Hendrik Nieuwland is a partner at Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP. He is a litigator with
significant experience for his year of call, who solves his clients’ problems in a practical, efficient
and cost-effective manner. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has represented individuals
and businesses in a wide range of employment and labour disputes, including wrongful dismissal
litigation, employment standards complaints, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal
complaints, human rights applications, union grievances and fiduciary litigation. In addition to
his litigation practice, Nieuwland is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour
law matters. Read Nieuwland’s article about the enforceability of bonus forfeiture provisions
in employment contracts, starting on page 15.
As senior vice-president, Business Solutions West – Sales at TELUS, Peter Green leads a
team dedicated to supporting business customers with technology solutions.
He is passionate
about community giving and a steadfast champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
He was a member of the Caudwell Foundation in the UK, a past board member of the B.C.
Children’s Hospital Foundation and is currently chair of the board for the Dr. Peter Aids
Foundation and global executive sponsor of Spectrum – TELUS’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer and allied team member resource group. Read the article he wrote about how
workplaces can be more supportive of LGBTQ employees, starting on page 37.
Darren Gibbons is the co-founder of technology firm ThoughtFarmer. He is also president
of OpenRoad Communications, one of Vancouver’s largest digital agencies. With 20 years of
experience consulting on technology projects, Gibbons understands the (often complex) relationship
between people, process and technology. He writes on topics related to technology
management, and how you can employ technology in combination with people and processes
to create change inside your organization. Read the article he wrote about how HR, IT and
communications departments tend to lock heads over workplace technology, and what to do
about it, starting on page 39.
Erin Wortham is the people engagement manager at Insights Learning and Development and
manages the organization’s global employee engagement strategy. She is a senior professional
in human resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and senior certified professional
with the Society for Human Resource Management. Wortham earned a Master’s degree in
human services from St. Edward’s University and a certificate in human resource management
from the University of Texas. Read the article she wrote about how to most effectively communicate
with team members on page 48.
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