Insala Launches Unique, Compelling Film Series Supporting Organizations, Managers and Exiting Employees Affected By Layoffs

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX — April 26, 2010 – Insala, the global leader in career transition and talent management software, in partnership with Big Shoulder, a multi-media production company, are delighted to announce the launch of the Real Life Film Series™.

This first-of-its-kind Web-based film series explores the emotional impact of layoffs and is now offered within Insala’s EmploymentTalk™ career transition software. Visit for more information about the Real Life Film Series.

The films were developed as a training resource and support tool not previously available on the market for organizations conducting reductions in force (RIF) and for outplacement firms assisting with RIFs. These instantly engaging films of real-life stories offer a 360° perspective on the emotional impact of downsizing that can affect managers, laid-off staff and survivors of the layoff experience and to help organizations heal and adapt to change after they’ve been through the difficult process of restructuring.

“This immensely engaging film series allows organizations to address a sensitive but necessary part of doing business while still maintaining or even enhancing their company image,” says Phillip Roark, Insala president and CEO. “Often, organizations don’t offer sufficient manager training on how to properly inform staff or recognize how managers may feel carrying out this task. Those who survive a layoff can suffer as much as those who have been laid off, becoming disillusioned and insecure, with productivity inevitably affected.”

The sign-posted films allow facilitators in a workshop setting, or individuals, to pause and reflect on major points. Information on job loss, managing emotions, impact on family and friends, and the steps needed to take control of the job search are just some of the supporting materials available with the Real Life Film Series.

Big Shoulder is a multi-media production company based in London and led by two award-winning BBC documentary filmmakers, Cathy Elliott and Nicola Gibson. Seeing the gap in the market for high-quality, authentic material addressing the emotional impact of layoffs and recognizing the potential of the Internet to reach people through film, Big Shoulder produced these broadcast-quality, technically superior HD films using authentic testimonials from real people with real experiences.

“Our films have multiple uses, addressing wide audiences – and by using real people, rather than actors or experts, our films are more engaging, relevant and honest,” said Nicola Gibson. For more information on the Real Life Film Series, visit

About Insala
Insala is a leading global provider of web-based software for organizations implementing career transition, career development, mentoring and talent management initiatives. Insala solutions power people and the organizations that employ them.

Insala Solution Suite products include EmploymentTalk™ for career transition and outplacement, iCareerManager for workforce career development and Hi-Impact Mentoring® providing corporate mentoring programs.

About Big Shoulder
Big Shoulder is a unique multi-media company creating broadcast quality, HD web films for corporate use. Using film as a medium for communicating and sharing problems and life experiences, Big Shoulder is meeting the growing demand for online emotional help and wellbeing in the workplace in an innovative and visually compelling way. Its staff of highly experienced filmmakers license films and produce customized films for clients. The aim at Big Shoulder is “life shared on film. Visit to learn more.

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