Talent Development Solutions

What if you could develop, retain, and leverage your talent to achieve your most critical business objectives? Insala's talent development solutions enable you to do just that.

We assist many organizations worldwide to envision, plan, implement, and evaluate talent initiatives that produce real bottom-line results. Our distinguished best-practice consulting approach and online solutions can be adopted separately or in combinations specifically customized to fit your organization's needs. All activities can be easily tracked and measured against your KPIs and objectives to ensure continuing ROI from your development initiatives.

Through our consulting services and SaaS technology, we provide customizable, sustainable, and scalable solutions for:

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

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.

Diana Westlake
Managing Consultant BPI Group

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

Articles

January 16, 2018

Empowering Women Leaders Through Mentoring

For some women, embarking on a leadership path in their career can seem like a difficult journey. This is because the climb up the corporate ladder is very different for men and women. Although women have made great strides in the workplace, inequality and double-standards still exist, and thes... More

January 12, 2018

Advice from Our Expert: Why Choose Mentoring for Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge sharing is defined as an activity through which knowledge is exchanged through people. This knowledge can be information, skills, and/or expertise and the great thing about technology is that it allows you to share this knowledge even if it canít be done in person. Virtual mentoring is a... More

January 09, 2018

Mentoring Is Not Just for Entry-Level Employees

Growing leadership expertise in a short period of time within an organization is a continual challenge. The speed of projects and the need for innovation have increased to a point that organizations are moving people into positions of management and leadership at an ever-increasing pace. Becau... More

January 04, 2018

Advice from Our Expert: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Training for Your Mentoring Program

For many, mentoring seems like a pretty simple concept; You match a mentee with a mentor and off they go, but this scenario seems a little too good to be true. Most of the time, things donít go quite that easy. The one thing that many organizations forget about when implementing a mentoring progr... More

January 03, 2018

Mentor Matching: Right and Wrong

The truth is that some mentor/mentee matches do not work, and in the case of mismatch, itís important to catch it as soon as possible. Thereís not necessarily an easy way for a program admin to determine if a relationship is on the rocks or not until itís too late. Most of it boils down to check... More

January 02, 2018

4 Resolutions to Make for Your Mentoring Program

A saying that you will hear a lot at this time of the year is ďNew Year, New YouĒ, but we donít believe you have to change everything about your mentoring program to see a positive impact. New Yearís resolutions donít just have to be for an individual, you can make them for your mentoring program ... More

December 28, 2017

10 Tips For Being a Good Mentee

When dealing with a mentorship, there are a few things to be taken into consideration. A good mentor is constantly aware and improving his or her skills, so the mentee must learn how to a better mentee. If the two cogs fit symbiotically, it can blossom into a valuable relationship. 1. Remember That... More

December 19, 2017

What is Cross-Generational Mentoring?

As the workforce continues to become more diverse, different generations are not only working together, but also learning from each other. It isnít uncommon to see cross-generational mentoring taking place within your organizationís mentoring program. But what exactly do we mean by cross-genera... More

December 15, 2017

5 Tips to Help Your Mentoring Relationship Be Successful

A traditional mentoring relationship revolves around two parties- the mentor and the mentee. Each of these individuals has a specific ďjob descriptionĒ associated with their role and each role must be fulfilled in to have a successful relationship. Mentoring program rely on these successful relati... More

December 13, 2017

3 Challenges Organizations Face When Recruiting Mentors

When implementing a mentoring program, a key element to success is the recruitment of willing and capable mentors. These mentors are expected to be volunteers that will make the mentoring relationship a priority and be fully engaged with their mentee. It may seem easy to find these people in your ... More

December 06, 2017

4 Tips to Make Your Corporate Alumni Program Successful

Itís safe for us to assume that you arenít just looking to implement a Corporate Alumni Program for your organization and hope that it does well. We know that simply having a program isnít enough because what you really want is for it to be successful. Implementing a Corporate Alumni Program can... More

November 29, 2017

Benefits of Career Development Mentoring

With the workforce becoming more diverse every day, the focus of any organizationís mentoring program should be well defined and fit the necessary objectives. Many individuals today are demanding a mentoring program that isnít just put in place, but also very specific to their needs, especiall... More

November 28, 2017

Planning Your Mentoring Program

When implementing a mentoring program, or even improving your current program, there should always be a period of planning that takes place before the program can begin. This planning phase helps organizations to answer several important questions that will impact the success of the mentoring prog... More

November 27, 2017

Best Practices for Managing Your Corporate Alumni Network

Organizations today have an incredible opportunity to harness the power of their alumni to create brand ambassadors, develop their business, and enhance their culture. Lifelong relationships with alumni can open many new doors for organizations that were previously inaccessible to them, or that th... More

November 22, 2017

Overcoming Challenges as a Coach

Coaching can be a challenging experience for both parties involved, but these challenges donít have to hinder the success of the relationship. Not everyone is meant to be a coach. Coaching takes time, skill, and careful planning in order for it to be successful and the coach and coachee have to be... More

November 21, 2017

6 Common Challenges of Mentoring

Mentoring programs can bring many benefits to an organization and the mentors and mentees participating, but it doesnít come without a few challenges. Fortunately, there are solutions for many of the challenges that your organization will face when planning and implementing your mentoring program.... More

November 20, 2017

How a Mentoring Program Can Help Attract the Top Talent You Need

Itís really no secret that attracting top talent means that your organization needs to provide top opportunities. These opportunities arenít just a nice office and a reasonable salary. Todayís workforce is looking for more than just the standard expectations. They are looking at your entire organi... More

November 16, 2017

Don't Say Goodbye To Your Exiting Employees

One of the best parts about investing in an alumni network is that you donít have to tell your employees goodbye when they leave. Many organizations are starting to realize that their past employees can be just as much an asset as their current employees. Whether they are rehiring employees, boome... More

November 15, 2017

6 Tips to Keep Mentors and Mentees Engaged

Many individuals know the benefits of participating in a mentoring program, but there are times that the benefits may not be enough to keep them engaged. A lack of motivation, time, or energy lead to the disengagement of mentors and mentees who were ready and willing to put in the work needed to r... More

November 14, 2017

How Reverse Mentoring Can Benefit Your Organization

Organizations around the world are embracing a wide variety of modern mentoring models, including reverse mentoring. Reverse mentoring is a program in which the traditional mentoring roles are reversed. Per Dr. David Clutterback, reverse mentoring is most significantly used to address the issue of... More

November 08, 2017

6 Benefits of Coaching for Individuals

If youíve ever been in a coaching relationship, you know that there are many benefits to being a part of the process. The personal benefits of coaching are wide-ranging and can positively impact an individualís career if they are engaging with their coach. This process can help develop individuals... More

November 07, 2017

5 Tips to Make Reverse Mentoring Successful

When people think about mentoring, they picture a senior level employee as the mentor and a junior level employee as the mentee. This traditional style of mentoring is what many organizations have become accustomed to, but are they falling behind the times? With the continued changes being made in... More

November 06, 2017

4 Benefits of Using Speed Mentoring

Many people would say that speed mentoring reminds them of speed dating, and they wouldnít be completely wrong. Speed mentoring is a series of short, focused conversations about specific questions. These conversations involve a one-on-one interaction between a mentee and mentor. The mentee rotates... More

November 03, 2017

What is Flash Mentoring?

Simply put, flash mentoring is a type of mentoring relationship that allows an individual to quickly find the information they need to complete a specific task. This is much less formal than traditional mentoring and is less about a relationship and more about knowledge sharing within a network of... More

November 02, 2017

3 Reasons You Should Implement a Modern Mentoring Program

Traditional, one-to-one mentoring has been around for centuries, but with the technological advancements being made in todayís organizations, modern mentoring is becoming more popular. Modern mentoring goes beyond the traditional mentoring model and embraces a wide variety of models that organizat... More

October 27, 2017

7 Tips for Being a Good Mentor

Itís been said that mentoring is all about the mentee, but we believe that the mentor plays a vital role in whether the relationship is successful or not. While the mentee will typically do the bulk of the work, the mentor is the one who leads them in the right direction, and without that there w... More

October 26, 2017

5 Benefits of Coaching for Your Organization

Coachingis considered one of the first steps to improve an employeeís 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 r... More

October 25, 2017

How to Attract Millennials Through Mentoring

Over the past 5 years, millennials have become the majority in the workforce. This younger generation has perplexed many employers, but their skill and work ethic has made them valuable. Organizations are looking for new and exciting ways to attract the right millennial candidates and keep them ar... More

October 20, 2017

4 Reasons to Invest in an Alumni Network for Your Organization

Having a life-long job is becoming a thing of the past. People are becoming more conscious of their career development needs and moving to new organizations that they feel will help them move forward on their career path. While many organizations are seeing more employees leaving, itís importa... More

October 16, 2017

6 Tips for Increasing Corporate Alumni Engagement

With the success of several well-known boomerangs, former employees that are rehired by an organization, and the use of social media networks like LinkedIn, corporate alumni programs are becoming more popular every year. But just because your organization has an alumni network doesnít mean that it... More

October 11, 2017

5 Ways Mentoring Can Benefit Women in Leadership

Women have been making a name for themselves in organizations all over the world. They are taking their career goals to the next level and claiming positions that they have worked very hard for. But the top positions for most organizations are still held by men. From glass ceilings to work-life ba... More

October 10, 2017

Launching a Successful Mentoring Program in 12 Weeks

Mentoring programs can provide many benefits for an organization and the programís individual participants. These benefits vary depending on the type of program implemented, but if you want to see any benefits at all there is always one thing that must happen. Your organization must have a plan to... More

October 03, 2017

3 Ways to Match Your Mentee with a Mentor

Mentor matching can be done in several different ways. The approach taken is usually determined by the size of your program, the participants involved, and the business reason for enabling a mentoring relationship. Our recommendation would be that a mentoring software portal be used to provide th... More

October 03, 2017

5 Steps To Maintaining A Successful Mentoring Program

Any organization can start a mentoring program, but simply starting a program does not guarantee that it will be successful. Your goal when developing any business strategy should be its continued success and mentoring is no different. To ensure that your mentoring program has a long and successfu... More

September 29, 2017

Who does Alumni Software Benefit?

When an employee leaves, most organizations have an ďout of sight, out of mindĒ approach. They believe that because a good employee chooses to leave that they are no longer a concern. But should these organizations rethink their approach to past employees? Alumni Software gives organizations the... More

September 28, 2017

Mentoring- The Unique Approach to Employee Retention

According to Deloitteís 2016 Millennial Survey, millennials now occupy the largest share in the labor market (32%). This makes the absence of millennial company loyalty, engagement, and retention pressing and important business concerns. Of millennials surveyed, Deloitte reports that almost 2/... More

September 27, 2017

What Is Coaching?

Coaching is considered one of the first steps to improve an employeeís 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

September 26, 2017

New Hires Vs. Hiring Alumni: 4 Ways to Cut Costs

Hiring a new employee has become increasingly expensive for an organization. Not only are they spending more money, but they are also spending more time and resources. When looking at the option of hiring a new employee or hiring someone from your alumni network, also called a boomerang employee, ... More

September 20, 2017

3 Reasons Employee Retention is Important for Your Organization

With a workforce that is becoming more diverse and the advancements of technology creating new jobs every day, itís not a surprise that employee retention rates are decreasing. The decrease in the rate has made employee retention even more important today. In fact, 40% of employers rate retention ... More

September 18, 2017

Creating a Mentoring Program for Leadership Development

Providing a mentor to high potential employees can be one of the greatest resources available to them. Not only are you improving your succession pipeline, you are creating exceptional leaders that are going to stay within your organization. There are significant differences between this type of m... More