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Press Releases

RiseSmart® Named One of San Francisco Bay Area’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®

November 20, 2014

Nation’s fastest-growing career transition services provider receives additional recognition for commitment to employee enrichment.

Hanif Ismail joins RiseSmart as vice president of products

RiseSmart Appoints Hanif Ismail as Vice President of Products

November 06, 2014

Ismail brings over 20 years of experience in the human capital management and enterprise applications markets to RiseSmart’s rapidly growing team.

RiseSmart Reveals Key Findings in Its 2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition Study

October 31, 2014

Nation's fastest growing career transition services provider releases comprehensive benchmarking data regarding the state of severance nationwide.

Dan Pink, NYT Bestselling Author Partners with RiseSmart to Host “Think Like A Leader: Drive Your HR Career” Webinar

October 22, 2014
Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart

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

October 16, 2014

Nation’s fastest-growing career transition services provider receives high marks on workplace culture and career development from its employees.

RiseSmart took home Gold & Bronze accolades from 2014 Golden Bridge Awards

RiseSmart Takes Home Gold & Bronze at 6th Annual Golden Bridge Awards

October 02, 2014

Nation’s fastest growing career transition services provider wins big in the Best Overall Company and Most Innovative Company categories

RiseSmart vice president of Practice Strategy Karen Stevens

RiseSmart Strengthens Executive Outplacement Solutions

September 09, 2014

Nation’s fastest growing career transition services provider enhances executive outplacement offerings for senior-level talent, from director through C-level leaders.

RiseSmart Welcomes Former Oracle VP Vikash Chauhan as Vice President of Engineering

August 28, 2014

Chauhan brings more than 15 years of experience in driving innovation through Enterprise SaaS applications.

Karen Stevens, vice president of Practice Strategy, shares five factors to remember during a restructuring

RiseSmart Identifies Five Ways Companies Can Protect Their Employer Brand During a Workforce Reduction

May 07, 2014

RiseSmart executive discusses the importance of creating loyal brand ambassadors by treating their former and transitioning employees as valuable alumni.

The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses RiseSmart's Outplacement Solution

March 06, 2014

Chicago, (March 5), 2014 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Outplacement Solution from RiseSmart. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

RiseSmart Super Bowl Predictor Works Again

February 03, 2014

RiseSmart's "Unemployment Rate Predictor" works again as the Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver in Super Bowl XLVII. With the Seahawk's victory, the team from the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 21 of the past 26 Super Bowls - that is an 81% success rate! 

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RiseSmart Bolsters Its Strategic Advisory Council With Global HR Executive Ann Weiser

September 19, 2013

RiseSmart Bolsters Its Strategic Advisory Council With Global HR Executive Ann Weiser

Senior human resources veteran brings more than three decades of HR and talent development experience to RiseSmart

Dan Walker, Intl. Talent Management Expert for Global Brands, Joins RiseSmart Strategic Advisory Council

September 10, 2013

Dan Walker, Intl. Talent Management Expert for Global Brands, Joins RiseSmart Strategic Advisory Council

Former Apple Chief Talent Officer Brings Rich History of Success to RiseSmart

Lora Villareal, Ph.D. brings HR insight to RiseSmart Board of Advisors

Human Resources Leader Dr. Lora Villarreal Rallies Behind RiseSmart

September 04, 2013

Respected Industry Veteran Brings Senior HR Perspective to RiseSmart’s Strategic Advisory Council

RiseSmart Transition Concierge Continues to Accelerate Pace for Putting Laid-off Employees Back to Meaningful Work Fast

May 29, 2013

New enhancements to award-winning outplacement solution announced as time to landing falls to under 100 days

RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathe explains promotion of four key executives

Next-Generation Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Positions Itself for Continued Growth with Expanded Roles for Four Executives

May 01, 2013

Next-Generation Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Positions Itself for Continued Growth with Expanded Roles for Four Executives

Company CEO Sanjay Sathe says that on the heels of a highly successful 2012, the time is right to promote these key executives

RiseSmart named one of the Bay Area's best places to work

RiseSmart named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the third consecutive year

April 26, 2013

San Jose-based provider of next-generation outplacement solutions honored again by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times.

RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, is pleased to be among the companies named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. RiseSmart was named No. 15 out of the top 25 companies of its size in a ceremony at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel Wednesday night.

Dan Davenport, RiseSmart co-founder and vice president of operations, explains NCAA office pool for the unemployed

Outplacement Provider, RiseSmart, Again Brings the Fun and Excitement of the NCAA Office Pool to an Unexpected Segment – the Unemployed

March 11, 2013

Next-generation outplacement provider offers a second RiseSmart Challenge, a March Madness prediction contest for thousands of workers in transition

RiseSmart receives its sixth innovation award

Next-Generation Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Named 2013 WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation

March 08, 2013

Recognition is the sixth innovation award for RiseSmart, highlighting the company’s significant impact on the historically traditional outplacement industry.

RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement services, has been named a 2013 WhatWorks® Award winner for Delivering Innovation. The WhatWorks® Awards are the research-driven awards included in Bersin by Deloitte’s recent acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Bersin & Associates LLC. RiseSmart was one of only 10 companies selected in the Delivering Innovation category among heavy-hitters in the HR industry, including Glassdoor, oDesk and Jobvite.

Best Super Bowl Predictor Is Still Jobless Rates, According to RiseSmart Analysis

February 04, 2013

With the Baltimore Ravens' victory, team whose MSA boasts lower unemployment rate has won 21 of the past 26 Super Bowls

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