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.