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Team Building Session

National Day for Staff Networks 

Wednesday 14th May 2025

The National Day for Staff Networks is the world’s only nationwide day dedicated to recognising networks/resource groups and the incredible value they add to the workplace. The next National Day for Staff Networks is Wednesday 14th May 2025.

Networks are all about people; they are about progressive change; they are all about supporting the employee journey and inspiring a feeling of belonging. 

The purpose of the National Day for Staff Networks is to shine a light and recognise the multiple benefits that staff networks/resource groups offer and in so many cases offer their organisation. Research in 2020/21 showed that 51% of workers wanted to join a network as they returned to working in shared physical spaces. Nearly 40% of organisations relied on their networks to keep them informed on the wellbeing of employees.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and police murder of George Floyd, organisations sought to connect employees and increase DE&I efforts. By 2021, 40% of employers offered an ERG/Network, a 9% increase from 2020, according to Sequoia data. Some organisations, including Salesforce, Netflix, and Betterment, have even hired program directors whose job it is to lead networks.

They’ve also become a key part of organisations’ recruitment and retention strategies. Indeed, 55% of companies say ERGs/Networks have positively impacted their recruiting efforts, while 75% say they’ve helped retain employees, according to a 2021 Salesforce survey.

This is why the National Day for Staff Networks is so important; to recognise and celebrate these hard working groups of people for their added value and how they are making work better.

See our journey since the day was launched on Wednesday 10th May 2017
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