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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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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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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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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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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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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Managing Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is one of the most common and frustrating issues faced by employers. According to Statistics Canada, in 2012, the average Canadian worker was away from work for 9.3 days – the equivalent of almost 2 weeks. Almost 80% of those absences were considered “casual” and not supported by any sort of doctor’s note. […]

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