The Beauty of a Plan! Strategic Planning 101

I’m a planner. When I have a plan – I’m golden! My team knows this about me and understands the importance of me asking for planning meetings and being patient as I take them through my annual planning process. It’s the same every year but the outcome for me is so liberating. I can actually […]

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Exiting Employees Effectively Workshop

Exiting Employees Effectively Training & Development Workshop Thurs. Feb 22nd | 1-3PM | Calgary Join Salopek & Associates for our first workshop of 2018! Our Exiting Employees Effective workshop will teach you how to manage the termination process to mitigate risk, maintain morale and maximize new opportunities. Handling employee departures from your organization requires attention to […]

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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, according to a new piece on CAHI.org. This discussion is making for quite the hot topic in Canada, when a Japanese marketing firm; Piala Inc., decided to give six […]

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Happy Holidays from Salopek & Associates!


A few members of the Salopek team are unfortunately missing from this year’s photo, including Shawna McGovern-Burke, Saira Gangji, Margaret Lau, Meigan Guthrie, Anna-Rita Lunghi, Jill Sullivan and Tanya Kensington. From all our Consultants in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, we wish you a very happy holidays!

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Employment Standards Compliance – are you ready?

On January 1, 2018 the majority of The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (also known as Bill 17) comes into effect, and Alberta will see changes to employment legislation that we haven’t seen in 30 years! In many cases, it will bring us up-to-date with, and comparable to, other provinces and federal legislation. Question – […]

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Getting Hygge With It

I’m an avid reader. Sometimes, I read business books that make me think (like this one), other times, I read crime fiction for the escape from my everyday life (like this one), but most recently, I’ve been reading The Little Book of Hygge – The Danish Way to Live Well and it really struck a […]

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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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