great people because they trust and rely on one another.”

Coffey founded Imperative in 1999, 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.