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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April Fools- Pranks At The Office

Building a positive work environment for your employees is fundamental for the success of any organization. A study by BrightHR found that employees who have fun at work are less likely to take sick days and more likely to report feeling creative at work and committed to their organization. In another study, the University of Warwick measured the impact […]

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Empathy Is The New Black

I recently conducted a social experiment. I asked ten people what the first word that came to mind when I said the word “empathy”. The responses varied from: “touchy feely ugh-ness” to “the softest of soft skills” to “the cornerstone of trust” to “the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes”. It is not […]

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Time Off For “Nana”- Attracting & Retaining Your Baby Boomers!

This week I became a Nana – the gentler name for “granny” and although every one told me that life would change with the change in my status I didn’t quite understand the full impact until now. Life and work challenges that seemed unsurmountable a week ago are suddenly being viewed differently. I have a […]

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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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Our “Family” Is Growing- Welcome To Our New Consulting Services Manager!

Salopek & Associates has some exciting news – we have hired a Consulting Services Manager/Senior Consultant!  Sharon Kolodychuk has joined the Salopek family business and team of Consultants as of February 26th!  Sharon brings to our team a wide scope of experience that spans over 20 years across a variety of industries. She is passionate […]

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Do You Like Raisins In Your Cookies? A Recipe For A Happy Organization

Are you ready for a quick, easy and intensely delicious recipe that will leave your organization happy, satisfied and energized? The best part is you already have all of the components at your fingertips. This one dish wonder pulls all of your favourite ingredients together and will have you wondering how you ever survived without […]

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Rightsizing and Reorganizing

As 2018 is well underway, have you wondered whether you are starting off the new year with the right organizational structure to deliver the results you need for your business? Most leaders have because their organization has experienced significant changes – many have downsized, or maybe rightsized, and are delivering results differently than they did a […]

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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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