Keeping Up…The Changing Landscape Of Ontario ESA Legislation

It seems no matter which direction we turn these days change just keeps a comin’! In 2018, Ontario employers have faced a number of new challenges – more than just an increase in minimum wage – arising from the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 … better known as “Bill 148”. To help navigate the […]

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Giddy Up! Proper Stampede Etiquette You Can Apply In The Workplace

  Picture this … it’s a beautiful sunny day, and while you’re currently enjoying a cinnamon-sugar-coated mini-doughnut, a hot dog sure sounds good. Then you come across a pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza topped with mini-doughnuts stand … now totally confused, you adjust your cowboy […]

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Setting the Table for a Hospitable Business

Setting the Table: The Power of Hospitality in Business. “ Understanding the distinction between service and hospitality has been at the foundation of our success. Service is the technical delivery of a product. Hospitality is how the delivery of that product makes its recipient feel. Service is a monologue- we decide how we want to […]

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Why The End Matters: The Ultimate Guide On How To Leave Your Conversation On A High Note

The witch tried to kill the princess with a poisonous apple…. BUT…. the princess lived happily ever after    The evil stepmother and her daughters treated the girl like a slave…BUT…. the girl lived happily ever after    The horrible hideous troll tried to kill and eat the goats… BUT… the goats lived happily ever […]

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My Path to Human Resources & Joining the Salopek Team!

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! My name is Zoe Dzenick, and I started with Salopek & Associates as a Human Resources Assistant and Office Administrative Assistant in mid-May of this year. Relocating to Calgary from my hometown of St. Albert in September of 2017 was both nerve-wracking and exhilarating (not unlike […]

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Running- My Route to Renewal!

I feel fortunate I can run and it’s my running that fuels me and keeps me grounded when life gets crazy. I often laugh that I can solve the world’s problems while out for a run. The most complex issues seem to be less intense when I am running and the answers seem to materialize […]

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Be Aware! OH&S Changes Impact HR: Free Breakfast Session

The first Occupational Health & Safety update in 40 years comes into effect June 1, 2018 and the changes will impact your Human Resources policies and practices. Have you prepared your organization, your managers and H&S representatives for the changes?  Bill 30 will come into effect June 1, 2018 and is aimed at improving the […]

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How to Rock an Interview: The Ultimate Guide to Snagging Your Next Job

As a HR Generalist and recruiter, one of my biggest frustrations is when a strong candidate self-sabotages their interview. This can be done a number of ways: being rude, answering questions with one-word responses, speaking negatively about themselves and their experience, venting about their previous or current employer… and the list goes on. But above […]

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Paper or Practice…the 3 P’s in Occupational Health & Safety

  What can go wrong? How bad can it be? How do I know I’m in control? Miriam Webster defines “risk” as: Being in a dangerous situation where something bad or harmful could happen resulting in the possibility of loss or injury Someone or something that creates a hazard that may cause something bad or […]

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