Mentoring

The Power of Mentoring

If you're seeking a powerful way to grow and develop your talent, consider how many of today's leaders have had the benefit of a mentor's wisdom and experience to help them grow into their current roles. How might a mentoring program benefit your entire organization? Mentoring is more than just a cost-effective alternative to training – it promotes knowledge sharing, leadership development, skill development, and employee engagement throughout your organization.

Total Mentoring Solutions

At Insala, we'll guide you through every step of developing a mentoring program to meet your specific needs. Our mentoring solutions are more than just software. Our mentoring experts understand all of the elements needed to launch a sustainable and successful mentoring program, and will provide you with a total solution that includes mentoring software, mentee and mentor training, and – most importantly - strategic program planning that will help you define your objectives for the program and determine criteria for mentor-mentee matching and pairing.

Customized for Your Organization

We have experience assisting organizations of all sizes and employee demographics in developing mentoring programs that help them meet their business objectives. Meet your organization's talent development objectives with our mentoring program solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Some of the most common business objectives that Hi-Impact Mentoring® can help you achieve include:

  • Improving Onboarding

  • Improving Workplace Diversity

  • Knowledge Sharing

  • Leadership Development

  • Career Development

  • Skill Development

Benefits

Organizations will gain the following:

  • Adaptability and Accessibility – Our mentoring solution provides you with a turn-key process that can be tailored to an organization's needs through a globally accessible platform.

  • Tools and Applications - Take advantage of our software framework to support the mentoring process. Key features include a step-by-step implementation guide; tools for matching and pairing, assessment, training, and progress tracking; and direct mentor-mentee communication.

  • Cost-Effectiveness – Save time and money using the latest flexible web-based technology.

Success Stories

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.

Katherine Ray
Global Talent Manager Unilever

Our pilot Mentoring programme using the Insala platform has been well received by our participants and has given our Mentees the tools to chose an appropriate Mentor to meet their own specific development and career needs. Organisationally the portal is encouraging networking and collaboration across both business lines and functions and locations. The Insala team are professional, pragmatic and agile and have worked closely with us to deliver our pilot programme to meet our business needs

Julie Aspinall
Human Resources

I worked with Judy Corner of Insala to develop a customized mentoring program for International Paper. Judy provided a degree of confidence to the Chairman's Diversity Council as she presented a pragmatic, visionary, long term perspective on the benefits to be gained from Insala's program. Following the M.O.R.E. workshop, participants were surveyed on session effectiveness and Insala received a 100% favorable rating on the value of the day. I highly recommend Insala and believe they offer a distinct advantage to companies looking to advance their position in the ongoing war for talent.

Cheryl Kern
Principal, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Amway/Alticor

As part of a talent management initiative, United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU), partnered with Insala to provide high potential/high performing staff with a structured vehicle to develop their career goals. From the onset, the Insala team provided exceptional client service, ensuring UNFCU had knowledgeable technical resources at its disposal throughout the implementation of its Career Development portal. Insala's partnership with UNFCU has directly impacted its ability to solidify an effective succession planning program and retain our high potential/high performing talent.

Carlene Alexander
Manager, HR Administration
UNFCU

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.

Rick Huntley
Vice President Human Resources Intertek

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.

Heather Morris
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.

Marcy Richardson
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.

Antoinette Murray
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.

Len Rishkofski
CEO Snowden

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.

Len Martinez
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.

Kathleen Brown
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

One way in which we demonstrate our commitment to employees is to provide opportunities for them to develop; mentoring is an important component of employee development in North America. Insala supported us in leveraging formal mechanisms and provided us best practices to launch a sustainable mentor program. The MORE Workshop was our pivotal starting point, strategizing with stakeholders to build a practical plan for implementation including communication, training, metrics, and more. The outcome has been a clear benefit for participants and for Solvay.

Kelly Bessler
North America Learning Specialist
Solvay

Articles

August 01, 2018

The Impact of Bad Mentor Matching

Engagedemployeesare the backbone of every successful organization. Implementing a mentoring program focuses on employeesthatare willing to learn andgrowwith the company. These employees become more engaged through their mentoring relationship and tend to have longer retention rates.It's been s... More

July 27, 2018

3 Tips to Create a Successful Relationship in Diversity Mentoring

Diversity is crucial in the workplace as it opens doors to unique thoughts and ideas, creates exposure to various work styles, and promotes stronger communication throughout the workforce. When it comes to encouraging diversity within your workforce, there are many aspects that should be taken into... More

July 05, 2018

Finding the Perfect Mentor

The mentor and mentee are equally important for the success of a mentoring relationship, but because the mentee is going to see the most benefits, they tend to outnumber the available mentors. This leads to a problem with finding the perfect mentor for every mentee. With the advances made in men... More

June 22, 2018

5 Tips to Help You Find Time For Mentoring

If I’m being honest, I’m not great at prioritizing, especially when I feel like I don’t have enough time. Exercising is one of those things that gets pushed to the bottom of my priority list. I know that I need to exercise, but it just seems like I never have the time. I’m sure there are a lot of pe... More

June 07, 2018

Advice from Our Expert: 4 Tips to Become a Successful Mentor

In the past we have discussed how an individual can be a good mentor but being a good mentor doesn’t always mean that they are a successful mentor. A good mentor understands what they need to do to help their mentee grow, while a successful mentor also focuses on how they can also grow throughout th... More

May 31, 2018

Improving Your Company Culture Through Mentoring

Did you know, statistics have shown that a company’s culture has a direct impact on employee turnover? According to a Columbia University study, when companies have a poor culture, 48.4% of employees start looking for a job. When turnover increases, productivity and profitability decrease. This is... More

May 22, 2018

Bringing Gender Diversity to Your Leadership Team Through Mentoring

In today’s business world, only 5.4% of S&P 500 companies have placed a woman as their CEO. In some minds, it may seem like this means that having a woman in a leadership role means these organizations are less successful, but that is not the case. Staples, Progressive, Cambell’s and General M... More

May 10, 2018

Utilizing Mentoring to Enhance Employee Engagement

Employee retention has become one of the biggest challenges facing organizations today. A key factor in increasing employee retention, is developing employee engagement. When individuals are truly engaged, they are less likely to seek opportunities elsewhere. Organizations are finding success in i... More

May 04, 2018

3 Types of Mentoring for Millennials

It’s no surprise that millennials are taking over the workforce, especially since 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 30. In fact, it has been estimated that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. With this information in hand, organizations are taking a hard look at what... More

May 02, 2018

How to Obtain Executive Buy-In for Your Mentoring Program

The first step to success for any mentoring program is positioning it as a vital component of organizational growth. Many proponents of mentoring struggle during this early step: company leaders are often skeptical about the need for a mentoring program and how exactly it will benefit the organ... More