Dan Pontefract is the author of OPEN to THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make
Better Decisions. He is chief envisioner at TELUS and an adjunct professor at the University of
Victoria, Gustavson School of Business. On page 47, read how the increasing demands on HR
professionals are making it more important than ever to set aside time to disconnect and reflect.
Kathy Enros is the vice president of talent for ACL. Enros brings to ACL more than 20 years of
human resources experience in the software, consulting, alcohol beverage and retail industries.
Enros and her team have been instrumental in transforming ACL into an employer of choice,
with ACL recognized as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada and one of Canada’s Most
Admired Corporate Cultures. Enros holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is an avid distance runner. Her article found on
page 49, explores how companies can recruit, recognize, reward and retain changemakers.
Chris Collins is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several technology start-ups in the HR
tech and gaming spaces. Currently, he’s the CEO at RoboRecruiter, one of the largest chatbot
platforms with proven conversational technologies built for people who hire professionally – by
a team of staffing professionals who have achieved recruitment success. For more information
about Chris Collins, follow him on Linkedin at www.linkedin.com/in/collinschris. His article
on how AI is helping to solve seasonal hiring challenges begins on page 51.
Michael Serbinis is the CEO and founder of League, a next generation health and benefits plat-form
that is set to disrupt the world of insurance. Prior to League, Serbinis was the founder and
CEO of Kobo, a global leader in ebooks, and docSpace, a pioneer in cloud storage. Serbinis got
his start building one of the first search engines, Zip2, at the start of the internet boom. Find his
article starting on page 53, to discover techniques to combat tech addition.
Michael French is a regional manager with Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized
temporary staffing firm for accounting, finance, management and payroll professionals. In his
role he oversees several markets across the Greater Toronto Area. He has been with Robert Half
for over 15 years and has helped support the growth and success of countless businesses and
professional careers in that time. His article, on page 55, discusses how to determine if an orga-nization
should offer a remote work option.
Jeff Thorne is the manager of training and consulting for OSG in London, Ont. A current mem-ber
of the National Education Committee for the Canadian Safety Society of Engineering,
Thorne’s extensive background in communication and knowledge of the legal and practical appli-cation
of health and safety is demonstrated through the 50-plus courses that he has authored
and delivered across Canada. For more information, visit www.osg.ca. His article on how to
improve workplace training results is found on page 57.
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