It’s not easy to be part of a committee with the tenuous role of developing a plan to implement minimum wage increase rules for the future of Ontario.
And with the numerous critics, advocates and voices that emerge, the task does not become easier. Numerous articles and studies are out there including many mentioned in the past blog posts, and including the following:
And so many more. And the debate will continue until the Committee reports back.
Clearly, this analysis will be a good thing for business. With a good process and format in place, if increase occur, businesses will be able to plan for it. In the past, just ‘springing’ the increase on businesses has made the increases exponentially more difficult to react to and properly implement, making the impact worse.
We will have to wait and see if this topic becomes a rally-killer or not. In any case, coaching for improvement can work.