Highly-integrated RiseSmart mobile app drives 3X participation in career transition programs
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 13, 2018—RiseSmart, a Randstad company and one of the world’s largest talent mobility firms, is the first and only provider to offer a native outplacement mobile app, enabling program participants to further their career transitions 24-7. Available in 12 languages, and on both iPhone and Android platforms, RiseSmart’s mobile app effectively gives users a career coach in their pocket for on-demand transition guidance. Participants can schedule coaching meetings, register and view webinars, attend group coaching sessions, and even access job opportunities on a map to estimate the impact on their commute.
Mobile devices surpassed desktop usage in 2014, and today nearly 60 percent of digital media is consumed on smartphones and tablets.1 This reliance on mobile is evident among RiseSmart’s program participants who have shown a three-fold increase in attendance to webinars and group sessions via mobile devices.
“We’ve been widely regarded as the market leader in innovation because we are hyper-focused around continually finding ways to enhance the experience at every client touch point,” stated RiseSmart president, Dan Davenport. “We’ve ramped up our investment in mobile, as we’re seeing an increasingly high percentage of clients who prefer to leverage that platform to increase their engagement with us, but most importantly -- to accelerate results.”
After four weeks in their career transition program, RiseSmart participants who have used the mobile app are 130 percent more engaged than participants with desktop-only access. In fact, RiseSmart states that it sees a direct correlation between higher engagement and faster job landings, which in turn translates to greater brand protection and higher alumni satisfaction for its customers.
RiseSmart was founded on the premise that outplacement firms need to be more proactive with technologies that connect job seekers with how they work and search for jobs today. The company’s unique combination of award-winning, patented technology and a 3:1 services model that pairs each program participant with a career coach, resume writer and a job concierge, has delivered job landings 60 percent faster than the national average and 98 percent participant satisfaction ratings.
“We realized a long time ago that mobile is the platform of the future,” stated RiseSmart’s senior director of product management, Shri Iyer. “Through our mobile app, we’ve brought outplacement to job seekers all over the world including emerging markets where mobile may be the only device available.”
For more information about RiseSmart, visit www.RiseSmart.com.
1 Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, 2018 Internet Trends Report, page 11.
RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 80 countries. The first outplacement and redeployment provider to recognize, and respond to, the new Employee Relationship Economy, RiseSmart’s “beginning to beginning” approach combines dedicated career coaching and personal branding with patented technology and tools to support transitioning employees. RiseSmart partners with HR teams and provides onsite support, specialized training and secure reporting in a results-oriented approach. Founded in 2007, RiseSmart delivers time-to-placement 60 percent faster than the national average with 83 percent of participants landing with equal or better pay. The company has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Fortune magazine. For more information, visit www.risesmart.com.