Work to obtain the HR Award began at the Faculty of Social Studies in the autumn of 2019 with the presentation of the individual principles of the Charter and the Code at meetings of Faculty Management and Dean’s Council.
Gradually, all 40 principles were presented according to the 4 areas of the Charter and the Code:
1) Ethical and Professional Aspects
2) Recruitment and Selection
3) Working Conditions and Social Security
4) Training and Development
Endorsement of the Charter and Code
Official cooperation with the European Commission began with the faculty expressing its interest in implementing HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) in the form of a statement declaring our intention to start implementing the new HRS4R personnel strategy at the faculty. The Letter was sent and received by the European Commission on 9 December 2019.
January to October 2020
GAP Analysis and Initial Action Plan Design
Mapping the current conditions of research and administrative staff at the faculty using an online questionnaire.
Based on the completed questionnaires, we will process a Gap Analysis to create a concept of the differences between what works at the faculty, and what we would like to establish at the faculty within the new direction of HRS4R.
The Working Group HR Award is collaborating on the creation of the Gap Analysis. The Gap Analysis will be presented to the Management of the faculty and the Dean’s Council in June 2020. From the Gap Analysis, in cooperation with the Working Group HR Award, an FSS Initial Action Plan Design is gradually being created, which will be presented to the faculty management, Dean’s Council and employees in June 2020, and must document the fulfilment of individual shortcomings (legislation, programmes, support infrastructure).
A specific part of the analysis is also focused on the process of open recruitment of workers.
November to December 2020
Sending processed documents to the European Commission
From the results of the Gap Analysis will be created the FSS Initial Action Plan Design. This Initial Action Plan Desing will document the fulfilment of individual shortcomings (legislation, programmes, supporting infrastructures). All documents and translations will be approved by the Faculty Management and sent to the European Commission by December 9, 2020.
January to February 2021
The European Commission will award a temporary HR Award certificate
At this stage, the process of improving working conditions will be implemented based on the Initial Action Plan Design. Working conditions will be comparable to other prestigious European universities.
2021 to 2023
Implementation of Gap Analysis outputs and needs
Financial support towards preparation for obtaining the HR Excellence in Research Award is provided by the European Union within the call announced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (OP RDE) “Development of capacities for research and development II”. The project “Development of Human Resources and other Strategic Areas for Research Support at MU” (reg. No.: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_054/0014703).