Jan van der Hoop

Known for his ability to connect people with results, Jan van der Hoop advises and consults with senior executives across North America on how to get their organizations running more smoothly by better aligning their talent with their operations. With more than 25 years of business, management and human resources experience, he has become known for his ability to create bottom-line results.

Jan is the co-founder and president of Fit First Technologies, a company that applies its predictive analytics to the task of matching people to roles. Those algorithms drive platforms such as TalentSorter, FitFirstJobs and MyHiring.Guru, which are relied upon by organizations to screen high volumes of candidates for ‘fit’ in their open positions. They are also now being applied to the task of bridging pools of ‘hidden talent’ – those with diff-abilities, Veterans, people on the Autism spectrum and inner-city youth into the workforce.

Prior to Fit First Technologies, Jan consulted with companies to build their organizational capacity, grow their people and improve their financial results. He worked with an impressive client roster, including Nissan Canada, Procter & Gamble, Duke Energy, State Farm and Sleep Country Canada. He also has extensive Senior Management experience in both operations and HR, having built his corporate career with a number of leading organizations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo and Office Depot.

Jan has devoted his career to helping people and organizations to find better ways to work together. He speaks frequently on leadership and organizational performance issues to corporate, institutional, academic and association audiences. Jan’s views and opinions on hiring have been featured in media across the country including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, CTV News and various small business publications.


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