Laid-Off Workers Get Job Leads on the Go With New Mobile App from RiseSmart

April 13, 2010

RiseSmart, a leading provider of Web-enabled outplacement and job search services, today announced the launch of Transition Concierge To-Go™, a mobile application that delivers personalized job leads and other job-search tools to the smartphones of laid-off workers.

"Traditional outplacement providers still build their offerings around the outdated idea that laid-off employees should come to a physical office to attend seminars and be taught how to find a job," said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. "Transition Concierge takes the opposite approach. We go where the employees are -- and our new mobile app is a perfect example of this."

Transition Concierge To-Go is an extension of Transition Concierge 3.0, RiseSmart's next-generation outplacement offering that provides highly personalized job leads to laid-off workers each week via an online interface. The mobile app will initially be available on BlackBerry devices, followed by the iPhone and Android-based phones.

Transition Concierge To-Go sends relevant job opportunities directly to workers' smartphones, enabling them to:

  • See the latest job leads that match their skills and preferences;
  • Tag jobs they like for follow-up;
  • Send themselves a reminder to take action on a job lead;
  • Review notifications for job-related Webinars and networking events;
  • Contact a RiseSmart Transition Specialist via phone or e-mail with feedback or to request additional information;
  • Review preferences, settings, favorites and more!

A primary distinction of Transition Concierge 3.0, compared to traditional corporate outplacement offerings, is that the solution provides highly personalized job leads to each employee on a weekly basis.

RiseSmart uses proprietary aggregation and semantic search technology to match each employee's job preferences against hundreds of thousands of active job listings across the Web. Then, a specialist assigned to the employee's account hones these results by hand -- ensuring that only pertinent leads are delivered to each employee.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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Blog: www.RiseSmart.com/Blog

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

RiseSmart, the RiseSmart logo, Transition Concierge, Transition Concierge To-Go, SmartRedeploy, Recruit Concierge, Talent Assurance, Job Assurance, SmartConsult, SmartSource, and Transitioning Talent. Changing Lives. are trademarks of RiseSmart, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.

Contacts

for RiseSmart:
Woody Mosqueda, 408-993-9113
woody@lmgpr.com