we create optimal framework conditions
for digital employee communication

Our Vision

We offer our customers optimal conditions for digital employee communication - "digital employee communication - at its best" - on all devices.

So VALUABLE - especially in this day and age!
And very VALUED - which makes us extremely happy!

As one of the market leaders for employee communication tools, valido supports companies to securely connect existing technologies and people - with the valido Collaboration Platform as a universal toolkit in the areas of digital employee communication and information, CIP/idea management, digitalization of the mission statement, self-reflection & 360° feedback - with connection to already existing systems for more success in the company.

With valido-acadamy we convey innovations proven in practice and offer companies online trainings, hybrid conferences, strategy workshops, on-site kick-off as well as implementation & realization of the collaboration platform.

Family owned - proudly independent ! In our 2 locations in the EU, highly motivated, innovative minds, lived cordiality and burning passion for work are our recipe for success.

Since 2002, valido, together with the Schindlerhof team and corporate clients, has been continuously developing the MAX - Instrument for self-reflection, CIP (continuous improvement process / idea management) and employee app & collaboration platform, which has been tried and tested in more than 700 small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies, banks, associations, medical facilities, cities and municipalities/communities and associations in 120 countries. The system is available online and mobile or as an app for smartphones and tablets - to support transparency, networking, mobile communication and optimal services. The average use of the system by employees of valido customers is 80-90%.

In 2010, valido was the first company in Germany to develop the first employee app for digital communication and information for all employees at the Schindlerhof as a web app and PC version, further developed as a hybrid application in 2014 and the current version in cooperation with VR Bank Starnberg (joint IT security and data protection concept, Bafin/MaRisk, EU-GDPR, own servers in Germany with docker technology - no cloud, ISO27001) as a fully native app, which was especially designed for the operating system of the respective end devices (iOS & Android) as well as PC/browser and is being developed further in close coordination in an agile way.

Hybrid working, home office, dial-up - the new travel is a manifestation of an increasingly flexible working world. In 2020 we have jointly developed the module Meetings with secure telephone and video conferences as well as online meetings including screen sharing, presentations, recordings etc. analogue Zoom and Webex, especially on German servers with end-to-end encryption & GDPR-compliant - also with customers.

The Schindlerhof, leading conference hotel in Germany, four times winner of the highest German quality award of the initiative LEP & Winner European Quality Award of the EFQM as well as Germany's best employer at Great Place to work 2013 and 2018 - cross-sectoral up to 500 employees - is thanks to valido employee app also special award winner Knowledge & Competence.

For the Schindlerhof, "Excellence" means being holistically oriented. It affects all conceivable interest groups (e.g. customers, employees, suppliers, partners, owners, etc.). The valido platform is therefore used in holistic communication, internally and externally.



Dr. Marcel Setzer

Sales management


Carsten Jobmann

Management Technology


Nicole Kobjoll-Setzer

Marketing Manager


Klaus Kobjoll



European Quality Award

The Schindlerhof is the first German winner of the highest European quality award.

Winner & Special Prizes (Customer Focus and People Orientation) of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM):

European Role Model on People Development and Involvement (with the MAX-Toolbox as an essential component).


Ludwig Erhard Prize

The Schindlerhof is a four-time winner of the highest German quality award (German EFQM Excellence Index - Platinum).


Great Place to work

The Schindlerhof is Germany's best employer in 2013 and 2018, cross-industry up to 500 employees and thanks to the valido employee app also special prize winner "Knowledge & Competence".

GPTW Europe 2018 - 15th place in Europe.
Best employer in Europe for 6 years.

With a focus on Employer Branding and Employer Value Proposition (EVP), valido makes a very important contribution to strengthen the employer brand and employee satisfaction. At Schindlerhof all employees are equipped with iPads to use the employee app. In 2018, more than 300 trainees from the EU applied for 10 vacant training positions at Schindlerhof.


Special award 2018 for human potential promoting personnel management

Awarded by Great Place to Work and Human Capital Club to Schindlerhof Kobjoll GmbH




Congratulations on the mistake of the month!



One vote for the boss



Employee app in the company: "The younger ones are crazy about it".

The report on the Schindlerhof employee app was the most clicked online article of the year.


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Against the shortage of skilled workers: The Schindlerhof strategy.


Have we aroused your interest?

A short mail or a phone call is enough - and we will arrange an appointment with you to explain all the details. This is best done in a "live demo" via telephone & Webex. This way you can see on your own screen how the employee app (for web, iOS and Android) looks like and how easy it is to use.

On request, our team will support you in the implementation and realisation of the system in your company.

Further information:

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FAQ, tips and tools for new members and admins to use valido