Back to Top
Values Matter
2016 Sustainability Report
Values Matter
2016 Sustainability Report
Download our
2016

Encouraging Learning & Development

We encourage and support our staff to be the best they can be so that Vermilion can be the best oil and gas company it can be. G4-LA10

We place high importance on our performance management program in aiding two-way communication between management and staff, and aim for 100% participation amongst eligible employees.  Staff who join the company after August 31st of a calendar year are not required to participate in a year-end review due to the relatively short evaluation period. Having moved the administration of our performance management process over to Workday in 2014, we are now able to collect, verify and report on significantly more data

In 2015, 95% of employees completed our performance management cycle (vs. 93% participation in 2014), which involves setting clear expectations for performance, identifying opportunities to learn and grow, providing ongoing feedback, evaluating goals, and recognizing accomplishments. G4-LA11

Our cycle begins at the start of the year with our people identifying their performance and development goals, career aspirations and mobility interests through our “Driving Excellence – Plan Forward” process. Evaluation of individual performance, in terms of the results achieved and how those results were accomplished, is done through the “Looking Back – Performance Review” process that occurs at the end of the year.

Performance conversations and ongoing feedback between supervisors and staff – not just at the beginning and the end of the year but throughout – are key ingredients to ensure performance is on track and recognized.

We know that when we develop our people, we benefit not only our staff but the whole company as it helps us to retain and attract the best talent in the industry.

Our overall learning and development philosophy is to help our people to develop, through a variety of different activities, not only the skills they need for their current job but those that will benefit them throughout their career. We believe that powerful development involves a combination of:

In 2015, our people took part in 7,877 hours of formal training, prioritizing health, safety and environmental training. G4-LA11

Values Matter
Vermilion Energy