Outplacement Program Participants Give RiseSmart High Marks for Helping Them Find Jobs Faster

February 24, 2011

RiseSmart®, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment solutions, today announced that a January survey of recent participants in its Transition Concierge® outplacement program showed an overall satisfaction rate of 93 percent with the company’s flagship solution. Transition Concierge participants were former employees of companies that have experienced a reduction in force, and were offered RiseSmart’s outplacement solution to help them find new jobs.

“Because of our innovative approach to outplacement, RiseSmart has earned the trust and partnership of some of the largest, most forward-thinking corporations in the world – often winning business from entrenched competitors,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “The reason is much deeper than the superior technology that drives the program; it’s that we expertly align people, technology, and processes to achieve a single objective: finding participants new jobs quickly. Our success is reflected in our participants’ success—and in the survey results.”

Among the findings of the survey of more than 100 Transition Concierge participants:

  • 93 percent of respondents expressed overall satisfaction with the Transition Concierge program,
  • 96 percent reported satisfaction with the one-on-one coaching the program provided,
  • 89 percent were enthusiastic about the program’s one-on-one resume consulting and custom-written resumes and cover letters,
  • 96 percent expressed satisfaction with the quality and value of the program’s exclusive educational webinars on career topics,
  • 91 percent said they were likely to recommend the service to others.

“Traditional outplacement providers often claim that they provide a high level of human interaction and personal service to their clients,” Sathe said. “But clearly, our participants disagree. In a traditional model, transitioning employees have to drive to seminars to get one-size-fits-all group career coaching. Is this more ‘personal’ than the one-on-one phone consultation RiseSmart provides on an on-going basis? Plus our services and technology are geared toward each individual participant. Not only is RiseSmart more personal, it’s also a lot more convenient, and the survey participants clearly appreciated that.”

Transition Concierge participants typically find new jobs about twice as fast as the national average, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About Transition Concierge

Transition Concierge, RiseSmart's flagship outplacement solution, creatively leverages technology to optimize time-to-placement for laid-off workers and increase transparency and accountability for employers. Powered by proprietary job-matching software, the solution delivers highly personalized job leads as well as other job search tools to eligible employees. Transitioning workers receive one-on-one consultation and support from trained Transition Specialists during every step of the job-finding process.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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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