Salopek Family Farewell- Leah Fochuk

Working with people you respect, enjoy spending time with, and can learn from are critical components to being happy at work, and also happier in life. There are numerous studies and stats that back this up, but I think we could all probably agree that the impact of working with people we like (or don’t) […]

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Salopek’s Hiring! Senior HR Consultant

It’s an exciting time at Salopek & Associates because we are currently looking for the next passionate professional to join our HR Family! It’s an opportunity for us to grow our team, onboard new expertise and strengthen our ability to wow clients with consistently exceptional HR support. So basically, finding the right fit for us […]

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The Cost of a Coffee

Every weekday my husband spends $1.77 at Tim Hortons on a coffee. Every day – without fail. At first I thought the cost, although minimal compared to my $4.99 Starbucks obsession, was wasteful and unnecessary considering his employer offers free coffee at the office. But, upon further consideration, I started to realize what that $1.77 […]

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Move over Summer, Falls going to be a good one!

As the days get shorter, the excitement of warm-weathered activities fades and the hot summer sun begins to dwindle, you may notice a negative impact on your own mood and energy levels. This can be due to a number of different reasons, many of which involve the impending fate of a cold Canadian winter. These […]

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Customer Service: A Love Letter To The Guy Who Just Gets It

Dear Guy who Works at the COBS Bread in Westhills, Do you know that I am in complete awe of you? I go out of my way to buy my bread from this one specific location because of you. You speak to every customer with such kindness and authenticity. Your professionalism is always maintained, and […]

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Embrace the Eccentric!

“What people call “weird” comes part and parcel with people who are brilliant in some way.  So embrace your weird.  Embrace your eccentricity.” – Elleen Anglin , Life Coach No matter what industry, position, or place you work in, I’m sure we all have that one co-worker who is singled out as the office “odd ball”. […]

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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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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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