Press Releases


We attract media attention for our announcements of new people and products, recent innovations, awards won, and more. Catch up with the latest developments at RiseSmart here: 

Press Releases

RiseSmart Welcomes Jared Smith as Senior Vice President of Sales

October 05, 2015


Randstad Acquires Outplacement Innovator RiseSmart to Complement Portfolio and Drive Technological Disruption in the Global HR Services Landscape

September 25, 2015

RiseSmart Named Most Innovative Company in Canada and U.S. in 2015 International Business Awards

August 13, 2015

RiseSmart Again Named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area

June 30, 2015

RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, 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.” Competing against leading Bay-Area companies of a similar size, RiseSmart ranked 14 out of 50 and moved up in the rankings, having placed 21 out of 25 the previous year. 

RiseSmart Takes Gold for Innovation at 2015 American Business Awards

June 24, 2015

RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award for the Most Innovative Company of 2015 at this year’s 13th Annual American RiseSmart Takes Gold for Innovation at 2015 American Business Awards

Dave Ulrich, Author and HR Management Thought Leader, Joins RiseSmart for “HR from the Outside In: What’s Next for HR” Webinar

June 03, 2015

Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business Administration at the University of MichiganWHORiseSmart, the leading provider of contem

RiseSmart and SilkRoad Announce New Partnership to Further Streamline Offboarding

April 13, 2015

SilkRoad’s RedCarpet Platform Will Integrate RiseSmart’s Outplacement Solutions 

Seahawks Will Win Super Bowl XLIX for Back-to-Back Titles Based on a Surprising Predictor of Big-Game Success

January 20, 2015

Team whose fan base has higher employment has won 20 of last 25 Super Bowls; Seattle – with 5.3 percent jobless rate – will win for second year in a row, according to RiseSmart study. 

RiseSmart Outlines Four Tips for Continuing a Job Search During the Holidays

December 19, 2014

The leader in contemporary career transition services points out the benefits of pursuing a new job during the holiday season.

Jason Averbook, Author and HR Technology Thought Leader, Joins RiseSmart for “Measurement, Meaning and Action: Aligning HR Technology with Business” Webinar

December 03, 2014

Jason Averbook partners with RiseSmart for a webinar to discuss how HR professionals can earn a seat at the corporate table by aligning HR technology with organizational goals.

RiseSmart® Named One of San Francisco Bay Area’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®

November 20, 2014

Nation’s fastest-growing career transition services provider receives additional recognition for commitment to employee enrichment.

RiseSmart Reveals Key Findings in Its 2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition Study

October 31, 2014

Nation's fastest growing career transition services provider releases comprehensive benchmarking data regarding the state of severance nationwide.

Dan Pink, NYT Bestselling Author Partners with RiseSmart to Host “Think Like A Leader: Drive Your HR Career” Webinar

October 22, 2014
Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart

RiseSmart Named a Great Rated! Company by Great Place to Work® Institute

October 16, 2014

Nation’s fastest-growing career transition services provider receives high marks on workplace culture and career development from its employees.

RiseSmart took home Gold & Bronze accolades from 2014 Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart Takes Home Gold & Bronze at 6th Annual Golden Bridge Awards

October 02, 2014

Nation’s fastest growing career transition services provider wins big in the Best Overall Company and Most Innovative Company categories

RiseSmart vice president of Practice Strategy Karen Stevens

RiseSmart Strengthens Executive Outplacement Solutions

September 09, 2014

Nation’s fastest growing career transition services provider enhances executive outplacement offerings for senior-level talent, from director through C-level leaders.

RiseSmart Welcomes Former Oracle VP Vikash Chauhan as Vice President of Engineering

August 28, 2014

Chauhan brings more than 15 years of experience in driving innovation through Enterprise SaaS applications.

Karen Stevens, vice president of Practice Strategy, shares five factors to remember during a restructuring

RiseSmart Identifies Five Ways Companies Can Protect Their Employer Brand During a Workforce Reduction

May 07, 2014

RiseSmart executive discusses the importance of creating loyal brand ambassadors by treating their former and transitioning employees as valuable alumni.

The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses RiseSmart's Outplacement Solution

March 06, 2014

Chicago, (March 5), 2014 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Outplacement Solution from RiseSmart. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

RiseSmart Super Bowl Predictor Works Again

February 03, 2014

RiseSmart's "Unemployment Rate Predictor" works again as the Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver in Super Bowl XLVII. With the Seahawk's victory, the team from the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 21 of the past 26 Super Bowls - that is an 81% success rate! 

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