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Readying the Workplace for Tomorrows Leaders

Dulye Leadership Experience Poll: What Do New Grads Want in a Boss? April 2013

Dulye Leadership Experience Poll Process


Conducted March 22, 2013 Just-in-time data capture: Quantitative poll conducted with participants of 2013 Dulye Leadership Experience.

Metrics: What do new grads want in a boss, workplace, employer and career? 100% response (poll pool:15 juniors and seniors) Data compiled by Dulye & Co.
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Dulye Leadership Experience Program Overview


Founded in 2008 by alumna/business owner Linda Dulye, president/founder of Dulye & Co. Highly selective leadership development program with respected real-world business faculty who coach Syracuse University juniors and seniors to: transition from undergraduate to professional discover and leverage the skills that add value to any company land the RIGHT job carve a successful career path give back and make a difference beyond the workplace Nearly 90% of graduates land a job or internship within three months of program completion
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What Do New Grads Want in a Manager?


What is most important to you when you are first getting to know your boss?

Getting to know your boss's personal life (family, interests, etc.) Getting to know your bosss career path and experiences Getting to know your bosss management style Other

20%

13%

67%

0% 0% 50% 100%
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What Do New Grads Want in a Manager?


Whats the most important thing your boss can do, during a conversation, to make you feel like they are really listening to you?

Make good eye contact

20%

Ask follow-up questions Put away his/her smartphone Other

60%

13%

7% 0% 50% 100%
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What Do New Grads Want in a Manager?


What listening skill matters most to you in a boss?

Someone who maintains eye contact Someone who doesnt interrupt Someone who follows up with questions Other

27%

13%

60%

0% 0% 50% 100%
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What Do New Grads Want in a Work Team?


What type of work team would you prefer to be part of?

A team that spends time together solely at work A team that works well together and also socializes outside of work (happy hour, volunteerism, etc.) A team with members in different offices/regions and that works virtually on projects No tea. I'd rather demonstrate my capabilities in solo projects

100%

0%
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50%

100%
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How Does a Manager Bring the Best Out of New Grads?


What motivates you on the job?

Verbal recognition from my boss Monetary recognition (compensation) Access to senior leadership

40%

20%

13%

Additional responsibilities

27% 0% 50% 100%


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How Does a Manager Bring the Best Out of New Grads?


To what extent does having a boss who demonstrates interest in his/her team motivate you on the job?

A significant extent

100%

0%
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50%

100%
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How Does a Manager Bring the Best Out of New Grads?


To what extent does having a boss who is a good listener motivate you on the job?

A significant extent

80%

A moderate extent

13%

A slight extent

7%

Not at all

0% 0% 50% 100%
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What Fuels New Grads Career?


What do you think is most important for your career growth?

Your network The opportunity work in several different roles Establishing a relationship with a mentor Exposure to leadership Other

60% 13% 13% 13% 0% 0% 50% 100%


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What is the Biggest Hurdle for Year 1 on the Job?


What do you think will be your biggest challenge during your first year on the job?

Learning about a new business/industry/function Establishing a great reputation with my team members Finding time to focus on career growth Meeting and networking with colleagues outside of my department Learning and adapting to the culture of the organization

0% 13% 27% 20% 40% 0% 50% 100%


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What Are New Grads Concerned About?


What is your biggest concern regarding your career growth?

I could get lost in the mix and go unnoticed I don't know what I want to do I don't know how to navigate the culture and protocol for identifying/landing opportunities I dont know how to make the jump outside of my current role to something totally different Other

67% 7% 20% 7% 0% 0% 50% 100%

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What Are New Grads Concerned About?


To what extent are you concerned about your ability to develop a work-life balance during your first year on the job?

A significant extent

20%

A modest extent

40%

A slight extent

33%

Not at all

7% 0% 50% 100%
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What Are New Grads Concerned About?


To what extent are you concerned that your first job will be mostly tactical (task oriented), rather than strategic?

A significant extent

27%

A modest extent

60%

A slight extent

7%

Not at all

7% 0% 50% 100%
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How Do New Grads Define Success?


What factor will define success for you the most during your first year on the job out of college?

Developing a strong understanding of your business and industry Delivering on your goals and objectives Becoming a respected expert by your boss and team members for a specific skillset Other

13%

27%

40%

20% 0% 50% 100%


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How Restless are New Grads?


How many times do you expect to change companies by age 30?

0 time

0%

1-2 times

80%

3-4 times

20%

More than 4 times

0% 0% 50% 100%
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How Restless are New Grads?


How many times do you expect to change jobs by age 30?

0 time

0%

1-2 times

53%

3-4 times

33%

More than 4 times

13% 0% 50% 100%


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What Do New Grads Want in a Mentor?


Which statement regarding your ideal mentor is the most relevant for you?

My mentor has developed his/her career in a path I aspire to follow My mentor has a diverse background of experiences from which I can learn My mentor is well-connected at the company My mentor is truly interested and invested in my success

13%

40%

0%

47% 0% 50% 100%


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Thank You!

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