The Faculty of Social Studies is the first social science faculty in the Czech Republic to receive the HR Award certificate and we are one of the seven newly awarded faculties of Masaryk University after the Faculty of Science and CEITEC. We have joined the community of 594 organizations that have been internationally recognized for HR Excellence in Research.
This European Certificate of HR Excellence in Research is awarded by the Commission to research institutions that are committed to increasing the prestige and attractiveness for researchers internationally. Thanks to the HR strategy HRS4R we want to improve the quality and care for our staff at FSS and thus create conditions for everyone who participates in excellent research in the social sciences. In this way, we also want to attract more foreign researchers.
The HR strategy is based on the 40 principles of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers that focus on ethics in research, open recruitment, appropriate working conditions, and the professional development of employees. The specific activities that the FSS has committed to over the next two years can be found in the Action Plan of the faculty and in the Gantt chart. Three activities from the Action Plan will be implemented over five years.
This is how the whole process of obtaining the certificate went:
By April 2023, we will be implementing the Faculty Action Plan, which was developed based on a questionnaire survey conducted with all of the faculty staff. Our five-year commitment is to create a mentoring system, define the postdoc position and identify the amount of work per full-time position. To obtain feedback on these processes, we will again reach out to our staff in the form of satisfaction questionnaires in the autumn of 2022, or you can send them to us at: email@example.com.
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