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, […]

Seize Success: Peer Power

The power of peer forums

(Excerpt from Mary’s New Book: Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership) Recent research demonstrates that women in business who seek out peer support groups are happier and more successful than those who do not. Being among supportive peers who understand your pressures and challenges reduces your stress. As one of our members in the Key […]

Timing is Right for Women to Seize Success and Lead

(Excerpt from Mary’s New Book: Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership) Order Your Copy Now Make no mistake. Our time is now. The opportunities are opening. The environment has changed. The time is ripe for you. Look around you—at politics, culture, maybe even your own office—and you’ll see how much things have changed. […]