The Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organisation Development
The Dutch Association for Personnel Management and Organisation Development (NVP) is the network for human resource professionals who are engaged in issues such as HR strategy, employment relationships, recruitment and selection, rewards systems, conditions of employment and training plans. It was founded on 28 January, 1965. We currently have 3,000 members.
The NVP’s main objectives are to help determine and defend values and standards in the field of HR, to have an important say in the development of new social legislation, to set codes of conduct regarding HR, to meet professional training needs and to improve industrial relations in general.
The association comprises eight interest sections and nine regional branches, each with their own board of management. Each board of management draws up an annual plan and organises regular meetings.
The NVP meetings are the ideal way to meet colleagues and become efficiently informed on issues in daily practice. Each interest sector and regional branch plans several afternoon and evening meetings on current topics for each year, which may be attended either free of charge or for a small fee. All told these meetings total 75 annually! In addition, the National Bureau organises refresher sessions and workshops. NVP’s weekly digital newsletter, “NVP E-Zine” keeps you informed on current meetings, courses, job offers and vacancies.
The NVP offers general HR courses (Bachelor & Master) as well as refresher courses, often with substantial reductions for members. Furthermore it organises seminars and workshops on new or relevant topics and provides a platform for discussion on all aspects of HR and new developments in the field. Such discussions are often presented in articles in the NVP’s professional publication called 'Personeelbeleid'. This full-size magazine also keeps all members and subscribers informed of all the important developments in HR.
Via the NVP website, vacancies are brought to the attention of at least 3,500 HR professionals. An up-to-date list of the jobs on offer can be found here. As an NVP member you pay only € 150, and for this fee, the advertisement is placed on our site for 2 months.
The association is run by a National Board of Management. The head office in Nieuwegein services the association. It initialises activities on current issues for all members. Furthermore, the head office contributes actively to the implementation of the association’s strategic plan and supports and facilitates the interest sections and regional branches.
The Dutch are internationally orientated by nature. Holland boasts many international or multinational companies. European developments in social legislation, industrial relations and anything else that relates to international HR are therefore of great interest to NVP members. As a result, the NVP also organises international meetings with sister institutes in Europe and participates in the EAPM, the European umbrella body of national HR organisations.
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