CMS Program Insights and Information

Helping Stanley put Pen to Paper - The Value of the CMS Résumé Examples Database #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #theempoweredjobseeker Feb 27, 2024

We first met Stanley during a group meeting, as his former employer delivered the news that they were closing their textile plant by the end of the year.  The news came as a shock for most at the plant who had been long tenured employees.

As we met with each employee individually following...

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The Empowered Job Seekers Series v.4 - Gabriel's Lesson in Effective Résumé Writing #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #theempoweredjobseeker Feb 13, 2024

When Gabriel came to us for job search assistance, he was already a few weeks into his search.  He was looking for a Customer Service position having spent the last 5 years in a call centre environment for a large courier company as well as having several part-time retail sales roles...

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The Empowered Job Seeker Series v.3 - Yasmine's Journey to Her Ultimate Career Goal; The Importance of Personal Goal Setting. #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #theempoweredjobseeker Feb 06, 2024

When Yasmine was enrolled in our outplacement program, she was working as a customer support specialist for an office equipment supply group. She had worked for her previous employer for approximately two years. It was her first job in Canada following her immigration. Losing her job...

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The Empowered Job Seeker v.2 - Mikala's Moment of Clarity #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #theempoweredjobseeker Jan 30, 2024

The value of formal career assessment.

Several years ago, we worked with a well experienced lady who had been let go by her employer after over 25 years of service.  Mikala was a Mechanical Engineer by education and had worked for a large, multi-national manufacturing company located...

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The Empowered Job Seeker Series, v.1 - Helping George to understand his emotions following job loss #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #employmenttermination #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #jobloss #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #terminationmeetingsupport #theempoweredjobseeker Jan 24, 2024

When we first spoke with George as he joined our outplacement program, he was quiet and fairly despondent having just been told of his termination the day before.  He had worked as a customer service manager for a retail group for the past 15 years.  I learned from the HR...

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Hello and Happy New Year! #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #careertransitionworkshop #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Jan 10, 2024

To our HR friends and colleagues,

Happy New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your colleagues and your family all the best for the coming year and to thank you for offering our career transition programs for your staff in the past.  I personally cherish the...

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An Alternative to Individual Outplacement #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #careertransitionworkshop #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #interviewpreparationworkshop #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices #resumewritingworkshop Dec 06, 2023

HR Leaders,

Organizational changes are a symptom of market adaptability and future growth. They are changes of course, that can be difficult and can affect your team members profoundly.  Organizational changes can also be costly, which sometimes means the provision of individual...

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Introducing our '2024 HR Manager's Guide to Outplacement' plus, the New and Improved CMS Website! #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Nov 22, 2023

For our HR colleagues, 

As the year-end approaches and your team begins to plan for potential organizational changes in 2024, I thought you may be interested in previewing our 2024 HR Manager's Guide in advance of the new year.

We have continued to listen to the suggestions and requests...

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The CMS Basic Outplacement Program - The Fundamentals necessary for Career Transition Success #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Nov 09, 2023

To our HR colleagues,

At CMS we are conscious of your budgets, but we also are committed to providing meaningful career transition support to your outgoing employees.

Our Basic Outplacement Program meets both of those requirements.

It provides the fundamentals to an effective...

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‘ Outplacement Outtakes ‘ v.27 – How Practical Job Search Tools Create the Biggest Pool of Opportunities for Candidates like Michael #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Nov 01, 2023

There are three main pillars that can describe the CMS full-service outplacement program.  In last week’s blog, we discussed the value of Pillar #1 during job loss and career transition when emotions tend to run very high: personalized program coaching.

This week we focus...

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‘Outplacement Outtakes’ v.26 – How Developing Strong Rapport with Sophie was Essential to her Outplacement Program Success #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Oct 25, 2023
 

Personalizing outplacement programs is the only way to make them matter.  Why spend valuable budget on cookie-cutter programs that don’t truly help someone through a life-changing moment? Learning that one has lost their job is bound to prompt a series of emotions from...

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‘ Outplacement Outtakes ‘ v.25 – Encouraging Organization, Engagement and the Utilization of Powerful Job Search Tools #careertransitionprogram #careertransitionprograms #careertransitionservices #hr #hrcanada #hrmanagers #hrsupport #humanresources #outplacement #outplacementcanada #outplacementprograms #outplacementservices Oct 04, 2023

It is important to us at CMS that our outplacement program candidates have a well-rounded experience while working with us.  Encouraging the organization of their job search, the use of personal exercises as well as a program feedback questionnaire is part of how we accomplish...

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