How to measure and improve belonging with mentoring


5th May 2022

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7 minutes

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Building a sense of belonging at work, through effective mentoring, is more important than ever. Especially when research shows that less than a third of UK employees feel like they belong at their current company. 

Belonging has a huge impact on how people feel in the workplace. It affects how they contribute to their company and how long they stay there. 

But how can companies measure belonging, and how can they use mentoring tech to improve it? Our report on the science of effective mentoring delves into the details. 

The science behind belonging 

Humans are social animals – we want to be part of the herd. We also like to have a purpose in what we do. 

With this in mind, Connectr worked with leadership consultant Rita Symons and behavioural science company CogCo to create four principles for successful belonging strategies: distinctive values, shared goals, positive interactions and participation. You can read more about them in our Science of Effective Mentoring Report. 

Measuring belonging 

It’s critical that companies measure the impact of their belonging strategies, to ensure they’re effective and inclusive. 

That’s why, alongside CogCo, we created the Belonging Index: a framework for measuring the efficacy of new belonging strategies. It’s based on a short set of questions that can be answered by employees. Take a look at our Science of Effective Mentoring Report to find out more about how it works. 

Connectr: a new way to build belonging 

In an increasingly virtual workplace, fostering a sense of belonging is vital. Connectr offers a new way to do this, by forming connections through our virtual mentoring tech, to help build a true sense of belonging for all your people.  

To read more about the science behind belonging, how you can measure it, and how to create a successful mentoring scheme, download our report on the science of effective mentoring.