PAS | People Solutions for The Public Service

People Solutions For The Public Service

In the current economic environment public service organisations must respond quickly to significant challenges and the Public Appointments Service can offer a range of solutions to support organisations in realigning people and roles in this challenging environment. The Public Appointments Service has a track record in offering cost effective shared services across the Irish public service and has significant expertise in managing human resource and organisational development interventions to support organisations in achieving their objectives. The range of services offered includes:

Recruitment And Selection

The Public Appointments Service has a wealth of expertise in recruitment, search, selection and assessment. This encompasses executive level and specialist recruitment as well as managing campaigns with large numbers of candidates. We have a large range of tests and psychometric exercises to help inform a better fit between individuals and job roles at all levels.

Internal Consultancy

In an environment where the focus is firmly on efficiency, the Public Appointments Service has a broad base of professional expertise and in addition to recruitment and selection has a track record in supporting clients in diverse areas such as:

  • Re-organisation and Redeployment of people, skills and resources
  • Coaching Senior Management Teams and individuals
  • Leadership development and performance improvement to address skills gaps
  • Employee Surveying and Employee Engagement (e.g. ORP type surveys using as the engine)
  • Executive Assessment, Skills Profiling and Skills Databases
  • Job Evaluation and Job Analysis and providing evidence to support grading decisions
  • Training and Development in the area of Recruitment and Selection skills


The Public Appointments Service has extensive experience in managing realignment and re-organisation processes on behalf of clients. Interventions include supporting clients in integrating or merging organisations, establishing new organisations or realigning skills profiles for existing organisations. The type of intervention used depends on client need and the timescales involved in the project.

Quality Proofing

The Public Appointments Service can provide help and advice to clients on quality assuring aspects of their HR systems to ensure that they are in line with good practice and also to support clients in avoiding costly legal scenarios. Management

The Public Appointments Service website acts as a single channel information portal for careers in the public service. Public service employers can advertise on which has reduced advertising spend throughout the system and has been invaluable in attracting high calibre applicant fields.

As well as managing large volumes of applicants for recruitment campaigns, has also been used in tracking and managing volume applications in other contexts. offers the capacity to enable clients to manage elements of an application process on before managing the rest of the process themselves.

Solutions To Your HR Requirements

Why not explore them with us? We provide a wide range of HR related solutions to meet our clients' needs. For further information and to discuss your requirements contact:

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