HR Excellence in Research

Human Resources Excellence in Research

On November 26th, 2015 the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) received the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of CREI’s committment 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).

The Charter and Code was endorsed by CREI in 2014. Following this commitment, CREI started the process to participate in the HR Strategy for Researchers initiative to make CREI a more attractive workplace for researchers at all levels.

The internal gap analysis was carried out by and internal working group, with the active involvement of all researchers. We identified a number of key areas for change and further development.

This process has finished with the production of an Action Plan for the period 2015-2019. This plan was reviewed by the CERCA institution and approved by CREI’s Governing Board on June 22, 2015.