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.

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 […]

Malin Ohlsson: How Empathy & Understanding Can Change an Employee’s Productivity

By Amanda Hammett | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Malin Ohlsson

When employees are not living up to the expectations you had for them in their role, most companies simply let them go and begin looking to refill the role. But what if you could do something as a leader to turn that employee’s performance around? Learn from Malin Ohlsson on how she helped an employee […]

Ralph Barsi: Attracting & Developing “A Players”

By Amanda Hammett | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Ralph Barsi

If you have ever worked in an environment where you are celebrated and not tolerated, you know it increases your productivity, profitability as well as overall engagement and loyalty to your company. Learn how Ralph Barsi of ServiceNow approaches attracting and retaining early career “A players”. Ralph Barsi is the VP, Global Inside Sales at […]

Travis Dommert: How Developing Talent Adds to Your Bottom Line

By Amanda Hammett | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Featuring Travis Dommert

Long term profitability and viability are not driven by your strategy or your technology. It is driven by your people. If you are looking for long term profitability and viability, take care of your people. Learn from Travis Dommert, Jackson Healthcare on how investing in your people will drive profitability for your company. Travis Dommert […]

Kat Cole: Why Resourcefulness is Better Than Experience

By Amanda Hammett | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Featuring Kat Cole

Having skills and experiences listed on a resume doesn’t mean that an employee is going to be successful. In our quickly changing market were what was in fact only 6 months ago has changed drastically; resourcefulness is far more important to have. Kat Cole is the COO and President, North America at FOCUS Brands. Focus […]

Kayla Woitkowski: How to Build a University Recruiting Team From Scratch

By Amanda Hammett | June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Featuring Kayla Woitkowski

As Baby Boomers retirements pick up the pace, companies are now facing questions on building the pipeline of next-generation talent. Learn Kayla Woitkowski of @SAS on how she saw this need within her own company and then spearheaded a drive to create a university recruiting team from scratch. Kayla Woitkowski is the Sr. Manager, University […]

Fran Katsoudas: Building High Performing Teams

By Amanda Hammett | June 19, 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 […]

Matt Schuyler: Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace

By Amanda Hammett | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Rockstars with Matt Schuyler

How do you manage over 405,000 employees worldwide that represent 5 generations in the workplace? According to Matt Schuyler, CHRO of Hilton, you do it by developing leaders who understand and can bring out the best of everyone, regardless of generation. Matt Schuyler is Chief Human Resources Officer of Hilton, one of the largest and […]