Career Transition:

If your employer has provided you with Career Transition Support through Optimum Talent, click here to get started.


Get Support With:
  • Career planning and assessment
  • Resume development and optimization
  • Creating your professional online profile
  • Networking training and events
  • Interview preparation

Outplacement & Career Transition

For decades, organizations offered outplacement support to departing employees because it was the “right thing to do.” Today, smart organizations recognize that providing career transition and outplacement support is not a moral obligation, it’s a business decision to guard against operational and brand risk.

Organizations that invest in career transition and outplacement services for departing employees make a strategic decision to protect their brand’s reputation, maintain productivity, mitigate legal risk, and reduce stress levels for the departing employee’s manager and peers. We help our client organizations achieve these objectives through:

  • planning support,
  • HR/management notification training,
  • establishing an on-site support centre,
  • providing on-site notification support, and
  • sending engagement reports to demonstrate ROI.


Organizational Benefits

  • Protect your brand
  • Maintain productivity
  • Mitigate operational risk
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Positively impact your ROI

Individual Benefits

  • Faster transitions
  • Access to “hidden” job opportunities
  • Connections to our alumni network
  • 12-month access to the Optimum Talent Career Management Portal

In Our Client’s Words …

“As our business is evolving, and we’re reshaping and redefining our reach with our customers, we are also reshaping and redefining our relationship with employees. To that end, we have had to ensure that we had the very best Outplacement, Leadership Coaching, and Talent Development partner along the way. Some of our “heavy lifting” projects could not have been met if it were not for Optimum Talent. Lynn, April, and the rest of the OT team stepped up to help us – across the country, where all of our offices are represented; and they did so with speed and responsiveness, and above all professionalism and care.”

Tina Tremblay
Director, Human Resources Operations
Xerox Canada Limited

Our Approach

Vanguard Technology

  • SuccessFinder career assessment
  • Resume builder
  • Personalized job recommendations
  • Interview prep and company research
  • Networking event recommendations

Expert Career Coaches

  • Personalized career coaching
  • Available in person, by phone, or online
  • Local, national, and international job-market expertise
  • 100,000+ business contacts


  • Manage emotional impact
  • Increase personal awareness
  • Enhance search and interview effectiveness

Measure Results

  • On-demand reporting
  • Data to inform future business decisions

Online Career Transition & Outplacement Support

In 2017, we launched a new bilingual career management portal designed to reduce the average length of an employee transition, minimize the emotional impact, and equip users with the skills to manage their careers on an ongoing basis.

The portal features a new twist on standard tools such as resume development and interview preparation; but what makes it truly unique is how we have incorporated our neuromanagement expertise to help individuals manage the emotional impact of their transition. Research validates that “it’s more difficult to recover from getting fired than from a divorce or death of a spouse” (Money, 2017), so when we help people effectively deal with the emotional component of their transition, they’re able to move on faster, which ultimately makes them more effective in their job search.

The result: Faster landing times mean our client organizations save money and their brands save face.

It’s Not a Cliché, We Really Do Care

Despite changes in the industry, we remain committed to providing programs that combine technology with the empathy of an expert career coach. This process produces better results for the employer and the departing employee.

Our research shows that human connection is instrumental to a successful career transition. Individuals who receive career transition programs that combine technology with one-on-one coaching—whether it’s delivered in-person, by phone, or online—report higher satisfaction and find opportunities sooner.

Faster landing times mean our clients save money and their brands save face.


Local Expertise, Global Reach

Career Star Group is Optimum Talent’s trusted partner for international Outplacement and Career Transition  services. It’s a globally connected organization with over 1,000 delivery locations in 79 countries. Each year, Career Star Group provides outplacement and leadership coaching to over 7,000 organizations and 100,000 individuals.

Through our strategic partnership with the Career Star Group, Optimum Talent can consistently execute global outplacement and leadership coaching projects with the same standard of excellence that we deliver nationally.

Why Choose Optimum Talent?

We Communicate. We have strong relationships with corporate clients built on continuous communication and feedback.

We Are Accessible. Our outplacement, career transition, leadership, and executive search consultants are always available.

We Are Connected. We have a robust network of existing clients and alumni through our exclusive Optimum Talent LinkedIn group. Our clients also receive access to local and national executive search and recruitment experts, well-attended alumni events, and facilitated roundtable discussions.

We Are High-Touch. We have the lowest client-to-consultant service ratios in the talent management industry and we ensure our advisors adhere to rigorous standards. We also emphasize human connection with 1:1 career transition coaching.

We Are Flexible. We can use our extensive service offering and geographical reach to create a flexible and customizable outplacement plan tailored to the needs of your organization and the transitioning talent.

Get In Touch

To learn more about why organizations choose Optimum Talent as their Outplacement and Career Transition partner, please contact Sandra Boyd, National Practice Lead:

Phone 647.788.3230 | Email