Coaching Articles

September 27, 2017

What Is Coaching?

Coaching is considered one of the first steps to improve an employee’s performance within an organization. Throughout many organizations, coaching programs have been implemented to give employees the opportunity to focus on the skills they may be lacking and become more proficient when performing ... More

May 02, 2016

The Differences Between Coaching and Mentoring and How They Benefit Your Organization

At Insala, before we assist in setting up a mentoring program for our clients we make sure all stakeholders are clear of the definition of what mentoring really is, through our consulting workshop called “M.O.R.E.”. There can be many misperceptions and it can be sometimes confused with coaching. We ... More

March 22, 2013

Mentoring Software for an Integrated Coaching and Mentoring Program

Sometimes you need more than what a mentoring program or coaching program alone can offer your organization. But if you only have the time and money to implement one program, which one should it be? It doesn’t have to be a matter of choosing one or the other. In a recent webinar, Insala’s Judy Corn... More

March 21, 2013

Defining the Differences between Mentoring and Coaching

If you’re considering implementing a mentoring or coaching initiative in your organization, you probably have questions. Which will best meet your objectives? Which employees will be better suited to mentoring than coaching, and vice-versa? Mentoring and coaching do have several fundamental similari... More

March 29, 2011

The Critical Differences Between Mentoring and Coaching

Today, coaching and mentoring are both seen as critical employee development strategies within leading companies. But ask several organizations about their approach to mentoring and their approach to coaching, and you are guaranteed to get (sometimes very) different ideas of what coaching and mento... More

June 23, 2009

The Importance of Qualifying and Properly Matching Mentors and Mentees

When an organization initiates a mentoring initiative, it is often so anxious to have individuals participate that it launches the initiative without establishing role-specific qualifications, or prudently assessing Mentor / Mentee quality. Ambiguous Mentor / Mentee criteria can pose several problem... More

June 12, 2009

How can we measure mentoring?

When measuring the success of a Mentoring initiative, the essential first step is to identify the business objectives that the initiative was created to accomplish. Once the objectives have been identified, the effectiveness of the initiative can be properly assessed.2 examples of successful mentori... More

April 20, 2009

Mentoring in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

No matter what shape the economy is in, how the industry is forecasted, or what is on the horizon for market demands, when it comes to identifying a just-in-time, time-efficient and cost effective way to develop people…it’s mentoring.If your organization is going through changes right now including ... More

August 26, 2008

Improving Mentoring and Communication through Online Programs

Why is mentoring important? Over the next three years, more than 19 million American workers will reach 65, the traditional retirement age, causing the Bureau of Labor Statistics to project that there will be a shortfall of more than 10 million skilled workers by 2010. According to Christie Jeavans ... More

July 23, 2008

Support for E-Learning

How can mentoring assist an individual in his/her e-learning?There are many advantages to e-learning as a vehicle to assist individuals in their development. These include:offering just-in-time learninglearning that is on a focused topicallowing individuals to attend the learning event on their own... More

July 17, 2008

Mentoring in Good Times and Hard Times

Our Organization is going through many changes right now including a major downsizing. Is now the time to initiate a Mentoring Process?Absolutely! Many organizations feel like the timing has to be just right before they can initiate projects. Sometimes that can be true – but mentoring is an initia... More

May 06, 2008

What are the differences between Coaching and Mentoring?

This is a question that is asked quite frequently in today’s business climate. When this question was asked only a few years ago, the answer was much more clear and defined, because there were fewer professional coaches, less performance emphasis and pressure on a manager to coach his/her employees ... More

November 16, 2007

Mentoring: Current Trends

As organizations race to compete in our increasingly complex and global economy, they are redefining traditional strategies supporting their most important asset – their human capital. Mentoring, an effective talent development strategy, is the focus of this article. Mentoring - A Definition The ea... More

October 26, 2007

Global Skills Shortage

The preliminary results are in for the fourth annual SME Survey, which sets out to evaluate factors that influence the competitiveness of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa. The survey determined:75% of SMEs want better skills and expertiseonly 37% of respondents said that th... More

October 25, 2007

Global Employment Trends

Manpower India has released the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2006 revealing sustained positive hiring intentions by employers in India. The hiring pace in India continues to be the strongest of the 23 countries and territories surveyed this quarter, with a positive ove... More

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