Andy Dilks

Andy Dilks
Andy Dilks is a freelance writer covering topics such as company culture, performance management, and employee engagement for StaffCircle. You can also find Andy writing about cinema on whatculture.com
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10 Tips for Delivering Effective Employee Feedback

Posted by Andy Dilks on Sep 18, 2019 10:19:44 AM

Giving effective feedback should be a core component of any company's culture. Done right, feedback can transform an under-performing employee into an A player; but get it wrong and both star and struggling performers can fall by the wayside.

Let's take a look at ten rules of thumb you can adopt to ensure that your feedback sessions effectively communicate the issues at hand, and ultimately promote positive change both with the employee at hand and the company as a whole.

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Topics: Performance Management

How To Manage Performance The Google Way

Posted by Andy Dilks on Sep 16, 2019 12:01:10 PM

When you think of a company the size of Google, it's easy to assume that their performance management systems are complex affairs designed to deal with a wide variety of departments and roles.

The truth is, Google's approach to performance management is built on simplicity, with systems and process in place which can be easily adopted by even the smallest of companies.

Let's take a look at some of the challenges faced by Google, and the solutions they implemented to deal with them.

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What Is Employee Performance Management?

Posted by Andy Dilks on Sep 11, 2019 2:28:56 PM

The effectiveness of performance management system can make the difference between a company of top performing employees delivering goals, and a failing company where under-performers weigh the team down. What constitutes great performance management has undergone a number of radical shifts over the last few years, with traditional annual appraisals coming under fire and regular feedback becoming increasingly commonplace.

Let's take a look at some of the key aspects of performance management and how to make sure it effective results.

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Topics: Performance Management

How Google Builds Creative Freedom Into Their Company Culture

Posted by Andy Dilks on Sep 2, 2019 9:00:07 AM

If any company has a track record for building a culture where the most talented and creative employees are given the means to collaborate and innovate, it's Google. The good news is you don't have to be running a multinational corporation in order to replicate the systems and practices Google uses to get these results.

Former head of Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock, outlined the core principles they use to build creative freedom into their company culture in his book, Work Rules!

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Topics: Company Culture

5 Dos and 5 Don'ts When Creating Your Company Culture

Posted by Andy Dilks on Aug 23, 2019 11:26:42 AM

Navigating the best practices when creating your company culture can be a minefield of pitfalls and errors. It can make the difference between a clear, concise company culture where everyone is on the same page, and one which leaves your employees wondering what your company's priorities actually are.

To help you cut through all the noise, here are 5 dos and don'ts to consider when creating your company culture.

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Topics: Company Culture

How To Foster Effective Groups In Your Company's Culture

Posted by Andy Dilks on Aug 22, 2019 8:20:00 AM

Building and sustaining great teams isn't just confined to the corporate workplace; everyone from Navy SEALs teams through to improv comedy groups rely on fostering and developing an effective system in which each team member can perform to the best of their abilities and deliver high-quality results.

In his best selling book The Culture Code, author Daniel Coyle outlines a selection of key concepts which some of the most successful teams have adopted in order to perform at the highest level.

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Topics: Company Culture

What Is Company Culture?

Posted by Andy Dilks on Aug 12, 2019 10:12:26 AM

While most companies go to great lengths to create clear and effective branding, many fall short when it comes to crafting a concise and impactful company culture. But whether you're an entrepreneur embarking on a new start-up or the CEO of a major international corporation, a rewarding and motivating company culture is essential for acquiring and retaining the best talent and increasing your business's chances of success.

But what exactly is company culture? It's a broad, all-encompassing term, so let's break it down into its core elements and explore how to craft a culture relevant to your business.

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Topics: Company Culture



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