Diversity is a key feature of a modern and successful workplace. It allows access to a larger talent pool, and increases the number of viewpoints and experiences in a team, which results in improved productivity and the personal growth of all team members. To increase workplace diversity, it is important to assess and restructure recruitment processes to ensure objectivity and inclusiveness.
This recruitment handbook was created to inform the institutes participating in the LIBRA project, and to support them in hiring the most suitable candidate, and increasing workplace diversity, which provides the basis for creativity and ultimately success.
One of the biggest challenges in recruitment is to overcome unconscious biases and to structure the individual processes. In order to do so, this handbook compiles a series of recommendations for a more fair, objective, and transparent recruitment process for senior leadership positions in science research institutes. These recommendations can also be applied more broadly to include the recruitment of PhD students, postdocs and technical staff.