As part of the adopted HR Strategy, the University defined and updated the procedures for the recruitment of researchers. The procedures are formulated as Open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) policy that includes the set of practical and useful tools and internal acts covering various aspects of recruitment of researchers.
Open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) policy
What is OTM-R Package?
The ‘OTM-R Package’ is a set of practical and useful tools for implementing Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organizations.
The rationale: Why is OTM-R essential?
The principles and guideline: What a good OTM-R system should look like?
A checklist for institutions as a self-assessment tool: How do the current practices rate?
The toolkit: A step by step guide to improve the OTM-R practices
Examples of good practice
Why is it needed?
OTM-R ensures that the best person for the job is recruited, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates developing an international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes research careers more attractive.
What is in it for me?
OTM-R brings benefits to researchers, institutions and the wider research system. More specifically, OTM-R makes research careers more attractive, ensures equal opportunities for all candidates and facilitates mobility. Overall, it may contribute to an increase in the cost-effectiveness of investments in research!
The University of Kragujevac is continuously investing efforts to improve the process and procedures for the recruitment of researchers in accordance with the Open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) policy and the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.
This policy is based on a series of internal acts covering various aspects of recruitment, the most relevant of which are:
In its efforts to maintain the quality of working conditions and opportunities for researchers, the University has committed itself to continuous improvement of the OTM-R policy. The HRS4R Strategy was revised in September of 2020 and the accompanying Action Plan was updated accordingly.