HRS4R / HR Award

On 11 November 2019, Brno University of Technology subscribed to the principles enshrined in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The aim of the University is to obtain the HR AWARD, which is awarded by the European Commission to research institutions that commited to implement the HRS4R Strategy (The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) based on the above principles.

The University will prepare an internal GAP analysis aimed to compare the current practice at the University with the Charter and the Code; at the same time, an Action Plan (AP) for the process of implementing the actions helping the institution pass from the current state to the target state in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Charter and in the Code, will be prepared. The GAP analysis will include a questionnaire survey among University staff. And lastly The University will prepare and in order to verify implementation of an open, transparent and merit-based recruitment system, per the Commission’s recommendations, which includes the procedure to implement HRS4R, BUT is working on developing an OTM-R policy.

Benefits of HRS4R implementation for the University and researchers:

  • Increasing University prestige and attractiveness for researchers
  • Obtaining funds for research from European and national research supporting programmes - advantages in the TAČR programs, HORIZON 2020 and others
  • Linking to a pan-European network of research organisations
  • International attractivity and visibility
  • Improving the quality of Human Resources care
  • Transparent recruitment and selection of new researchers

HRS4R Acknowledged Institutions (EURAXESS).

Phases of the HRS4R:

Initial phase:

1. Endorsement of the C&C. (institution)
2. Application for the HR Award (Gap Analysis, OTM-R Check list, Initial Action Plan Design). (institution)
3. Initial Assessment. (European Commision)

Implementation phase :

1. Implementation of the Action Plan. (institution) (24 months after the HR Award was granted, followed by an Interim Assessment)
2. Interim Assessment. (European Commision/External Experts) (36 months after the Interim assessment)
3. Implementation of the Revised Action Plan. (institution)

Award Renewal phase:

1. Renewal with site visit. (European Commision/External Experts)
2. Implementation of the Improved Action Plan. (institution)
3. Renewal without site visit. (European Commision/External Experts)
4. Implementation of the Further Improved Action Plan. (institution)
5. Renewal with site visit. (European Commision/External Experts)

    Responsibility: Ing. Bohdana Šlégrová