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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2020
Organizations around the world have found that implementing amentoring programcan lead to higher levels of employee engagement, knowledge sharing, and employee retention. With these types of benefits, there is no surprise that71% of Fortune 500companies offer mentoring programs to their employees. T... More
February 13, 2020
The U.S. economy is booming with an unemployment rate of 3.5%, the lowest it has been in 5 decades. This low rate has led to more job openings than there are people to fill them. With the job surplus, employees can leave a job knowing that there are others available to them. In 2019, it was reported... More
February 12, 2020
The most successful companies aren’t focusing only on what is happening today. They are always looking to the future and developing strategies to be on top. The growing skills shortage is threatening long-term economic success forcing organizations to identify and develop the untapped talent interna... More
February 07, 2020
Leadership development is crucial to the success of any organization. A recent survey revealed that 86% of business leaders expressed that a well thought out leadership pipeline must be in place for an organization to be successful. While creating these necessary leadership pipelines, organizations ... More
February 04, 2020
Mergers, acquisitions and workforce reductions are a reality for many companies across the globe. In the first quarter of 2019, the number of layoffs reached 190,410. This was 35% higher than the same period from the previous year. A significant factor in this increase is that many companies, incl... More
January 24, 2020
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January 22, 2020
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January 17, 2020
The legal industry is continuously growing illustrated by the growth in demand for legal services, which has steadily increased over the last 3 years. This is leading to the creation of new legal jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between 2018 and 2028, there will be a total of 45... More
January 15, 2020
As the need for employee career development opportunities becomes more and more necessary, so does the number of organization’s implementing mentoring programs. In fact, 71% of Fortune 500 companies have a mentoring program in place. And mid-sized organizations are following closely behind. These p... More
January 08, 2020
What do you think some of the most important factors relating to employee engagement are? Most people would say that it is a high salary and traditional benefits. However, 39% of respondents, feel that providing a stimulating work environment is a more effective way to help engage employees. Stimula... More
January 03, 2020
If you are looking for a simple definition of coaching, it is defined asthe act of instructing or training someone with the purpose of achieving a goal. The most important parts of that definition are the "someone" and the "goal". These two words are what define the type of coaching that is needed ... More
December 27, 2019
Think about the future of your organization. You probably have a plan for almost every scenario that could cause you to be unsuccessful. But, have you considered what would happen if one of your leaders chose to leave? This is something that most organizations don’t think about until it happens. Acc... More
December 04, 2019
Did you know that millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025? That’s only a few years away. This shift in the workforce allows organizations to gain top talent by capitalizing on millennials looking for work. This means you want to position yourself as an attractive place for these... More
November 19, 2019
Employee engagement isdefinedas the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals. This means that when your employee's feel like they are a valued part of your organization and truly engaged, they are more productive and tend to stick around a bit longer. The benefits ga... More
November 11, 2019
4 Ways to Combine Formal and Informal Mentoring Programs Many individuals assume that all mentoring programs are the same. This is not the case, because mentoring can be customized to each individual organization. This makes it a great option as a career development program. The differences betwe... More
November 01, 2019
Did you know that globally successful companies like Uber and Yelp were created from an informal version of Corporate Alumni Networks? Lucrative connections like these may be in your group of previous employees without you even knowing it. Turning what used to be goodbye into lifelong relationships ... More
October 07, 2019
A recent trend in the financial service industry is shifting the focus onto financial professionals. Like all employees, financial professionals need career development opportunities. However, specific restrictions are often present in the industry. Mentoring is a great way to overcome these restri... More
October 02, 2019
Knowing someone who is unhappy in their career is not uncommon. In fact, 53% of Americans are unhappy in their current position. That means 1 in 2 people at your organization might consider leaving due to their discontent. These statistics speak directly to why many organizations have been experien... More
September 24, 2019
Mentoring programs are a great asset to organizations. However, it’s not enough to just have a mentoring program. Like any other business initiative, corporate mentoring programs must be planned and monitored with ROI in mind. Too many companies today aren’t sure what they really want to accomplis... More
September 17, 2019
It’s no surprise that millennials are taking over the workforce. 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 they offer to attract the millennial talent pool. One of the top benefi... More
September 11, 2019
When you start a mentoring program, the focus is often on employees that are willing to learn and grow. These employees become more engaged with the organization because of their mentorship. As you likely already know, engaged employees are the backbone of every successful organization. However, it... More
September 02, 2019
Advances in technology now allow mentoring programs to flourish more than ever before. With technology, we have broken down the barriers of communication and reduced workloads. Not only that, but technology is now integrated into most talent development programs. A great example of the beneficial i... More
August 28, 2019
Improving employee engagement can be one of the most critical aspects to the success of an organization. When an employee loves their company and is positively motivated, their engagement reflects in their work. However, this is equally true for the opposite. When an employee is unengaged, their of... More
August 23, 2019
When people hear the word capital, they usually think about money. But did you know that you can develop career capital?Career capital includes the rare and valuable skills that you have that can be used as leverage in defining your career. To get that amazing career that you’vebeen dreaming of... More
August 23, 2019
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 leads to the disengagement of mentors and mentees. Often times, these mentors were ready and willing to put... More
August 20, 2019
If you’re going to properly set up a mentoring program, your mentors will need to be prepared for the job. They are often equipping your organization’s next generation of leaders, so they must be qualified for the job. Without properly qualified mentors, your overall mentoring program may not b... More
August 20, 2019
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August 19, 2019
Before a talent development program is fully implemented, there are a few important steps to take. This includes deciding what type of program to start. Some options include mentoring programs or coaching programs. Are you wondering what the difference is between coaching and mentoring? You are not ... More
August 16, 2019
If you are considering launching a mentoring program, you already know the great benefits mentoring brings both organizations and employees. These benefits can be specified to your organization by creating a focused program, such as career development mentoring. Many organizations choose to create ... More
August 15, 2019
Mentoring programs are increasingly popular within organizations. In fact, over 71% of Fortune 500 companies have formal mentoring programs. If your organization is one of the many that offer mentoring, you may be considering whether or not you should join. If you have knowledge and experience that... More
August 13, 2019
Mentoring programs have proven to provide individuals and organizations with many benefits. Not only are they advantageous, but there are different types of mentoring for organization to choose from. The customization gives personalized benefits to fit different organizations and different individu... More
August 13, 2019
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August 09, 2019
Career development opportunities are at the top of your employee’s “must-have” lists. Not addressing this need is starting to take a toll on organizations that have fallen behind. On average, companies whose employees feel valued have 69% higher retention for the first 3 years of employment. Interna... More
August 06, 2019
Traditional onboarding programs can leave a lot to be desired. You’ve been there – the paperwork, the rushed office tour, the introductions. You may feel like nothing was done besides the tax forms. You may be right, because 58% of organizations report their onboarding program consists only of pro... More
August 05, 2019
Mentoring relationships are mutually beneficial, meaning they benefit both mentors and mentees. When both parties develop simultaneously, your entire organization benefits overall. Organizational benefits of mentoring can include increase employee retention, higher employee engagement, and even bett... More
August 02, 2019
Cross-generational mentoring is defined as pairing individuals from different generations with the goal of mutual learning and growth. Through mentoring relationship where multiple generations share experiences, skills, and knowledge, employees are able to create a bridge. This bridge will eliminat... More
August 01, 2019
In today’s organizations, managers must respond to the needs of increasingly diverse employees. In response to these needs, many organizations have instituted diversity mentoring programs. This has helped them understand and utilize the unique contributions of all employees by creating an inclusive... More
August 01, 2019
Successful mentorships in formal mentoring programs should always start with a strategized mentor matching process. This approach allows for strategic mentor matches to be made based on the qualifications of the mentors. There should always be a plan for matching mentors and mentees before the prog... More
July 30, 2019
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 they have worked very hard for. Despite this, many top positions within organizations are still held by men. Because of this, some women are ... More
July 28, 2019
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