Essentials: DEIB – the role of belonging at work

A true sense of belonging at work is the deepest outcome measure of engagement — and one of the best predictors of the extent to which one will thrive at work. Research demonstrates that possessing a top quartile engagement score is an important directional indicator but does not
necessarily explain the extent to which an employee body is truly engaged on a day to day basis.

Organizations, however, that are able to cultivate a sense of belonging are more likely to have employees that passionately advocate for, are committed to and are enthusiastic about their work. Environments that foster a deep sense of belonging enjoy greater productivity, stronger employee wellbeing, and lower levels of turnover. Establishing a culture of belonging must be a strategic point of focus for every business and HR leader seeking a more engaged, satisfied, and resilient workforce.

The five pillars of belonging

Achievers Workforce Institute has identified five pillars of belonging that all HR efforts should align to and drive.

These pillars are feeling:

    • Welcomed
    • Known
    • Included
    • Supported
    • Connected

Each pillar has its own drivers and outcomes, all pulling towards a greater sense of belonging.

Read more in the latest whitepaper from Achievers Workforce Institute.

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The Workforce Institute is the research and insights arm of Achievers. It provides thought leadership based in science, data, and research and ensures our products and services are rooted in workforce science.

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Achievers has always been and will always be committed to uncovering and decoding valid scientific data to drive engagement of people in the workplace.

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The Workforce Institute is a group of individuals focused on bringing scientific process, academic standards, and a research-based approach together with the in-house expertise and behavioural data insights within Achievers.

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