RiseSmart named Bay Area Top Workplace for 3rd consecutive year

June 27, 2016

RiseSmart named Bay Area Top Workplace for 3rd consecutive year

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 27, 2016RiseSmart, 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.

The winners of each category are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administrated by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The aspects of workplace culture that were measured are alignment, execution and connection.

“Having a strong corporate culture has been an important focus at RiseSmart, so we value the feedback received from the employee survey,” said Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart president and CEO. “Continued recognition as one of the Top Workplaces is extremely rewarding—and we will use the survey results to look for opportunities for further improvement.”

According to the Workplace Dynamics survey, many RiseSmart employees believe that things are done efficiently and effectively and that new ideas are encouraged within the organization.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

For a complete list of “Top Workplaces in the Bay Area” and more announcements from the San Jose Mercury News please visit www.mercurynews.com.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services and serves organizations in more than 40 industries. Since 2007, RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement – which combines personalized services from trained professionals with proprietary cloud-based technology – has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine. As an operating company of Randstad, one of the leading HR services providers in the world that places more than 600,000 people in new roles every day, RiseSmart delivers meaningful results with landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages 60 percent faster than national averages. For more information about RiseSmart’s career transition solutions, visit www.risesmart.com.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.