RiseSmart Named ‘Champion of Diversity’ by American Association for Affirmative Action

June 18, 2010

RiseSmart, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, announced it will receive the Champion of Diversity Award from the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), an organization of HR professionals managing equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action programs.

“We are honored and humbled by this award,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “We believe that diversity makes companies stronger, which is why we strive for it in our own organization and encourage it in others.”

The Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization or corporation that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to AAAA’s mission of fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.

The award will be presented to RiseSmart on July 1st at the group’s upcoming Access, Equity and Diversity Summit and Annual Meeting in Raleigh, N.C. Other honorees include Compass Group, which works to increase the wages and improve the working conditions of Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout Florida; and the “Greensboro Four,” for their history-making sit-in at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960.

"RiseSmart takes extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone, regardless of culture, language, race and socio-economic standing, has an opportunity to compete for a job,” said AAAA President ReNee S. Dunman. “The company provides a multi-lingual workforce of placement specialists, and ensures that computer access is not a barrier to obtaining information about employment possibilities.” Ms. Dunman added, “Promoting access and removing the barriers to equal opportunity are the essence of affirmative action and inclusion.”

RiseSmart’s Transition Concierge™, a full-service outplacement solution focused on delivering results to both employers and employees, helps people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, genders, and economic situations find new positions after being laid off. RiseSmart’s Transition Specialists speak a variety of languages to serve workers from all backgrounds. Additionally, the high-tech company can operate in low-tech ways such as phone and postal mail for those who are not as computer-literate or who have a lack of Internet access. The company offers affordable services that enable employers to provide outplacement benefits to their entire workforce.

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.

About AAAA

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Founded in 1974, the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity. AAAA helps its members to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action to enhance access and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.affirmativeaction.org.

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