You may have decided that implementing a best-practice career development initiative is a high priority for your company. Yet, there are many variables involved in establishing a successful career development program:
Once initiated, the career development program must be tracked and managed.
Stakeholders in dispersed locations - employees, managers, and HR leaders - must be engaged.
Employees need a well-structured professional development plan with specific tools and resources to direct their own development.
Administrators must align the career development initiative with corporate strategy and objectives, and demonstrate the success of the initiative.
iCareerManager™ is an internationally recognized online career development platform that empowers all company stakeholders to successfully fulfill their roles in your career development program. Employees gain access to career tools designed to motivate, develop, and support them in their career journey. Managers and career coaches gain access to online resources to help support employees in their careers, as well as access to critical employee data to drive the most effective career conversations. HR has access to administrative tools that enable them to monitor and track initiative progress.
iCareerManager™ enables your organization to:
Empower employees to proactively direct their own career development using our proven process
Establish a framework supporting consistent communication with individuals and managers/career coaches
Manage career opportunities and establish internal mobility across all levels and locations globally
Measure common key performance indicators (KPIs) including employee retention, mobility, and development
We know that every company's career vision, culture, and brand are different. We can support your need for a customized solution. All branding, content, and processes within iCareerManager™ can be customized to meet your company's needs.
For the Employee
Self-Assessment - Our career assessments let employees evaluate where they stand in their careers, and our career movement options help them plan where they want to be.
Opportunities - Employees can view career opportunities in the organization through a career matrix that displays your organization's roles and their required skills. An internal job board makes opportunities visible and available to employees.
Networking - Employees can engage a network of key individuals with our internal profile and resume/CV builders, and begin developing valuable relationships through your organization's people directory with LinkedIn® integration.
Development Planning - Employees can create targeted career development plans connected to talent and business objectives with a step-by-step guide that matches employee goals with developmental activities - complete with exercises, measures, and progress tracking.
Manage Conversations - Our employee coaching dashboard provides information and resources to initiate, log, and direct career development conversations.
Employee Support - Identify employee needs, provide self-directed career development tools, and support employees through their career journeys.
Activity Reports - Manage learning plans relevant to employees' self-directed career development activities, track and view overall employee activities and progress, and review progress for individual employees.
Manage Mobility - Efficiently manage your employee's internal mobility through an employee database, and use the job publisher and career matrix builder to provide them the tools and information to direct their own development.
Reporting - Provide accurate, efficient, real-time reporting of corporate information, report on data gathered within the platform, and demonstrate initiative success to senior management.
Automated Messaging System - Automatically send users email messages and updates to ensure that employees take full advantage of your career development program.
Custom Interface - Customize the appearance of your organization's interface with the content configuration tool.
The Results have been astounding in just over four years: 58,000 employees are users, over 4,362 have taken advantage of one-on-one confidential coaching, 3,000 participated in Group Coaching and over 815 success stories where individuals were retained who would otherwise have left. Insala's superb technological solution and collaborative approach have been absolutely essential in achieving this win-win for our people and our company.
Director of Employer of Choice / Next Gen Initiatives Deloitte
Insala helped address some of the key challenges we faced at Unilever, which is virtual mentoring, as many of our mentees and mentors are not in the same geographic location. Insala's mentoring consultant, Judy Corner, is a true mentoring specialist and a highly engaging individual.
Global Talent Manager Unilever
At BPI, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to the needs of both existing and potential customers. Insala's fast and reliable customer service and support have enabled us to do just that. When BPI UK were faced with a tight deadline to develop a career center website for a customer, Insala quickly met our needs. The Insala team were able to translate the BPI France website into British English and launch the website in record time. As a result, we were able to deliver our career center services to the customer with timescales that exceeded their expectations.
Managing Consultant BPI Group
ACCA aims to provide our 110,000 members and 260,000 students with direct access to the most exciting and rewarding job opportunities currently available in the world of business and finance. Our online Career Management Resources, available through ACCA Careers, is powered by EmploymentTalk™ and allows our members, students and affiliates to use their time both efficiently and effectively on critical career development activities, while EmploymentTalk™ organizes and plans the route to career success.
Head of Training Policy and Professional Development ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Our partnership with Insala has allowed us to offer an entirely new service to our job seekers, which helps prepare them for getting their next job. The assessments and career advice tools offered through our site continue to be successful, and the seamless support provided has proven very efficient. Insala consistently responds in a swift fashion whenever we need assistance, and continues to provide us with a very professional service.
Content Manager Monster
This past winter was definitely remarkable. We found that the E-mail Broadcaster function is the easiest and fastest way to reach all our candidates to inform them of any changes in our office hours - including having to close due to inclement weather, delayed openings, or early closure. Additionally, we use this function to promote our seminars and workshops, and the career coaches can reach all of their candidates in one simple email. This tool is a tremendous asset.
Director, Administration & Client Relations The Schegg Group
We first started using EmploymentTalk™ in our practice in 2001, and have stuck with it ever since. What spurred us to stay on was both the professionalism and responsiveness of the Insala team, as well as the regular software upgrades we received, which ensured we had a cutting edge tool at any given time. Today, EmploymentTalk™ enables us to deliver a longer duration of outplacement services and thereby exceed our clients' expectations. As more and more organizations look to provide cost-effective, efficient and high-impact outplacement, we are able to meet their needs.
This is a fantastic product that will really help our workforce. The Insala team has done a great job maximizing the application capabilities and tailoring it to help our diverse workforce in transition. They've demonstrated a true partnership in providing us with expert assistance, met our special needs, and done so in a timely and cost effective manner.
VP of Administration and Chief Financial Officer Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC
Insala has excelled as a global technology partner to our organization. Insala is not only a provider and implementer of superior career management technology, but a constant and reliable source of ideas and best practices in our industry. Having Insala as a strategic partner has enabled our organization to provide superior, seamless career management and transition services to corporate clients worldwide, and has positioned OI Partners as a global leader in the delivery of career transition services.
Joy Reed Belt, Ph.D.
Chairman and Managing Partner OI Partners, Americas
Our candidates are just blown away by the amount of research they get on specific companies and industries. Their ability to get REALLY good information, and MUCH MORE information than they typically could get on their own, and have it presented so quickly and effectively, is very powerful. It gives us a big sales and marketing advantage.
Vice President, Career Transition Services King & Bishop
Insala performed very well in creating our new corporate website. I was really pleased with the design options they offered. In addition, Insala representatives were wonderful to work with, responding quickly to our needs and delivering solutions in a very timely manner.
Dr. Pamela Johnson
President Nia Consulting & Development
Insala provided a global online solution which helped align our business strategy with our management needs for the future. With their product, we were able to understand our skill gaps and develop our future leaders with the findings. This solution took one hour for an employee to complete, eliminated drawers of paperwork, and provided upper management instant visibility on our progress.
Vice President Human Resources Intertek
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