AWARD-WINNING COMPANY AND TECHNOLOGY

Lots of companies like to call their solutions“award-winning.” RiseSmart really does win awards – lots of them – for our innovations and technology. And we’re a great place to work.

 

2016 Stevie® Silver Winner – "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year" in Canada and U.S.

2016 Stevie® Silver Winner – "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year" in Canada and U.S.

This is RiseSmart’s seventh consecutive Stevie Award for Innovation and second consecutive international Stevie Award. RiseSmart’s win came from its recent Innovation in Service for a proprietary backend transition management tool called Torch, which keeps RiseSmart’s coaches, resume writers, and job concierges in sync and increases transparency, accountability, and success.

2016 Stevie® Bronze Winner – Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

2016 Stevie® Bronze Winner – Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

RiseSmart has been awarded its sixth consecutive Stevie Award in this category, more than any other nominee. The Stevie’s recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide and more than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration.

2015 Stevie® Award: Most Innovative Company in Canada and the U.S

2015 Stevie® Award: Most Innovative Company in Canada and the U.S

While this is the sixth Stevie Award for RiseSmart in the category of Most Innovative Company, it is the first award for the company from the International Business Awards. The recognition is of particular importance in light of RiseSmart’s growth in Canada, where the company opened a new office earlier this year.

Gold Stevie® Award for the Most Innovative Company of 2015

Gold Stevie® Award for the Most Innovative Company of 2015

RiseSmart is the only company to be awarded five consecutive Stevie Awards in this category since the start of the program in 2002. This year there were more than 3,300 nominations submitted for consideration.

 2014 Silver Stevie Award - Most Innovative Company of the Year

2014 Silver Stevie Award - Most Innovative Company of the Year

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes, and virtually every industry, were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year. RiseSmart was awarded the 2014 Silver Stevie Award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year category and is only nominee to place at the top of this category four years in a row!

2014 Golden Bridge Awards: Best Overall Company and Most Innovative Company

2014 Golden Bridge Awards: Best Overall Company and Most Innovative Company

This is RiseSmart’s first win for Best Overall Company and fourth time placing in the top three for Most Innovative Company of the Year. The Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes achievements in a variety of business categories. Winners were selected based on the average scores of a panel of more than 40 judges who provided a global spectrum of industry voices.

2014 - LAROCQUE #hrwins List

2014 - LAROCQUE #hrwins List

For the third time RiseSmart has been named one of the country’s human resources and human capital management companies to watch by LAROCQUE, a strategy and go-to-market consulting firm for the HR industry. RiseSmart was one of 15 companies on LAROCQUE’s #hrwins list, which recognizes innovative HR Technology products

 RiseSmart Named “Innovative Company of the Year” Gold Winner for Third Consecutive Year by the Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart Named “Innovative Company of the Year” Gold Winner for Third Consecutive Year by the Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart has once again taken the gold, winning the Innovative Company of the Year award for the third consecutive year for its innovative approach to outplacement. RiseSmart's outplacement solution combines expert guidance with the latest cloud, mobile and social technology and continues to outperform traditional outplacement offerings. The Golden Bridge Awards recognize the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and individuals from all over the world.

 RiseSmart Named 2013 WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation

RiseSmart Named 2013 WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation

RiseSmart has been named a 2013 WhatWorks® Award winner for Delivering Innovation. RiseSmart was one of only 10 companies selected in the Delivering Innovation category among heavy-hitters in the HR industry. Winners were chosen by Bersin & Associates LLC from hundreds of applicants and include industry leaders in business processes, consulting, financial services, food products, government, hospitality, information technology, insurance, media and software. Bersin & Associates LLC conducted the awards program in cooperation with Human Resource Executive® magazine.

 RiseSmart Wins the Gold at 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

RiseSmart Wins the Gold at 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

RiseSmart's outplacement offering was named a Gold winner in the 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. RiseSmart was recognized in the Innovations in Enterprise 2.0 category of the premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. With active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program honors the world’s best in every area of information technology. The program is organized by Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide.

RiseSmart Earns Third Consecutive American Business Award

RiseSmart was recently named an American Business Awards – also known as The Stevie’s – Bronze winner. This marks the third consecutive year for RiseSmart as a Stevie award recipient. We were judged on our specific accomplishments over the past year and the comparison of these accomplishments to industry norms. We ultimately were selected because of the innovation we bring to the outplacement industry and the results we deliver to employers and their displaced employees.

 An Innovative Company of the Year Gold winner in both 2011 and 2012, RiseSmart continues to receive significant endorsements of its innovative approach. The company’s unique blend of technology and one-on-one service is disrupting the billion-dollar brick-and-mortar outplacement industry, which merely provides laid-off workers with office space, grief counseling and on-site seminars. That business is inherently low-tech, purely service-oriented and ineffective in helping displaced employees to their next j

RiseSmart Named “Innovative Company of the Year” Gold Winner for Second Year in a Row by the Golden Bridge Awards

An Innovative Company of the Year Gold winner in both 2011 and 2012, RiseSmart continues to receive significant endorsements of its innovative approach. The company’s unique blend of technology and one-on-one service is disrupting the billion-dollar brick-and-mortar outplacement industry, which merely provides laid-off workers with office space, grief counseling and on-site seminars. That business is inherently low-tech, purely service-oriented and ineffective in helping displaced employees to their next jobs. The Wall Street Journal has reported that traditional outplacement packages “offer little value” to workers. Today’s clients are seeking personalized, convenient, and technology-driven services.

 RiseSmart Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner

RiseSmart Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner

RiseSmart is among five companies globally named a 2012 Cool Vendor by Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. RiseSmart was recognized as a Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management Software. Gartner annually lists Cool Vendors in a variety of industries, and defines a Cool Vendor as a small company offering a technology or product that is innovative, impactful and intriguing.

 RiseSmart Earns Second Consecutive Stevie from American Business Awards

RiseSmart Earns Second Consecutive Stevie from American Business Awards

RiseSmart won the bronze Stevie® Award in the “Most Innovative Company of the Year” category at the 10th Annual American Business Awards. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year.

 RiseSmart Named Most Innovative Company of the Year Silver Winner by the Best in Biz Awards 2012

RiseSmart Named Most Innovative Company of the Year Silver Winner by the Best in Biz Awards 2012

RiseSmart has been named a Silver Winner in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012, the only independent business awards program judged by industry analysts and news media members. More than 400 entries were received in this year’s Best in Biz Awards program, from an array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Next-Gen Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Named Global Innovator as an #hrwins 2012 HR Company to Watch

Next-Gen Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Named Global Innovator as an #hrwins 2012 HR Company to Watch

The #hrwins program spanned nine months and consisted of comprehensive HR technology briefings in which more than 120 vendors were evaluated on their solutions’ innovation, the value the technology delivered to the Human Resources profession, and the overall viability of the product. Vendors in virtually all segments of Human Resources Technology were evaluated.

RiseSmart Named Innovative Company of the Year in the 3rd Annual Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart Named Innovative Company of the Year in the 3rd Annual Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart joins tech superstars Apple and Twitter among top winners of the 2011 Golden Bridge Business Awards. The awards recognize the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services. The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world.

RiseSmart Named Most Innovative Company of the Year at 2011 American Business Awards

RiseSmart Named Most Innovative Company of the Year at 2011 American Business Awards

RiseSmart won the 2011 American Business Award for “Most Innovative Company of the Year” for companies with up to 100 employees. RiseSmart was honored for innovation in human resources technology and outplacement services. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. More than 2,800 American Business Award nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 40 categories.

2016 Stevie® Bronze Winner – Business-to-Business Product: RiseSmart Spotlight

2016 Stevie® Bronze Winner – Business-to-Business Product: RiseSmart Spotlight

This is RiseSmart Spotlights’ first award in this category. More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The competition was intense and RiseSmart is proud to be honored for its outstanding achievement in business-to-business products.

Brandon Hall Group: 2015 Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology

RiseSmart was awarded a silver medal for the Best Advance in Unique HR and Workforce Management Technology. Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership based selections of this year’s winners on several criteria, including design of the solution, functionality, usability, innovation and overall measureable benefits. RiseSmart Spotlight™ pairs an advanced cloud-based technology with a highly-accessible team of professional job coaches, resume writers and job sourcing experts to identify relevant career opportunities. The platform launched earlier this year and replaced RiseSmart Transition Concierge as the company's flagship outplacement solution.

2015 - Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™

2015 - Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™

RiseSmart announced its recognition as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. As a result of RiseSmart’s unprecedented revenue growth of more than 450 percent during the past four years, the company ranked 174th on Deloitte’s technology list.

Brandon Hall Group's 2013 Gold Award for Best Advance in Career Management and Planning

Brandon Hall Group's 2013 Gold Award for Best Advance in Career Management and Planning

RiseSmart won a Brandon Hall Group gold award for the Best Advance in Career Management or Planning Technology. The award was for RiseSmart Transition and was evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent industry experts. 
 Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership based selections upon the following criteria: Product, unique differentiators, value proposition, measurable results and what benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using the product. Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group, said, “It is our honor to recognize this year’s award winners, who exemplify the commitment to innovation and excellence that drives growth and over-the-top business results.”

 RiseSmart Named One of 2012’s 100 Most Promising Technology Companies by SiliconIndia

RiseSmart Named One of 2012’s 100 Most Promising Technology Companies by SiliconIndia

RiseSmart has been named one of 2012's 100 Most Promising Technology Companies by SiliconIndia. si100 is annual honor role for the top 100 private tech companies founded and managed by Indians in the U.S. This is the 15th year of this annual list. SiliconIndia was founded in August 1997 to provide a platform for Indian professionals in the U.S. to share their experiences and wisdom with at large community of Indian professionals. In the past, si100 companies have been almost four times more likely to be acquired then normal and almost all the Indian founded tech companies to go public in the U.S. spend their earlier years on si100 list.

 RiseSmart Named 2012 Tie50 Finalist

RiseSmart Named 2012 Tie50 Finalist

TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE provides a platform for mentoring, networking and education for technology entrepreneurs worldwide.

 RiseSmart Receives 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

RiseSmart Receives 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

RiseSmart has received the prestigious 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America award, honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the Red Herring Top 100 North America from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential was complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of each company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

 RiseSmart Wins 2011 Red Herring Global Top 100 Award

RiseSmart Wins 2011 Red Herring Global Top 100 Award

RiseSmart was named to the Red Herring Global Top 100, which recognizes the leading private companies in North America, Europe and Asia. RiseSmart is among just 47 U.S. companies on the Global Top 100 list. Red Herring’s Global Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay and others would change the way we live and work.

RiseSmart named Bay Area Top Workplace  for 3rd consecutive year

RiseSmart named Bay Area Top Workplace for 3rd consecutive year

RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group for the third consecutive year. Competing against Bay Area companies of similar size, RiseSmart ranked 20 out of 50 and continues to consistently engage and delight employees.

2016 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business

2016 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business

RiseSmart founder and CEO, Sanjay Sathe, has been awarded as a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards. The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Gala Dinner has remained the only forum to highlight the achievements of Asian Americans business professionals across the U.S. The award recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests, and all of whom have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

2015 – Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

2015 – Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®

The Best and Brightest identifies and honors the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country and regionally in focused programs. Best and Brightest’s national winners are assessed based on various categories, such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and retention.

2015 - 100 Best Workplaces for Women

2015 - 100 Best Workplaces for Women

RiseSmart was recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2015. RiseSmart ranked 28 out of the 100 companies recognized and is one of 25 technology companies included on the list.

2015 - San Francisco Bay Area’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

2015 - San Francisco Bay Area’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

RiseSmart was named one of San Francisco Bay Area’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The award, given by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), identifies companies that excel in employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, and implement creative compensation programs. This honor reflects RiseSmart’s commitment to establishing a positive and thriving work environment for employees.

2015 Top Workplaces in the Bay Area

2015 Top Workplaces in the Bay Area

RiseSmart was recognized for the second year in a row by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the “Top Workplaces in the Bay Area.” More than 72 percent of employees stated that “this job has met or exceeded the expectations I had when I started.” Employees agreed that new ideas are encouraged at RiseSmart and that senior managers have an understanding of what is happening within the company.

 2014 San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

2014 San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

RiseSmart is a company that excels at employee relations, uses innovation to motivate employees, implements creative compensation programs and more according to the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) and has been awarded the title of San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014. As a winner, RiseSmart joins other prominent companies in being recognized, such as Ask.com, Gild, Good Technology, Lending Club and Zipcar. All received above average scores on key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, education and development, selection and orientation, achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic performance. “Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2014 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

 2014 Top Places to Work - Bay Area News Group

2014 Top Places to Work - Bay Area News Group

RiseSmart has been named one of the top 100 Workplaces in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. RiseSmart shares the title with such companies as Workday, VMWare, Aerotek and Jive Software. RiseSmart was named No. 21 out of the top 25 companies of its size. The Top 100 Workplaces in the Bay Area ranking is based on a satisfaction survey of each company’s employees.

2014 - Great Rated! by Great Place to Work® Institute

2014 - Great Rated! by Great Place to Work® Institute

RiseSmart has been named a “Great Rated!” company based on a culture audit conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The Great Rated! review reflects the beliefs and values of RiseSmart’s employees and highlights what makes RiseSmart’s company culture great. Areas evaluated include professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards, among others. In the Great Rated! survey, more than 93 percent of employees stated that they believe working for RiseSmart is “more than just a job” and a “chance to help people find fulfilling work and further their careers.” Nearly 100 percent stated that the company has a great atmosphere and they are proud to tell others that they work for RiseSmart.

2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award

2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence, a publication in partnership with HR.com that focuses on organizational and executive development, has identified and recognized the Top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. RiseSmart was ranked in the top 10 percent alongside GE, Cisco Systems, Accenture and General Mills, among others.

 RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the Third Consecutive Year

RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the Third Consecutive Year

RiseSmart has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times for the third consecutive year. RiseSmart was named No. 15 out of the top 25 companies of its size. The Best Places to Work in the Bay Area ranking is based on a satisfaction survey of each company’s employees, with more than 100,000 employees from Bay Area companies participating.

 RiseSmart Named ‘Champion of Diversity’ by American Association for Affirmative Action

RiseSmart Named ‘Champion of Diversity’ by American Association for Affirmative Action

RiseSmart has been praised for diversity in its corporate culture and business approach by receiving the Champion of Diversity Award from the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), an organization of HR professionals managing equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action programs. The Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization or corporation that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to AAAA’s mission of fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace. Founded in 1974, the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity.

 RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for Second Consecutive Year

RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for Second Consecutive Year

RiseSmart has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. RiseSmart was named one of the top 5 companies of its size. The Best Places to Work in the Bay Area ranking is based on a satisfaction survey of each company’s employees, with more than 100,000 employees from Bay Area companies participating.

 RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area in 2011

RiseSmart Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area in 2011

RiseSmart has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. RiseSmart was named one of the top 5 companies of its size. The Best Places to Work in the Bay Area ranking is based on a satisfaction survey of each company’s employees, with more than 100,000 employees from Bay Area companies participating.