ICoRSA commends the European Commission on its recent study undertaken by Technopolis: ‘Feasibility study for the development of a certification mechanism for genuinely good HR management in the public research sector in Europe’. This fundamental research will further the development of the concept of “good human resources management” and will help define ways in which this can be quantified. ICoRSA is committed to good human resources management, and we support the commission’s aims to systematically improve this across Europe. However, an EU-wide accreditation process has the potential to create bureaucracy and ineffective ‘tick-box’ measures at many EU institutions, particularly in countries where good HR practices are already implemented. We therefore released a statement offering suggested modifications that would help the implementation of such process.

Below you can find the European Commission report, and the ICoRSA suggestions:

European Commission study report

ICORSA Statement