CMS is not your typical Career Transition company. We never have been. We are a unique, boutique firm who provides meaningful help, compassionate service and personable, customized solutions to our human resources clients across Canada.  Since 1981, we have developed our philosophy and company culture around ‘service’, dedicating ourselves to providing the best service solutions for our HR clients, and the best job search strategies for our job seekers – all for a reasonable fee.  Here are just 4 reasons why CMS is in my humble opinion, one of the best career transition companies around:

  1.  Our People.  The people at CMS who work with your former employees, aren’t just non-descript ‘consultants’.  Ours our Professional Coaches with qualifications in life, strategic intervention, high performance, career coaching and human resources.  CMS program coaches look at their job seekers (their clients), from a holistic standpoint.  After all, the lines between home, work and play are often blurred and interconnected, so to be successful in one’s job search LONG TERM, we must look at the person and their families, as a whole.  We also appreciated that there is a very emotional component to job loss, and candidates are not likely to be successful if they don’t adequately move towards acceptance.  ‘Change management’ is also part of our job.
  2. Our Program.  Supported by the coaching received by their coaches, all job seeking clients have access to the Career Management System.  This is a broad, in-depth, practical and meaningful online program for all our clients to use 24/7. In addition to in-depth information, insight and resources, it contains thousands of resume writing examples and interactive exercises around personal and career goal setting, resume, document and online-presence writing, the various layers regarding interview preparation not to mention strategic resume marketing techniques.   CMS program coaches are charged with implementing a meaningful, practical job search for each of our clients – not just to provide advice and comment, but to provide world reknown assessment tools, customized documents, useable lists of prospective employers and recruiters etc.  Our programs get results.  Our Coaches view themselves as partners to their clients in a job search that can often be a stressful and unpredictable time for their families. We will do whatever we can to help alleviate that uncertainty.  And, because it is online, our program content is continually and easily updated to match the fast-paced technological advancements in looking for work today.  In addition, our comprehensive, online program can be delivered to any location across this great country – and, job seekers in more remote areas can also be supported by Skype and telephone coaching.
  3. Our Structure.  CMS is not your typical ‘corporate outplacement’ company. We are not organization which maintains vast amounts of expensive office/career centre space, where job seekers are invited to enjoy a good cup of coffee, use the computer systems and compete, or commiserate with their fellow job seekers. When they need to, CMS job seekers meet with their coaches and counsellors on an individual, appointment basis which means that we can keep our office space smaller and our overhead low, resulting in cost effective prices for you.  This is imperative to the success of CMS, because one of our beliefs is that EVERYONE deserves job search help, regardless of their job level.  Keeping our over heads and our program costs low, means they are affordable enough to be offered to everyone within an organization!
  4. Our Accountability.  This topic is close to my heart.  What do you have if you do not have the trust and respect of your clientele? Nothing! Businesses cannot sustain themselves for long if their clients don’t trust them or if they feel taken advantage of.  It is my personal mission at CMS to maintain close contact with our valued HR clients.  I work on the front lines, ensuring that their needs are met, that their HR departments feel supported, and that their employees are being provided with the services that we, that I, have promised to them.   To that end, our HR clients receive a monthly Employee Progress report so that they can be confident that we are working with their people and that their dollars are being well spent.  (all while maintaining the privacy policy we have in place with our job seekers).   My next point should not need to be made but, as it turns out, there are companies out there that charge their HR clients for services that are never initiated. Rest assured, CMS will only ever bill for job seekers who have actually initiated the program with their coach – not simply because their names are on a list or in a pending file.

Ultimately, our mission is to soften the impact of downsizings and difficult employment terminations for all parties concerned – anywhere across the country.  My job is to ensure that all CMS team members honour our commitment, and provide the highly personal and effective services that the CMS name has become synonymous with since its founding in 1981. 

Call 416.960.9845 for a no-obligation conversation, about how we can help your situation.