Human Resources Excellence in Research

On July 2015 ISGlobal received the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo from the European Commission. The logo identifies the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favorable working environment, and committed in developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

On 2005 the European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers . These two documents describe the rights and responsibilities of both the researchers and their employers and contribute to the creation of a labour market that is transparent, attractive and open to the researchers at an international level, as well as turning research into an attractive professional career.

The Charter and Code was endorsed in 2013 by ISGlobal. Following this commitment, on 2014 we started designing a new Human Resources Strategy for Researchers according to the Charter and Code to make ISGlobal a more attractive workplace for researchers at all levels and setting the scenario towards the application for the "HR Excellence in Research" accreditation.

ISGlobal's Action Plan applies to all staff categories and includes actions with different scopes: from short-term and hands-on actions to important and long-term ones significant to the progress of ISGLOBAL.

The proposed actions have been grouped in four areas in alignment with the European Code and Charter: Ethical and Professional Aspects, Recruitment, Working Conditions and Social Security and Training and Career Development. A coordinator, timeframe and indicator have been defined for each action. All the actions included in ISGlobal's Action Plan reinforce the overall aims of our Human Resources Strategy which consist in providing a high-quality environment for our staff.

2015-2017 HRS4R Action Plan

ISGlobal's Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) and its Action Plan have been designed with the purpose of implementing measures that all key players have expressed are important to them and have been broadly accepted through the internal analysis process. This analysis aimed to compare ISGlobal's practices against the Charter and Code principles. As a result, ISGlobal created an Action Plan which contains feasible measures with specific actions that we are sure will make a distinction in ISGlobal's future. The internal gap analysis and action plan were developed in an inclusive and open process involving an internal Working Group with representatives from all research professional categories.

Download the ISGlobal 2015-2017 Action Plan


2018-2020 HRS4R Action Plan

The new 2018-2020 Action Plan was designed with the coordination of HR and the support of HRS4R Working Group, composed of representatives from all categories at the institution. For the development of the renovated HRS4R Action Plan 2018-2020, we have take into account the Strategic Action Plan 2017-2020 of ISGlobal and the recommendations from the External Advisory Committee (EAC), from its visit on November 2017 (the External Advisory Committee met with the different collectives from the Institution).

The 2018-2020 Action Plan was presented and approved by the Direction Committee on November 2018.

This Action Plan includes those actions from the Action Plan 2015-2017 that have not been yet completed.

Download the ISGlobal 2018-2020 Action Plan