What’s Your Burning HR Question? Wrongful Dismissal

Earlier this week Salopek & Associates took to social media to ask our audience to share with us their burning HR question. We have chosen a question which seems to be a hot topic for discussion- Wrongful Dismissal. Question: We had an employee who frequently failed to show up to work, claiming personal reasons which, […]

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2019 Run to Renew Recap – Dog Day of Summer

While Calgary’s summer certainly wasn’t a sultry one, Salopek & Associates’ 4th Annual Run to Renew didn’t disappoint, delivering at least one dog day of summer with its howling success! Despite a severe weather delay, which caused us to move our Run from early summer to the last day of the season, on September 22nd […]

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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 Simple Art of Effective Listening

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” –Doug Larson Among the many keys to establishing and maintaining a strong relationship, there isn’t anything I value more than practising effective listening skills. In my own experience, I have always felt more confident and empowered leaving a […]

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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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A Compelling Case for Corporate Carpooling

With the Labour Day long weekend behind us and everyone preparing to trade their tans for turtle necks, I started thinking about what this time of year used to mean for me…back to school, back to sports programs, and catching up with friends about what they got up to over the summer holidays. With Fall […]

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