Why mentoring?

67% of businesses report an increase in productivity due to mentoring

Find out how mentoring in the moment of need can support your amazing people

Mentoring Is No Longer a 'Nice To Have'

We are experiencing uniquely challenging times. Budgets are constrained and growth is limited as economies around the world deal with the aftereffect of Covid, international unrest, and the prospect of a long recession.

Mentoring provides a unique opportunity for organisations wishing to prioritise their talent. The power of mentoring has been proven to support employee retention – 94% of UK employees say they’d stay longer in their organisations if offered opportunities to develop and progress.

It cuts reneging too, those that invest in mentoring can see a 67% reduction in renege rates. Moreover, mentoring improves the attraction and retention of underrepresented talent, helping increase potential talent pools and providing organisations with the proven benefits of more diverse teams.

The benefits of mentoring are backed by evidence. 55% of businesses reported that mentoring boosted profits, while companies using mentoring saw a 35% increase in hires from minority ethnic groups. With this in mind, it’s difficult to think of a reason not to launch a mentoring programme in your organisation.

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Making an impact with mentoring


of businesses report an increase in profits due to mentoring.


of businesses report an increase in productivity due to mentoring.


of employees would stay longer if offered development opportunities.


Alongside smart-matched mentor recommendations, Connectr empowers users with the freedom to choose their mentors. Limitless connections can deliver limitless impact.


Mentoring programmes don’t necessarily equal impactful mentoring. Without mentor support, it can have a negative impact. Connectr offers always-on, digestible mentor training on effective relationships so all are set up to succeed.

Mentoring in the moment of need  

Connectr delivers agile mentoring to enable instant, light-touch support when intervention is needed and in-depth engagement – from a quick message to a full meeting. Relationships are tailored to the mentee’s and mentor’s needs, time and preference.


Traditional mentoring is often small-scale and for the privileged few. Connectr’s technology enables access to mentoring to everyone, across the whole breadth of your business, turns ED&I plans into action and tracks programme impact at the touch of a button ready for reporting to your c-suite

Why Connectr?

  1. 85% average content completion rate (vs an industry average of 33%)

    We create engaging custom and plug-and-play learning content your people love to use. Always available, always accessible.

  2. 91% of Connectr's mentors want to volunteer again

    Developed by experts, Connectr’s platform creates happy mentors and mentees, with their development and progression at its core.

  3. Young people from minority ethnic backgrounds are 3.5x more likely to engage with Connectr

    Built upon a heritage in ED&I, Connectr’s platforms are designed to give every person equal power and opportunity to shape their future.

  4. 4.7/5 average user rating

    Connectr’s platforms are delightful and intuitive to use. As a result, your people are put in the driving seat of their own career.

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