The Human Resources Department is primarily responsible for:
- Recruitment and deployment of staff
- Staff Training and Development
- Integrated Performance Management
- Human Resources Policies and Procedures
- Equality and Diversity Management
- Industrial/Staff Relations
- Workplace Partnership
- Payroll & Superannuation Administration
Roscommon County Council recognises that staff are the most valuable resource within the organisation and play a crucial role in the achievement of its objectives. The County Council aims to enable all of its employees to grow to their full potential through continual training and participation in the planning and delivery of high quality services.
Staff Training and Development
Roscommon County Council is committed to substantially investing in the training and development of its employees. This commitment ensures that staff have the necessary competencies to enable the County Council deliver a quality service to the public. In order to achieve this aim Roscommon County Council:
- Conducts training needs analyses on an annual basis
- Prepares annual training and development plans
- Delivers a substantial training programme, using internally and externally sourced trainers, focusing on a wide range of strategic and operational competencies
- Systematically carries out an on-going evaluation of training and development activity
Integrated Performance Management
Integrated Performance Management (IPM) is about every employee in the organisation and their contribution to ensure that optimum delivery of services is achieved on an annual basis. IPM is concerned with ensuring that strategic objectives contained in the County Council's Corporate Plan and supporting Annual Service Delivery Plans are translated into operational objectives for Departments and individual employees throughout the organisation. The Corporate Plan and Annual Service Delivery Plans are used as a foundation to generate Unit Operational Plans for every Department and Individual Performance Plans for every employee. These plans contain goals, targets and timeframes that are designed to achieve optimum performance and the delivery of a quality service to the public.
Equality and Diversity
Roscommon County Council is committed to the principles of equality of access, participation and outcome for all in relation to service delivery and the Human Resource function. The County Council endeavours to ensure that all citizens are treated equally and are not discriminated against on any of the grounds identified in the equality legislation.
The Human Resources Department works with Unions and Staff Representatives to achieve good working relationships and is committed to the promotion of a good Industrial Relations environment.
Workplace Partnership is concerned with the implementation of initiatives that are considered to be beneficial in terms of simultaneously improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Roscommon County Council and the quality of the working lives of its employees. It aims to involve management, unions and employees at all levels dealing with a wide range of issues of strategic and operational importance through processes such as communications and consultation, joint problem solving and consensus decision-making.