Blog | February 2014

Backing a Winner

February 5, 2014

As some of you may know, I am an avid skier and ski & teach at the Georgian Peaks Club. It is a private ski club (a phenomena known only to Ontario). The club has about 750 families and has a reputation for strong competitive ski and snowboard development programs that have produced a number of Alpine Canada National Team Members.

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Explaining Compensation to Employees

February 4, 2014

Last week, the Ontario Government announced that after a 4-year freeze that they will increase the minimum wage from $10.25 per hour to $11.00 per hour. I never considered this as affecting my clientele until I was at dinner with a small business owner on Thursday evening. While she does not have any employees at minimum wage, the government’s announcement caused her employees to wonder whether their wages would rise a similar amount. She wasn’t prepared to raise their salaries but was struggling to figure out how to address her employees’ expectations. As a result, she was anticipating some disgruntled feelings on her team.

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