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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


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


Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

Dawn Russell, Dawn Russell Consulting,

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


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