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

October 16, 2014

San Jose, CALIF. - Oct. 16, 2014 - RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, has been named a “Great Rated!” company based on a culture audit conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Great Rated! applies the same validated methodology that Great Places to Work uses for their world-renowned Best Companies lists, including FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. The Great Rated! review reflects the beliefs and values of RiseSmart’s employees and highlights what makes RiseSmart’s company culture great. Areas evaluated include professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards, among others.

“Being named 'Great Rated!' is a true honor,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart president and CEO. “While we are often recognized by outside organizations as a top place to work for our employee engagement programs and our unique office culture, this rating is one of the most in-depth audits of company culture available and comes directly from the people that culture impacts: our employees. Being Great Rated! reinforces all of the reasons why RiseSmarters enjoy coming to work each day—and why they are so dedicated to creating innovative products and services for our customers.”

In the Great Rated! survey, more than 93 percent of employees stated that they believe working for RiseSmart is “more than just a job” and a “chance to help people find fulfilling work and further their careers.” Nearly 100 percent stated that the company has a great atmosphere and they are proud to tell others that they work for RiseSmart. Throughout the survey employees remarked upon RiseSmart’s family first and teamwork-oriented atmosphere, as well as the company’s openness and communication from the executive leadership and across teams.

"Great Rated!'s unprecedented employee-centric reviews provide job seekers a real behind-the-scenes look into various workplace cultures,” said Kim Peters, CEO of Great Rated! “They are deeply rooted in a philosophy of openness and reflect the general trend we see in the increasing importance of transparency for both employers and employees."

"Employees love RiseSmart for its caring culture, flexible work policies and the personal satisfaction they take in helping others find jobs," adds Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Rated!'s Vice President and Senior Editor. "In fact, 98 percent of employees we surveyed say they are proud to tell others they work for RiseSmart."

This review has a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ±5.61. To read the full RiseSmart review, please visit http://us.greatrated.com/review/risesmart2014.

About Great Rated!

The Great Place to Work® Model forms the basis of Great Rated!'s methodology, and is relied on internationally as the premiere assessment of employer culture. Great Rated!™ tells the story of workplace culture to job seekers from the viewpoint of a company's own employees. Great Rated!™ reviews go well beyond a list of benefits or a handful of employee comments, to provide a comprehensive picture of what makes a company great. The site offers both ratings and reviews so that job seekers can easily compare the strengths and benefits across multiple organizations. Great Rated!™ works with a number of strategic partners including Simply Hired, and Digital First Media.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leading provider of contemporary career transition services that strengthen employer brands, improve retention and re-engage talent. RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement combines personalized services from trained professionals with unmatched technology delivered through a convenient, cloud-based platform. High-performing organizations in more than 40 industries rely on RiseSmart’s outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, to help former employees find new jobs faster. Landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages more than 60 percent faster than national averages have helped make RiseSmart the nation’s fastest-growing outplacement firm. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company 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. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit http://www.risesmart.com.

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