What was already in place at ESF before draftin the Code of Conduct?
The ESF Human Resources strategy 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 Management 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, 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.