What is already in place at the ESF?
The ESF Human Resources strategy, in place since 2006 as part of the ESF Strategy Plan 2006 - 2010, reflects the values of excellence, openness, flexibility, pan-European, ethical awareness and human values. It focuses on supporting a high level of professionalism within the European scientific arena. Within the strategy, the recruitment policy guarantees impartiality through selection by competency and evidence-based qualifications. An annual performance management process aims to involve all the staff in the strategy of the organisation as decided by the Committee of Directors and ensures the enhancement of competencies. The principles of openness and fairness guide the evaluation of an individual’s achievement of objectives from the previous year and the definition of new ones for the year ahead. These lead to a personal development plan which may include training and mentoring.
A remuneration policy was reviewed and implemented in 2009 with the goal of rewarding the performance of each member of staff. It is based on the classification of positions and the appraisal of individual performance during the Annual Performance Management Process.
These policies, which encourage the acquisition of new skills and competencies, favour both the internal and external mobility of staff.