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Mike Poskey

President & CEO

Contact Info

5830 Granite Parkway, Ste. 100–252
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 845–1669


Mike Poskey contributes articles on employee hiring, development, and retention for

He played a key role in the formation of ZERORISK HR and currently runs the day-to-day operations of the firm. With more than 20 years of human resources (HR) consulting experience, Mr. Poskey has worked with hundreds of executives, HR, recruiting, staffing, and organizational development professionals to improve their hiring practices and employee development programs on various levels. He has trained HR professionals on legal issues pertaining to using preemployment assessments in the workplace, behavioral interviewing, job advertisements, candidate sourcing, and recruitment process best practices, competency design, and development, and has coordinated numerous validation studies on identifying critical emotional intelligence competencies in a variety of job titles and industries. Additionally, he has coached hundreds of senior executive teams on improving their emotional intelligence competencies to become more effective and impactful leaders.

With a specialty in preemployment testing and behavioral interviewing, he has assisted in the design and development of emotional intelligence and behavioral hiring and training programs for client companies such as, NutriSystem, NRG Energy, Transamerica Insurance, McAfee, Hanger Orthopedic, Maxim Health Care, Group 1 Automotive, Road Runner Sports, Comcast, Trump Hotels, Laureate Higher Education, and the Houston Independent School District, among others.

As an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Mr. Poskey has authored articles appearing in various SHRM and trade publications and has been an education speaker for regional SHRM chapters, HR Southwest Conference, and various trade and industry associations. He is a past board member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Staffing Management Association, where he helped begin their Workforce Readiness Program. He is also a panel expert adviser for the Behavioral Sciences and Talent Management Forum for The Human Capital Institute and currently serves as a key adviser to the board of directors for the Academy of Value Sciences.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
May 2020 Answer 5 Questions before Hiring
Apr 2020 Why Does Emotional Intelligence Matter at Work?
Feb 2020 Use Employment Assessments To Prevent Interviewer Bias
Jan 2020 Everyone Quits, and It's Okay
Nov 2019 Empower Your Team with this Simple Exercise
Oct 2019 3 Steps for Building a High-Performing Team
Sep 2019 A Culture Audit Can Help Effect Organizational Change
Jul 2019 Hiring Managers versus Entry-Level Employees: Steps for Success
May 2019 Effective Change Management after a Merger
Mar 2019 To Hire Quickly, Follow a Scientific Interview Process
Feb 2019 Misaligned Employees: When To Reassign or Release
Jan 2019 Ask Behavioral Interview Questions
Nov 2018 Will this Job Candidate Be Loyal If Hired?
Sep 2018 Hiring for Customer Service: Find the Best Fit
Aug 2018 Talent War: Reduce Risk in Hiring by Finding the Best Candidate
Jun 2018 Don't Dismiss Inexperienced Candidates
May 2018 How To Avoid Blind Spots When Hiring
Mar 2018 Assess Work Ethic When Interviewing and Hiring
Feb 2018 Business Leaders Need a Plan for Hiring
Nov 2017 Common Blind Spots When Hiring
Oct 2017 Managing Millennials
Sep 2017 Learn How To Interpret Technology during the Hiring Process
Aug 2017 Behavioral Interviewing in the Auto Industry
Jul 2017 Understanding the Competencies of the Optimal Remote Worker
Jun 2017 Attract and Retain Certified Construction Professionals
May 2017 HR Technology Toolkit for Preemployment Screenings
Aug 2014 Best Practices for Delegating
Sep 2013 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Why It Matters More Than Personality
Jul 2013 The Emotional Intelligence Competencies Top Salespeople Share
Jul 2013 The Emotional Intelligence Competencies of an Effective Leader
Jun 2013 Effective Communication: Easier Said Than Understood
May 2013 Seven Steps To Increase Employee Retention
May 2013 Panel Interviews: Success Lies in the Preparation and Strategy
Apr 2013 Inquiring Leaders Want To Know: The Skill of Asking the Right Questions
Mar 2013 How To Hire Your Best Employees … Again: A Guide To Identifying Top Talent To Give Your Company a Competitive Edge
Mar 2013 Finding the Perfect CEO
Feb 2013 Seven Step Priority Management
Feb 2013 Myths of Behavioral Preemployment Testing
Jan 2013 Interview for Success, and Avoid the Legal Pitfalls
Jan 2013 Formal Performance Review Best Practices: Turning a Judging Act into a Coaching Process
Dec 2012 Informal Performance Review Best Practices
Nov 2012 Best Practices in Hiring