19 November 2020. The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, presented this morning two new key international standards for human resources management in the online open session held by the Technical Standardization Committee CTN 314 on Human Resources Management to publicize its activity. The session included talks by leading experts in the field.
These standards, which have attracted significant interest, are the ISO 10667, which establishes the procedures and methods for assessing people in the work environment, as well as the future ISO 45003 with guidelines for managing psychosocial risks at work.
Standards reflect best practices in key aspects for the competitiveness of organisations, providing an effective response to the major challenges facing companies and public administrations.
The Standard ISO 10667 Procedures and methods to assess people in work and organizational settings is intended to provide clear and concise guidelines for best practices in staff assessment in employment contexts from a measurable and globally applicable evidence-based perspective.
The standard, which covers the entire working life cycle, describes the competences, obligations and responsibilities of customers and suppliers, before, during and after the assessment process, providing guidelines for all parties involved in the process. It is structured into two parts: customer requirements and requirements for assessment service providers.
The future Standard ISO 45003 Occupational Health and Safety Management. Psychological health and safety at work: psychosocial risk management. Guidelines that are intended to provide guidance with regard to the management of psychosocial risks within an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHS), based on Standard ISO 45001. This is the competence of the CTN 81 Occupational health and safety, whose secretariat is the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (INSST).
Psychosocial risks are increasingly recognised as major challenges to health, safety and well-being at work. Psychosocial risks affect both psychological health and safety and health, safety and well-being at work in general.
The ISO 45003 Standard will be a fundamental standard for achieving safe and healthy work centres, and it will be applicable to organisations of all sizes and sectors.
UNE, the Spanish standardisation body, is the voice for experts from organisations in our country at European and international forums at which key standards are discussed for their competitiveness.
Professionals interested in participating in the development of human resources management standards must do so by contacting UNE.