Risesmart® Launches Smartsessions™ Workshops to Support Enterprises Before, During and After Layoffs

November 9, 2015

Risesmart, a Randstad company and the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, announced its SmartSessions workshops and individual coaching sessions, a series of trainings designed and delivered to support employees within an organization before, during and after a layoff or reduction in force.

As part of the program, RiseSmart will offer more than a dozen SmartSessions trainings on a variety of topics, all of which can be delivered online or in person and in groups or one-on-one, to support current employees, transitioning employees, HR teams and managers. With RiseSmart’s methodology, remaining employees are trained to manage their careers or stay resilient during times of change, while transitioning employees get a head start on their job search. The trainings also prepare managers and HR teams to effectively handle transition events both during and after notification.

“Educational resources have always been a part of our transition methodology,” said president and CEO Sanjay Sathé. “We wanted to expand on what was already built into our flagship offering, RiseSmart Spotlight™, and provide value to each organization we serve – beyond those immediately impacted by a workforce reduction. SmartSessions workshops prepare an organization’s managers and remaining employees to handle a notification and help displaced employees get back to work faster. Initial workshops have proven very successful with positive feedback from attendees on the usefulness of the material and support they received.”

SmartSessions instructors are experts in their field, with backgrounds in coaching, HR leadership, and management, each with decades of experience. Every workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and includes a comprehensive question and answer period.

“SmartSessions workshops are essential for proper planning and preparation, establishing effective methods for workplace transitions,” Sathé added. “No matter how many employees you need to support, or where they are in their transition process, RiseSmart SmartSessions help your employees reach their goals and develop positive associations with your organization.”

The workshops range in length from 60 to 180 minutes and topics include:

  • Manager Notification Training
  • Resiliency Training
  • Career Planning and Management
  • vPersonal Branding for Managing Your Career
  • Creating an Internal Resume that Sells
  • Internal Interview Tips and Strategies
  • Strategies to Integrate a Focused Transition
  • Job Search Success
  • Creating a Resume that Sells
  • Make a Resume Work for You
  • Interviewing: Insider Tips and Strategies
  • The Power of Personal Branding
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Networking: The Hidden Job Market
  • Redeployment Success

Visit RiseSmart’s website to learn more about the company’s results-based approach to outplacement.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, 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 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, GreatRated!, 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® Launches SmartSessions™ Workshops to Support Enterprises Before, During and After Layoffs