Human Resources Excellence in Research

In 2021, CEMFI endorsed the 40 principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, as acknowledged by the European Commission's pan-European initiative EURAXESS.

As part of its strategy to align its human resource policies with the principles set out in the Charter and Code, CEMFI is applying to the European Commission for the "HR Excellence in Research" award, and by doing so joins a community of European institutions that are committed to continuously improve their human resource practices.

The "HR Excellence in Research" is awarded to research institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to aligning their human resource policies with the principles outlined in the "Charter & Code". This recognition not only celebrates the progress made by these institutions but also serves as an endorsement of their ongoing dedication to supporting and promoting the professional development of researchers. The award highlights the importance of fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures in academia. By promoting these values, institutions can attract and retain top talent, as well as foster a culture of openness, inclusivity, and collaboration.

CEMFI has now completed the initial phase of the process, which required the endorsement of the Charter and Code principles and an in-depth assessment of the institution's current human resource practices, given by the Personnel Selection Rules and the Appointments Committee Rules and Procedures. To do so, CEMFI involved its entire research community in evaluating the degree of implementation of the Charter and Code principles and the alignment of the current recruitment policy with the principles of Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment.

As a result of this consultation, the committee appointed to oversee and implement the process has elaborated an Action Plan, which includes specific actions and timelines to address the weaknesses identified in the process.