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Reward management in the Irish civil service.

Quill, Caroline M. (2006) Reward management in the Irish civil service. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This dissertation set out to examine the Reward Management System which is currently operating within the Irish Civil Service. In conjunction with this, the area of performance
management was looked at, and the link between both reward management and performance management was outlined. A review of literature provided the author with a view to what the subject entailed and Michael Armstrong 2002 provided the main source of information regarding an effective reward system.

Based on this information, primary research was conducted in four local government offices in the Kerry area, namely, the Department of Social Welfare, Tralee, the Department of the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Social Welfare, Listowel. The hypothesis for testing was: 'The current reward system in the Irish Civil Service and its effect on performance'. Both quantitative and qualitative data was gathered using a questionnaire, the result of which was negative overall. The research highlighted the discontentment felt towards the current reward system along with the dissatisfaction felt towards the new Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) which has been recently introduced into the service.

Little research has been carried out in the area of Reward Management in the Irish Civil Service and the author hopes that her research will be useful in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > Public Sector
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 15:36

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