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
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 Generalle

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

Blog

June 14, 2019

The Importance of Leadership Development

When developing effective leaders, many organizations tend to fall short. You may be thinking that a person can't be placed in a leadership role with no leadership development. Well, it happens. A lack of leadership development impacts your organization in many ways. It can result in high turnover... More

June 07, 2019

What is Company Culture?

"If you are lucky enough to be someoneís employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.Ē-John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market Employee engagement and employee retention have become common subjects throughout human resou... More

May 31, 2019

6 Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

Can you believe that only 1 in 10 firms are happy with their current levels of employee engagement? This becomes a serious issue when you realize how much your organization could be losing due to low employee engagement levels. According to Gallup, actively disengaged employees cost organizations be... More

May 24, 2019

Employee Engagement Strategies

When you think of the term ďemployee engagement,Ē what comes to mind? Perhaps a workplace of highly productive, problem-solving individuals or teams that collaborate seamlessly and harmoniously. If so, then you would be right. To get a little more formal, employee engagement is the extent to which a... More

May 17, 2019

Finding the Return on Relationship in Corporate Alumni Networks

Iím sure you know what return on investment is and that itís very important in business, but did you know that return on relationship, or ROR, is also important? We did a poll during our webinar Discovering the ROI of Corporate Alumni Networks and found out that 67% of the participants had never hea... More

May 10, 2019

The Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach

When talking talent development, there are a few options to choose from. Some you may have heard of are mentoring and coaching. While very similar, mentoring and coaching are different things. If you have read about the differences between mentoring and coaching but are still confused, you may need ... More

May 01, 2019

Mentoring Software Can Increase Mentor Matching Success

We are living in a world dominated by algorithms. Think about it. How many times a day do you use an algorithm without even knowing it? Did you search for a new recipe on Google? Google used an algorithm to give you the best search result for that recipe. Did you get on Facebook and scroll thr... More

April 17, 2019

3 Ways Boomerang Employees Improve Organizational Productivity

There are numerous benefits of maintaining alumni relationships, including the presence of boomerang employees. A boomerang employee is an individual that left your organization but wants to return. It may seem strange that you would want a former employee to return to your organization, but there a... More

April 10, 2019

Why Your Corporate Alumni Need Alumni Software

Alumni networks have become a hot topic as individuals are no longer staying with an organization for life. Implementing an alumni network is giving organizations that opportunity to maintain lifelong relationships with these former employees and reap the many benefits associated with doing so. As a... More

April 03, 2019

Hidden Benefits of Your Corporate Alumni Network

When considering an alumni network for your organization, you have probably heard about many of the obvious benefits. These can include boomerang employees, alumni ambassadors, and even new clients, but these arenít the only benefits available to you. As your former leaders and trailblazers become ... More

March 27, 2019

Tips for Maintaining a Successful Coaching Relationship

Corporate coaching has historically been a way to kindly escort bad executives out of their positions. However corporate coaching has evolved into something much different. It is now offered to a broader variety of leaders within an organization, and its intent is to improve them in their roles rath... More

March 20, 2019

3 Ways Mentoring Can Improve Stress

If you experience stress in your life, you are not alone. 80% of Americans reported at least one symptom of stress in the last month. But this is not just an American problem. Stress is proving to be a global issue. In fact, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence reported that 13.7 mi... More

March 13, 2019

The Importance of Communication for your Alumni Network

At some point, every organization has an employee that leaves. Many believe that these former employees arenít beneficial anymore, but that is not the case if you have a corporate alumni network. These networks retain the advantages of your alumni and keep them connected. However, in order to gain t... More

March 06, 2019

2 Tools to Use in Your Role as a Mentor

As a mentor, you act as a friend, role model, and guide to your mentee. They are looking to better themselves through the relationship, and you should too. Why? Because as a mentor, you can receive just as many benefits as the mentee. The benefits of being a mentor include improving communication sk... More

February 27, 2019

Mentoring Women to Overcome Challenges in the Workplace

Working women own over 10 million businesses and make up almost 47% of the workforce. While women account for almost half of all workers, they only hold a small percentage of executive positions. In fact, some male-dominated industries often see no women in their executive positions. It is importan... More

February 20, 2019

How to Increase Engagement in Your Alumni Network

Investing in a corporate alumni program brings many benefits to an organization. These benefits can include alumni acting as brand ambassadors, candidates for new and returning employment, and potential sales opportunities. To receive these benefits, your alumni network, participants must be engaged... More

February 15, 2019

5 Benefits of Leadership Coaching

It is known that leaders are at the core of organizations. However, shocking leadership development statistics show that 71% of companies do not feel their current leaders are able to carry their organization into the future. In order to combat these statistics, organizations are implementing a coac... More

February 08, 2019

4 Benefits of Maintaining Alumni Relationships

Why are corporate alumni relationships important if the alumni no longer work for your organization? Alumni can deliver assets to your organization long after they leave. Maintaining engaged alumni relationships gives both the organization and the alumni a chance to receive benefits. Here are 4 b... More

January 28, 2019

8 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring Relationship

From improving employee engagement to filling knowledge gaps, mentoring has proven to be a reliable tool for career development. However, a mentoring relationship is only successful if all participants give 100%. One way to show that you are putting all of your effort into the mentoring relationsh... More

January 23, 2019

4 Ways to Improve Productivity Through Mentoring

Did you know that the top 1% of productive individuals add about $5,000 in profits for an organization every year? This is because 38% of individuals with above-average productivity are engaged. Mentoring is a tool that many organizations find useful for increasing employee engagement and ultimately... More

January 16, 2019

Traditional vs Modern Mentoring

When you hear the word ďmentoring,Ē what comes to mind? Most people think of a one-on-one interaction with a senior level individual teaching a junior level individual without the use of technology. If this is the case, youíre thinking of traditional mentoring. As the workforce continues to become ... More

January 10, 2019

3 Signs a Mentoring Relationship is Not Working

If youíve been in a mentoring relationship that didnít end well, then you can probably understand the consequences it has for participants and the organization. Itís important to recognize these signs early so the program doesnít lose credibility and participants in every mentoring relationship stay... More

January 09, 2019

4 Ways to Combine Formal and Informal Mentoring

Do you know the difference between formal and informal mentoring? Formal mentoring is a well-structured, highly organized program. There is typically a set agenda, length, and mentoring match. Informal mentoring is much more lenient. Goals are unspecified, outcomes are unknown, and mentees norma... More

December 26, 2018

When is the Right Time to Use Modern Mentoring?

Traditional mentoring has evolved to keep up with the ever-changing workforce. With newer generations entering the workforce and new skills being learned, there are several types of modern mentoring that have become popular. But, many organizations struggle with knowing how and when to implement the... More

December 20, 2018

3 Tips to Promote a Successful Mentoring Relationship

Implementing a mentoring program inside the workplace has proven to be a great way to improve company culture and work ethics for individuals. However, there can be times when a mentoring relationship doesnít function effectively. This will cause you to miss out on the expected benefits of your prog... More

December 13, 2018

6 Tips to Increase Mentoring Engagement

A successful mentoring program has many benefits for the organization, the mentor and the mentee. To see these benefits, the program must have an administrator that oversees its success from start to finish. This insures that the mentoring program is headed in the right direction and that the partic... More

December 07, 2018

Women in Mentoring: The Mentee

Did you know that gender diversity on an executive level enhances an organizationís performance? When researching women in management, we found that women only hold 24% of senior roles across the globe, and that there is an abundance of global organizations that do not have women in any senior posit... More

November 30, 2018

Women in Mentoring: The Mentor

Have you ever wondered why we see more men as mentors? We believe this is because mentors are usually in a senior position and we often see more men occupying those positions. In fact, studies have shown that men are 40% more likely to be promoted to senior positions than women, so they would also b... More

November 21, 2018

Building an Alumni Network that Works for your Alumni

Historically, organizations have looked at exiting employees as a loss. They watched as the time, money, and resources invested in that employee just simply walked out of the door and both parties moved on. But what if you didnít have to completely lose that employee? Many organizations are taking a... More

November 16, 2018

Modern Mentoring: Where has the Evolution of Mentoring Led Us?

Traditional mentoring is evolving with the advancements in technology that are making their way into the workplace. These evolved types of mentoring have been termed modern mentoring. Modern mentoring has become a popular way for organizations to attract and retain younger generations of employees... More

November 09, 2018

Measuring the Success of Your Mentoring Program

Over the past decade, wehave seenanincrease in the number oforganizationsthat want toincorporatementoringinto their culture.This is because mentoring continuously proves to be effective in employee development, engagement efforts, and encouraging employees to connect with one another. While the... More

November 02, 2018

3 Ways to Increase Millennial Engagement Through Mentoring

Itís been said that Millennials are the least engaged generation in the workplace, and some studies are proving that to be true. In fact, itís been found that only 29% of millennials are engaged at work. Why does that statistic matter? Because engaged millennials are 64% less likely to say they will... More

October 25, 2018

The Do's and Don'ts of Mentoring Millennials

Did you know that 79%of Millennialsbelieve thatmentorship programs are crucialto theircareer success? Thatís a large percentage and one that organizations should be paying attention to. But is it enough just to have a mentoring program for your millennial workforce? We donít think so. Millennial... More

October 19, 2018

Mentoring: Creating a Positive Company Culture

According to a Deloittestudy, 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinctcompanyculture is important to business success.Company culture is illustrated by employee attitudes toward the company, as well as overall values and work ethic. These executives and employees stress the impo... More

October 18, 2018

5 Ways to Attract and Maintain Millennial Talent

53%of hiring managers say itís difficult to find and retain millennials. With the quick growth rate of millennials entering the workforce, we find this challenge costing organizations billions of dollars every year. Luckily, weíve found 5 ways to combat the challenge of attracting and retaining mi... More

October 05, 2018

How a Corporate Alumni Network Can Save Your Organization Time and Money

Did you know that it costs half as much to rehire former employees as opposed to recruiting new ones? Your alumni network has access to top leaders and mentors, and they can bring some big benefits to your organization. Whether these former employees want to share their experience about your comp... More

September 29, 2018

The Benefits of Knowledge Sharing Through Your Corporate Alumni Network

As youíve read in previous articles, mentoring is a great knowledge sharing source for your employees, but so is your corporate alumni network. There are many benefits to keeping an actively connected alumni network, such as gaining access to more skilled workers and raising brand awareness. However... More

September 21, 2018

3 Types of Mentor Matching: Pros and Cons

There are several methods that can be used in the mentor matching process. No matter which method your organization chooses, we recommend simplifying the process by using mentor matching software. When using this software to facilitate mentor-matching, you should also recognize your top priorities... More

September 13, 2018

4 Common Challenges: Coaching is the Solution

There are several reasons why your organization may not be progressing the way you intended. Organizations face challenges every day. In the past, weíve pin-pointed these challenges and how different types of learning and development strategies can produce solutions. Today we turn our focus to coac... More

September 06, 2018

4 Tips to Help Mentors Increase Engagement in Their Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring relationships, or mentorships, are the foundation of career development for employees, but theyíre only effective if both you and your mentee are engaged. Some mentorships can start off rocky, but if you feel like yours isnít working out, donít say good-bye just yet! From research done by... More