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Future EU 11-05-2012

Brussels regrets it cannot afford ‘wizards’ anymore

Despite attractive salaries and working conditions, the European Commission says it is unable to recruit the same kind of highly-talented personnel as giant multinationals.
Public Affairs 03-02-2011

New recruits tip Commission gender balance in women’s favour

Two thirds of recruits to the European Commission from the ten states that joined the EU in 2004 were women, tipping the gender balance at the EU executive in favour of women for the first time, said European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? yesterday (2 February).
Public Affairs 27-08-2010

EU recruiters looking for potential over knowledge, says expert

Candidates for positions in the EU institutions are primarily being tested for ability and potential, rather than specialised knowledge, under the new system launched by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), Carmen Peter, a Brussels-based executive coach and trainer, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 27-08-2010

Expert: EPSO assessing potential over knowledge

Candidates for positions in the EU institutions are primarily being tested for ability and potential, rather than specialised knowledge, under the new system launched by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), Carmen Peter, a Brussels-based executive coach and trainer, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Digital & Media 01-02-2010

Social networks put careers at risk, survey finds

Almost half of European recruiters seek information on potential candidates using online social networks and almost a quarter have rejected candidacies on the basis of their research, according to a survey released for EU Data Protection Day.
Public Affairs 23-11-2009

EU to speed up recruitment in global ‘war for talent’

Specialised knowledge of the European Union will no longer be the main focus of tests to recruit EU officials under new guidelines to come into force next year, EURACTIV has learned, as the bloc's institutions seek to attract the best talent to Brussels.
Brexit 14-09-2009

Stoiber group to cut EU costs by €40 billion

The European Union could save up to €40 billion in administrative burdens, according to a package devised by a high-level group for the reduction of such costs, chaired by German conservative Edmund Stoiber.
Public Affairs 10-02-2009

EU recruitment process gets transparency boost

Appointments to the EU institutions are set to become more transparent after the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) agreed to disclose its evaluation criteria and provide applicants with breakdowns of individual marks.
Public Affairs 19-09-2008

Reducing unnecessary red tape

Reducing the administrative burden on business "would really make a difference" by saving €1.3 billion a year, write Fabian Zuleeg and Marie-Hélène Fandel of the European Policy Centre.
Public Affairs 22-07-2008

EU recruitment strategy gets overhaul

Appointments to the EU institutions will focus more on the personal and professional competences of candidates rather than detailed EU knowledge, David Bearfield, the director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), told journalists last week (18 July).

Full interview: Kinnock on recruitment for enlargement and preventing corruption

Full version of EURACTIV's exclusive interview with Commissioner Kinnock on recruitment for enlargement and preventing corruption.
EU Priorities 2020 28-11-2003

Interview news: Kinnock on recruitment for enlargement and preventing corruption

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Commissioner Kinnock highlights the good governance practices which the EU has been putting in place in time for a major enlargement recruitment drive.
EU Priorities 2020 03-07-2003

EU receives 37,908 applications to first job competitions for future Member States

The Commission received 37,908 applications to the first job competitions for officials from the 10 future EU Member States, published in May 2003.
Enlargement 20-12-2002

Commission wishes to recruit 3400 civil servants by 2008

A Commission Communication, to be published in February 2003, will propose the hiring of approximately 3.400 permanent civil servants in the period 2004-2008. The Commission has already been given the green light to recruit 500 temporary staff in 2003.
Enlargement 02-05-2002

EU to recruit 4000 officials from candidate countries

The Commission estimates that the EU will need 3,900 additional human resources from the new Member States up to the year 2008.