Alicia Croke

Alicia Croke
Alicia is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Rhythm Systems. She has experience in social media, webinars, and content marketing. Her background is in marketing and analytics.
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10 Ways to Combat Workplace Burnout

By: Alicia CrokeThu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Millennial women are burning out fast in the corporate world, and it is not just due to childcare. According to Fast Company, "As only 11% of women choose to leave the workplace permanently to have children, the other reason for this gap can be traced to high expectations that companies place on their employees in always-connected work environments."

As a millennial woman who works with other millennial women, I have seen this play out across industries and lifestyles. And it's not just millennial women that are burning out. "And while it's true that women tend to be more stressed than men, burnout is something that affects millennial overall—the most stressed out generation ever, according to the American Psychological Association," according to Fortune. 

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Topics: Execution, Employee Engagement

5 Employee Engagement Blunders to Avoid

By: Alicia CrokeTue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

In the past year, employee engagement has been a hot topic: how to encourage employees, how to measure it, and why it's important. Not so much has been mentioned about what not to do. How do you avoid decreasing employee engagement? I did some research on common employee engagement blunders and pulled them together for you.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

How To Keep Daily Huddles Useful (Infographic)

By: Alicia CrokeWed, Apr 5, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, my fiance came home very late from a very long shift, and I asked him why it took him so long to get off work. His daily huddle was the answer. At his job, they do huddle when shifts switch, but instead of focusing only on what needs to get done, it turns into a long status meeting. His bosses drone on and on about new hires, process, and things happening on their floor.

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Topics: Daily Huddle

2 Ways to Gain Control of Your Free Time

By: Alicia CrokeTue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, I felt like time has been getting away from me. I am sure many of us feel like that at the beginning of a new year after the lull of the holidays. Laura Vanderkam, a time management expert, knows all about how we feel we don't have enough time. I recently watched her Ted Talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time." 

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Topics: Execution

Don't Count Out Baby Boomers Just Yet (Infographic)

By: Alicia CrokeFri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

There is a shift in the workforce, and it's not from the much-maligned millennials.

According to a recent New York Times article, "Nearly 30 percent of women 65 to 69 are working, up from 15 percent in the late 1980s, one of the analyses, by the Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, found. Eighteen percent of women 70 to 74 work, up from 8 percent." The study also found, "If people work when they’re younger, economists say, they’re more likely to work when they’re older."

The workplace might be changing, but its demographic isn't shifting as fast as everyone thought it would.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

5 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About KPIs (Video)

By: Alicia CrokeWed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

So you just started your new job, and your boss sits you down to talk about your KPIs. He says, "Yeah, we are gonna measure your performance based on these, so hopefully you do a great job!"

After your busy first day, you realize you are completely lost when it comes to your KPIs.

He gave you a plan all laid out, but you still need some guidance as you start your new job.

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Topics: KPI

It's Better to be Unemployed than In a Job You Hate

By: Alicia CrokeThu, Mar 2, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Your job is important - it's where you spend most of your waking hours. So when the Australian National University recently released a study about how your employment affects your mental health, I was interested.

According to the study, it is better to have no job at all than to have a bad job. "Those who moved into optimal jobs showed significant improvement in mental health compared to those who remained unemployed. Those respondents who moved into poor-quality jobs showed a significant worsening in their mental health compared to those who remained unemployed."

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Topics: KPI, Employee Engagement

What is an Intrapreneur?

By: Alicia CrokeSun, Feb 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Recently, I have been running into the term intrapreneur over and over again on LinkedIn. So, I decided to educate myself and see what all the fuss was about.

The proper definition of an intrapreneur is "an employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation's usual routines or protocols." Intrapreneurs are different from your typical employees.

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Topics: Leadership

Big Egos, Big Game, Big Loss (Video)

By: Alicia CrokeSun, Feb 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Unfortunately, my team won't be at the big game this year, but I will be watching the Falcons face the Patriots. I'm sad that my team, the Carolina Panthers, won't be playing tonight, but hopefully, they will be at the big game next year. 

I think that after a great season in 2015, my team became too big for their britches, and fell apart. They thought they could do no wrong. They thought they could slack off and celebrate. The team forgot what got them to a winning season: great teamwork and breakthrough execution!

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Topics: Execution

5 Common Causes of Crucial Conversations in the Workplace

By: Alicia CrokeFri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently we held a webinar with VitalSmarts on Crucial Conversations in the workplace. I learned a lot from both Patrick and Chase. I wanted to know what were common causes of crucial conversations. I did a little research and found a few examplesI wanted to share from the book, Crucial Conversations.

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Topics: Employee Engagement