Synergies Between HR Industry Innovators Randstad® and RiseSmart® Continue to Create Value for Employers

May 9, 2016

RiseSmart SpotlightTM now provides immediate access to Randstad’s active job opportunities and a path to recruiters, opening more doors for RiseSmart participants

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2016RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced that, through a collaboration with parent company Randstad, it is able to offer RiseSmart participants real-time access to Randstad’s job openings. In addition, RiseSmart’s pool of newly active job seekers will be intelligently matched with open positions and presented to Randstad recruiters for consideration, thereby further accelerating time-to-placement.

Since Randstad fills jobs on behalf of companies around the world, and RiseSmart works to connect displaced employees with new jobs, it was a natural step for the two companies to pair their resources. Access to Randstad’s North American opportunities is now fully integrated into RiseSmart SpotlightTM, the company’s flagship outplacement solution, giving candidates instant access to these jobs, including accounting, engineering, health care, information technology openings and more.

Randstad, one of the largest HR services companies in the world, acquired RiseSmart in September of last year. Both companies are committed to innovation in HR, and this integration is the first of several announcements for 2016 that will highlight the advances that are possible for RiseSmart as a result of being a wholly owned Randstad company.

“Access to Randstad’s jobs means we can provide even greater value to our customers through exposure to a broader stream of opportunities,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart founder and CEO. “We’re proud to contribute to the more than 2 million jobs Randstad fills each year.”

RiseSmart Spotlight will also apply SmartMatch™—the semantic job search engine that matches and intelligently ranks jobs based on participant profiles and preferences—to automatically pair candidates with jobs available through Randstad. Along with access to jobs that Randstad is working to fill, RiseSmart candidates will benefit from having their resumes automatically routed to the Randstad recruiters who are actively working to fill positions.

In addition to Randstad jobs, SmartMatch will also scour opportunities from a variety of other sources, giving job seekers utilizing RiseSmart’s services access to a comprehensive, rank-ordered list of job openings tailored to their background and preferences.

For more information on RiseSmart’s outplacement technology, click here.

About Randstad

Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse, Professionals, Search & Selection, outplacement, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2015, Randstad had approximately 29,750 corporate employees and around 4,473 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 19.2 billion in 2015. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see www.randstad.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, a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions 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 five months faster than national averages. For more information about how RiseSmart’s career transition solutions, visit www.risesmart.com