Michael Pachuta

Michael Pachuta

Organization - Michael Pachuta, LLC


Risk Mitigation - Are you prepared?

Learning Objectives

The role of Human Resources has expanded and includes key areas of risk mitigation. How can HR professionals be prepared for these additional responsibilities. The takeaways of this session include:

Site Assessments:

  1. Review how to conduct a self-site assessment
  2. What Human Resource departments should be looking for in their surrounding environments and people they work with daily.
  3. Address what the common risks are for an organization.
  4. Walk through the key processes and systems in place to mitigate risk for your organization.


  1. Discuss the key items when conducting a high risk termination.
  2. Proper procedure list and who and when to contact emergency personnel and workforce emergency response team.
  3. Review when the right time is to terminate an employee.
  4. What Human Resources and Management should anticipate during a termination.
  5. What to do during a termination to have the best results and mitigate risk for your employees, self, and organization.


Originally HR was a support function of clerical items. It has grown from clerical to include talent management, payroll, benefit administration, recruiting, training, employee relations, and beyond.

Now HR is being asked to serve as the Risk Management advisors for the organization. HR is responsible for aspects of Risk Management that include terminations and in several instances site assessments - so in other words they are the safety and security of an organization, in addition to being Human Resources.

Throughout the vast training of HR professionals receive, Risk Management does not rise to the top of the list and in many instances, becomes an outsourced function based upon a reaction. Why? What if an HR Professional could conduct an initial site assessment or had a process for conducting a high risk termination?

Site Assessments using CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) requires some pre-work of a person familiar with the location and can save a company thousands of dollars. Do all the doors close? Who has access to the work areas? Is the receptionist asking for identification?

In this session, we will review how to conduct a site assessment using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Attendees will walk away with a handout that once completed will allow a company to save time and money with a CPTED professional or security consultant.

In addition to the discussion of site assessments Michael will present on high risk terminations. High risk terminations are becoming the responsibility of HR and leave HR professionals to managing everything before, during, and even months to years following the termination. This leaves us to ask WHY? Do we believe HR professionals are probably trained to know if a person is going to get upset? Do they know if the employee owns a weapon? What can HR do? Michael will walk through the proper process, outside a normal termination, HR professionals should follow during a high risk termination.


Michael A. Pachuta has been an entrepreneur and change agent for a number of businesses, non-profit institutions and professional organizations.

Currently, Mr. Pachuta is the founder of Michael Pachuta, LLC a global firm that works with entrepreneurs to grow their organizations organically and through acquisitions to ensure they are operationally ready for growth.

Previously, Mr. Pachuta’s roles have included President of Credential Check Corporation, Vice President of Summit Group Holdings, Special Projects Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Smith Security Corporation, the 35th largest company of its type in the United States.

Mr. Pachuta has served as a member for numerous civic and professional organizations.

Mr. Pachuta, originally from Maryland, has been residing in Michigan for over 30 years.



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