Successful Conflict Resolution Workshop: June 22

Salopek & Associates 2017 Training Workshop Program is in full swing and our April session on Performance Management was at capacity! We are looking forward to our next workshop on June 22nd – Successful Conflict Resolution, which will explore managing conflict in the workplace, providing tips, strategies and tools to help address conflict and develop the […]

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6 Tips for Avoiding Costly Employment Mistakes

It is very important that the Owners and Managers of Companies in Canada understand their rights and obligations towards their employees based on their Provincial Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Act, Law of Constructive Dismissal and Court Decisions, including the Supreme Court of Canada, to avoid the damages that their Company can be required to […]

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Forbidden Love: Office Romance and HR

With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air! Candy hearts and red roses abound. Great if you’re in a relationship, but not so awesome if you are single and looking for love. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the office is one of the most common places to find that someone special. This is not overly […]

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Managers – Not Always Overtime Exempt

I recently had a client whose management team was feeling increasingly frustrated by the large amounts of additional hours they were being expected to work on a regular basis. They were told that they were managers and therefore, not entitled to overtime. Which, may or may not be true. Just because you give someone a […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the Workplace

Multiculturalism and unlimited opportunity are just two examples of values that are largely important and prevalent within our country’s society today. Diversity and inclusion are hot topics that are often discussed not only within the area of human resources, but across all functions and all levels of organizations. As a requirement from the Alberta Human […]

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Canadian workplaces are diverse environments, comprised of individuals from varying backgrounds, cultures and experience. However with diversity, may come discrimination. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was created as part of our constitution to protect all Canadians from prejudice in the form of equality, language and legal rights, but the unfortunate reality is that […]

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Employer Requirements as we Rebuild Fort McMurray

The devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray have resulted in unimaginable loss for residents and organizations that live and operate within and around the city. While the tragedy has affected many Albertans, the outpour of support and compassion from organizations, neighbors and strangers alike has been incredible. As efforts ramp up to clean up and rebuild […]

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Lay-Offs – Moving Forward With Purpose

We have all either experienced it and/or read about it – the after effects of a lay-off. Staff leaving offices with their termination packages, stunned as they walk to their desk to pack up their belongings and looking embarrassed as they say a quick good-bye to those they meet in the hall. Those that remain stand […]

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Resumes – How Long Do I Keep Them?

Every so often I catch myself hovering over the delete button of an unsolicited resume. Are we, as recruiters, legally able to discard resumes? Asking around, it appears that most HR Professionals are unsure exactly what the requirements are for storing resumes. It appears we tend to hold on to every single resume just in […]

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