Launch of new selection procedure for EU officials
On 16 March, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) will launch a modernised and streamlined selection procedure for EU officials, with its first competition for Administrators under the new arrangements. The new system will be 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 will be faster and more efficient, involving fewer steps than the current set-up. And it will be stronger, shifting the emphasis from knowledge to competency-based assessment, which is proven to be one of the best predictors of future job performance.