Program

Onboard Amsterdam 2022

Check out the timetable below. And find more information about the subjects further down the page.

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11:15 - John Reynders (Visma) - How to engage employees during hypergrowth?

From 200 to 4.000 colleagues: How to engage employees during hypergrowth?
 
One of the most significant challenges of growing a business is keeping employees engaged. How do you onboard “at the speed of light”? And how do you create employee engagement in a context of hypergrowth? Learn from the largest tech scale up in Europe.  
 
Speaker:
  • John Reynders - Area Director of Visma Benelux

11:35 - Four Seasons - Culture is the Key to Retention

Culture is the Key to Retention
 
Four Seasons is working with a lot of seasonal employees. How do they ensure that they return the following year? What do they do to make the first day - and the rest of their journey - unique? And what about the power of saying thank you? Find out in the presentation ‘Culture is the key to retention’.
 
Speakers:
  • Nikodimos Koulits - Senior People & Culture Executive at Four Seasons
  • Aris Apostolakis - People & Culture Manager at Four Seasons

13:10 - CEO of Visma Merete Hverven - People follow leaders, not companies

With her direct leadership style, ability to execute and passion for diversity, Merete is described as a driven, talented and dedicated leader by her colleagues. What's her leadership strategy? Some topics Merete will cover:

  • How to create trust?
  • Making decisions with speed
  • Getting people engaged along the ride
  • Adapting proactively

Speaker:

  • Merete Hverven - CEO of Visma

13:45 - Mollie - Driven by love. Building lasting relationships with customers and employees.

Mollie is getting ready for a new phase: a focus shift from attracting talent to retention. How did Mollie manage to become one of the most attractive employers in the Netherlands? And how is this connected to their passion for helping customers grow?

Speaker:

  • Susan Wilson, CHRO at Mollie

14:45 - Great Place to Work - So long, ping pong! This is what your employees really long for

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

What do you think your employees really long for? Ping pong tables? Pizza nights?

The truth about hiring and keeping your employees happy? You don’t need to hand out extra crazy incentives! But what do employees want? Wencke Ester-Lorber (Commercial Director of Great Place to Work) will share her insights. What makes a typical workplace? What makes a great workplace? Listen and learn!
 
Speaker:
  • Wencke Ester-Lorber - Commercial Director at Great Place to Work

15:20 - Capgemini - Acquire, Inspire and Retain – How to build engagement in a competitive market

Acquire, Inspire and Retain – How to build engagement in a competitive market

When your target group (IT consultants) is among the world’s most attractive employees, how do you attract and retain them? One of the solutions is onboarding. In Capgemini’s talk, you will follow one of the new hires on their journey through the company. What does the pre- and onboarding process look like? And how do they build a lasting emotional connection with their new hires?
 
Speakers
  • Alma Rydberg - Onboarding Coordinator at Capgemini Sweden
  • Dorotea Gawek - Head of Employer Branding - Nordics at Capgemini Sweden

16:05 - Rico Verhoeven - How to promote better mental and physical health in the workplace?

How to promote better mental and physical health in the workplace?
 
As an elite athlete, Rico is constantly working on his mental and physical health. He believes that keeping up with mental health and wellbeing is the driving force to maximize one’s potential and build resilience.

Vital and motivated employees form the foundations of a healthy organization. How did Rico keep his motivation, focus, and discipline on his journey to become the best?
 
What can you learn from a world champion about vitality? Listen to his inspirational talk on Vitality and How to promote better mental and physical health in the workplace.

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11:35 - Indeed - The New (Ab)Normal: The latest developments in the labor market

The new (ab)normal: The latest developments in the labor market

The Dutch labor market is in transition. In this session Sara Cauwenbergh, Senior Talent Strategy Advisor at Indeed, discusses the developments we are currently seeing and the shifts that are taking place. Where can you find opportunities and what risks are involved? Join us and discover how and when you can respond to these developments in order to attract and retain talent.
 
Speaker:
  • Sara Cauwenbergh - Talent Strategy Advisor Benelux at Indeed

13.45 - Visma|Raet & Visma|YouServe - HR Made Easier: Make Time for the Work That Matters

HR Made Easier: Make Time for the Work That Matters

Is it possible to make HR's Job easier? Visma|Raet & Visma |YouServe are joining forces to help you make time for the work that matters.

Part 1) HR Benchmark 2022 - the most important conclusions

50% of your employees will leave your company if you focus only on recruitment
 
This is just one of the conclusions from the Benchmark Research conducted by Visma|Raet. The 14th edition of this benchmark provides insight into HR trends and challenges for 2022. How do HR managers, directors, employees, and executives view key HR topics? And are they aligned?  

 

Part 2) HR in the Netherlands isn’t ready for 2023

Do you make time for what matters most? Research by Visma|YouServe shows that HR business partners are still too busy with operational matters and have no time for strategic HR. The war on talent, attracting, developing, and retaining employees, is key to the continuity of the organization. But that’s exactly what’s under pressure right now. 

Discover our 5 recommendations to make the right moves in your HR strategy by 2023.
 
Speakers:
  • Ester Koot: Expert Labor Market Research & founder Sparkey
  • Vera van Koot: Director Interim Services at Visma | Raet
  • Simon Kornblum: Director at Visma | YouServe
  • Kevin Martens: Head of Portfolio and Product Marketing at Visma | YouServe

14.45 - Rijkswaterstaat - Prepare for the future: Investing in young talent

How do you recruit and retain young people? During corona, many companies decided not to hire interns or to hire fewer interns.

Rijkswaterstaat took a different approach: they took on twice as many new interns. And they're still reaping the benefits: the organization has no trouble filling trainee positions. What does Rijkswaterstaat offer young talent?

15:20 - KPMG & Yes! We Connect - The power of human connection in onboarding

The power of human connection in onboarding

KPMG and Yes! We Connect have collaborated intensely to create a truly blended onboarding program. Their onboarding program switches between the app, live sessions and online sessions, creating a seamless onboarding experience for new joiners. How did they achieve this?
 
Speakers:
  • Corline van Reenen - Head of Learning and Development at KPMG
  • Frank Philips - Onboarding Specialist & Founder Yes! We Connect
 
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