Harnessing the Power of Belonging through Recognition  



It feels like a given to say that a strong sense of belonging will have a positive impact on a business. New research (Achievers, 2021) however shows just how big a difference it can make to the success of an organisation – employees that feel like they belong are twice as likely to be engaged, productive, committed, and resilient in their roles.

In a time of such constant flux, where we are more dispersed and culturally disconnected than ever – how can we foster belonging? What are the factors that most impact how employees feel and what structures and models can we put in place to enshrine a culture that everyone can feel an active part of? 

Join this discussion-led interactive roundtable for the opportunity to engage with your peers on: 

  • The factors that are currently having the biggest impact on belonging 
  • Creating stronger connections in the hybrid working environment  
  • Connecting recognition to engagement, DE&I and healthier organisational cultures 
  • Models to recognise and support employees to feel seen and valued  

Meet the speakers

Bianca West, Director Professional Services EMEA, Achievers

Bianca West heads up Professional Services in EMEA, the team that is responsible for effectively guiding customer projects from concept to successful deployment. Located out of London, UK she is also responsible for creating the infrastructure to deliver on managing field readiness activities and the associated growth plan. Inspiring women in business is something that Bianca is passionate about and her role as Chair of the Achievers Womens Network (AWN) allows her to facilitate the advancement of women working at Achievers. Bianca and the AWN team put passion in to practice through information sharing, best practices, education and experience.

Belinda Gannaway, Director, FathomXP

Belinda Gannaway is director of EX design consultancy FathomXP. She is an employee experience design practitioner, group facilitator and team coach. Belinda's career has covered the worlds of journalism, comms and digital transformation where she first came across design thinking as a way of understanding and designing human-centred change. Together Emma and Belinda take a highly practical approach to employee experience design, drawing from the worlds of positive psychology and design thinking. Their new book Employee Experience by Design: How to Create an Effective EX for Competitive Advantage was out in March 2021. 

What to expect

HRD Connect roundtables are unique invitation-only events that are attended by senior industry leaders.

Hosted by some of the industries leading experts these events offer the chance to interact and discuss key topics with your peers.

The event is hosted on zoom and will be moderated.

We ask that if you do register that you do everything you can to attend as places are limited.


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