Michael J. Dobert

Michael J. Dobert, SPHR, SHRM – SCP

HR in Alignment, LLC was founded by Michael J. Dobert in 2009 with a single mission - to provide strategic human resource consulting solutions.

Mike brings his over 30 years of human resource and business strategy experience across various industries and non-profit sectors to each project.

The HR expert also holds Senior Human Resource Professional SPHR and SHRM – SCP certifications and additional certifications in Diversity, Leadership, and Change Management.

During his career, Mike has held many dual roles in addition to Senior Human Resources leadership roles, including additional appointments as Director of Finance, State Operations Director, Quality & Strategy, and Multicultural Marketing, leading to a high degree of business acumen and the ability to leverage HR services as a strategic business partner.

HR in Alignment works with the vision of being the resource bringing strategic HR solutions to help clients protect and grow their business in Sugar Land, Houston, and beyond.

The firm works from the belief that HR should maintain a business perspective, protecting organizational assets through effective compliance efforts and helping to grow the business as a “strategic” partner, delivering measured value to the organization.

This is done best by aligning strategic HR initiatives and Human Capital Strategies with organizational strategies. The experts at HR in Alignment have developed efficient, proven procedures to guide businesses and organizations of all types to successful human resource development, practices, and compliance.

Community Service

Cullinan Lunch

Mike believes in supporting and giving back to his community by serving as past President of the Board of the Cullinan Park Conservancy and donating his time and services to various other area non-profit agencies. Mike also proudly served as the 2016 Chairman of the Board for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce as a 5-Star accredited chamber.

Mike also facilitates board retreats and strategic planning sessions for organizations, including but not limited to non-profits. He actively serves as an ex-officio collaborating with other community leaders on several key initiatives.

Speaking Engagements

TCE conference

In addition to providing strategies to clients, Mike also shares his expertise in helping conference participants develop their HR skills, adhere to industry compliance standards, and grow their businesses from a personnel standpoint.

As a keynote and conference speaker, he spoke at the annual 2022 TCCE conference, the National Investors 12 Strong Summit, and the annual Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum opening retreat.

He also conducts strategic planning retreats and develops organizational strategic plans with ongoing execution management.

Mike’s recent presentations include:

  • Talent Engagement - How to Attract and Retain Employees

  • Creating a High-Performance Organization & The Role of Leadership

  • Developing an HR Strategy/Human Capital Strategy (HCS)

  • A Guide to Managing and Avoiding Liability in the Workplace

  • Creating an Inclusive Environment – The Strategic Opportunity of DE&I

  • Working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Leading Through Organizational Change

  • Annual Employment Labor law updates and trends

  • EEO Training/ Preventing Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace

  • The Business Case for Diversity

  • Cultural Competency

  • Unconscious Bias & Blindspots

  • Navigating Generational Diversity

  • Developing Functional Teams/Team Development

  • Managing Conflict in The Workplace

  • Interviewing and Selection Practices

  • Aligning Employee Efforts with Organizational Outcomes

  • Wage & Hour Practices

  • FMLA, ADAAA & Worker’s Compensation

  • Avoiding Wrongful Discharge Claims

  • Coaching and Motivating for Performance

  • Ensuring Professional Interactions

  • Strength Finders – Leveraging in your Organization

  • Building Organizational Resilience

  • Laws of leadership

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Creating an Inclusive Environment - The Strategic Opportunity of DE&I

    • Additional DEI&B Topics
  • Unconscious Bias/Blind spots

  • Cultural Competencies

  • Building a Sense of Belonging in our Organization

  • Generational Diversity

  • Inclusive leadership

Client's Feedback

“In the early part of our company’s growth, we wanted to partner with someone that understood exactly where we were at, and exactly where we wanted to be in regards to our Human Resources needs. Mike was exactly that. His knowledge and understanding of all things related to HR seems almost effortless, and he was quick to help us create and implement vital operational documents to get us on track right away. We have always been able to count on Mike’s genuine feedback and sound guidance, regardless of the situation. We are truly blessed to have worked with such a tremendous partner for the past several years.”

John Walsh

VP, Operations, Star Cinema Grill

“Mike has firmly become our trusted HR advisor for the US Team. A dedicated professional, who will do their utmost to go the extra mile, Mike is an expert in his field and is always available to respond to our inquiries. We have no hesitation in recommending HR In Alignment’s services.”

Daniela Belben

Global Head of HR, Redbridge Debt & Treasury Advisory

"Mike Dobert with HR Alignment has been assisting Medsafe with all of our HR needs for the past two years. Mike has been relentless in ensuring we maintain compliance. He has taken the time to understand our requirements and has been very responsive when the need arises. Mike is more than worthy of consideration. I have worked with Mike one on one to develop policies and procedures. Most importantly, Mike adds value through his participation in the process and has been a pleasure to work with. I gladly write this recommendation for Mike and encourage others to give him the opportunity to demonstrate his professionalism and extraordinary work ethic."

Burk Shaw

President, Medsafe

"I can’t begin to tell you how much of a benefit it has been to have Mike Dobert be a part of our team here at Radley Staffing. We have experienced exponential growth over the last year and Mike has been an invaluable asset by handling any and all Human Resource issues that go along with a staffing company’s ever growing number of employees. I look forward to Mike working with us and playing a vital role in our growth for years to come."

Cody Radley

President, Radley Staffing

"As a new chamber president, I needed to update our Personnel Handbook and ensure that we were in compliance with all regulations. I turned to Mike Dobert for help and he had a draft proposal to me within days that we were able to implement immediately. To accomplish this myself would have taken much time and taken my focus away from other priorities. Mike is not only an expert in this area but is so easy to work with. I could not give a stronger endorsement for Mike."

Keri Schmidt

President|CEO, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce