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10 February 2022

Visma takes major step to help European companies attain talent with the acquisition of Appical

Visma adds onboarding tech to its HR software portfolio with the acquisition of Appical. As part of the Visma Group, the Amsterdam HR-tech scale-up wants to accelerate its growth plans in Europe.

“We find ourselves in a historically tight labour market in which more and more organisations are struggling to attract and retain staff,” said John Reynders, Area Director Benelux at Visma. “A good onboarding experience contributes to the retention of employees for longer. We are happy and proud that Appical is joining the Visma family. Together, we can offer our customers the leading and most valued onboarding platform.”

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Publication date

19 April 2021

22 tips on how to create an effective online onboarding program


Onboarding is an important part of the total employee experience for new hires. The employee experience is the total set of perceptions that employees have about their work and is influenced by the thoughts and feelings invoked by the employer, the team and the job, as well as by the interaction between the employee and the employer. Onboarding is a crucial part of this employee experience. It determines the emotional attachment an employee feels to the organisation.

If the organisation fails to meet an employee’s expectations, he or she is more likely to become demotivated or look for another job. Good employee experience not only reduces employee turnover, but also creates a culture that matches the organisation and helps to create a positive reputation for you as an employer.

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Publication date

6 February 2021

Validata and Appical The complete solution for pre- and onboarding

Onboarding and employment screening are increasingly done online. Especially now that working from home has become the norm due to the pandemic. Consequently Laura Broekaart, Account Executive at Validata, has seen a growing demand for employment screenings. “These days you only get to speak to job applicants online. Employment screening helps you get a more complete picture of the candidate.”

But how do you ensure that a digital process is as complete and reliable as the live version? Validata and onboarding platform Appical have joined forces to offer a secure and user-friendly complete solution.

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