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New human resources standards

19/11/2020

The Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE, this morning presented two new key international standards for human resources management in the online open session held by the Technical Standardisation Committee CTN 314 Human resources management to introduce its activity

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 ISO 10667 Standard Procedures and methods to assess people in work and organisational settings. This standard 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.

For its part, the future ISO 45003 Standard Occupational health and safety management. Psychological health and safety at work: psychosocial risk management. Guidelines tiene como finalidad proporcionar orientación respecto a la gestión de los riesgos psicosociales dentro de un sistema de gestión de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (SST), basado en la ISO 45001. Esta es competencia del CTN 81 Health and Safety at Work, cuya Secretaría desempeña el Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (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.

Leading human resources experts participated in the online event.