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HR Excellence Documents and Updates

The HR Excellence Working Group meets regularly to review and update the Action PlanOn this page, the 2008 Concordat Principles and the Strategic Themes to which the HR Excellence Working Group aligns its actions, can be viewed along with all iterations of the HR Excellence Action Plan and the Review Reportsdating back to 2012.  

Action Plans and Review Documents

All iterations of the Action Plan (from the original submission to the latest, 2020-22 Action Plan, which forms part of the 8-year external review) and the review documents are available here…. 

Glossary of terms used in action plans (PDF, 192 KB)

8 Year Review document
(2020-22)

 

 HR Excellence 8 yr Review Report (PDF, 516 KB)

2020-22 Action Plan

 

2020-22 HR Excellence Action Plan (PDF, 1,745 KB)

2019-20 Action Plan

 

2019-20 HR Excellence Action Plan (PDF, 1,688 KB)

2018-19 Action Plan

 

 2018-19 HR Excellence Action Plan (PDF, 1,416 KB)

New and ongoing SMART objectives

 

 New and ongoing SMART objectives (PDF, 3,965 KB)

Completed objectives

 

 Completed objectives (PDF, 3,488 KB)

6 Year Review Action Plan (2018-20)

 HR Excellence 2018-2020 Action Plan May 2018 (PDF, 2,368 KB)

6 Year Review document
(May 2018)

HR Excellence 6 yr Review Report May 2018 (PDF, 554 KB) 

December 2017 update

HR Excellence Action Plan Update December 2017 (PDF, 2,721 KB)

October 2017 update

HR Excellence Action Plan Update October 2017 (PDF, 2,701 KB)

July 2017 update

HR Excellence Action Plan Update July 2017 (PDF, 2,319 KB)

May 2017 update

HR Excellence Action Plan Update May 2017 (PDF, 2,347 KB)

4 Year Review Action plan (2016-18)

 HR Excellence Action Plan 2016-18 (PDF, 532 KB)

4 Year Review document
(May 2016)

HR Excellence 4 Year Review Document May 2016 (PDF, 114 KB)

March 2016 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update March 2016 (Excel, 56 KB)

November 2015 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update November 2015 (Excel, 47 KB)

September 2015 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update September 2015 (Excel, 39 KB)

July 2015 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update July 2015 (Excel, 35 KB)

April 2015 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update April 2015 (Excel, 32 KB)

2 Year Review Action plan (May 2014)

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update May 2014 (Excel, 27 KB)

2 Year Review document
(May 2014)

 HR Excellence 2 year review document May 2014 (PDF, 320 KB)

April 2014 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update April 2014 (Excel, 28 KB)

February 2014 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update February 2014 (Excel, 23 KB)

October 2013 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update October 2013 (Excel, 21 KB)

May 2013 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update May 2013 (Excel, 21 KB)

February 2013 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update February 2013 (Excel, 19 KB)

August 2012 Update

 HR Excellence Action Plan Update August 2012 (Excel, 23 KB)

Original Action plan
( March 2012)

 HR Excellence Action Plan March 2012 (Excel, 18 KB)

Any additional feedback or comments about the project, please contact: jaf21@st-andrews.ac.uk.

2008 Concordat Principles

  1. Recognition of the importance of recruiting, selecting and retaining researchers with the highest potential to achieve excellence in research.

  2. Researchers are recognised and valued by their employing organisation as an essential part of their organisation’s human resources and a key component of their overall strategy to develop and deliver world-class research.

  3. Researchers are equipped and supported to be adaptable and flexible in an increasingly diverse, mobile, global research environment.

  4. The importance of researchers’ personal and career development, and lifelong learning, is clearly recognised and promoted at all stages of their career.

  5. Individual researchers share the responsibility for and need to pro-actively engage in their own personal and career development, and lifelong learning.

  6. Diversity and equality must be promoted in all aspects of the recruitment and career management of researchers.

  7. The sector and all stakeholders will undertake regular and collective review of their progress in strengthening the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK.

Strategic themes

The HR Excellence 8 yr Review Report (PDF, 516 KB) maps actions to the following Strategic Themes and provides the Principles that are covered by those actions:

  1. Improve quality and effectiveness of induction, institutionally and locally, for all research staff.

  2. Supporting professional and career development of researchers and improving the knowledge (including EDI), skills and confidence of PIs in managing researchers.

  3. Focus on developing a mentoring/coaching culture to support professional and career development for research staff, academics & professional staff who support research and focus on supporting a positive research environment based upon equality, diversity, inclusion, dignity & respect.

  4. Improve information and support around career paths and career planning and enhance the employability and entrepreneurial skills of researchers across all cohorts.

  5. Focus on improving the wellbeing of researchers and those who support them.

  6. Support the development of research-associated communities, researcher networking and engagement with CPD, University policy development and processes.

Contact

Jos Finer
Director
OSDS
T: 01334 46 2599
E: jaf21@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

HR Excellence 8 yr Review Report (PDF, 516 KB)

2018-20 Completed Objectives (PDF, 1,305 KB)

2020-22 New and Ongoing Objectives (PDF, 1,449 KB)

 

Additional links

- Organisational Staff and Development Services (OSDS)
- Research and Innovation Services
- Human Resources
- Vitae