Beginners Guide to Making a Wrong Hire

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee’s first-year earnings. A wrong hire costs a company financially and can also impact organizational culture and have a disastrous ripple effect on other employees’ productivity and effectiveness. What constitutes a wrong hire? 1. Lack […]

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Kill’em With Kindness

The loveliest thing happened to me a few weeks ago… I finished a gruesome workout at Orange Theory Fitness Kensington called “Unrest”, and with my legs shaking, I walked home, anticipating picking up a large coffee as a treat for surviving my first workout in far too long…I ordered my coffee at my local coffee […]

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Keeping Up…The Changing Landscape Of Ontario ESA Legislation

It seems no matter which direction we turn these days change just keeps a comin’! In 2018, Ontario employers have faced a number of new challenges – more than just an increase in minimum wage – arising from the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 … better known as “Bill 148”. To help navigate the […]

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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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Why The End Matters: The Ultimate Guide On How To Leave Your Conversation On A High Note

The witch tried to kill the princess with a poisonous apple…. BUT…. the princess lived happily ever after    The evil stepmother and her daughters treated the girl like a slave…BUT…. the girl lived happily ever after    The horrible hideous troll tried to kill and eat the goats… BUT… the goats lived happily ever […]

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My Path to Human Resources & Joining the Salopek Team!

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! My name is Zoe Dzenick, and I started with Salopek & Associates as a Human Resources Assistant and Office Administrative Assistant in mid-May of this year. Relocating to Calgary from my hometown of St. Albert in September of 2017 was both nerve-wracking and exhilarating (not unlike […]

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Running- My Route to Renewal!

I feel fortunate I can run and it’s my running that fuels me and keeps me grounded when life gets crazy. I often laugh that I can solve the world’s problems while out for a run. The most complex issues seem to be less intense when I am running and the answers seem to materialize […]

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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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