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New training module for Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool, helps gain IIP accreditation

September 19th 2014, Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd has announced an optional training module for Dinamiks, its online employee performance management,tool, to help user organisations gain Investors in People [IIP] accreditation by providing evidence that supports their submission.

Proven at a user that requested help in how to best meet IIP accreditation requirements, the module is available immediately.

The module lists every step that is required to gain IIP accreditation and produces an audit trail per employee of the outcome of each step taken. It is this audit trail that IIP accepts as proof of meeting its standards.

“The record of the audit trail is kept within Dinamiks on a secure server and is independent of a user’s own in-house data and analysis system, which helps to ensure that every aspect of the IIP accreditation process meets industry best practice standards,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd.

The module allows the user company to load all its training courses into Dinamiks. Any number of courses can then be linked to an employee’s performance appraisal form and associated with objectives that have to be met in order for accreditation to be attained.

In addition, the module complements Dinamiks’ existing employee performance planning [EDP] capability, which tracks all training, coaching and mentoring given to staff and links it to a performance objective, a competency or a value of the employer organisation.

Enhancements to wizards also announced

Dinamiks Ltd has also announced enhancements to selected wizards in Dinamiks to improve the user experience of the tool. The enhancements come into immediate effect and include workflow improvements and improvements to the end of year archive process.

About Dinamiks

Developed by Dinamiks Ltd, 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: http://www.dinamiks.com    shirley@dinamiks.com

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

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

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR
Tel (+44) (0)1403 711177 paul@western-pr.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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The newly enhanced Dinamiks ensures businesses and organisations comply with The Bribery Act 2010, which came into effect this year

December 9th 2011, Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd has announced that its newly enhanced cloud-based compliance and employee performance management tool, Dinamiks, is capable of handling all Bribery Act 2010 compliance requirements.

The act came into effect on July 1st 2011 and amends and reforms UK criminal law while providing a legal framework from which to combat bribery, or attempted bribery, in the UK and internationally.

Dinamiks allows a business to ensure that all staff and management – including the board and, optionally, suppliers and external partners – are aware of the requirements of the act, provided the business inputs basic user information.

The act covers business kickbacks, corrupt commissions and other forms of illicit business payments that are used secure business or government contracts. The act also prohibits payments made to obtain a business advantage, such as expediting goods through customs, attempting to receive a more favourable tax treatment and influencing legislation.

“We have deepened the compliance capabilities of Dinamiks so that it can be used in complete confidence for Bribery Act 2010 compliance,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd.

“Specifically, Dinamiks can be used to implement compliance awareness objectives and development processes – and create proper records and an audit trail.”

Under the new offence of failure to prevent bribery, businesses are criminally responsible for bribes on their behalf by “Associated Persons” whether they know about them or not. There is a defence, that the business has in place “Adequate Policies” to prevent bribery.

What can a business do? It must do something, because all businesses operating in the UK are covered by the act.

The law can be summarised into four key crimes (i) bribing (ii) receiving a bribe (iii) bribing a foreign public official (iv) failing to prevent bribery.

Barnes says that compliance awareness objectives and development processes form one of the planks of an “Adequate Policies” approach that fits all businesses:

*Drive the initiative from the top
*Conduct risk assessment for your business
*Develop a plan to close gaps
*Review existing related polices and create new ones
*Include agents and other service providers in the awareness
*Implement compliance awareness objectives and development processes
*Seek external support

“It is critical for businesses, government departments and other types of organisation to maintain proper books and records and ensure total transparency of payments made, corporate hospitality given and to whom,” says Barnes, “and in addition that on a predetermined calendar cycle, all employees read and understand all the policies associated with good practices, to prevent bribery.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, 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

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Note to the press. For further information please contact:

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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Businesses can use Agency Workers Regulations 2011 to be more effective – and profitable

That is what Shirley Barnes of Dinamiks Ltd argues at Sourcing Focus, and she backs it up with stats that show a good ROI and released capacity.

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http://www.sourcingfocus.com/site/opinionscomments/4381/

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Dinamiks Ltd appoints HR Solutions as a channel partner for its online employee performance and talent management solution

Chichester, June 8th 2011. Dinamiks Ltd has appointed Kettering and London based HR Solutions (Consultancy) Ltd (trading as HR Solutions) as a channel partner for its web-based employee performance and talent management solution, Dinamiks.

The appointment enables HR Solutions – now in its 10th year – to expand its offerings to its regional, national and international client base while staying true to its long-held focus on excellent customer service.

Says HR Solutions’ Director Greg Guilford, “Becoming a partner for Dinamiks is an important step for us, because Dinamiks automates some Human Resource functions, including performance appraisals, allowing us to offer a wider, deeper and ‘smarter’ range of services. It also frees us up to provide higher level consultancy and help guide our clients through the current demanding economic, HR and employee legislation cycle.

“Importantly, we are also users of Dinamiks and that gives us real, hands-on experience of it. With that comes the confidence to offer Dinamiks to our clients and the wider market in the knowledge that it can help them in a number of ways.”

Shirley Barnes, Client Services Director at Dinamiks Ltd, comments, “We welcome HR Solutions to our channel partner programme, which is designed to assist HR firms in the work they do in the UK and across countries and continents. Partners can re-sell Dinamiks and/or integrate it into their offerings and optionally provide it via an own-brand portal, to improve the profitability and effectiveness of themselves and their clients.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, 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

About HR Solutions Ltd

HR Solutions primarily supports businesses that require the skills of a professional human resources manager with the experience and knowledge to support specific business needs just when they need it.

With over 30 years experience, HR Solutions offers a wealth and variety of experiences to draw upon to provide valued professional, practical ‘hands on’ advice and support.

More about HR Solutions at http://www.hrsolutions-uk.com

For further information please contact:

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

Greg Guilford, HR Solutions Ltd,
Tel (+44) (0)1536 484 552 gmg@hrsolutions-uk.com

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Dinamiks Ltd offers 60 days free use of Dinamiks to help companies adapt to new retirement legislation

Dinamiks helps employers demonstrate just cause and follow due    procedure, while managing employees’ performance

May 31st 2011.  Dinamiks Ltd, the online employee performance measurement provider, is offering new users 60 days free use of its online tool, Dinamiks.  The move is designed to help companies adapt to the new retirement legislation, which sees the default retirement age of 65 being phased out from April 6th 2011.

Replacing the usual seven day free usage, the free 60 days will enable users to take advantage of the six month transition period to full implementation of the legislation,  and put protective measures in place including demonstrating just cause and following due procedure.

“The change in retirement age legislation has consequences for many businesses, large or small, including firms having to have a good reason to ‘retire’ someone,” says Shirley Barnes, Client Services Director, Dinamiks Ltd.

“That could spell trouble for employers unless they can demonstrate just cause and follow due procedure.

“Many companies will have situations where age, experience and capability may be a challenge and where the business will require evidence leading up to and beyond the legislation change, to justify why staff should retire from a role – or even why they should stay,” says Barnes.

“Employers who fail to embrace the new legislation may face claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination.

“It’s our view, though, that the legislation also gives firms an opportunity to get a better grip on their employees’ performance and thereby deliver a boost to the performance of the business.”

New redundancy legislation

Other new challenges faced by employers in 2011 are the higher costs associated with making employees redundant.  The maximum limits on statutory unfair dismissal compensation, redundancy payments and other awards were increased on February 1st.

“Dinamiks can assist here, too, because it helps employers conform to employment law,” says Barnes. “It does this by providing an audit trail of performance, behaviour, attitude and the ability of individuals to meet set objectives.”

About Dinamiks

Dinamiks (i) aligns every employee’s objectives to those of the business (ii) provides the means to set development plans, and track and record progress (iii) provides a record of capability for all employees, thereby supporting a common and consistent set of guidelines and principles that apply across all employee ages of the business (iv) helps with talent management (v) help firms comply with employment law (vi) allows employers to demonstrate just cause and follow due procedure.

More at dinamiks.com

 

 

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Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

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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