OTM-R policy in IUNG-PIB
In March 2018 in IUNG-PIB, following the requirements for the HR EC distinction, a system of open, transparent and merit-based for the recruitment of researchers was introduced.
These rules refer to the entries:
- European scientist card,
- Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers,
- Practices included in the report of the OTM-R working group (download pdf).
OTM-R is Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment processes based on the candidate’s qualifications. It is one of the critical aspects in favour of open access to the labour market for researchers in the European Union.
The OTM-R principles developed in 2015 consist of:
- the benefits of applying the rules,
- rules and guidelines regarding the OTM-R process,
- list of rules to be introduced for the institution,
- tips, step by step, how to improve the recruitment process,
- examples of good practices.
The purpose of applying the above principles is to increase the efficiency of national research systems, where the employment opportunity will be levelled, and international cooperation influencing the intensification of scientific knowledge extended.
Essential OTM-R principles are:
- The application process: the recruitment process should be presented in detail, the selection criteria for the candidates and the clearly defined time frame.
- A job advertisement should contain as many details as possible: required qualifications, future responsibilities, working conditions, employee rights, development/training opportunities, gender equality policies, etc.
- Language: in which language will the recruitment take place? Is the knowledge of the Polish language necessary to work in a given position, or the employer provides for a training course, etc.?
- Evaluation of the OTM-R principles should be monitored continuously.
- The OTM-R rules should be published on the Institute’s website in an easily accessible place.
- Employees recruiting should be specially trained for this purpose.
The OTM-R policy at IUNG-PIB – see more.