Survey Questions

Corporate Counsel Men of Color is conducting a survey to measure the work experience of men of color in the workplace.

This groundbreaking research is open to all professions (legal, medical, healthcare, marketing, sales, counseling, social work, engineering, finance, accounting, education, law enforcement, etc.).

The survey measures:

·        Career Goals

·        Feedback and Relationships

·        Diversity at Your Company

·        Company Culture

·        Sponsorship

·        Employee Engagement

·        Future Plans


Please kindly take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. The survey is open through June 30, 2017.

Your responses and identity are anonymous and confidential and answers to this survey will be compiled and reported in aggregate.

Where do you work?

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* 1. Where do you work?

In which profession do you work?

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* 2. In which profession do you work?

In what industry do you work?

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* 3. In what industry do you work?

How long have you been working in your profession?

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* 4. How long have you been working in your profession?

What is your age range?

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* 5. What is your age range?

What is your income range (including base, bonus, 401k, etc.)?

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* 6. What is your income range (including base, bonus, 401k, etc.)?

What is your ethnicity?

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* 7. What is your ethnicity?

What is your highest level of education?

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* 8. What is your highest level of education?

Are you a member of a professional organization?

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* 9. Are you a member of a professional organization?

Are you currently in a leadership role in your company (ie., managing a team of two or more)?

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* 10. Are you currently in a leadership role in your company (ie., managing a team of two or more)?

Do you desire to advance at your current company?

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* 11. Do you desire to advance at your current company?

My work assignments have positioned me for promotional and advancement opportunities within and/or outside of my present company.

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* 12. My work assignments have positioned me for promotional and advancement opportunities within and/or outside of my present company.

Formal feedback and informal discussions with my supervisor are helpful to me.

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* 13. Formal feedback and informal discussions with my supervisor are helpful to me.

My company has a clear message regarding where it stands on diversity and inclusion.

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* 14. My company has a clear message regarding where it stands on diversity and inclusion.

Senior leadership is engaged in diversity and inclusion by hiring, retaining, and advancing men of color.

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* 15. Senior leadership is engaged in diversity and inclusion by hiring, retaining, and advancing men of color.

Are you the most senior male of your ethnicity in your organization?

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* 16. Are you the most senior male of your ethnicity in your organization?

My company is effectively recruiting, hiring, and developing diverse talent in a meaningful way.

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* 17. My company is effectively recruiting, hiring, and developing diverse talent in a meaningful way.

I see the advancement of people of color to managerial level positions within my company.

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* 18. I see the advancement of people of color to managerial level positions within my company.

The company does just enough to check the box on its diversity and inclusion efforts.

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* 19. The company does just enough to check the box on its diversity and inclusion efforts.

I feel that my work environment is welcoming and inclusive.

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* 20. I feel that my work environment is welcoming and inclusive.

My talents and skills could be utilized more by my company.

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* 21. My talents and skills could be utilized more by my company.

I feel that advancement opportunities are readily accessible and available to me.

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* 22. I feel that advancement opportunities are readily accessible and available to me.

I have the same access to training, development, assignments, and promotional opportunities that my Caucasian colleagues have.

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* 23. I have the same access to training, development, assignments, and promotional opportunities that my Caucasian colleagues have.

If you disagree with Question 23, please provide information on how your opportunities differ.

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* 24. If you disagree with Question 23, please provide information on how your opportunities differ.

My race is not a barrier to my advancement opportunities at my company.

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* 25. My race is not a barrier to my advancement opportunities at my company.

My gender is not a barrier to my advancement opportunities at my company.

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* 26. My gender is not a barrier to my advancement opportunities at my company.

Corporate politics present barriers to my advancement at my company.

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* 27. Corporate politics present barriers to my advancement at my company.

Lack of access to formal and informal networks is a barrier to my advancement in my company.

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* 28. Lack of access to formal and informal networks is a barrier to my advancement in my company.

Are there any barriers (not listed above) that may impede your advancement opportunities?

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* 29. Are there any barriers (not listed above) that may impede your advancement opportunities?

Of the items listed below, which one would be the most helpful in your career advancement?

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* 30. Of the items listed below, which one would be the most helpful in your career advancement?

My organization understands and respects differences among employees.

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* 31. My organization understands and respects differences among employees.

Many people of color feel the need to leave elements of their ethnic/racial authenticity at home. Does this apply to your workplace?

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* 32. Many people of color feel the need to leave elements of their ethnic/racial authenticity at home. Does this apply to your workplace?

Do you have a sponsor invested in your career at your company?

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* 33. Do you have a sponsor invested in your career at your company?

If you do have a sponsor, how did the relationship come about?

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* 34. If you do have a sponsor, how did the relationship come about?

Is your sponsor a person of color?

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* 35. Is your sponsor a person of color?

Is your sponsor helpful to you?

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* 36. Is your sponsor helpful to you?

My sponsor helps me navigate the corporate culture and political landscape.

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* 37. My sponsor helps me navigate the corporate culture and political landscape.

My sponsor helps me get assigned to high-visibility projects in the company and connects me with other high-impact sponsors inside of the company.

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* 38. My sponsor helps me get assigned to high-visibility projects in the company and connects me with other high-impact sponsors inside of the company.

Are you proud to be an employee of your company?

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* 39. Are you proud to be an employee of your company?

Does your manager and/or company inspire you to go the extra mile and do more than has been asked?

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* 40. Does your manager and/or company inspire you to go the extra mile and do more than has been asked?

What factor is the most important to your employee engagement state?

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* 41. What factor is the most important to your employee engagement state?

Can you see a clear link between your work and the company's goals and objectives?

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* 42. Can you see a clear link between your work and the company's goals and objectives?

Do you have confidence in the leadership of your direct supervisor and/department head?

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* 43. Do you have confidence in the leadership of your direct supervisor and/department head?

If your company offers any of the below, which program has had the most impact on your career development?

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* 44. If your company offers any of the below, which program has had the most impact on your career development?

Do you feel as if you have job security?

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* 45. Do you feel as if you have job security?

Do you see yourself staying at your current company over the next three (3) years?

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* 46. Do you see yourself staying at your current company over the next three (3) years?

If you plan to STAY at your current company, what will be the main reason you will stay?

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* 47. If you plan to STAY at your current company, what will be the main reason you will stay?

If you plan to LEAVE your current company, what will be the main reason you will leave?

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* 48. If you plan to LEAVE your current company, what will be the main reason you will leave?

Is there any other information you would like to add?

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* 49. Is there any other information you would like to add?

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