In 2017 the European Commission awarded the HR Excellence in Research label to HOGENT. This award recognises institutions that make progress in aligning their human resources policies to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers based on a customised action plan, the HR Strategy for Researchers.
The HR Excellence in Research award highlights HOGENT’s commitment to act in a responsible and respectable way, to provide fair working conditions to researchers, to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers and to contribute to the advancement of the European Research Area.
The HR Strategy for Researchers implies a long-term commitment and a cyclical process:
- From 2017 onwards HOGENT has been implementing the actions foreseen in its action plan for 2017-2020.
- In 2019 HOGENT conducted an internal review for interim assessment by the European Commission, documenting progress and quality of the actions and accompanying measures. This review also resulted in a revised and extended action plan for 2019-2022.
In 2022, HOGENT applied for the renewal of the HR Excellence in Research Award based on the following elements: