Talentsoft, the European leader in cloud-based talent management and learning software, has appointed Dennis Valkema as General Manager for Benelux. Valkema has been working in the world of HR and Talent Management for 25 years, where he has held various consultancy and management positions. Valkema previously worked at Lumesse as the Country Manager for Benelux for over three years. He then moved to Cornerstone OnDemand as Regional Director for Benelux and Director of Channels & Alliances for Benelux & the Nordics, before joining Talentsoft.
“The main reason for joining Talentsoft was its European DNA,” said Valkema. “I strongly believe that a major European player like Talentsoft, with large customers like VDL and Jumbo, is best suited to understand what European organizations and their employees need in the field of HR, and therefore is best able to meet those needs”. According to Valkema, this is also demonstrated by the fact that Talentsoft excels in transformational HR: “Talentsoft’s platform focuses on people, in which learning, skills development and talent mapping come first. This focus is fully in line with the current zeitgeist that is characterized by innovation and digitization. This means that organizations will need people, possibly sooner than they think, for positions that do not even exist today”.
Another reason for joining Talentsoft was the company’s strong potential for growth”As a scale-up, Talentsoft has a more agile way of working, which I love. This gives me the opportunity to quickly achieve results and to help realize Talentsoft’s ambitions for growth; a challenge that really motivates me,” said Valkema.