With Insala's mentoring solution, I can now track student communication and activities, and more efficiently administer the entire program
(PRWEB) September 2, 2010
Insala, the global leader in career transition and talent management solutions, announces the successful deployment of Insala's mentoring software solution at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, resulting in ease and efficiency of program administration while facilitating program growth.
"With Insala's mentoring solution, I can now track student communication and activities, and more efficiently administer the entire program," says Melissa Lackey, Programs and Marketing Coordinator at the school. "We've been able to grow the mentoring program by 50% while cutting administration time by 50%. Some manual processes are now automated, saving time and effort and freeing up time for other tasks."
The ten-year-old mentoring program capped out at 120 pairs, was tracked on an Excel spreadsheet and had a manual matching and pairing process. Lackey knew an online solution of some form was in order. After a series of investigatory meetings and consultations, Insala was chosen as the online mentoring solution provider, leading to a successful implementation.
A burgeoning list of benefits emerged. Since bringing the mentoring program online, Lackey has been able to process applications, review applications, and register participants much more quickly. This increased efficiency has enabled her to exceed program roll-out deadlines by two months.
"What's more, Insala was responsive to the usability issues and provided upgrades. They customize to suit the needs of academia with mentors dispersed among many organizations, rather than the usual internal corporate model," says Lackey.
Lackey found that Insala's online mentoring solution pairs more people quickly, speeds up the matching process, allows students and mentors to connect through media other than phone and personal interviews, and allows mentors to view resumes. Lackey is looking to increase participation of the program by another 25% by 2012.
Insala is a leading global provider of Web-based software for organizations implementing talent management initiatives. Insala solutions power people and the organizations that employ them. Insala mentoring solutions includes mentoring program implementation for corporations and educational institutions, mentoring consulting services and mentoring software. Please visit us at http://www.mentoringtalent.com or http://www.insala.com/ for more information.
About Haskayne School of Business
The Haskayne School of Business is an innovative business school with an international reputation for influencing the practice of management and leadership through quality teaching and research. With more than 3,000 students enrolled in bachelor's, master's, PhD and executive education programs, the school boasts 16,000 alumni in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.haskayne.ucalgary.ca/.
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