The Science of Appreciation

Lately, the subject I’ve had the most conversations about is Engagement. Fortunately for me, this is a topic I am passionate about. As a self-professed HR Management Junkie, I can (and do) spend many an hour discovering and evaluating new ideas to further my own understanding and aid my practice. While brainstorming for a potential […]

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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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4 Tips to Successfully Court (and keep) Employees

As I watch my younger sister navigate dating in the 21st century, I cannot help but reflect on the beauty and success of good old-fashioned courting. This period of dating where you get to know each other over dinner dates, flowers, where doors are opened for you, and effort is made. I cannot help but […]

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Launch: 2017 Training Workshop Program

As we plan for the year ahead, and respond to an economy that is beginning to rebound, many companies are focusing their HR efforts on maximizing employee engagement and developing strategies for retaining top talent. Employers are recognizing that culture, learning opportunity and skills development are increasingly important to employees today, and for many, it […]

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You’ve Hired Em’, Now How Do You Keep Em’?

As Alberta still struggles with the economic downturn, we are starting to see more stability. According to results of the most recent Alberta HR Trends Report conducted by HRIA, fewer organizations are expecting further layoffs, with about 45% of Alberta companies surveyed expecting their staffing numbers to stay the same. In fact, about 25% of […]

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Mentorship – Developing Leaders at Every Level

Being a Recruitment Specialist, I spend my days sourcing candidates and speaking with applicants. The number one thing that candidates seem to be looking for in a company is career development and an organization that is going to take a vested interest in their professional growth. Some companies have very extensive training and development programs […]

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Where has the Engagement Gone?

The recession has hit Alberta hard; many professionals have fallen victim to downsizing and layoffs, but what about the surviving employees? Some managers might wonder why, during a time when all hands should be on deck, remaining employees are fading into the background instead of rising to the occasion. Where has the engagement gone? Lack […]

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HR Programs – One Size Does Not Fit All

Today’s HR Programs are put in place to attract, retain and engage our people. If the program is not relevant then you might as well “nix it” because it will only cost you money to maintain and it will not generate the outcomes that will positively impact your business. Yes, it may mean abolishing that […]

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Becoming a “Best Place to Work”

According to Forbes, the Best Places to Work offer outstanding work environments and company cultures that clearly demonstrates their mission, culture and values through strong communication with employees and job seekers*. Best places to work also focus on building a collaborative employee environment; they are dynamic with a fast pace of growth; and these organizations […]

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