RiseSmart:A True Disruptor in the Outplacement Space
Date: Thursday , December 11, 2014
Although today\'s job seekers are faced with new social and mobile capabilities (and challenges) for conducting the job search, the traditional outplacement industry has largely remained unchanged in its approach to serving the displaced worker during a job search.
RiseSmart is the fastest growing career transition service provider in the US,due to its consistent innovation and disruption in the outplacement industry. Founded by Sanjay Sathe, President and CEO, RiseSmart has erased the complexity of helping former employees find new positions by taking into account the needs of today\'s job seekers and providing them with the highest level of support to land for a new job at fastest possible landing times. In response to the need for better and more relevant job leads, as well as insight into social networking opportunities, RiseSmart has created powerful proprietary semantic job matching technology to complement RiseSmart\'s expert-designed and delivered coaching and branding services. Whereas traditional firms are limited to providing grief counseling and office spaces, RiseSmart\'s blend of technology and service has successfully been able to meet the needs of job seekers by helping them land new roles 64 percent faster than the national average.
The RiseSmart Solution
RiseSmart Transition, the firm\'s core outplacement solution blends leading-edge technology with unmatched and highly personalized services in order to create better results for the impacted employee\'faster.
While the traditional outplacement industry has reacted to the need for technology in the job search by retrofitting existing technologies to their current services, RiseSmart built its service around technology by creating a powerful proprietary job matching engine that uses semantic search and a highly developed ontology to locate the most relevant leads from around the web and networking opportunities through social media connections. RiseSmart also equips every participant with their own virtual transition coach to prepare them for networking, interviewing, and other job search necessities; a certified resume writer to assist in anything from resume critiques to complete rewrites to online branding; and a professional job sourcer who hand picks and delivers relevant job leads using RiseSmart\'s search engine. Participants also have access to RiseSmart\'s career portal, so they can access useful content like webcasts and tips and conduct their job search from anywhere.
RiseSmart has recently launched a redeployment solution that helps impacted employees identify and prepare to interview for open positions within the same organization before they begin an external job search.
\"Even during a layoff, different divisions within the company need to talk to each other and identify re-hiring opportunities,\" says Sanjay. Shedding more light on this he went on to say, \"Through redeployment,organizations are able to not only retain key talent but also save a tremendous amount in recruitment and training costs.\"
RiseSmart has launched its 100 percent SaaS delivery model for serving small and medium sized companies outplacement needs. By expanding the capabilities of its semantic job matching engine with proprietary search ontology from a back end tool for the company\'s professional job sourcers to a front end solution for today\'s online, virtual, and mobile job seekers, RiseSmart now provides even more immediate and hands-on support for transitioning employees at all levels through its custom career portal.