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Venture Housing Association selects Dinamiks as its employee performance management tool

4th September 2012.  Chichester, UK.  Venture Housing Association has selected Dinamiks as its employee performance management tool of choice and purchased a 12 month licence to use the online tool for all staff, including management.

Venture, which owns and manages 1300 homes in Liverpool and the Wirral, will use Dinamiks to align business goals and objectives to the annual Personal Development Review (PDR) process.

Developed by Chichester-based Dinamiks Ltd, Dinamiks is a cloud application that dispenses with need at the customer end for software installation and time consuming updates. Customers manage it themselves to give an easy and quick way to initiate and  process PDRs and other functions.

Graeme Freeman, Business Improvement Co-ordinator at Venture, said all 33 staff, including management, will use it and be able to see at a glance where they are in their  individual personal development plan, as part of their ongoing professional development.

“What we liked about Dinamiks is that it’s an online tool that fully automates the appraisal and other processes and keeps the information in one place,” Freeman said, “while mitigating the risks we would face if we hosted a solution ourselves.

“And unlike other solutions we looked at, it was designed for SMEs and so is not loaded with features we don’t need, as the bigger solutions are.”

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, welcomed Venture as the latest in a string of new customers, which join a client base that is spread over three continents.

About Venture Housing Association

Venture was formed in the early 1970s by a group of Liverpool professionals working on a voluntary basis. The first development of two bedroom flats was completed in 1974 and, in 1976, the association appointed its first full-time member of staff. Today, the association owns and manages 1300 homes in Liverpool and the Wirral.

Today, Venture now employs 33 members of staff but the organisation is still controlled by a voluntary Board of Management. More at www.vha.org.uk

Dinamiks at a glance

Dinamiks is proven, as online appraisal software, across sectors and continents. Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, helps develop and motivate staff, helps management appraisal, 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.

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


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