In December 2015, Vistula University signed a declaration of support for the “European Charter for Researchers” and the “Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”. As the second step in the University’s preparation to apply for the title of HR Excellence in Research, a working group was created to conduct a gap analysis and develop an action plan at the beginning of July 2016. The working group worked out two anonymous studies in which employees assessed the level of the University’s compliance with the requirements stipulated in the Charter and the Code. The results of those studies were subjected to a critical analysis. The issuing summary report and an action plan met with the unanimous approval of international experts and, in August 2017, our University received the right to use the title and logo of HR Excellence in Research.