Onboard Award 2023:
Become an Onboarding Legend!

Are you ready to showcase your talent, innovation, and creativity? Do you have what it takes to win recognition and rewards for your outstanding work? If so, you're in the right place! The Onboard Award is your chance to shine and be rewarded for your exceptional contributions.

Do you think you offer the best onboarding experience to your new hires?

About the Onboard Award

The Onboard Award is open to every organization worldwide that wants to shine a light on its onboarding program.

For over 5 years, Appical has organised the Onboard Award. With past winners KPMG, PepsiCo Latin America, Wortell and Talent&Pro the best experiences are awarded.

This shows a high level of understanding the importance of great onboarding for new employees.

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Image showing the winners of the Onboard Award 2022, KPMG, on stage at Onboard Amsterdam 2022

Why Participate?

  • Recognition: Earn recognition for your hard work and accomplishments. Being an award winner will give you the recognition you deserve in your industry and beyond.
  • Prize: The Onboard Award is a physical Award you can use to show off your stellar onboarding. You’ll also receive digital badges to put on your career page to prove that your organisation has the best onboarding experience available.
Meet the previous Onboard Award Winners
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* The deadline has passed per October 16th at 12.00 PM *


Join us next year for the Onboard Awards 2024!

How does it work?

You can enter the Onboard Award by filling out this form.

After filling in the form you will receive an email with further instructions on how to submit your entry.


The Onboard Award is open for everyone! Not just for Appical or Yes! We Connect customers.

Note: The deadline for all entries is October 16th 2023 at 12.00 PM.

Meet our jury

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Nina te Riele

Teacher L&D at HAN University, L&D professional of the year

Nina te Riele works at the Learning & Development in Organizations course at the Arnhem and Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences (HAN). She is an enthusiastic L&D professional with a passion for the profession that she is currently passing on to the new generation!

She has a big heart for designing creative and effective learning and/or onboarding processes and for the smart application of learning technology. In December, thanks to the convincing nomination of her students, she won the Develhub award for L&D professional of the year.

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Anke Noordhoek

Teamleader/Advisor Learning & Development at KPMG Nederland

Welcoming people and making people feel at home is Anke's passion, both in the workplace and at home. She puts this into practice every day within the KPMG Learning & Development team, where she enthusiastically works on the onboarding of new colleagues.

After developing a completely virtual onboarding program during COVID, she and her team launched a completely new and blended onboarding journey of 100 days last year. With this program, KPMG won the Onboard Amsterdam 2022. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passing on this recognition this year!

Kirsten de Roo

Founder at Pulse Recruitment

Kirsten de Roo is a trainer and mentor. Kirsten has more than 15 years of experience in helping employers find and retain the right people in the right place.

Onboarding plays a crucial role in this. She is the author of the book 'staff shortage starts with yourself' and 'the perfect match'. With her books she wants to make employers think about their own mindset and give them the tools to take control of their staff shortage

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“We are not afraid to make innovative changes. And we don't shy away from playful forms of work. Whatever gets the job done.”
Paul van der Meer
Onboard Award Winner 2021