The Prison Service has published its first HR strategy to improve conditions for its 44,000 staff.
After consulting with its staff for two years, the Prison Service identified four goals that the strategy will attempt to achieve.
The service is introducing the HR strategy in a bid to boost the performance of its workforce.
The scheme will focus on delivering professional HR, developing staff, rewarding good work and managing bad performance and improving the workplace.
Gareth Hadley, director of personnel for the Prison Service, said, “The HR strategy will improve the way we employ and manage our staff. The Prison Service is critically dependent upon its staff.
“We will expect to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aim, objectives and principles of the service and to respond flexibly to new challenges.
“Managers must provide strong leadership, effective planning and management of performance, a safe working environment, an open non-discriminatory culture, recognition and development and effective personnel services.”