Upcoming events

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Bay Oaks Country Club OR Zoom Virtual

    Texas Bay Area SHRM is excited to announce we are officially gathering in person again for our monthly luncheon meetings - we hope you can join us!

    Thursday, August 12th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

    ****No walk-in registrations on the day of the event. Please be sure to register early if you plan to attend in-person, as we have a maximum capacity of 30 guests at Bay Oaks for this luncheon. The virtual attendance option will still be available. Masks are not required, but are encouraged to be worn per your preference.**

    We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club and lunch will be served. The last day to register for the in person luncheon will be Tuesday, August 10th so please plan accordingly. 

    There will also be a virtual presentation option (via Zoom) that will begin at 12:00 pm for those of you who are unable to join us that day.

    The Topic

    Mike “Batman” Cohen is the Founder of Wayne Technologies, a Contract Sourcing and Recruitment Training Organization. He will be joining us to present this month's topic: "Synergist Hiring: What Blind Hiring Should Be"

    Blind Hiring. Culture Fit. Culture Add. "The Best Person For The Job". Let's remove all the *cringe* and get real - is it possible to remove most of the bias (unconscious or otherwise) from the hiring process? Yes, yes it is? How, you ask? ICE. Intentionality.

    Meeting Agenda

    • 11:30-12:00 Check-in / Networking / Announcements / Lunch
    • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

    Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting.


    Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings, both in person and online! 

    For on-site luncheon, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

    • $35 TXBA SHRM Member
    • $45 Non-Member / Guest
    • $20 Student

    For virtual presentation through Zoom:

    • $15 TXBA SHRM Member
    • $20 Non-Member / Guest

      About the Speaker 


      Mike “Batman” Cohen is the Founder of Wayne Technologies, a Sourcing-on-Demand and Recruitment Training Organization. Wayne Technologies On-Demand Sourcing is a revolutionary approach that provides the most actionable data available, is based on deliverables - not time, and is based on access to more recruitment tooling than any organization worldwide.

          He has worked with a diverse group of clients including: Uber, Whole Foods, The New York Times, Waste Management, GIPHY, Relativity Space, Wyman Gordon, Walter P. Moore, and more.

          He contributes articles to SourceCon and RecruitingDaily, is the VP of the Executive Board with ATAP (Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals), sits on the board for the L&D Cares organization, is on the Planning Committee for SourceCon, a member of the event management staff for Sourcing Summit, and a conference organizer for Global TA Day.

        Past events

        8 Jul 2021 July Monthly Meeting - Keys to Proactively Managing Your Company's Benefit Plan with Ryan Johnson
        10 Jun 2021 June Monthly Meeting: Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource
        20 May 2021 May Bonus Session - Employee Benefits Compliance with Wendy Carmichael
        13 May 2021 May Monthly Meeting - Breaking the Ice of Nice with Laurie Hall
        15 Apr 2021 TXBA Annual Conference - HR is a Circus
        11 Mar 2021 March Monthly Meeting - Conflict Management: Fighting Social Distancing by Creating Motivating Environment with Mike Lejeune
        11 Feb 2021 Conducting Investigations with Trisha Barita
        14 Jan 2021 Lead With Laughs: Using Humor To Put The "Human" In HR with David Horning
        10 Dec 2020 Pivot Planning for Leaders & Managers with Charles Pulliam
        12 Nov 2020 Workforce Solutions with Jimmy Madrigal, Craig Casipe, and Benito Guzman
        8 Oct 2020 Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource with Dina Anderson and Tiffany Bradbury
        10 Sep 2020 Stop Hiring the Wrong Person with Greg Shaffer
        13 Aug 2020 Breaking Down Racial Diversity and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
        9 Jul 2020 The Importance of Being A Data-Driven Recruiter with Mike "Batman" Cohen
        18 Jun 2020 Top Ten Challenges Facing HR in a Covid-19 World with David Barron
        11 Jun 2020 Managing Organizational Change: 9 Habits of a Difference Maker with Lillian Davenport
        14 May 2020 Update: Now Virtual! May Monthly Meeting - Social Media Legal Implications with Carol Keough
        23 Apr 2020 Virtual Meeting - Job Search During Economic Adversity
        12 Mar 2020 March Monthly Luncheon - Equal Pay with Kevin Cartwright
        13 Feb 2020 February Monthly Luncheon - Don't Run Naked Through the Office with Fred Stawitz
        9 Jan 2020 January Monthly Luncheon - To Do or Not to Do: Navigating #metoo Toward Successful Interactions with Alise Isbell
        5 Dec 2019 December Monthly Luncheon - Understanding Medicare and Applying For It After 65
        14 Nov 2019 November Monthly Luncheon - Commissioner Julian Alvarez of the Texas Workforce Commission
        7 Nov 2019 *Free* New Overtime Rule - Afternoon Session with Trisha Barita
        9 Oct 2019 Essential Tools for Managers Workshop
        12 Sep 2019 2019 Legislative Conference
        11 Jul 2019 July Monthly Luncheon - "Who Cares for HR? Maintaining Self While Serving Others"
        13 Jun 2019 June Monthly Meeting - FMLA/ADA
        9 May 2019 May Monthly Luncheon - Workers Compensation Update
        4 Apr 2019 Annual Conference - Boldly Go!
        14 Mar 2019 March Monthly Meeting - "Transactional Analysis for Effective Workplace Communication"
        20 Feb 2019 Inaugural Mid-Winter Round Table

        Texas Bay Area SHRM 

        PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

        SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542


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