Chennai, 17th March 2023: VFS Global received the Golden Peacock National Training Award 2023 in recognition of the organisation’s exemplary learning and development practices for the second consecutive year. The world’s largest specialist in outsourcing and technology services for governments and diplomatic missions also won the award in 2017, 2020, and 2022.
Established by the Board of Directors of India (IOD) in 1991, the Golden Peacock Awards are recognised worldwide as a benchmark for outstanding companies. In 2023, more than 260 companies competed in four award categories: Innovation, Business Excellence, Quality Management, Learning & Development.
“We are honoured and proud to have won this award for the fourth time since 2017 and twice in a row. Training and workforce development has been the primary KPI of Nurturing Our Colleagues, one of the five fundamental pillars of VFS Global’s sustainability strategy. This recognition reiterates our underlying philosophy of developing future leaders and building an agile workforce through dynamic learning and development curriculums,” said Nirbhik Goel, Chief Human Resources Officer, VFS Global.
VFS Global’s training processes are both ISO 9001 complaint and PMM Level 5 appraised, thereby confirming adherence to high-quality standards. ‘Learning and Development practices continue to be one of the strongest drivers in our Employee Satisfaction surveys with an engagement score of 81%, matching the best employers in the industry.
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions. VFS Global is the trusted partner of 67 client governments, operating a global network with more than 3,400 Application Centres in 145 countries. The company has processed over 256 million applications since its inception in 2001. The company manages non-judgmental and administrative tasks related to applications for visa, passports, and consular services for its client governments, enabling them to focus entirely on the critical assessment task. VFS Global has its headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland and Dubai/United Arab Emirates.
VFS Global is majority-owned by funds managed by Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset manager. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies in which they invest, and the communities in which they work. Blackstone’s USD 915 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets, and secondary funds, all on a global basi