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Good working environment for researchers

The European Committee has acknowledged the efforts of Erasmus MC in providing researchers with a good working environment by presenting it with the HR Excellence in Research Award, giving Erasmus MC the right to use the special logo.

The European Committee (EC) has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents, that address researchers as well as research employers and funders, are key elements in the EU's policy to boost researchers' careers. Organizations that stand out in increasing career opportunities and mobility of young researchers can obtain the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo.

Analysis
HR Excellence in ResearchErasmus MC meets the conditions of the Charter and the Code, says the EC: 'The use of the HR logo has been granted after a thorough analysis of Erasmus MC HR policies.' Erasmus MC endorses the principles of the EC and brings them into practice. 

The logo has been published on the Erasmus MC website since early August. Prof. Hans van Leeuwen, Erasmus MC's new dean: "We are proud to have been presented with this award, entitling us to use the logo. It acknowledges Erasmus MC's stimulating and favorable working environment for researchers and it can contribute to recruiting talented researchers."

"Erasmus MC has been investing in the research working environment and it is good to know that the EC has noticed this, says HR director, Jan Jaap Ensing. "It inspires us to continue to work on even better conditions and facilities for our scientists."

Talent development
Erasmus MC is one of thirteen organizations in the Netherlands to have been given the right to use the logo, including EUR and two other UMC's. Earlier this year, Erasmus MC received the Top Employers Cure & Care certification. This certification is awarded to organizations with good working conditions and talent development programs that are continuously working on developing their HR policy. 

For further information, see The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers on the EC website.

Date published: 16 August 2017.

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