The award was given on the basis of the submitted GAP analysis and an action plan for the adjustment of personnel policy, which is in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The Silesian University succeeded in submitting the first application. It thus joined the ranks of another ten Czech public universities with the right to use the HR Award logo. Only one private university in the Czech Republic can use the logo as well.
Our researchers were intensively involved in the creation of the GAP analysis and the action plan in the form of a questionnaire survey or structured interviews. Based on the findings, the HR Award Steering Committee then proposed changes to the university's personnel policy. All proposals were assessed and commented on by HR Award working groups, which consisted of scientists of all levels (R1-R4). Our scientific and academic staff are therefore involved in all steps of personnel policy reevaluation.
As part of the HR Award approval process European Commission made several recommendations on further improvement of our personnel policy change. The recommendations were issued in the form of the so-called Consensus Report (link to the document). The Steering Committee decided to implement the European Commission's recommendations directly into the action plan. However, changes to the action plan will again be discussed and approved by working groups representing university researchers.