Giddy Up! Proper Stampede Etiquette You Can Apply In The Workplace

  Picture this … it’s a beautiful sunny day, and while you’re currently enjoying a cinnamon-sugar-coated mini-doughnut, a hot dog sure sounds good. Then you come across a pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza topped with mini-doughnuts stand … now totally confused, you adjust your cowboy […]

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Setting the Table for a Hospitable Business

Setting the Table: The Power of Hospitality in Business. “ Understanding the distinction between service and hospitality has been at the foundation of our success. Service is the technical delivery of a product. Hospitality is how the delivery of that product makes its recipient feel. Service is a monologue- we decide how we want to […]

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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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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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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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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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HR E-Store Updates- Are Your Policies Current?

It has been almost two months since the new Alberta Employment Standards changes came into effect on January 1st, 2018. Are your company’s HR Policies up to date and current with new legislation?! Salopek’s HR E-Store offers online access to a comprehensive library of HR Policies, Forms, Manuals and Guides that are easily accessible and […]

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