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Mark your calendars for Thursday 29th of November for the Onboarding event of the year! From pre-hire to offboarding: be inspired how to engage and progress throughout a future-proof employee journey.

We look into the constantly changing on- and offboarding journey. Onboarding is a huge challenge for every company, big or small. When your hires onboard properly, chances are they would be more committed to your company, are more productive and they’ll stay longer.

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Speakers

Onboard.Amsterdam invited the top HR representatives from around the world. To speak, to connect and to influence.

Kevin Blair

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition at IBM

Kevin Blair

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition at IBM

Kevin has spent his entire career in Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Talent Branding. He has extensive Global experience, building and re-building teams and processes to drive effective delivery across all regions and in many organisational structures. Kevin has led the delivery and attraction of Talent in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific/Japan regions,  managing high performance delivery teams and driving enhanced experiences for clients, stakeholders, partners and candidates.

In his most recent role as Vice President Talent Acquisition at IBM, Kevin is responsible for all hiring outside of North America, across all divisions of IBM. He is also responsible for the IBM onboarding experience globally and has recently re-designed the model using design thinking techniques.The new model has a real focus a personalized experience and instilling the IBM mind-set from the start. Annually he is responsible for delivering 45,000 plus new IBM’ers in to the business and giving them a uniquely IBM onboarding experience. Kevin works in a Talent leadership team building industry leading cognitive & AI tools to enhance and speed up the process, candidate engagement approaches and Agile delivery methodologies.

in his previous role Kevin was a Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Cisco Systems, responsible for all of Cisco’s hiring outside of North America across all functions. During his last 2 years in the role he also took over the hiring of Engineering talent for the US region

Prior to joining Cisco, Kevin lead recruiting in EMEAR and Sales Engineering hiring globally for Salesforce.com, taking them through their most accelerated period of international growth, achieving 100% YoY growth in headcount for each of the years he was there. Previously, Kevin led revenue generating hiring within Oracle covering over 70 countries during an aggressive transformation, acquisition and growth period. Prior to entering the technology space Kevin held several senior positions in search / recruitment consulting organisations.

Kevin also spends time working with Start-up Technology, Recruitment and Talent services companies that are trying to evolve the way organisations attract and manage talent.

Helena Parry

Associate Partner- Talent & Engagement | Talent Acquisition & Optimisation | RPO at IBM

Helena Parry

Associate Partner- Talent & Engagement | Talent Acquisition & Optimisation | RPO at IBM

Passionate about helping organisations drive business value and competitive advantage through the people agenda. A key focus is to help global organisations reinvent their HR and Talent model and practices through experience design (Design Thinking), co-creation and sharing best & new practices.

A professional client engagement, go-to-market and advisory/solutions consultant with 18 years’ experience working within the Talent Acquisition & Management industry.

Proven client advisory, solution creation, sales & marketing, bid management, planning, budgeting and leadership skills. Strong track record in creating multi-regional client engagement strategies aligned to market context and business goals. Strong ability of building relationships and collaborative communities with key stakeholders including customers, SME’s, partners and industry analysts/experts.

Varun Sawhney

Learning and Development Manager, EMEA at Netflix

Varun Sawhney

Learning and Development Manager, EMEA at Netflix

An all-round Learning and Development Specialist with extensive experience with development and delivery of training programs, training needs analysis and tailor made blended learning solutions for both technical and behavioural skills. 

A people’s person, managing a team of trainers and the training needs of a global organisation with focus on continuous improvements matching the latest trends in the world of learning and development.

Daliyana Hamid

Global Engagement Director at Deutsche Post DHL

Daliyana Hamid

Global Engagement Director at Deutsche Post DHL

I am a communications veteran at DHL and have been driving the internal and external communications, and employee engagement agenda for various DHL entities for the good part of a decade. I collaborate with some of the most inspiring, brilliant minds within DHL and external partners to drive cross-divisional employee engagement initiatives, supporting DPDHL in further enhancing and embedding a positive, innovative and productive culture for employees. 

Expertise: Internal communications, public relations, marketing communications, change communications, employee engagement, thought leadership, stakeholder and business partner management, project management … and yoga, of course!

Marjolijn Meijer

CEO at Trainmore

Marjolijn Meijer

CEO at Trainmore

TBA

Anouk Kon

Recruitment Evangelist Benelux at Indeed

Anouk Kon

Recruitment Evangelist Benelux at Indeed

As a Recruitment Evangelist with the Indeed Employer Insights Team, Anouk Kon pairs platform data with industry trend analysis to share Indeed’s story and bring the value of the company’s programs and solutions to life. Whether she is presenting on stage at industry events or one-on-one with the world’s top talent acquisition leaders, Anouk helps employers better understand online search and optimize their recruiting practices. She has over 10 years of experience in recruitment, sales and marketing, with a MSc BA from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Ruben Vermaak

Head of Learning & Development at Bynder

Ruben Vermaak

Head of Learning & Development at Bynder

Responsible for Onboarding, Learning, Training & Personal Development for Bynder global.

Martijn Smit

HR & Recruitment Strateeg at HR Office

Martijn Smit

HR & Recruitment Strateeg at HR Office

A twenty-year recruitment veteran. The internet bubble, the crisis, the millennium bug, SAP. Been there, bought the T-shirt. Worked as a Corporate Recruiter for leading Dutch companies like Achmea, NUON and international companies like BearingPoint/KMPG, Jumbo Shipping and KPNQwest. In the last few years, I have focused on media and the use of media to attract talent and help talent in finding the right jobs. Currently, I work for Adver Online as HR & Recruitment and Employer strategist. In my role, I am responsible for growing our business in the Netherlands and mainland Europe and with the healthy ambition to grow our business in the US.

Program - Mainstage

Get an insider look at the amazing culture and the unique employee experience of companies like IBM, Netflix, AH, Indeed, DHL on Mainstage.

  • 12:45

    Welcome and Registration

  • 13:45

    Start - Connecting the dots with Alan Walker

  • 14:15

    IBM: Skills are the new business currency

    Helena Parry & Kevin Blair - IBM

  • 14:45

    Albert Heijn: Pre-boarding & Onboarding

  • 15:15

    Break

  • 15:35

    Indeed: Transformational Talent - Attracting High Performers to Your Company

    Anouk Kon - Recruitment Evangelist Benelux at Indeed

    Talent professionals know the allure of the exceptional hire, whose impressive resume, career path or charisma seem to guarantee high performance. We’ve been told the workforce contains a finite pool of these invaluable employees—but does it? What if you could look beyond standard recruiting assessments to identify more candidates with a high potential to transform your organization?
  • 16:05

    Netflix: High Performance Culture

    Varun Sawhney - Learning and Development Manager, EMEA at Netflix

  • 16:35

    Break

  • 16:55

    HR Connect: TBA

    Martijn Smit - HR & Recruitment Strateeg at HR Office

  • 17:25

    DHL: How to make your Employees Brand Ambassadors

    Daliyana Hamid - Global Engagement Director at Deutsche Post DHL

  • 17:45

    Closing show

  • 18:20

    Network party with beats by Kristina Dolgova

  • 21:00

    End

Program - Made in Holland stage (Dutch)

Dutch companies such as Trainmore, Bynder, Bugaboo, Brunel... will share their insights on the employee journey and how they retain talent in The Netherlands (Dutch). Moderated by Impraise

  • 14:40

    Start

  • 14:45

    Bynder: How to Onboard Colleagues & Clients

    Ruben Vermaak - Head of Learning & Development at Bynder

  • 15:15

    Break

  • 15:35

    TrainMore: How to hire within your own brand identity

    Marjolijn Meijer - CEO at Trainmore

  • 16:05

    Bugaboo: TBA

  • 16:35

    Break

  • 16:55

    TBA

Program - Interactive stage

Companies such as Impraise, Endouble, HR Office, Appical give workshops and training courses on how you can improve your Employee Experience and Employee Journey for employees, HR and management. See you there!

  • 13:00

    Start

  • 21:00

    End

The Kromhouthal - Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam

The Kromhouthal, the operating base of creative Amsterdam, is right on the IJ shore in Amsterdam-North and can be reached easily; it’s just a 15-minute bike ride from the Central Station and the public transport connection is excellent. Furthermore, our location is mere minutes away from the A10 motorway and the IJ-tunnel if you are traveling by car. There is plenty of free parking space available at and near the hall.

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