Extracts from the joint press conference by Maroš Šefčovič and Nicholas David Bearfield, Director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), on the launch of new selection procedure for EU officials
On 16th March 2010, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) launched a modernised and streamlined selection procedure for EU officials, with its first competition for Administrators under the new arrangements. The new system has been better by establishing annual competitions for the most common job profiles, thus allowing candidates to plan their applications more effectively, and helping strategic human resource planning by the EU institutions. It has been faster and more efficient, involving fewer steps than the current set-up. And it has been stronger, shifting the emphasis from knowledge to competency-based assessment, which was proven to be one of the best predictors of future job performance.
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, and Nicholas David Bearfield, Director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), gave a joint press conference on the launch of this new selection procedure.