Dan van der Werf, Ph.D
Dan van der Werf is a principal consultant at Perennial Talent, where he provides clients with the knowledge and tools required to create a strong bench of talent and ensure they have a winning team year after year. He has experience conducting different forms of job analyses to develop job descriptions, competency profiles, and selection tools. He has helped organizations identify talent requirements from entry level draft picks to senior level veterans to ensure they select the best rookies and retain their best all-stars. Dan has developed numerous technical competencies for occupations in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, sales, IT, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and data analytics. He has helped clients improve their playbook and apply competency frameworks to HR processes such as hiring and career development. He has also developed and delivered custom training on topics such as competency-based management, structured interviewing, and train-the-trainer workshops. Dan believes in the importance of helping our clients to be game ready and never drop the ball. Dan has a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. Outside of work, he enjoys cheering for the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Red Wings. Go Lions Go!