Expert Human Resource Advice is Just a Phone Call Away!

Do you have an urgent employee issue and need help immediately?

Our HR Specialist On-Call offers organizations with limited human resource support a timely and cost effective option for receiving expert advice on challenging people issues – just in time.

A Salopek & Associates Specialist/Senior Consultant will provide expert advice on:
▪ Hiring and termination practices
▪ Vacation and sick leaves
▪ Overtime and work schedules
▪ Compensation and benefit questions
▪ Recruitment/retention strategies
▪ Advice on training and development
▪ Referrals to handle legal issues

The Associate best qualified to assist you will contact you within 24 hours.

A convenient and timely service is now just a phone call away.

Contact Salopek & Associates using the form below or call us toll free at 1-877-681-1232 to be connected with a HR Specialist within 24 hours.

Call Salopek & Associates for a free consultation



Come to our monthly "Thoughtful Thursdays" sessions. One of our Specialist/Senior Consultant presents a workshop on a relevant topic and provides practical advice to participants in attendance. Topics include performance management, terminations, legislation, policies and procedures.
Contact us for a list of upcoming topics and to register.

Request a human resource audit - let us review your processes and programs and develop a plan that ensures you are legislatively compliant.

Ask us to develop a policy and procedure manual which will ensure you're consistently handling your people issues. Ask for a quote.

Request a copy of our Recruitment Guide and use it to train your managers on effective and legislatively compliant recruitment processes.

Have us facilitate your next manager's meeting and come away with an action plan that will keep your team on track and focused.

Contact HR Specialist On-Call to assist you with your specific human resource issue.

Contact Salopek & Associates using the form below or call us toll free at 1-877-681-1232 to be connected with a HR Specialist within 24 hours.



ALBERTA ASSOCIATES

Salopek & Associates - Director Business Development and Human Resource Associate - Amanda Salopek. Areas of expertise include: marketing, business development and recruiting.

Amanda Salopek, B.Comm, CHRP - Partner, Director of Business Development

Amanda is a Marketing and Business Development professional with 6 years of experience working internationally and at home in Calgary. She has developed and executed marketing and business development strategies for companies ranging in size from entrepreneurial startups to globally recognized brands. Since joining Salopek & Associates, Amanda has increased her experience and involvement in the Salopek service offering beyond her Business Development role. Currently attaining her Registered Professional Recruiter designation, and as a studying CHRP candidate, Amanda assists the consulting team with recruitment and generalist support.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Registered Professional Recruiter (designation completion 2012)  
Experience:
  • Strategic Marketing and Business Development
  • Corporate rebranding and marketing material development
  • Market Analysis and Research
  • Public Relations and Events
  • Direct Marketing, Advertising, and Online Marketing
Education:
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Marketing, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
Areas of Expertise:
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Recruiting
Personal:
  • Amanda enjoys spending her free time socializing with friends, eating at her favorite Calgary restaurants, and lusting after luxury fashion. During the week, when she isn't working or studying, she can likely be found walking her Weimariner puppy at the dog park.
Salopek & Associates - Senior Specialist - David Payne

David Payne, MBA, ICD.D - Senior Specialist

David holds his certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a senior executive with 30 years of experience with organizations in the public and private sector as a management consultant. David has been working in the management consulting field since 1980, focusing on human resource management with a specialization in the field of executive compensation. David brings to our team a level of expert knowledge and experience in executive and general compensation management; board governance and organizational structure; strategic planning; organizational analyses leading to restructure for efficiency and effectiveness; succession planning and performance management. Along with holding his ICD.D certification, David holds an MBA from the University of Alberta and has been a sessional instructor at the U of A and NAIT in the HR Certificate programs.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D)
Experience:
  • Senior HR Consultant
  • Compensation Management
  • Board Governance
  • Organizational Structure
  • Corporate Restructure
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
Education:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Alberta
Areas of Expertise:
  • Best practices in Board Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Board Compensation
  • Strategic and business planning
Personal:
  • In his free time David enjoys traveling with his wife and golfing.
Salopek and Associates Specialist - Rosellyn Wickerson Areas of Expertise Include: project management, legislation, policies and procedures, employee relations and payroll and benefits.

Rosellyn Wickerson, B.Comm, CMA, CHRP - Senior Specialist

In addition to her superior human resource and project management skills, Rosellyn brings an analytical component to the team. She specializes in employment legislation, policy and procedures, benefit and compensation processes.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Experience:
  • Over 25 years of experience in all facets of human resources and a broad range of industries, including utilities, financial, oil and gas, non-profit and retail
  • Director and major shareholder of a medium-sized manufacturing company in the construction sector
Education:
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Areas of Expertise:
  • Project management
  • Legislation
  • Policies and procedures
  • Employee relations
  • Payroll and benefits
Personal:
  • Rosellyn loves to travel and is an avid golfer.
Senior Specialist - Shawna McGovern-Burke

Shawna McGovern-Burke, Ph.D, CHRP - Senior Specialist

Shawna McGovern-Burke has over 20 years of experience helping individuals, teams and organizations maximize their business potential. She holds a doctorate degree in Human Development and Counseling, focusing on performance and leadership development. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, coaching and change management. Shawna is also very experienced in organizational effectiveness, recruiting, strategic human resources as well as program/policy development and implementation. Her industry experience spans Oil & Gas, Utilities, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology and Consumer Goods.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Experience:
  • Senior Human Resource and Business Consultant
  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Talent Management
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
Education:
  • Doctorate Degree, Human Development and Counselling , Boston University
  • Master of Arts, San Diego State University - California State University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise:
  • Facilitating Strategic Business Planning Sessions
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Assessments
  • Investigations
Personal:
  • In her free time Shawna enjoys golfing, spending time with her family and is an awesome cook!
Salopek and Associates Specialist - Kathy Collins. Areas of Expertise include: compensation, benefits, performance management, and business processes.

Kathy Collins, BA, CHRP – Senior Consultant

With experience in multiple human resource disciplines, Kathy brings a well-rounded and practical approach to human resource solutions. She has worked for major organizations in the utility, retail and chemical sectors for the Alberta market place.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Experience:
  • Over 25 years of experience in compensation, reward programs, performance management, job evaluation, pension benefits, recruitment and business process transformation
Education:
  • Bachelors of Arts in Sociology graduated from McMaster University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Performance management
  • Business processes
Personal:
  • Kathy enjoys helping her clients leverage effective human resource capabilities to meet their current and future needs and to contribute to their business success. Kathy is committed to personal growth and developing new skills and capabilities by engaging in diverse learning experiences.
Salopek & Associates - Senior Consultant - Kristan Strate

Kristan Strate, B.BA, CHRP – Senior Consultant

Kristan has 17 plus years experience and a strong background in providing management support to growing organizations in both public and private sector. Kristan is accomplished at providing leadership direction and guidance during changes in organization processes, operations, leadership, resource composition and culture to ensure organizational success and wellness.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Experience:
  • Management Coaching, Training and Development
  • Change Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Structuring
  • Policy Development and Legislative Compliance
  • Compensation and Group Benefit Plans
Education:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia (1992)
Areas of Expertise:
  • Employment Legislation and Policy Development
  • Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
  • Organizational Design and Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
Personal:
  • Kristan enjoys working with companies on all facets of business and Human Resource development. As a mother of 3, her and her husband share their busy life with dogs, cats and horses. As active members in the Ski Jumping, Horseback Riding and Football communities they enjoy an active life filled with adventure and fun..still finding time for a family dinner at the local Vietnamese Noodle house! Fun fact…Kristan has her brown belt in Karate and will be working toward her black belt over the next two years!!!
Salopek & Associates - Senior Consultant - Reg Skwarek. Areas of expertise include: human resources and labour relations.

Reg Skwarek, MBA, B.Sc., CHRP – Senior Consultant

Reg brings to the team more than 30 years of progressively responsible positions in Human Resources and Labour Relations at the regional and national levels. Reg has worked in senior HR-LR leadership roles in various industries including Oil Sands mining, extraction, processing and maintenance; manufacturing; technology; post secondary college; transportation and all four levels of Government (Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal). Reg provides consultation and advice on all HR-LR client operational issues while partnering with Executive Management of the business on strategic direction, policy development and mutual resolution of employer-union matters.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Will be completing the Certificate in Conflict Management for HR Professionals Program from the ADR Institute of Alberta in 2013.
Experience:
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Job Evaluation and Total Compensation
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Employment Law and Labour Relations
  • Arbitration Preparation and Presentations
Education:
  • Graduated, Master of Business Administration, Human Resources and Labour Relations concentration – University of Manitoba
  • Graduated, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Physics - University of Winnipeg
  • Graduated, Object Oriented Software Technology – University of Alberta
Areas of Expertise:
  • HR Business Partner Services to Clients
  • Employee Relations and Labour Relations
  • Job Evaluation and Compensation
  • Talent Attraction and Retention
  • Implementing SWOT procedures and Analysis
  • Change Management Planning & Implementation
Personal:
  • In addition to being active in the business community as a Consultant, Reg owns and manages tenant accommodations in Edmonton and Fort McMurray where he resides. Reg enjoys vacation travel, golf, tennis, downhill skiing, house boating and tropical ocean scuba diving.
Salopek & Associates - HR Generalist - Jaclyn Bock

Jaclyn Bock, B,Comm, CHRP - HR Generalist

Jaclyn is a Human Resource Generalist and experienced Recruiter who has helped small, large and non-profit organizations grow their teams and businesses by finding employes that are a great fit. She takes a collaborative approach to recruitment that offers a transfer of knowledge and on-going communication while executing full cycle recruitment from job description development to on-boarding new hires. Jaclyn provides efficient hands-on support for recruitment, benefits, orientation, on-boarding, payroll and benefits.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Experience:
  • Recruitment
  • Payroll and Benefits
  • Onboarding and New Hire Orientation
  • Development of job descriptions and position profiling
Education:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Major in General Business, University of Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise:
  • Recruiting
  • Employee Relations
  • Job Descriptions and position profilings
  • Payroll and Benefits
Personal:
  • Jaclyn is an avid soccer player and is very involved with her competitive women's soccer team in the Calgary Women's Soccer Association. In her free time, she can be found spending time with friends and family, training for her latest road race or attempting a new outdoor sport/activity.
Salopek & Associates - HR Generalist - Jill Mitchell. Areas of expertise include: human resources and recruiting.

Jill Mitchell, B.A, CHRP - HR Generalist

Jill is a Human Resource Generalist with 15 years of experience. She provides practical hands-on support for recruitment, benefits, orientation, training and HRMS implementations.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Sage Abra HRMS Certified Business Partner
Experience:
  • Information Technology - HR support related to employee programs, process development, communication, career development, training and performance management
  • Payroll and HRIS implementation
  • Recruitment
  • Policies and procedures
  • Development of job descriptions
Education:
  • Management Certificate, Human Resource Management , University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in English, Minor in Communications, University of Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise:
  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting
Personal:
  • Jill is a native Calgarian who enjoys reading, skiing, curling, volunteering in the community and spending time with friends and family

ONTARIO ASSOCIATES

Salopek & Associates - Specialist - Shanty George. Areas of expertise include: employee relations, policies and procedures, talent acquisition.

Shanty George, B.A.SC, CHRP – Senior Consultant

Shanty has 15 years of human resource experience working in a variety of industries including high tech, manufacturing, telecom, healthcare, and settlement services. Shanty has worked in both the public and non-profit sector providing a full range of human resource services.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Experience:
  • Talent acquisition – recruitment, on-boarding and retention strategies
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • Employee relations
  • Policies and procedures
Education:
  • B.A.Sc. University of Guelph
  • Human Resource Management Certificate, Sheridan College
Areas of Expertise:
  • Employee relations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Talent acquisition
Personal:
  • Shanty enjoys spending time with family and discovering new places to travel.
Salopek& Associates - Specialist - Bruce Weippert. Areas of expertise include: human resource strategies, talent management, project management, organizational design and change leadership management, performance management, career transition.

Bruce Weippert, CHRP – Senior Consultant

Bruce brings to the team more than 25 years of leadership experience as a management consultant and Senior Human Resource Executive/business partner. Bruce has worked in senior leadership roles in Canada and internationally. As a consultant, Bruce has worked as a strategist and services provider with clients in the private sector, Not-for-profit, and Federal Government with a focus on leading positive change and delivering progressive management and human resource services to organizations.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • Currently working toward obtaining his Senior Human Resource (SHRP) and Project Management Professional designations (PMP)
Experience:
  • Human resource strategies
  • Talent management
  • Project management
  • Organizational design and Change leadership development
  • Performance management
  • Career transition
Education:
  • Graduate from Dawson College in Montreal in business management with a focus on Human Resources
Areas of Expertise:
  • Human resource strategies
  • Talent management
  • Project management
  • Organizational design and Change Leadership Development
  • Performance management
  • Career transition
Personal:
  • Bruce volunteers as a Responder on the Disaster Management team for the Canadian Red Cross. He also works with a number of charitable organizations, is a mentor volunteer with the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, and the Centre for Immigration. Bruce resides in Ottawa with his wonderful wife and two teenage children.

Salopek & Associates' President - Janet Salopek

Salopek & Associates President - Janet Salopek

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Testimonial for
Janet Salopek.


Janet Salopek of Salopek & Associates is a first rate Human Resource Executive.
She is one of the best I have worked with in my career on the executive teams of four major publicly traded corporations and cooperatives. Janet's insight into human behavior and interaction provides real value in molding high performance teams. Her focus on ethical and responsible behavior while driving for results and accountability in all aspects of the business was a key component in our company's evolving success. Janet can be depended upon to lever her exceptional EQ to proactively pursue the demanding questions required for groups of directors and senior managers to excel in their roles.

- Geoff Southwood C.A., Past President & CEO
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.