VPP (Videnscenter for Professionel Personvurdering) directly translated means: “Center for Knowledge of Professional Assessment" (of persons in occupational settings) .
Established in 2005, VPP is a non-profit, member-run organization that represents everybody who is concerned about quality and fairness in assessment practices in an occupational setting. The reason we say assessment instead of testing is that interview, taking references, etc also is included. The VPP started as a grass root movement aimed at making a national code for quality and fairness in assessment practices in occupational settings. Becoming a national institution we made the grass root movement into a formal association “VPP” in 2005, where everybody concerned about assessment in occupational settings can be a member. Our aim has broadened and now include being a center for knowledge about assessment.
The board of VPP consist of 17 members and represent different interest groups in an assessment context:
National institutions: “The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions”, “HK” (trade union for commercial and clerical employees), “DI" (The Confederation of Danish Industry), “Danish Psychological Association”, “The Danish Association of Managers and Executives”, “The Unemployment Insurance Fund for Academics”.
Large companies: “The Danish Post”, “TDC” (leading provider of communications solutions in Denmark), “Nykredit” (largest mortgage provider in Denmark)
Providers of assessment tools and consultanting services: “Saville consulting”, “SHL”, “Kjerulf & Partnere”, “OPP” and “Center for Leadership”.
The only staff is a part time secretary (low budget). We have 100 members (companies and individuals (many test suppliers and consultants)).
We are still growing.
The highest authority is the generel assemply, held every year in february. Here the board is selected and a plan for the coming years activities is decided.
Four meetings a year for members where we discuss central assessment matters.
The basic development in VPP comes from the work in small voluntary groups. Based on interests small workgroups meet to discuss and formulate policies, procedures and methods to assess people in work and organizational settings.
A central event is an open conference once a year.