In August 2021, the Silesian University was granted the prestigious HR Excellence in Research Award. This award guarantees a high-quality working environment that meets European standards in employee care, as well as openness and transparency in selection procedures. By fulfilling the strict conditions of the European Commission, the Silesian University can now be expected to attract leading scientists within the European scientific research community and beyond.
The award was granted based on a submission of a GAP analysis and action plan that aligned the HR policy with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers. The Silesian University was awarded the HR award on its first attempt, joining the ranks of ten other Czech public universities that have obtained the certification along with the right to use the HR Award logo. Currently, only one private university in the Czech Republic has been granted the award.
At present, we are in the final stages of creating and implementing the required documents, familiarizing ourselves with the HR4S principles and communicating the HR Award outcomes to the staff.