The graduate profile has changed
The latest crop of graduates has greater expectations than those entering the workplace 15 to 20 years ago. We were just as ambitious, but also prepared to meld more readily into the culture of an organisation. The i-generation has been reared with instant access to a wealth of information and as a result is more worldly-wise. I-generation graduates expect to be more informed and engaged in their organisation’s decision-making processes; and they anticipate a wider range of opportunities for career progression.
The traditional style of top down management needs to change - the i-generation will Challenge any suspicion of being fed a corporate line and if they will go elsewhere if they don't believe the organisation will meet their needs. However, movement between jobs is much harder than it was a few years ago and thus young managers are more likely to demand tailored training and skills development to maximise their future employability, both with their current employer in fast-changing times, and with other organisations.