HR Excellence in Research Award
On 14 January 2020, the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, a public research institution, endorsed the principles of the European Charter for Researchers (Charter) and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment (Code). By this step we launched a process of applying for the HR Excellence in Research Award (HR Award). The certificate known as the HR Award confirms institution’s ability to meet the European standards of human capital governance, openness and transparency of recruitment procedures, and favourable working environment for researchers.
For an institution and its employees, it represents:
- Improved quality of human resources management and strategic support for career development
- Stimulating working environment that supports research excellence and innovation
- Increased prestige and visibility of the institution on national and international level
- Advantages in applying for financial resources from grants (e.g. Horizon Europe, TA ČR)
- Internationalisation, openness, transparency, and attractiveness for foreign researchers
The Institute of Philosophy of the CAS implements activities related to HR Award in 2020–2022 as part of a project ‘Development of Environment for Professional Growth of the Employees of the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS’ (reg. no. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_054/0014626), which is co-financed from the EU funds. The Institute of Philosophy currently has an applicant status for the HR Award and in year 2020 we will undergo a process of self-assessment of the organisation. This shall result in a preparation of a gap analysis and an action plan for the following two years. After obtaining the HR Award, the Institute of Philosophy will follow the adopted action plan and implement a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.
The process of self-assessment and collection of input for the gap analysis will include distribution of questionnaires and holding common discussions with the employees of the Institute of Philosophy, in the form of e.g. focus groups. The aim of the self-assessment is to collect employees’ opinion on the current state of the organisation, to integrate this common knowledge into the gap analysis and subsequently incorporate ideas for improvement into the action plan. The HR Award process will be overseen by a steering committee composed of representatives of the management of the Institute of Philosophy, researchers, and administration – and also function as an advisory body.
This website will provide you with the updated information on the progress of the HR Award process and related key documents.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact our HR team:
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