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.”
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 www.ikdevelopments.com
More about TerraQuest at www.terraquest.co.uk
More about Mears Group at www.mearsgroup.co.uk
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