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Lotus HR signs up as a channel partner of Dinamiks, the cloud-based tool for managing employee performance and HR training

May 1st, 2015. Lotus HR, the Croydon-based specialist in HR consultancy and training, has been appointed a channel partner of Dinamiks, the 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    shirley@dinamiks.com

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Dinamiks Ltd wins a Highly Commended award at the Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards 2015

March 6th 2015. Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd won a Highly Commended award at this year’s Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards, whose winners were announced at a 300-strong black tie gala dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, on Tuesday March 3rd.

The national awards recognise companies that have excelled in contributing to the development of apprenticeship programmes in England. Dinamiks Ltd Managing Director Simon Barnes, who was present to accept the award, said “It was gratifying to see the efforts we as a company have made, to help young people with training and apprenticeships – and the efforts they in turn have made with us – recognised this way.

“I would like to offer a special thanks to Chichester College and Highbury College, Cosham, which not only work with us on training and guiding our apprentices but also provided references for our awards application.”

Dinamiks Ltd is the developer of the cloud-based Dinamiks [dinamiks.com], an on-line solution for employee performance management, appraisals and employee development planning [EDP].

The company has run apprenticeship schemes for young adults for the past three years in the areas of computer programming, business administration, customer service and website design. “We adopt a very democratic approach through welcoming input from our apprentices,” said Shirley Barnes, co-founder of Dinamiks Ltd. “We listen to what they say and it is through them that we have taken, and continue to take, new looks at product development and marketing models, and have implemented some of their ideas.”

The awards ceremony was held during The 3rd Annual Voice of Apprenticeships Conference 2015, London, March 3-4th 2015.

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: www.dinamiks.com or email Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director 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 – a finalist in the Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards 2015

February 12th 2015. Chichester-based Dinamiks Ltd has been announced a finalist in the Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards 2015, which recognise companies that have excelled in contributing to the development of apprenticeship programmes in England.

The company is the developer of the cloud-based Dinamiks [dinamiks.com], an on-line solution for employee performance management, appraisals and employee development planning [EDP].

Winners of the awards will be announced at The 3rd Annual Voice of Apprenticeships Conference 2015 in London on March 3-4th 2015.

Dinamiks Ltd has run apprenticeship schemes for young adults for the past three years in the areas of computer programming, business administration, customer service and website design and was supported in its awards application by references from training providers Chichester College and Highbury College, Cosham.

Says Simon Barnes, Dinamiks Ltd Managing Director, “We would like to thank the awards organisers for shortlisting us as finalists. We strive to grow our apprentices to be able to operate professionally in the business world and at the same time make a valuable contribution to our business and product.

“As far as Dinamks Ltd is concerned, apprenticeships aren’t a one way street. We very much welcome the new ideas and ways of our young apprentices, because it is through their input that we can learn more ourselves and take a new look at product development as well as new marketing models.”

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: dinamiks.com or email Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director 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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HR needs to prove its value

By Keith Bedingham, Chairman, Verax International

In the Sunday Times 27.1.13 Hannah Prevett claimed that HR needs to make itself as relevant as Finance or Marketing. We agree.

The problem expressed by KPMG’s Robert Bolton is that HR needs to be more evidence based, get under the skin of specific business challenges and prove its value. We agree.

Staff are recruited to add value, i.e. make a contribution to business results. Organisations are changed and staff are trained, developed to make a bigger contribution. HR has so far not been able to prove the added value of those contributions.

HR departments have been able to show cost savings in recruitment as a result of reducing staff turnover. They have not been able to prove the value to the organisation of those they have recruited.

Learning & Development, including coaching and change programmes, may have been well costed, and anecdotal evidence provided to prove results. It has been difficult if not impossible to put a financial value on these activities! Based on various research studies, some 75% of change initiatives apparently fail.

Now all that has changed.

Verax International has developed a Human Capital Measurement tool which calculates the financial value of the contribution staff make to business results. This enables HR to prove the financial value to the organisational results of recruitment, engagement and other HR led activities.

It also identifies organisational and/or individual issues that help or hinder.

An application of the product also enables the calculation of a Financial ROI on any training, e-learning, coaching or change management programme.

This makes HR relevant, able to deal with real business/organisational issues, and so prove its value.

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For further information please contact Keith Bedingham, Verax International, www.verax.co.uk
<a href=”mailto:info@verax.co.uk”>info@verax.co.uk</a> +44 (0)1252 849300

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, <a href=”mailto:paul@western-pr.com”>paul@western-pr.com</a>
+44 (0)1403 711177

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The Centre for Sustainable Design – CfSD – to provide 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:

http://www.cfsd.org.uk/events/tspd16

More information about The Centre for Sustainable Design:

http://www.cfsd.org.uk

CfSD

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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
http://www.western-pr.com E: paul@western-pr.com

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