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Lotus HR appointed channel partner by Dinamiks

15-05-2015. Croydon. Lotus HR, a specialist in HR consultancy and training, has signed up as a channel partner of Dinamiks, the online [cloud-based] appraisal and employee performance management tool that also provides management of all training via its employee development planning [EDP] option.

“Lotus HR will offer Dinamiks as part of our commitment to optimise the skills and performance of our clients’ staff, while protecting and enhancing profitability, client side,” said Lotus HR Director Dr Yvonne Foster, who founded the company in 2011 and has seen business expand to include clients across London and the South East as well as a growing international portfolio.

The agreement with Dinamiks’ UK developer, Dinamiks Ltd, of Chichester, to become a channel partner enables Lotus HR to market Dinamiks as a proven, state-of-the-art solution for performance appraisals, performance management, talent management and EDP.

“Dinamiks is a good fit for our service offerings, especially our performance management, employee development and training options,” Dr Foster adds. “Likewise, it also fits our vision of how we can help our clients. And its cloud-based, online approach means that paper can be dispensed with when staff appraisals or other functions are being carried out.”

Said Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, “Dinamiks has users on three continents and we place great value on working with channel partners like Lotus HR to ensure user requirements and expectations are met if not exceeded.  Channel partners bring more HR knowledge to the table than we could alone, and in return we provide them with the tools to help them perform their roles better.”

About Lotus HR

Lotus HR helps clients comply with employment legislation and HR best practice, and improve the performance of their people where required. Recognising that when it comes to HR, no one size fits all, Lotus HR tailors its services to maximise their affect and help ensure a client’s workforce becomes or remains its most valuable asset.

Boasting a client retention rate of 95% and backed by 25 years experience in HR of its people, Lotus HR provides a personal, pay-as-you-go or full HR package that offers a very wide range of services. More at www.lotushr.co.uk or enquiries@lotushr.co.uk

About Dinamiks

Dinamiks is used by SMEs around the world to carry out regular staff performance appraisals and record the progress of personal development plans against targets, and for the following further core activities: talent management; gaining IIP accreditation; identifying which staff are star performers [and why], and allowing poorer performers to be trained up; compliance; support of personal development plans; and ensuring staff pull in the same direction to the benefit of the business.

Available 24/7 via secure web access regardless of user location, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies; develops and motivates staff; aligns objectives with business goals; delivers appraisal analysis in real time; saves time in the appraisals process; helps in the setting up of competency frameworks; shows where training/coaching/other development is required; assists with issues around employment law.

More at: www.dinamiks.com  or shirley@dinamiks.com

The Centre for Sustainable Design [CfSD] announces training for the new ISO 14006 eco design standard

July 22nd 2011  The Centre for Sustainable Design [CfSD] in Farnham, Surrey [UK] has announced it is to provide training for ISO 14006, a new guidance standard designed to facilitate eco design. ISO 14006 was published on July 8th 2011, some two months ahead of schedule, and is expected by CfSD to be used by corporates and SMEs alike.

CfSD director Martin Charter, who was global convener of the ISO working group responsible for the standard and intimately involved with forming its content, says it will “provide practical guidance on how to manage eco design within existing management systems, speeding up opportunities to design, develop and produce profitable products with lower environmental impact.”

He adds, “With ISO 14006, manufacturers carrying out eco design can realise benefits in cost reduction, improved stakeholder and supply chain relationships, and improve image, employee motivation and innovation while maintaining the integrity of their EMS.

“But these benefits arise from changes in critical strategic planning and operational activities and can only be realised if they are anticipated, recognised and recorded as part of the overall corporate goals, objectives and targets.”

It is in these areas that CfSD will provide training, effective immediately.

Says Charter, “The standard is intimately linked to ISO 14001 and will help organisations establish a systematic and structured approach to the incorporation and implementation of eco design activities within an environmental management system such as ISO 14001:2004.

“ISO 14006 is a guidance standard, not a certification standard. It is intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size and product provided, but is aimed primarily at those that have an environmental management system, such as ISO 14001:2004, in place.

“It will also be useful if combined with a quality management system in line with ISO 9001, and may be useful for those organisations that have no formalised environmental or quality management system but which are interested in reducing the adverse environmental impacts of their products.”

Charter adds that a guidance standard was needed “because no existing standard specifically covers and relates to the differing areas of knowledge and competencies required for the management of eco design within organisations.”

Enquiries about ISO 14006 training at CfSD should be directed to mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk More information at: http://www.cfsd.org.uk/training

About CfSD

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) was established in 1995 at University for the Creative Arts http://www.ucreative.ac.uk The centre provides a range of services focused on “product sustainability” and “sustainable innovation” issues: research, training, consultancy and events. CfSD organises the “Sustainable Innovation” series of international conferences, now in its 16th year – see:


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Note to the press: for further information please contact:

Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University
for the Creative Arts T: +44 (0)1252-892772 E: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk

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