Career Development Tools for Career Planning

You may have decided that implementing a best-practice career development program is a high priority for your company. Yet, there are many factors involved in establishing a successful career development program:

  • 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 career development program with specific tools and resources to direct their own development.

  • Administrators must align the career development program with corporate strategy and objectives. This will help to demonstrate the success of the initiative.


Company Career Development

iCareerManager™ is internationally recognized online career development software. It empowers all company stakeholders to successfully fulfill their roles in your program. Through the software:

  • Employees gain access to 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 as they follow their career development plan

  • Managers and career coaches gain 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 development using our proven process

  • Establish a framework supporting consistent communication with employees and managers/career coaches

  • Manage career opportunities and establish internal talent mobility across all levels and locations globally

  • Measure common key performance indicators (KPIs) including employee retention, talent mobility, and development

We know that every company's career vision, culture, and brand are different. We can support your need for customized software. All branding, content, and processes within iCareerManager™ can be customized to meet your company's needs.

Features and Benefits

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.

For Managers/Coaches

  • 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.

For HR/Administrators

  • Manage Internal Talent Mobility - Efficiently manage your employee's internal talent 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.

  • Program Reporting - Provide accurate, efficient, real-time reporting of corporate information, report on data gathered within the platform, and demonstrate program success to senior management. (Learn more)

  • 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.

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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
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
Societe Generale

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
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
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
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
ACCA

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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Solvay

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