Leadership

What Florida Businesses Should do to Prepare for ICE I-9 Audits

by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) nationwide crackdown on immigration compliance the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been increasingly serving Florida businesses with Notices of Inspection (NOI). An NOI informs business owners that ICE will perform a comprehensive audit of their hiring records (Form I-9s […]

Reminder: The Challenge is to be both Efficient and Effective

The very thing that helps us be more efficient can stop us from being more effective. Management guru, Peter Drucker, used to ask groups, “If you had to pick between being more efficient or being more effective, which would you choose?” If you selected effectiveness over efficiency, you’re correct. Here’s how Drucker defines each: “Efficiency […]

Leading with T.R.U.S.T.

by Gerri Vereen Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. –Warren Buffet Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, […]

Complaints? Hire a Third Party

Guest post by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. Workplace complaints happen every day – whether it’s sexual harassment or unequal pay or creating a hostile work environment. When employees bring concerns to their employers of potentially illegal behavior, or perhaps just behavior that not in line with the company’s values, the company’s decision of what to do […]

Reward and Recognition

In our work and research over the years, Key Associates has developed some best practices for designing and implementing reward and recognition (R&R) systems that work. Below are some ideas to help you be more effective and innovative in developing a R&R system: Organization-wide Reward & Recognition Be clear on the behaviors you are recognizing […]