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RiseSmart Making Outplacement Uncomplicated
SI Team
Friday, November 2, 2012
RiseSmart is helping to put America back to work by providing next-generation outplacement solutions to transitioning employees. The company combines a unique blend of sophisticated technology and consulting services to help employers with their workforce strategies and displaced employees with their career strategies.

RiseSmart’s flagship product, Transition Concierge, is the first outplacement solution to harness the full weight of intelligent search technology, social media and other online tools to help put laid-off employees back to work faster. It places primary focus on securing a successful end result – a new job for the individual in transition.
That approach is showing astounding results.

RiseSmart is successfully placing individuals in new jobs 59 percent faster than the national average as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because of these outcomes, the company achieves some of the highest customer satisfaction figures in the industry, and has a 100 percent customer retention rate.
Over the past year and more, RiseSmart has received significant endorsements of its innovative approach. Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have moved away from legacy outplacement providers to leverage RiseSmart’s solution.

RiseSmart has Fortune 500 companies among others on its growing client list. Talented veterans from traditional outplacement firms continue to move to RiseSmart to take on sales and management responsibilities. The company has received $13.85 million in venture and angel funding to date, led by Norwest Venture Partners and Storm Ventures of Silicon Valley.

Gartner Inc. recently selected RiseSmart as one of its 2012 Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management Software and LAROCQUE named RiseSmart one of the 2012 HR Companies to Watch. RiseSmart also won the 2011 Red Herring Global 100, the 2011 Red Herring North America 100, the Champion of Diversity Award, the Innovative Company of the Year award in the 2011 and 2012 Golden Bridge Awards, and the 2011 TiE50.
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