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Randstad Buys Sageco - Outplacement services continue to be developed.

November 24, 2016

 Randstad Buys Sageco

The acquisition is part of a broader Randstad strategy of becoming the leading global player in the outplacement industry. In fact, Randstad’s aggressive move started in 2015 with the acquisition of RiseSmart, a US-based market leader in innovative, technology-driven outplacement services... ...As of completion, which is expected to take place on 31 December 2016, Sageco will be renamed Sageco, a RiseSmart company.

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Australia – Randstad acquires Sageco

November 24, 2016

Australia – Randstad acquires Sageco

Global staffing provider Randstad announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Sageco, a provider of career transitions in Australia and New Zealand. As of completion, which is expected to take place on 31 December 2016, Sageco will be renamed Sageco, a RiseSmart company...

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Your New Job Is A Nightmare But You Can Still Quit And Save Your Career

October 14, 2016

Your New Job Is A Nightmare But You Can Still Quit And Save Your Career

There are downsides to a "take this job and shove it" approach, according to search consultant and interview coach Donna Svei. A 2016 survey from RiseSmart, Inc., found that 41% of recruiters "usually" or "always" present unemployed candidates to clients, while 48% "sometimes" do, and 11% "rarely" or "never" do. So, being unemployed could potentially work against you.

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7 Career Strategies for When You're in Between Jobs

September 9, 2016

7 Career Strategies for When You're in Between Jobs

Here are seven smart career-building activities to focus on during your time in between gigs... ...Volunteering in your area of interest is a great activity to pursue between jobs, said Marian Valia, another practice development manager at RiseSmart. This could entail working an event hosted by a prominent industry player, or even offering pro-bono consulting.

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These 10 Jobs Are Poised for Big Salary Spikes in 2017

August 30, 2016

These 10 Jobs Are Poised for Big Salary Spikes in 2017

Across all the industries that staffing giant Robert Half examined, the pay bump a worker can expect by taking a job at a new company is 3.6% in 2017, the firm predicts in its annual salary projection report. But workers with tech, legal, and compliance prowess stand to gain the most, noted the report, released Tuesday.

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Lost Your Job? Consider it a Wake-Up Call to Become an Entrepreneur.

August 26, 2016

Lost Your Job? Consider it a Wake-Up Call to Become an Entrepreneur.

People are not born entrepreneurs. They normally become one after a problem is presented to them. Some are trying to solve a common issue we face, while some are trying to change the world. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey, one of the most common catalysts I have found for entrepreneurship has been associated with job loss.

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3 ways investing in your employees protects your employer brand

August 19, 2016

3 ways investing in your employees protects your employer brand

According to a recent study by LinkedIn, 59 percent of organizations intend to invest more in employer brand this year than last. But, what exactly are these employers investing in? Find out how to benefit from these savvy tactics.

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Preparing for the Unexpected: Protecting Employees When Layoffs Are Unavoidable

August 16, 2016

Preparing for the Unexpected: Protecting Employees When Layoffs Are Unavoidable

An unfortunate (and continuing) by-product of the economic instability we’ve been facing is layoffs. And while no company wants to be faced with a layoff, it is prudent to be prepared for one, especially if you want to preserve relations with departing employees, protect your employer brand for future employees, or encourage retained employees to remain at the organization.

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There’s hope yet for Austin job seekers

June 18, 2016

There’s hope yet for Austin job seekers

Sanjay Sathé, founder and CEO of RiseSmart, a San Jose, Calif.-based company that helps job seekers look for new opportunities, says a job loss can stir up emotions of shock, depression, anger and hostility. The key, he says, is getting to a stage of optimism and renewed energy.

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Laid Off? 5 Steps to Move Forward

May 18, 2016

Laid Off? 5 Steps to Move Forward

Not all companies offer job search resources to help their laid-off employees move on, but some do, especially because professionals often express interest in assistance following a layoff. A survey by RiseSmart, a career transition company, found that 90 percent of job seekers who were laid off took advantage of outplacement services, such as career coaching and resume support, when provided.

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