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Dinamiks Ltd appoints Dawn Russell Consulting Ltd as a channel partner for its online employee performance management tool

August 15th 2012, Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd, the developer of Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool, has appointed Dawn Russell Consulting Ltd – dawnrussell.org.uk – as a channel partner with a specialism in the SME and housing association sectors.

The appointment allows West Malling [Kent]-based Dawn Russell Consulting to provide Dinamiks as a new service offering.

Proven in the UK and across continents, Dinamiks is a UK-developed cloud application designed for use in employee performance management, talent management, identifying why some staff are star performers, compliance, the support of personal development plans – and ensuring all staff pull in the same direction to the benefit of the employer organisation.

Dawn Russell’s company joined the channel partner programme “first, because Dinamiks provides the tools businesses need to manage the performance process within their organisations, and secondly, because it aligns objectives to business goals, which focuses everyone on the main drivers for business success and growth, she said.”

Improving staff efficiency should be paramount at all times, but is especially so now, she said, adding, “I’m a passionate advocate of information and performance efficiency across a business. It’s particularly relevant in 2012 – and looking ahead to 2013 – when businesses need to make sure their staff perform the right tasks to ensure that all aspects of the business pull together.”

Dawn Russell

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, welcomed Dawn Russell Consulting as a channel partner. “We are pleased to have Dawn’s company on board to let SMEs and housing associations know that Dinamiks can help them maintain or improve high levels of service while reducing costs or preventing them from rising,” she said.

About Dawn Russell Consulting

Founded in 2010 by Dawn Russell after working in blue chip management consultancies in London, social housing and financial organisations, Dawn Russell Consulting helps SMEs implement business and process changes, including analysing and assessing current ways of working, advising on service improvements and system and solution implementations; developing training materials and delivering training to staff; developing policies, procedures and operating manuals to support implementations and new ways of working – ensuring the full information management lifecycle is supported.

More via dawn@dawnrussell.org.uk

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access; reduces costs and inefficiencies; develops and motivates staff; aligns employees’ objectives with the business goals; helps deliver up-to-the-minute appraisals and saves a huge amount of time in the appraisals process; helps in the setting up of competency frameworks; shows where training or coaching and/or other development is required; helps with compliance [including Bribery Act 2010 issues] and employment law; helps with ePDPs; identifies the stars and poor performers; aligns business goals and objectives to the annual Personal Development Review [PDR].

Dinamiks also provides for a personal development plan for recording progress against planned development targets. More at: http://www.dinamiks.com

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Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

Dawn Russell, Dawn Russell Consulting,

Tel (+44) (0)1732 848374 | 07800 945116

dawn@dawnrussell.org.uk

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd

Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835  shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR

(+44) (0)1403 711177  paul@western-pr.com

Jordan International Bank purchases licence to use Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool

July 9th 2012. Jordan International Bank plc, the London based specialist in private banking, treasury, trade finance, real estate and structured property finance, has purchased a licence to use Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool.

“Dinamiks will help us meet our goal of being the leading Middle East banking partner in the UK in the provision of private and corporate banking services,” says CEO Mort Mirghavameddin.

Mirghavameddin added that the tool would also be used to manage and monitor performance development and, ultimately, training, and keeping an audit trail of FSA compliance while ensuring strict adherence to the bank’s values among all employees, including management.

Greg Guilford, Operations Director of HR Solutions (Consultancy) Limited, who recommended Dinamiks to Mirghavameddin, said Dinamiks was born out of enhanced regulatory controls in UK financial services and was therefore an attractive proposition to offer to the banking sector.

He added that Dinamiks will deliver instant views of individual performance and compliance – and support the competencies of all employees as well as the bank’s values.

Competencies include technical expertise, innovation, leadership, teamwork, business focus, and creativity.

The bank’s values include integrity, a focus on excellence and collaborative team work, being risk aware while aiming to provide superior performance, and commitment to offering clientele a first class banking service.

Dinamiks at a glance

Developed by Dinamiks Ltd of Chichester, Dinamiks is proven across continents, available 24/7 via secure web access and reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.dinamiks.com

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For further information please contact:

Greg Guilford, HR Solutions (Consultancy) Limited
Tel (+44) (0) 0844 324 5840, gmg@hrsolutions-uk.com

Or Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835, shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, (+44) (0)1403 711177
paul@western-pr.com

FORMAX places order for Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool

June 28th 2012.  After a three month evaluation of Dinamiks, FORMAX – a global manufacturer of reinforced composite materials used in the automotive, wind energy and marine sectors – has purchased a licence to use the online employee performance and talent management tool.

Developed by Dinamiks Ltd of Chichester, Dinamiks will be used by FORMAX to “standardise the company’s appraisal process across departments and achieve greater efficiency for all staff – management included, ” says Oliver Wessely, Managing Director. “These were the core business drivers behind our decision to use an online tool like Dinamiks.”

The three month trial came after the Leicester-based company researched a range of employee performance solutions.

Dinamiks was chosen “because it appealed as a user friendly, online and good value option and impressed us with the customer support provided during our trial period – which has continued to be similarly responsive now that our subscription has gone live,” Wessely said, adding:

“It can be run by managers almost totally on their own, which has the benefit of minimising the need for Human Resources staff to be involved in the appraisal process.”

Another benefit “is that the objectives set for senior managers have doubled as an agenda for monthly senior management meetings. That has helped with focus and ensuring objectives are attended to and met.”

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, said FORMAX joins other leaders in their fields as users of Dinamiks, including firms in computer security, oil and gas, commercial property interior design, pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing, and banking.

FORMAX is a leading global manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specialising in the production of lightweight carbon fibre multiaxials and highly engineered glass fibre and aramid fibres.

Dinamiks at a glance

Dinamiks is proven across continents, available 24/7 via secure web access, reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.dinamiks.com

More about FORMAX at http://www.formax.co.uk

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Or Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Rob Wilder, Sales and Marketing Director, FORMAX (+44) (0) 1162 752 200 rob.wilder@formax.co.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, (+44) (0)1403 711177
paul@western-pr.com

Immediate Network Ltd signs up for Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool

March 27th, 2012 – Dinamiks Ltd, Chichester. Media content creator and provider Immediate Network Ltd has bought an annual licence to use Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool from Dinamiks Ltd.

Guildford-based Immediate Network will use Dinamiks to set objectives for employees and monitor their performance against these, says managing director John Blauth, adding, “This will be good for the business because it will bring us greater efficiency and deliver extra clarity as to how we set priorities and manage projects to completion.”

Blauth was motivated to bring Dinamiks to Immediate Network “because small business MDs are often less than excellent at being strategic people managers – and I’m no exception.

“Immediate Network is first-class at delivering content and communications for our clients, but we could not claim that our staff management is as good as it should be,” he says. ” That will change and a structured employee performance and objectives tool like Dinamiks will help.”

Blauth chose the tool “after online research indicated it would do what we want and do it cost-effectively” – and plans to take a hands on approach, with his operations director, to its rollout. “The principle underlying Dinamiks is brilliant,” he says.

About Immediate Network

Founded by journalist Blauth in 2000 as a contract publisher, Immediate Network provides written content to the aerospace, automotive, engineering, scientific and media sectors. Services include content for e-newsletters, customer magazines, brochures, press releases, websites, social media and exhibition material. The company also provides clients with press and sector digests. More at http://www.inluk.com

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access; reduces costs and inefficiencies; develops and motivates staff; aligns employees’ objectives with the business goals; helps deliver up-to-the-minute appraisals and saves a huge amount of time in the appraisals process; helps in the setting up of competency frameworks; shows where training or coaching and/or other development is required; helps with compliance [including Bribery Act 2010 issues] and employment law; identifies the stars and poor performers.

Dinamiks also provides for a personal development plan for recording progress against planned development targets. More at: http://www.ikdevelopments.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR
(+44) (0)1403 711177 paul@western-pr.com

From Dinamiks Ltd – seven boxes to tick to help make a success of employee performance appraisals

 February 3rd 2012. Chichester, UK. The first quarter of any year is a common time to roll out, or start to plan, employee performance appraisals. If they are paper based, these appraisals will be a time-consuming and laborious task, says Dinamiks Ltd, which provides an on-line solution and is extending its free trial offer from the usual seven to 21 days, valid if booked by March 31st 2012.  

“Employee performance appraisal and management can improve business performance by a typical 10-20 per cent,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd – developer of Dinamiks, the online employee performance management solution.

“In cases where over-manning or poor performance hasn’t been properly identified and analysed, the figure can be above 30 per cent.”

Barnes recommends employers tick some boxes in order to optimise appraisals – which, she adds, can easily be run on a continuous or regular basis when an online solution is used.

Boxes to tick include (i) Key competency or competencies – the things staff are good at e.g. time management and working well to deadlines (ii) Skillset per employee – from administrative and computer skills to leadership abilities (iii) Ability of staff to meet business goals and company objectives (iv) Ability of staff to work well in a team (v) Are training or coaching? (vi) Compliance. Does each employee conform to the company’s values and to any external standards? (vii) Are personal development plans required for recording progress against planned development targets?

“Two questions to ask are whether or not the company uses an offline computer-based or online system” says Barnes, “and, if not, does it want to take appraisals and employee performance management to a new level?”

Dinamiks is used by SMEs across the UK and three continents for their annual and more regular appraisals, and for employee performance management. It is also used by companies with a global reach for appraising and managing remote teams and individuals – allowing them to ensure that staff performance – including the ability to stick to targets and meet goals on time, is closely monitored. More at http://www.ikdevelopments.com

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access; reduces costs and inefficiencies;  develops and motivates staff; aligns employees’ objectives with the business goals; helps deliver up-to-the-minute appraisals and saves a huge amount of time in the appraisals process; helps in the setting up of competency frameworks; shows where training or coaching and/or other development is required; helps with compliance [including Bribery Act 2010 issues] and employment law; identifies the stars and poor performers.

Dinamiks also provides for a personal development plan for recording progress against planned development targets.

Dinamiks - for all your employee performance management needs. http://www.ikdevelopments.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, (+44) (0)1403 711177

The newly enhanced Dinamiks ensures businesses and organisations comply with The Bribery Act 2010, which came into effect in 2011

December 9th 2011, Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd has announced that its newly enhanced online compliance and employee performance management tool Dinamiks – www.ikdevelopments.com – is capable of handling all Bribery Act 2010 compliance requirements.

The act came into effect on July 1st 2011 and amends and reforms UK criminal law while providing a legal framework from which to combat bribery, or attempted bribery, in the UK and internationally.

Dinamiks allows a business to ensure that all staff and management – including the board and, optionally, suppliers and external partners – are aware of the requirements of the act, provided the business inputs basic user information.

The act covers business kickbacks, corrupt commissions and other forms of illicit business payments that are used secure business or government contracts. The act also prohibits payments made to obtain a business advantage, such as expediting goods through customs, attempting to receive a more favourable tax treatment and influencing legislation.

“We have deepened the compliance capabilities of Dinamiks so that it can be used in complete confidence for Bribery Act 2010 compliance,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd.

“Specifically, Dinamiks can be used to implement compliance awareness objectives and development processes – and create proper records and an audit trail.”

Under the new offence of failure to prevent bribery, businesses are criminally responsible for bribes on their behalf by “Associated Persons” whether they know about them or not. There is a defence, that the business has in place “Adequate Policies” to prevent bribery.

What can a business do? It must do something, because all businesses operating in the UK are covered by the act.

The law can be summarised into four key crimes (i) bribing (ii) receiving a bribe (iii) bribing a foreign public official (iv) failing to prevent bribery.

Barnes says that compliance awareness objectives and development processes form one of the planks of an “Adequate Policies” approach that fits all businesses:

*Drive the initiative from the top
*Conduct risk assessment for your business
*Develop a plan to close gaps
*Review existing related polices and create new ones
*Include agents and other service providers in the awareness
*Implement compliance awareness objectives and development processes
*Seek external support

“It is critical for businesses, government departments and other types of organisation to maintain proper books and records and ensure total transparency of payments made, corporate hospitality given and to whom,” says Barnes, “and in addition that on a predetermined calendar cycle, all employees read and understand all the policies associated with good practices, to prevent bribery.”

For further advice and information contact shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com or phone (+44) (0)1243 538835

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.ikdevelopments.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, (+44) (0)1403 711177

paul@western-pr.com

Dinamiks Ltd announces new Job Roles module for its online employee performance management tool

July 25th 2011.  Dinamiks Ltd has announced that the new Job Roles module for its online employee performance management tool, Dinamiks, went live on July 7th. Job Roles allows the Dinamiks administrator to add specific competencies to a job role, which helps with talent management and compliance requirements.

“Specifically, Job Roles allows for all employees to have all mandatory competencies within their appraisal, and non-mandatory competencies in individuals’ appraisals for their specific job role,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director,Dinamiks Limited.

Administrators can identify the competency or competencies required for a specific role and then develop the person who is in that job role. “In many cases, the job role will represent what the employer organisation wants the employee to develop into,” says Barnes.

Customer Customisation

The new Customer Customisation feature enables the Dinamiks administrator to schedule reminders either weekly or monthly, customise the login page with the user company’s own logo, and customise the automated emails with his or here own support contact details.

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.ikdevelopments.com

Email shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, (+44) (0)1403 711177
paul@western-pr.com

TerraQuest purchases licence for Dinamiks, the online employee performance management solution

Jul 08, 2011 – TerraQuest, the business and property solutions provider, has purchased a licence to use Dinamiks’ online employee performance management solution. It will be used by TerraQuest for staff appraisals, target and goal attainment and to identify where staff training is required.

With more than 100 staff in offices located in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast and London, TerraQuest is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mears Group plc, which is also the UK’s leading provider of social housing repairs and maintenance and domiciliary care. TerraQuest provides innovative property and asset management and business process solutions to central, local and devolved government – and many blue chip clients in the private sector.

Robin Platts, TerraQuest Operations Director, says the key driver for the purchase was to radically overhaul the appraisals approach and process. “We had a paper based approach to appraisals, which was very cumbersome and time consuming to complete,” he says.

“There were issues around managing the process so that appraisals were carried out and recorded promptly, with a clear visibility of the status. In addition, the existing paper based system lacked interaction and prompting. This meant that targets and goals were not measured for completeness against time, and training needs were not being fully addressed.

“We looked for an easy to administer and use system that was cost effective for an SME like TerraQuest,” says Platts. “We chose Dinamiks, which we see as enabling us to invest in, and manage the needs of, our colleagues, and ensure that appraisals are meaningful and not just given lip service to. All staff will use it from our MD, Carol Summers down and across all levels.”

About Dinamiks

Developed by Dinamiks Ltd and used by SMEs nationally in the UK and globally across continents, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors. It is targeted at key decision makers including managing directors, financial directors, heads of HR and business performance improvement specialists.

Modules include Competencies and Values, and, starting in July 2011, Job Roles.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.ikdevelopments.com

More about TerraQuest at http://www.terraquest.co.uk

More about Mears Group at http://www.mearsgroup.co.uk

TerraQuest

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Note to the press –  for further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
T: 01243 538835 E: shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com
http://www.ikdevelopments.com

Robin Platts, Operations Director, TerraQuest.
T: 0121 234 1300 M: 0791 746 2013 E: robin.platts@terraquest.co.uk
http://www.terraquest.co.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,
T : 01403 711177 E : paul@western-pr.com

Dinamiks Ltd appoints HR Solutions as a channel partner

Chichester, June 8th 2011.   Dinamiks Ltd has appointed Kettering and London based HR Solutions (Consultancy) Ltd (trading as HR Solutions) as a channel partner for its web-based employee performance and talent management solution, Dinamiks.

The appointment enables HR Solutions – now in its 10th year – to expand its offerings to its regional, national and international client base while staying true to its long-held focus on excellent customer service.

Says HR Solutions’ Director Greg Guilford, “Becoming a partner for Dinamiks is an important step for us, because Dinamiks automates some Human Resource functions, including performance appraisals, allowing us to offer a wider, deeper and ‘smarter’ range of services. It also frees us up to provide higher level consultancy and help guide our clients through the current demanding economic, HR and employee legislation cycle.

“Importantly, we are also users of Dinamiks and that gives us real, hands-on experience of it. With that comes the confidence to offer Dinamiks to our clients and the wider market in the knowledge that it can help them in a number of ways.”

Shirley Barnes, Client Services Director at Dinamiks Ltd, comments, “We welcome HR Solutions to our channel partner programme, which is designed to assist HR firms in the work they do in the UK and across countries and continents. Partners can re-sell Dinamiks and/or integrate it into their offerings and optionally provide it via an own-brand portal, to improve the profitability and effectiveness of themselves and their clients.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at http://www.ikdevelopments.com

About HR Solutions Ltd

HR Solutions primarily supports businesses that require the skills of a professional human resources manager with the experience and knowledge to support specific business needs just when they need it.

With over 30 years experience, HR Solutions offers a wealth and variety of experiences to draw upon to provide valued professional, practical ‘hands on’ advice and support.

More about HR Solutions at http://www.hrsolutions-uk.com

For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Greg Guilford, HR Solutions Ltd,
Tel (+44) (0)1536 484 552 gmg@hrsolutions-uk.com

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Dinamiks Ltd offers 60 days free use of Dinamiks to help companies adapt to new retirement legislation

Dinamiks helps employers demonstrate just cause and follow due procedure, while managing employees’ performance

May 31st 2011.  Dinamiks Ltd, the online employee performance measurement provider, is offering new users 60 days free use of its online tool, Dinamiks.  The move is designed to help companies adapt to the new retirement legislation, which sees the default retirement age of 65 being phased out from April 6th 2011.

Replacing the usual seven day free usage, the free 60 days will enable users to take advantage of the six month transition period to full implementation of the legislation,  and put protective measures in place including demonstrating just cause and following due procedure.

“The change in retirement age legislation has consequences for many businesses, large or small, including firms having to have a good reason to ‘retire’ someone,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Services Director, Dinamiks Ltd.

“That could spell trouble for employers unless they can demonstrate just cause and follow due procedure.

“Many companies will have situations where age, experience and capability may be a challenge and where the business will require evidence leading up to and beyond the legislation change, to justify why staff should retire from a role – or even why they should stay,” says Barnes.

“Employers who fail to embrace the new legislation may face claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination.

“It’s our view, though, that the legislation also gives firms an opportunity to get a better grip on their employees’ performance and thereby deliver a boost to the performance of the business.”

New redundancy legislation

Other new challenges faced by employers in 2011 are the higher costs associated with making employees redundant.  The maximum limits on statutory unfair dismissal compensation, redundancy payments and other awards were increased on February 1st.

“Dinamiks can assist here, too, because it helps employers conform to employment law,” says Barnes. “It does this by providing an audit trail of performance, behaviour, attitude and the ability of individuals to meet set objectives.”

More at:
www.ikdevelopments.com/articles/TakingActionForDefaultRetirementAge.aspx

About Dinamiks.   Dinamiks (i) aligns every employee’s objectives to those of the business (ii) provides the means to set development plans, and track and record progress (iii) provides a record of capability for all employees, thereby supporting a common and consistent set of guidelines and principles that apply across all employee ages of the business (iv) helps with talent management (v) help firms comply with employment law (vi) allows employers to demonstrate just cause and follow due procedure.

More about Dinamiks at  www.ikdevelopments.com

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Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835  shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,
(+44) (0)1403 711177    paul@western-pr.com