Title Find the Best - Competency-based recruitment in public administration (FTB)
Project Number 526958-LLP-1-2012-1-PL-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
The FTB project provides public administration with competency-based methodological framework and electronic tool (FTB System) which supports recruitment process and adaptation of new clerks to work conditions.
The FTB System integrates three main processes:
o Defining of recruitment needs (required competencies)
o Selection of candidates
o Adaptation of new employees in the workplace
The FTB System guarantees competitive and open placement for clerical posts, operated directly by the public administration entity. It prevents from manipulation and inadequate defining of selection criteria as well as unequal treatment of candidates.
Through implementation of competency-based criteria of selection and standardization of recruitment process the FTB system ensures objectivity and makes the process more efficient. Finally, it standardizes process of accommodation in workplace, monitoring of this process and verification of changes in employees competence development.
Project aims at professionalization of HR in public administration by means of development and implementation of competency-based methodological framework and electronic tool which supports recruitment process and adaptation of new clerks to work conditions.
Main product of the project is dedicated to public administration institutions of all levels, but it may be useful also for PA schools, training companies and vocational training system, consultants, potential candidates for positions in PA and policy makers.
The project is based on Polish experience in cooperation with public administration entities during several HRM projects.
The FTB project offers innovative recruitment methodology and the web-based tool, which may be applied Europewide in public administration bodies. The methodology can serve specific professional group-HR managers in PA and new employees starting work in public body. Training programmes for the users of FTB methodology and development schemes for newly employed will contribute to professionalization and increased efficiency of PA. FTB method may also foster culture of perfomrance-orientation in civil service.
Project responds to “NewSkills…” policy, EC report 2010.
Apart from supporting recruitment processes the FTB System enables taking educational decisions on the basis of measured competencies of the new employed as well as provides sophisticated, personalized ICT based service, requiring continual adaptation of e-skills, adaptability to changes. It ensures best possible match between individual skills and job vacancy by defining job profiles and skills requirements and referring to them during the whole recruitment an probationary period.
The innovative aspect is that the FTB System, as well as one of its elements – the FTB tool - is dedicated specifically for public administration. It combines not only elements of recruitment process(job ad, application online, communication), but also supports other HR management processes (defining recruitment needs, position profiles, competence profiles, assessment, development of employee, adaptation to workplace, evaluation of employee).
Project will be implemented in 15 work packages, 8 of which are directly devoted to development of innovative methodology and electronic FTB tool.
Access for disadvantaged
Other Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administrative and Support Service Activities
program or curricula
Main product of the FTB project is the competency-based recruitment system in public administration, consisting of:
- methodology of competency-based recruitment in PA
- FTB tool - web-based tool supporting all recruitment processes in public administration, such as defining competence needs, application, selection of candidates and preparation of the new employee to working conditions.
- FTB Implementation system, including the whole training programme for public entities implementing FTB system.