Welcome to Next Generation Rockstars!

The Next Generation Rockstars™ Podcast (formerly known as Millennial Rockstars) centers around the idea of attracting, retaining and engaging the next generation of talent rockstars (both millennials and Gen Z). Conversations with rockstar guests on the realities of recruiting and retaining rockstar talent.

Great Resignation: What Gen Z and Millennials want employers to know

By Amanda Hammett | December 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

Another 4 million workers left the workforce for the 5th month in a row, Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett catch up on the business and personal impact of the “The Great Resignation”. While there isn’t one reason employees are leaving, business leaders are grappling with how to retain and attract talent. In the episode […]

What Deloitte Transparency Study Says About DEI Today – Jeffery Tobias Halter

By Amanda Hammett | November 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesdays with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett — a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. They delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need to know in […]

What Deloitte Transparency Study Says About DEI Today – Amanda Hammett

By Amanda Hammett | November 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

“Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesday with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett — a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. In each episode, they delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need […]

How are moms coping during the pandemic? Parenting Panel – Part II

By Amanda Hammett | November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao, Red Hat, and Jessie Wei, EY, join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. In this episode we delve into pandemic parenting, returning to the office, and […]

How are moms coping during the pandemic? Parenting Panel – Part I

By Amanda Hammett | November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

How are moms coping during the pandemic? For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao and Jessie Wei join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. Bring your favorite beverage and join the discussion on […]

Next Generations Rockstars: Women + the Broken Rung with Jeffery Tobias Halter

By Amanda Hammett | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Jeffery Tobias Halter

Dismantling the glass ceiling has long been talked about as a way to ensure equality for women in the workplace. Although, many companies have discussed its importance, very few companies have made big strides towards that accomplishment. However as millennials and Gen Z’s become the largest portions of the workforce in 2020 dismantling the glass […]

Next Generations Rockstars: Season 2 Wrap Up

By Amanda Hammett | October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Next Generations Rockstars: Season 2 Wrap Up

Season 2 brought leaders from a variety of different industries and company sizes. The one thing they all had in common was their focus on their people. That focus on their employees has made these leaders and these companies some of the fastest growing and best places to work. Share the LOVE and TWEET about […]

REPLAY: Building High Performing Teams with Fran Katsoudas

By Amanda Hammett | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Fran Katsoudas

Employee retention is on the minds of every leader from the C-Suite down. But what if the conversation about #employeeretention is focused on the wrong things? Learn from Fran Katsoudas, Chief People Officer at Cisco Systems as she shares the importance of being more proactive and designing programs that bring out the best in your […]

The 5 Types of Workers Hurting Your Employee Retention

By Amanda Hammett | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Employee retention is one of the biggest and most expensive problems that companies have. If you have an employee leave before you are ready for them to leave, you know the cost of replacing that person is going to be expensive. Employee retention for some roles can be higher than 50 percent in a 12 […]

Cassie Buckroyd: How Holistic Wellness Programs Can Take the Stress Out of Your Employees Lives

By Amanda Hammett | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Cassie Buckroyd

Our lives our busy and stressful these days. But what if our employers helped us face those things that are stressing us out? Things like #studentloandebt or becoming a #1sttimehomebuyer or finding the right doctor for your new baby? Cassie Buckroyd of Columbia Sportwear is leading the way for companies to take a holistic approach […]