RiseSmart Named “Innovative Company of the Year” Gold Winner for Second Year in a Row by the Golden Bridge Awards

October 3, 2012

RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement services, has earned Gold status again from the Golden Bridge Awards for its innovative outplacement business model. The annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

An Innovative Company of the Year Gold winner in both 2011 and 2012, RiseSmart continues to receive significant endorsements of its innovative approach. The company’s unique blend of technology and one-on-one service is disrupting the billion-dollar brick-and-mortar outplacement industry, which merely provides laid-off workers with office space, grief counseling and on-site seminars. That business is inherently low-tech, purely service-oriented and ineffective in helping displaced employees to their next jobs. The Wall Street Journal has reported that traditional outplacement packages “offer little value” to workers. Today’s clients are seeking personalized, convenient, and technology-driven services.

“Twenty-five Fortune 1,000 companies have switched from traditional outplacement firms to RiseSmart, and plenty of others understand the value of the innovation we’ve brought to the outplacement industry,” said Dan Davenport, vice president of operations at RiseSmart. “To again be named a Golden Bridge Awards Winner for Innovative Company of the Year is even more than a great honor, it’s another validation that we’re bringing change to an industry that solely needs it.”

RiseSmart’s flagship outplacement solution, Transition Concierge, utilizes aggregation technology, semantic search and human filtering to provide the best match of jobseekers with open positions. 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 during every step of the job-finding process.

More than 40 judges in a broad spectrum of industries from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2012 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners. The winners were honored during the awards dinner and presentation on October 2, 2012, in San Francisco attended by the finalists, industry leaders, and judges.

Organizations from around the globe are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. For the complete list of the 2012 Golden Bridge Award winners, visit http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com/world/.

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at http://www.goldenbridgeawards.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.

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

Contacts

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

RiseSmart Named “Innovative Company of the Year” Gold Winner for Second Year in a Row by the Golden Bridge Awards