The Human Resources and Social Policy Committee tracks the development of proposed employment legislation at European and national levels and helps to shape Ibec positions in relation to social partnership. The committee, which is made up of HR Directors and Employee Relations Managers from a range of member organisations, meets regularly to discuss workplace priorities and issues in the areas of industrial relations, employment law compliance, workplace diversity and productivity.
The Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee represents employers at a national level on all matters relating to occupational health and safety regulation and enforcement . working with the Health and Safety Authority, relevant departments and the European Commission, the policy committee serves as a consultation body for employers on new legislation, state OHS policy, European Policy and proposed European Directives.
The Policy committee's programme of work includes the following priorities;
- Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden in OHS,
- Enforcement activity and consistency,
- Consultation on new and proposed European and State legislation.
The Diversity Networking Group offers HR practitioners who specialise in the areas of equality and diversity an opportunity to network, share practice and monitor policy as it relates to the equality field. The group has representation from over twenty organisations that consider workplace diversity a priority. The group explores people management issues across all nine grounds of equality legislation, but of particular interest are cultural diversity, disability, gender equality and mental health.