The Benefits of Vacationing

Ahh summer … a time to catch some sunshine, catch some waves and reconnect with loved ones. We look forward to the warmer months all year and dream of the perfect vacation, but often find ourselves struggling to actualize these plans. This can stem from many different things, such as the associated costs, the need […]

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Professional Poochy – Things To Consider Before Making Your Office “Pet Friendly”

Being an avid dog lover, the thought of bringing my furry best friend with me to work everyday was a dream I never thought was an option a few years ago. However, as time progressed, so have the norms of workplace policies. More organizations are now changing their work culture and environment to make it […]

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HR E-Store Updates- Are Your Policies Current?

It has been almost two months since the new Alberta Employment Standards changes came into effect on January 1st, 2018. Are your company’s HR Policies up to date and current with new legislation?! Salopek’s HR E-Store offers online access to a comprehensive library of HR Policies, Forms, Manuals and Guides that are easily accessible and […]

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Equality in the Workplace: Smokers vs. Non-Smokers

Some Canadian companies are considering giving their non-smoking employees more vacation time to make up for the smoking breaks their fellow employees take during the workday. This discussion is making for quite the hot topic in Canada, when a Japanese marketing firm; Piala Inc., decided to give six extra days of vacation to their non-smoking […]

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HR E-Store Update – Employment Standards Changes

Salopek’s HR E-Store offers online access to a comprehensive library of HR Policies, Forms, Manuals and Guides that are easily accessible and customizable to suit your company’s culture and practices, while ensuring compliance with employment standards & legislation. In response to Bill 17 and the resulting Alberta Employment Standard changes, which come into effect on Jan. […]

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HR Assessment Checklist

Employment laws are changing. The workforce is shifting. The way we work has evolved. It’s time your HR did too! Human Resources plays an essential role in managing a company’s greatest asset – it’s people! When managed effectively, HR can have a huge impact on productivity, engagement, attraction and retention. Conducting an HR Assessment is […]

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Policies and Procedures: Friend or Foe?

Policies and procedures are an amazing tool we provide our staff to help provide them with guidance and clarity, in addition to ensuring consistency of practice. However, like when a superhero uses their powers incorrectly they can quickly turn into an evil villain or monster, the same holds true for how we implement and use […]

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Sometimes Breakups are Good For You

When it is my turn to create content for the Salopek HR Blog, I like to review the previous posts from my colleagues. Although I do this for practical purposes, to ensure I don’t replicate a topic of a recent post; it frequently becomes a journey of the ‘nodding head’. I nod in agreement with […]

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AODA July 1st Changes – Are You Compliant

Did you know that there have been recent changes to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the changes to standards and compliance come into effect on July 1, 2016? Is your organization compliant and/or do you know what is required in order to become compliant? The purpose of the AODA is to […]

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