The prestigious international HR Award is presented by the European Commission in recognition of the development of human resources in the science and research sectors.

The Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA/VÚPSV) public research institution, in order to obtain this award and as part of the introduction of its strategic management system, including a strategic human resources management system, has subscribed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

 

Registration for the award was announced officially via a letter sent by PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA, the acting managing director of RILSA, to the European Commission, dated 14 December 2020, in accordance with the terms and conditions governing the obtaining of the “HR Award for researchers.”

 

RILSA’s aim, as identified in the definition of the “HR Award for RILSA 2020” internal project, is to obtain the HR AWARD certificate, which is awarded by the European Commission to those research institutions that implement the HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) strategy based on strictly-defined principles.

The implementation of HRS4R principles began at RILSA with a kick-off meeting held on 3 December 2020 with the participation of members of the Management and Project Teams.

 

The benefits of HRS4R implementation for RILSA and its researchers

The implementation of HRS4R principles is aimed at providing support for the development of the capacities, knowledge and skills of RILSA staff focusing on strategic R&D management and, subsequently, the introduction of a strategic R&D management system at RILSA which will be fully in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The fulfilment of the aim of obtaining the “HR Award for researchers” will benefit RILSA’s staff as follows:

  • the enhancement of the prestige of working for RILSA, including increasing the attractiveness of RILSA for researchers from both home and abroad,
  • the potential to obtain financial bonuses for research purposes from both European and domestic research support programmes (TA ČR, HORIZON 2020, etc.),
  • The enhancement of the quality of human resources provision by improving conditions for a more attractive career in research and contributing to the development of principles and procedures for the assessment and motivation of researchers.

The global benefit for RILSA and its employees will comprise the continuous improvement of the organisational culture with the contribution of the implementation of the principles and tools set out in RILSA internal strategic human resources management documentation.

The outputs of the project (especially from the HRS4R Action Plan) will be published on an ongoing basis according to the “HR Award for RILSA 2020” project schedule.

 

Organisational structure of the project (excerpt from the definition of the “HR Award for RILSA 2020” project)

RILSA HR Award Management Team
Role in the team Name, employment position, membership of the various boards of the institute Responsibility in the project
Chairman; Guarantor and Sponsor of the project PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA, acting Managing Director of RILSA Management team (MT) leader, fulfilment of the tasks of other MT members
Member Doc. Ing. Ladislav Průša, CSc., head of the Social services research team, Chairman of the RILSA Council Project tasks concerned with the activities of researchers
Member Prof. PhDr. Sirovátka Tomáš, CSc., head of the General social policy issues research team Project tasks concerned with the activities of researchers
Member Mgr. Jana Paloncyová, Ph.D., head of the Family policy research team Project tasks concerned with the activities of researchers
Member Ing. Iva Veselá, head of the Economic and administration department, Member of the Supervisory Board Project financing

 

Implementation team: RILSA HR Award Project Team
Role in the team Name, employment position Responsibility in the project, task implementation (identification of synergies for GAP analysis topics - specification of numerical codes - see appendix)
Project leader, head of the project team PhDr. Eva Žilay, Organisation and management development manager Project manager, methodological support, task coordination.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues.
Communication with the national EURAXESS centre.
Member PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA, acting Managing Director of RILSA Strategic management, formulation of the target settings.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - field: Ethical and professional research aspects.
Member Prof. PhDr. Sirovátka Tomáš, CSc., head of the General social policy issues research team Expert guarantor for the “Ethical and professional aspects of research” area; cooperation in the analysis of issues in this area.
Member Mgr. Jana Paloncyová, Ph.D., head of the Family policy research team Expert guarantor for the “Training and development of researchers” area.
Cooperation in the preparation and implementation of internal research.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - fields: Ethical and professional research aspects and the Training and development of researchers.
Member Mgr. Pavlína Šťastnová, researcher and acting head of the Labour market and employment research team Expert guarantor for the general principles and requirements for the “Recruitment and selection of new researchers” area.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - fields: Ethical and professional aspects of research, Recruitment and selection of new researchers and the Training and development of researchers.
Member Mgr. Renata Kyzlinková, Ph.D., researcher in the Social dialogue and labour relations research team Expert guarantor for the “Working conditions and social security of researchers” area.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - fields: Working conditions and social security and the Training and development of researchers.
Member Mgr. Aleš Kroupa, researcher and acting head of the Social dialogue and labour relations research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - fields: Ethical and professional aspects of research and Working conditions and social security.
Member Ing. Martin Holub, Ph.D., head of the Social insurance systems research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - fields: Ethical and professional aspects of research and Working conditions and social security.
Member Ing. Vlastimil Beran, Ph.D., head of the Income and wage policy research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues – fields: Ethical and professional aspects of research, Recruitment and selection of new researchers and Working conditions and social security.
Member doc. Ing. Ladislav Průša, CSc., head of the Social services research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - field: Ethical and professional aspects of research
Member Ing. Blanka Linhartová, HR specialist, public tender coordinator Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues – fields: Recruitment and selection of new researchers, Working conditions and social security and the Training and development of researchers.
Member PhDr. Petr Šafařík, editor of the FSP journal Publicity, promotion of the HR Award project.
Communication with the European Commission for the submission of HR Award project documentation.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues - field: Ethical and professional aspects of research
Member Bc. Stanislava Součková, Assistant to the Managing Director Administrative support for the project.
Cooperation in information campaigns.
Member Ing. Helena Vychová, Ph.D., researcher in the Labour market and employment research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues – fields: Working conditions and social security and the Training and development of researchers.
Cooperation in the processing of HR Award project documentation (English version).
Member Mgr. et Mgr. Lucie Žáčková, researcher in the Family policy research team Main coordinator and administrator of the internal opinion polling of researchers and other staff.
Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues – fields: Ethical and professional aspects of research, Working conditions and social security and the Training and development of researchers.
Member Bc. Milan Šlapák, researcher in the Social insurance systems research team Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues in all 4 areas
Member Ing. Iva Veselá, head of the Economic and administration department Cooperation concerning GAP analysis issues – fields: Working conditions and social security and the Training and development of researchers.
Member Petr Hráský, information and communication technology administrator Technical support for the implementation of internal research.
Cooperation in the publication and promotion of the HR Award project (RILSA website and intranet).

 

Ing. Petr Polák, MBA External HR Award process consultant

 

The activities of the RILSA HR Award Project Team and the fulfilment of the various phases of the project will be supervised by the Management Team, led by PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA.

 

Project schedule (Excerpt from the definition of the “HR Award for RILSA 2020” project)

Phase Step Outputs Deadline (to); Status Responsible person(s)
Project preparation Preparation and approval of project management documentation, project management Project definition, project schedule, determination of team members. 30.11.2020; Fulfilled

 

PhDr. Eva Žilay
Project launch

(year Y0)

 

Kick – off meeting

 

Approval (and subsequent sending to e-mail address: rtd-charter@ec.europa.eu) of the “RILSA declaration on the principles enshrined in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the announcement of the launch of the project”.

Minutes of the meeting, Presentation to the members of the RILSA Project Team.

18.12.2020; Fulfilled (kick-off meeting: 3.12.2020; RILSA statement - sent on time) PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA, acting Managing Director of RILSA
 
Project realisation        
Initial phase of HRS4R

(year Y0+1).

 

Compilation of the GAP analysis according to the requirements of the HRS4R strategy Presentation (PwP) of the “GAP analysis of RILSA” document to the Management and Project Teams. 30.4.2021; Planned (under preparation) PhDr. Eva Žilay,

and all members of the Project Team

Compilation and evaluation of the Questionnaire Survey (of RILSA employees) as part of the GAP analysis Presentation of the results to RILSA employees. Presentation (PwP) for the Management and Project Teams. 25.3.2021; Planned (under preparation) PhDr. Eva Žilay, Mgr. Jana Paloncyová, Ph.D.,

Ing. Blanka Linhartová

Compilation and internal approval of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the HRS4R Strategy Approval of the Action plan by the Management Team.

 

18.09.2021; Planned PhDr. Eva Žilay,

Management Team

Communication of the updated Action Plan to all RILSA employees. 30.09.2021; Planned PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA,  acting Managing Director of RILSA
Sending of the GAP analysis and Action Plan to the European Commission Confirmation of sending. 30.10.2021; Planned PhDr. David Michalík, Ph.D., DBA,  acting Managing Director of RILSA
Obtaining of the HR Excellence in Research Award “HR Excellence in Research Award” certificate. 30.11.2021; Planned
Closing of the project Project conclusion

 

Final Management Team status report. 30.11.2021; Planned Management and Project Team members
Further milestones related to the continuation of the project after obtaining the HR Excellence in Research Award for RILSA.
Implementation phase of the HRS4R Action Plan (year Y0+2).

 

 

Ongoing evaluation of the implementation of the Action Plan see: Fulfilment of the project tasks defined by the project methodology after obtaining the HRS4R award Minutes from Management and Project Team meetings 1.11.2021 and the next 24 months Management and Project Team members
Implementation phase of the revised HRS4R Action Plan (year Y0+3).

 

Revision of the implemented Action Plan and evaluation of the original GAP analysis. Minutes from Management and Project Team meetings Management and Project Team members
HR Award extension phase - continuous improvement of established processes (year Y0+6). External evaluation by the European Commission Minutes from Management and Project Team meetings Management and Project Team members

 

For further information on HRS4R at RILSA please contact:

Organisation and management development manager

PhDr. Eva Žilay

 

Website: https://www.vupsv.cz/