An upgrade to Insala’s career transition technology, EmploymentTalk Version 4 features a self-driven activity dashboard. The vendor says it's designed to help the rising number of individuals seeking re-employment services in the wake of mass layoffs.
The redesign incorporates enhanced administrative functions intended to enable higher volume outplacement and job seeker services to be delivered by providers using EmploymentTalk. Insala says efficiency is increased not just for legacy outplacement firms, but also for recruiting firms, job boards, government employment agencies, universities, and career centers that also are offering higher touch reemployment services.
"Creating an easy to use, intuitive tool, full of meaningful career search services and information that also is cost effective for job service providing firms to customize was a priority. A more modern and appealing user interface with greater functionality ranked high as well," says Doug Maxwell, Chief Technology Officer at Insala.
Insala reported a fourth quarter increase of 42 percent year-over-year in the number of active users of the EmploymentTalk system, many of whom the vendor says will benefit from this upgrade. U.S. clients experienced a 57 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with Q4 of 2007. In the U.K. an increase during the same period is nearly 20 percent, and a 90 percent increase for the E.U., illustrating how some organizations are relying more heavily on outplacement assistance for employees affected by layoffs and redundancies.
"Millions of people's jobs are impacted by the global economic crisis. Fortunately the Internet combined with proper networking or social interactivity represents a vital lifeline of hope for quicker reemployment," says Insala CEO Phillip C. Roark. "EmploymentTalk Version 4 plays a crucial role for more positive outcomes and success by connecting service providers with those in need."