Onboard Amsterdam 2022

How to retain talent in a competitive market

We'll teach and show you how. Onboard Amsterdam is back and better than ever! Join us on the ultimate onboarding journey.

November 3rd, 2022 - The Kromhouthal in Amsterdam

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ONBOARD AMSTERDAM 2022 - 6th edition

How to retain talent in a competitive market

November 3rd, 2022 - Kromhouthal in Amsterdam

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Meet the speakers

Alan Walker

Alan Walker

Moderator (and co-founder of Udder)

After 2 editions of Onboard Amsterdam and 2 editions of Onboard London, we are looking forward to having Alan Walker back on stage! Alan is one of the Co-founders of Udder, a leading HR Transformation Consultancy that works with both large corporates and fast-growing scale-ups.

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John Reynders

John Reynders

Area Director of Visma Benelux

John previously worked for Microsoft for 14 years in several management positions such as COO and CMO, before he joined Visma in 2019. His mission is to make the impossible possible by enabling people, teams, organisations and society to realise their full potential.

Topic: From 200 to 4.000 colleagues: How to engage employees during hypergrowth?

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Merete Hverven

Merete Hverven

Chief Executive Officer at Visma

Merete joined Visma in 2011 as
HR Director, and joined the executive team as Chief Human Resources Officer(CHRO) in 2013. From 2018 she also held the role as Deputy CEO. Hverven holds a Master in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics(NHH) as well as CEMS Master from St. Gallen.

Topic: People follow leaders, not companies: getting employees along for the ride

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Rico Verhoeven

Rico Verhoeven

Heavyweight World Champion Kickboxing

GLORY Heavyweight World Champion Kickboxing since 2013, Actor, Entrepreneur and Motivator. As a motivator, he emphasizes the similarities between business and professional athletes. Strategies, communication, planning. But also fighting in particular; it requires the right timing, insights, knowing your strengths and believing in oneself, amongst others. 

Topic: How to promote better mental and physical health in the workplace

Aris Apostolakis

Aris Apostolakis

People & Culture Manager at Four Seasons

Aris built his expertise across many areas of People & Culture such as Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition, Employee Satisfaction and Wellbeing. His experience spans across many different teams, giving him a diverse perspective, along with a high enthusiasm around HR and the development of teams and individuals.

Topic: Culture is the key to Retention

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Nikodimos Koulits

Nikodimos Koulits

Senior People & Culture Executive at Four Seasons

Nikodimos’ passion for people was already visible in his first job as sales advisor. After a move to the UK for a new life experience and a MSc in Human Resources - and different project trips in Europe - he gained an even deeper passion for different aspects of People & Culture.

Today, Nikodimos works at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, at the iconic Astir Palace Hotel in the Athenian Riviera.

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Alma OA

Alma Rydberg

Onboarding Coordinator at Capgemini Sweden

Alma has been a part of Capgemini Sweden since 2019 and is an integral part of the Employer Branding Team. Her mission is to treasure Capgemini’s biggest asset – the employees and deliver a state-of-the-art onboarding experience. Making every employee feel welcomed, seen and supported throughout their journey.

Topic: Acquire, Inspire and Retain – how to build engagement in a competitive market

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Dorotea OA

Dorotea Gawek

Head of Employer Branding - Nordics at Capgemini Sweden

Dorotea is heading Capgemini’s Employer Branding work throughout the Nordics. She has a solid background in marketing and branding – spanning several industries. Delivering on Capgemini’s people promise ‘Get The Future You Want’ is her mission.

Topic: Acquire, Inspire and Retain – how to build engagement in a competitive market

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Corline van Reenen

Corline van Reenen

Head of Learning and Development at KPMG

Corline is leading the L&D team within KPMG and responsible for the L&D curricula for professional, leadership and personal development and digital learning systems. As Head of L&D at KPMG she creates ‘home’, ‘groove’ and ‘edge’: the three pillars of a learning organisation. Those pillars are essential in our promise towards colleagues; ‘Learn for a life time’.

Topic: The power of human connection in onboarding

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Frank Philips

Frank Philips

Onboarding Specialist & Founder Yes! We Connect

Since 2007, Frank has specialized in onboarding and has been actively involved in the onboarding programs of organizations such as Rabobank, KPMG, RVO, Ministry of SZW, BDO, RTL, Hogeschool Utrecht, Visma Raet, Baker Tilly and Zuyderland. "When I hear back that new employees quickly feel "part of the family" at their new employer, it really gives me a kick."

Topic: The power of human connection in onboarding

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Wencke Ester-Lorber

Wencke Ester-Lorber

Commercial Director at Great Place to Work

Being allowed to be yourself at work and experience the carefreeness of a child. It is the mission of Wencke Ester - Lorber, commercial director at Great Place to Work since 2018, that every employee works within a safe working environment  With her glitter boots as an eye-catcher, Wencke speaks at various events to talk about psychological safety, (female) leadership and culture.

Topic: So long, ping pong! This is what your employees really long for.

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Arjan Vissers

Arjan Vissers

Senior Talent Strategy Advisor Benelux at Indeed

As a Talent Strategy Advisor, Arjan supports employers to optimize their recruitment process by providing insights in their campaign performance, the online job search and the overall recruitment market in general. Arjan has worked at Indeed for over 5 years.  And can tell you all about the job market and what job seekers are searching for.

Topic: The New (Ab)Normal: The latest developments in the labor market

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"Onboard Amsterdam gives me inspiration and makes me want to go back to my work tomorrow and do things differently."

Nienke Stiphout, Head of Recruitment at Radboudumc

Attendees rated last year's event with an overall 8.3!

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