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.

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 […]

Crystal Khalil: How Mentoring Changes Early in Career Talent

By Amanda Hammett | August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen featuring Crystal Khalil

Mentoring is something many leaders and companies say they do. Unfortunately, many mentor programs are inefficient and waste time. Crystal Khalil of Porsche Cars North America shares how she is using mentoring to encourage diversity and inclusion of the next generations of talent. ARE YOU READY TO MOVE UP? Get this Book from Crystal Khalil […]

Tonia Hau: Leading Early in Career Talent

By Amanda Hammett | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen featuring Tonia Carty Hau

Developing early career talent is a struggle for most companies. Yet, some leaders, like Tonia Hau, seem to be able to do it with incredible ease. Learn from Tonia as she explains for a simple method for developing early-career employees. Tonia Carty Hoy is the Marketing Communications Account Director at Communiqué for Chick-fil-A, Inc. She […]

DeeAnn Turner: Selecting Talent

By Amanda Hammett | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Dee Ann Turner

Have you ever wondered why some companies can’t seem to keep employees while other companies hire employees and then they stick around for years? According to Dee Ann Turner, former head of HR for Chick-Fil-A, it all comes down to selecting talent versus hiring people. Dee Ann Turner is a Communicator, Consultant, and Coach. She […]

Ralph Barsi, Round II: Mentoring for Impact

By Amanda Hammett | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Ralph Barsi

Mentoring is one of the most effective ways to teach and guide young employees. But what does it really take to be a great mentor? I asked Ralph Barsi, who mentors some of our very own Rockstar guests. Ralph Barsi is the VP, Global Inside Sales at Tray.io. Ralph Barsi leads the worldwide sales development […]