HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence in Research Award

The HR Excellence Award is given to institutions that adhere to the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These institutions engage in a designated initiativ known as the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), and the process unfolds as follows:

Why do BTH want to implement these principles?

There are a range of benefits for researchers and organisations that have the Award. For example, it can add value to funding applications to demonstrate a commitment to good working conditions and career development for researchers. It can also be used to promote this commitment to researchers who might be considering moving to an institution.

By obtaining the award, researchers considering BTH will have the following reasons for choosing us as an employer:

  • For a better work environment with open, transparent, and competence-based recruitment and assessment procedures in the hiring and career development of researchers.
  • Contributes to our credibility and trustworthiness as an employer.
  • Systematic development, implementation, and incorporation of the European Commission’s guidelines into BTH’s personnel policies.
  • Enhances our international visibility, bolsters our employer branding, and makes us more competitive in attracting talented researchers across all levels (R1-R4).
  • Improves our chances of securing research funding from the European Union.
  • Simplifies EU applications, such as MRCA applications.

To stay updated on the BTH HRS4R project, please follow our project blog: BTH HRS4R projectblog.

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