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Black Dog HR signs up as a channel partner of Dinamiks, the cloud-based, online employee performance management tool

January 29th 2014.   Buckingham-based Black Dog HR Consultancy Ltd has signed up as a Channel Partner of Dinamiks, the cloud-based, online appraisal and employee performance management tool that can also provide support for employee development planning [EDP].

The agreement with Dinamiks’’ UK developer, Dinamiks Ltd, of Chichester, allows Black Dog HR to market the tool locally, nationally and globally to existing and prospective clients, as a state-of-the-art solution for performance appraisal, performance management, EDP and talent management.

Says Black Dog HR director Gill Craik, “”Our decision to become a channel partner of Dinamiks was based on a number of factors, including (i) the potential we saw for the system to improve appraisal processes with a number of our clients (ii) the continuous development of Dinamiks based on both channel partner and user feedback, which enables it to work even more effectively for users through the addition of new features.

Gill Craik, Director, Black Dog HR

Gill Craik, Director, Black Dog HR

““Other factors included ease of use and intuitive structure, cost effectiveness and the ability to customise text and personalise the screens,”” adds Gill. “”Customisation and personalisation are a key advantage of Dinamiks because they enable clients to know that time and thought have been dedicated to them rather than feel they have been subjected to a one-size-fits-all approach.””

More about Black Dog HR and its choice of Dinamiks

Founded in 2006, Black Dog HR specialises in HR support mainly to SMEs in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire, but also further afield in the UK and Europe. The consultancy is based in Buckingham, near Milton Keynes.

Says Gill, ““Following turbulent years for some of our clients during the recession, it has become clear that there is an increased appetite among companies to develop their staff and a willingness by them to invest in ensuring the process is as effective as possible. We identified a computer and/or web-based system as the most effective way of doing this and began looking for a product that would fulfil requirements in the SME market.

“”Our key drivers were that the solution should be cost effective, easy-to use and intuitive – and doesn’’t try to turn an appraisal process into something more complicated than it needs to be. We wanted to avoid a system that comes with unnecessary facilities, which increase costs and have limited additional benefits. Dinamiks came the closest to meeting our requirements.””

More at blackdoghr.co.uk

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, says, ““We welcome Black Dog HR to our Channel Partner programme. A channel partnership enables the partner to provide a 24/7/365 days a year appraisal and staff development solution to the market, and expand its client base and geographical spread. Channel partners can and do win new clients and in one recent client win the user is a US-headquartered company that is using Dinamiks at its head office, giving us our first North American customer.””

More at dinamiks.com

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Dinamiks Ltd adds roles functionality to its world class employee performance management solution, Dinamiks

July 4th 2013.  Chichester, UK.    Dinamiks, the cloud-based employee performance management solution with users on four continents, has been enhanced through the addition of roles-led functionality, which gives management greater flexibility at employee appraisal time and throughout the year.

UK-developed Dinamiks features three roles, which between them (i)enable teams in remote locations to have a local manager in addition to a line manager at head office, who can support their personal development and manage local objectives, all of which can be aligned to the business goals;

(ii) allow a second manager to review, comment and provide a second level sign off – useful for businesses that like the assurance of a second  review as part of their sign off of the performance appraisal;

(iii) allow mentors to be associated with individuals within or across teams.  This functionality is useful because mentors can be very beneficial in sharing knowledge and skills to develop team members and teams.

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, says, “The added roles functionality in Dinamiks comes in response to user demand  across continents.  We listen carefully to our users because they are at the forefront of using the cloud-based approach in HR and are keen to deepen their use of  Dinamiks across their organisations.  The new functionality has been beta tested with them and meets all their requirements.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Dinamiks is used by SMEs around the world to carry out regular staff performance appraisals, and recording the progress of personal development plans against targets, and for the following further core activities: talent management; 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, Dinamiks also 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: dinamiks.com

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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@dinamiks.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR

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

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SureSet signs to use Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool

January 17th 2013.   Market-leading permeable paving company SureSet UK Ltd is the latest in a string of new users of Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool. The Warminster-based firm is to use Dinamiks with immediate effect after purchasing an annual licence.

Dinamiks will be utilised by SureSet to replace annual paper-based performance appraisals and roll out other performance-based initiatives.

Diane Crowther, Finance and HR Director, SureSet, explains why the manufacturer decided to go with the online, paperless approach. “We looked into employee performance systems while reviewing our HR procedures, because we knew that we tended to use our paper appraisal system just once a year.

“We felt that as a modern business we wanted to do much more with appraisals, and that an online system would provide greater flexibility, quick and easier input and near-instant analysis of the results.”

Crowther adds, “We researched suppliers and chose Dinamiks because we felt it provided the best value for money and the best feedback to our enquiries.

“SureSet will use Dinamiks to ensure that employees understand what is expected of them by setting clear targets for them within the system, updating when necessary, monitoring throughout the year and reviewing the targets at the end of 12 months,” she says. “We will use the job descriptions for each role to identify targets to be set.”

About SureSet 

SureSet is the UK’s leading manufacturer of permeable, resin bound surfacing materials, and has been supplying high quality permeable paving for residential and commercial projects for more than 13 years.

The company provides a full supply and installation service nationwide. Its products are used in a wide range of  projects, including driveways, pathways, tree pits, schools, access roads, car parks, and swimming pools and interior applications.  SureSet logo

More about SureSet at  sureset.co.uk

email mail@sureset.co.uk

Dinamiks at a glance:

Dinamiks is proven, as online appraisal software, across continents. Available 24/7 via secure web access, it reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates 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.

More about Dinamiks at dinamiks.com

email info@dinamiks.com

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Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd

T (+44) (0)1243 538835

E shirley.barnes@ikdevelopments.com

Or Diane Crowther, Finance and HR Director, SureSet UK Ltd

T +44 (0)1985 841180
E mail@sureset.co.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,

T (+44) (0)1403 711177

E paul@western-pr.com

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Dinamiks Ltd launches “Objectives Weighting” option for its online employee performance management and appraisal tool, Dinamiks, to give a clear view of the importance assigned to objectives

– Improves productivity and sharpens focus –

November 9th 2012. Dinamiks Ltd’s new “Objectives Weighting” option – launched November 8th 2012 for its online employee performance management and appraisal tool, Dinamiks – gives a clear view of the importance assigned to objectives by users, and of the financial or other value of a business objective.

“Objectives Weighting improves employee productivity and sharpens focus,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd. “If applied, it will improve the 80/20 rule, which is that 80 per cent of productivity is accounted for by only 20 per cent of staff. Organisations need to improve the productivity of a greater percentage of their employees if they want to grow their margins.”

Introduced by SME customer demand, Objectives Weighting allows the administrator of Dinamiks to assign a percentage-based weighting to an objective, giving both employer and employee, or group of employees, a better understanding of its value to the business and if, or when, it should be prioritised over other objectives.

The value can be financial, time to be spent on meeting the objective or complexity of the task.

The tool can also be used when calculating and assigning financial rewards across a group of individuals.

“Objectives Weighting is a powerful new tool in any move to improve employee and business performance,” says Barnes, “because it gives the direction and focus necessary for the most efficient way to meet an objective.”

Weighting is decided by management and/or by an individual employee or group of employees, and reflects the importance of the objective to the organisation.

Barnes adds, “Objectives Weighting is a breakthrough for online employee performance. For the first time, it gives a clearly understood, visual, real-time idea of the scale of the task faced by an employee or group of employees, to meet an objective.

“And when assigned to a timescale, Objectives Weighting gives a further idea of the value to the business of the objective or target, and the extent to which it should be prioritised over others. In addition, it will show if training, coaching or mentoring is required in order for an objective to be met, or met more quickly.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Dinamiks is proven, as online appraisal software, across continents. Available 24/7 via secure web access, it reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates 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.

More at dinamiks.com   Email info@dinamiks.com T: (+44) (0)1243 538835

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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@dinamiks.com

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

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Venture Housing Association selects Dinamiks as its employee performance management tool

September 4th 2012. Venture Housing Association has selected Dinamiks as its employee performance management tool 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 at a glance

Dinamiks is proven, as online appraisal software, across continents. Available 24/7 via secure web access, it reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates 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: www.dinamiks.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

Graeme Freeman, Business Improvement Co-ordinator,
Tel (+44) (0)151 2612100 graeme.freeman@ventureha.co.uk

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

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

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