NMFRI receives the HR logo
We are pleased to inform that on the 16th December 2016 the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute received the “HR Excellence in Research” logo awarded by the European Commission. It is a quality label awarded by the European Commission to institutions which implement the principles of creating friendly working and career development conditions, as well as transparent processes for the recruitment of researchers.
Granting the logo is one of the activities of the European Commission within the framework of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.
HR logo is a tool with which the European Commission wishes to:
- develop the European Research Area,
- increase the attractiveness of researchers’ working conditions in the EU,
- increase the mobility of researchers of the European institutions.
To all those who put a lot of effort into this achievement – congratulations!
Granting the HR award - step by step
In 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute began to make efforts to receive the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. At the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Institute on 12.17.2015, information about the HR logo was presented to the Members of the Scientific Council.
In the next stage the NMFRI director, Dr. Emil Kuzebski, sent a declaration of support for the principles of the Charter and Code to the European Commission.
Then an internal analysis was carried out which allowed to assess to what extent the functioning of the Institute is consistent with the Charter and Code. Based on the conclusions of the analysis, a HR strategy and action plan were prepared to identify the most important deficiencies along with a description of specific actions leading to their elimination. Documents were sent to the European Commission.
On the 16th December 2016, the NMFRI received a message from the European Commission about being granted the HR award.
After two years the NMFRI will have to assess the progress and results of implementation of the principles of the Charter and Code, and after next 3 years an external analysis will be performed by experts appointed by the European Commission – the results of which determine the right to use the logo.
Currently, the Institute is working on the implementation of the principles of the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R).
What is the HR award
Logo “HR Excellence in Research” is associated with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
These are the tools developed by the European Commission which aim to support institutions in creating better conditions, conducive to work and employment of scientists. The award allows for gaining additional points for the Institute in parameterization and obtaining funds in Horizon 2020 projects.
Already 437 institutions, including 80 from Poland, have been granted the right to use the European logo Human Resources Excellence in Research: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r#show_POLAND /as of 27th December 2018/
More about the European Charter for Researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter
More about the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R): https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r
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