The HR Strategy for IIMCB

The HR Strategy for IIMCB entered into force by the Order No. 17/2019 dated 28 October 2019 on adopting HR strategy for years 2019-2024. It systemizes strategic HR activities at IIMCB: recruitment, career development and training, support to foreign employees, mediation/conflict resolution, and awareness of gender issues. Before it was put in place a number of HR policies were up-dated or initiated, such as: Organizational regulations, Regulations for employee remuneration, Workplace rules, Evaluation system for scientific and administrative employees, Training and recruitment policies, “Welcome to the Institute“ guidelines for employees, PhD Students and other coworkers.

Comprehensive recruitment support system

Systematization of the institutional recruitment processes included: assigning Agnieszka Faliszewska, HR senior specialist to this task; managing recruitments at formal stage by HR Unit; unified templates for recruitment protocols and request for employment; new recruitment policy for research positions in accordance with the EU Charter and Code principles.  

Agnieszka Faliszewska has also become a leader of the IIMCB’s HR Working Group. Together with HR Working Group she is responsible for implementing the HRS4R at IIMCB. In 2019 she coordinated the audit of the experts evaluating the advancements in the HRS4R process at IIMCB.

Career development and training of IIMCB researchers

This scope of activity was assigned to Ms. Agnieszka Faliszewska. Based on the questionnaire carried out among IIMCB’s staff, the following workshops were organized:

  • PhD Students’ report session and workshop „Efficient writing of scientific articles”, (40 participants), Sromowce Wyżne, Poland, 26-28.09.2019;
  • Workshop “NCN – grants opportunities for scientists” (60 participants), IIMCB, 18.10.2019;
  • Workshop on Academic writing and publishing (26 participants), IIMCB, 29.10.2019;
  • Employee Evaluation Training, IIMCB Lab Leaders, Warsaw, 03.06.2019;
  • Employee Evaluation Training, IIMCB Directors and Heads and Deputy Heads of Organizational Units, Warsaw, 5-6.06.2019 and 16.07.2019.

Support to foreign employees

This task fall under the responsibility Monika Domańska-Paśko, HR specialist. Domańska-Paśko provides organizational and administrative support to employed foreigners and their families. In order to improve the process of employing foreigners a leaflet „Information for foreigners” was prepared. This document provides formal and practical information related to the stay, work and life in Poland. 

See also: Information for foreigners  

The MOSaIC’s activities contributed to the IIMCB’s success in the NAWA (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) call under the “Welcome to Poland” scheme. IIMCB was awarded funding under the project entitled „Integrated support programme for foreigners at IIMCB, Integr@IIMCB”  (NAWA). The project started on 1st October, 2019.

Efficient solving of potential conflicts

We introduced new regulation on conflict resolution, Anti-Mobbing Policy, and organized a conflict resolution training for the IIMCB’s Ombudsmen - Dorota Wasiak-Libiszowska – Ombudsman for Researchers, Dr. Krzysztof Skowronek – Ombudsman for Administrative Employees, and the Head of HR Unit, Katarzyna Fiedorowicz. 

Coordination of gender issues

MOSaIC team has been involved in the organization of the conference entitled Women in Science Symposium (WiSS). It is being organized by the IIMCB postdoctoral researchers in March 2021. The aim of WiSS Warsaw is to increase the awareness of young female scientists of their own potentials and opportunities.