Watch here the interview with the VPL prize winner of 2017: Iceland!
The Global VPL Prize awards best practices in any imaginable area of VPL. It’s the story of VPL and its sustainable impact that counts.
The 2017 edition focuses on ‘VPL-stories’ that exhibit the potential of VPL especially for the user/individual. This entails that any VPL-story that focuses on an accountable potential to be opened up (pilots) or case studies of established VPL-application, is a potential winner of the Global VPL-prize 2017. So, nominate your pilot, best practice or accountable plan.
Rockwool, winner of previous global VPL Prize
The ROCKWOOL Group in the Netherlands considers the role of learning as a key element in the human resource management-policy of ROCKWOOL.
In the plant in Roermond this HRM-policy is regarded as an on-going process of linking learning and working for each individual employee by means of competence-steered assessment-methods and work-based development-programs:
- Assessment is applied as a summative and a formative method for enhancing performance of not only the employees for the company but also of the company for the employees.
- Learning goals are oriented towards employability and qualification on the one hand for strengthening the working-processes, and on the other hand for creating empowerment and opening up internal/external career-opportunities for the employees.
- Development is focused on facilitating learning trajectories that are beneficial for employability, personal development and internal/external career-steps of the employees.
- VPL is thé method for linking the potential of employees with the need for competences in the function-groups. It is utilized as a multi-targeted and single-targeted method for sustainable HRM.