In March 2005 the European Commission adopted a recommendation of a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The Charter and Code aim to provide equal rights and obligations for individual researchers throughout Europe by specifying the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers, as well as those of funders and/or employers of researchers. The guidelines of the Charter and Code address all European research organizations and universities, both public and private. Both documents are aimed at encouraging and developing good practice across Europe. The principles of the Charter and Code represent best practice guidelines on which research institutions may seek to align their policies, and do not constitute a legal commitment. These principles are to be implemented on a voluntary basis, with full respect for diversity in the methods of implementation.
Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter & Code in 2005, over 1 200 institutions from 40 countries in Europe and abroad (and European/international organizations) have expressed their explicit support for the Charter & Code and 232 have obtained the Commission's "HR Excellence in Research" badge.
As the Institute works in a number of ways on creating a sound and inspiring research climate for its researchers, in April, 2015, its authorities have signed the Declaration of Commitment to adopt the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The procedure and plan for next phase, which was drafting the Human Resource Strategy of the Institute for Researchers’ Career Development were discussed and adopted by the Institute Management in August 2015. This decision was the milestone step taken by the Institute to apply for the HR Excellence in Human Resources logo. By acquiring the HR logo, the Institute hopes to improve this research climate even further. The Institute’s aim is to recruit, retain and motivate talented researchers on the international level. The Institute regards the principles of the HRS4R logo as a mirror for its HR researcher policy. The process has been identified by the Institute authorities as an excellent opportunity to find out how researchers and other key stakeholders experience the rules and policy in their daily work activities. So the next step, during September/October 2015, was to analyze the current status of the Institute in the context of HR policy to provide the most efficient tools for the new strategy implementation.
In October, 2015, the Institute has elaborated a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers’ Career Development, including the Internal Gap Analysis and the Action Plan for the period 2016-2018. The HR Excellence in Human Resources logo was awarded to the Institute in March 2016.
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