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 connect people with results.

Jan is president and co-founder of Fit First Technologies, a company that has turned the traditional approach to staffing on its head. He has been instrumental in helping clients such as Atlantic Superstores, Admiral Insurance, CanElson, and Nestlé Waters reduce turnover, increase efficiencies, and generate a return on investment of more than 300% in one year – all through better people practices. His views and opinions on hiring have been featured in media across Canada including the National Post, the Globe & Mail, CTV National News, and various small business publications.

Prior to Fit First Technologies, Jan was president of The People Factor – a leadership development and coaching organization that worked 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 worked with a number of leading corporations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo, and Office Depot.

Presentations & Keynote Experience

With several years of experience in management, human resources, and business growth, Jan is a sought-after speaker on the topics of talent acquisition and organizational performance. He captivates and challenges his audiences with fresh new perspectives while giving them real-world examples and helpful advice.

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