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The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Fondazione Bruno Kessler has joined and initiated the process of endorsement for The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), a series of steps to obtain European certification for excellence in HR services.

The initiative stems from the will to implement throughout the organization the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct, the set of principles and guidelines in support of all researchers at every stage of their career (recruitment, working and social security conditions, professional and ethical aspects, training).

The certification process is voluntary and open to all research organizations and funders who intend to commit themselves to concretely implement the 40 principles enshrined in the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct, integrating a strategy for managing and developing human resources within the broadest mission of the organization.

In October 2016, the Foundation officially communicated to the European Commission its commitment to implementing an HRS4R, and, in particular, a human resources strategy that would:

  • promote the professional development of researchers  throughout their careers
  • recognize the value of geographical and interdisciplinary mobility as a strategic asset to strengthen scientific knowledge and enhance the professional development of researchers;
  • encourage researchers to pursue the goals set out in the Charter, implementing them during the course of their profession

The benefits of obtaining the HR Excellence in Research Award are many and concern both the promotion of the overall image of the Foundation as a place that can offer a stimulating and encouraging work environment for the growth of researchers and, above all, the chance to improve the line of conduct on human resources strategy, aligning it with the principles contained in the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct. The award also certifies the Foundation's commitment to ensuring fair and transparent recruitment and evaluation procedures.