HR Excellence in Research

HRS4R Strategy

Recruitment Policy

CERN Documents

Internal Review Report

Revised Action Plan

Initial Action Plan

CERN Application (2018)

EU documents

Charter and Code (EN)

Charter and Code (FR)


CERN was granted the “Excellence in HR Award” in December 2018

In 2018, CERN subscribes to the European ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ (HRS4R) and its associated principles, the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code (EN)). These principles are best practice guidelines, designed to promote equal rights and obligations for individual researchers through Europe as well as those of funders and/or employers of researchers.

The implementation of the Charter & Code principles by research institutions render them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project.

Those principles are organized in four clusters:

  • ethical and professional aspects
  • recruitment and selection
  • working conditions and social security
  • training and development

The HRS4R process consists of three distinct phases: Initial phase, Implementation phase and Renewal phase(s). CERN is currently in the Implementation phase.