RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement services, has been named a Silver Winner in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012, the only independent business awards program judged by industry analysts and news media members. The company continues to change the landscape of the outplacement industry, with Fortune 500 companies making the shift from traditional outplacement firms to invest in RiseSmart’s cloud-based outplacement solutions.

More than 400 entries were received in this year’s Best in Biz Awards program, from an array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2012 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year.

RiseSmart provides an alternative to the outdated and ineffective outplacement approaches of traditional firms, which fail to place primary focus on the most critical mission: securing a new job for the individual in transition. RiseSmart utilizes a proprietary technology platform, proven methodologies, and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategies and displaced employees with their career strategies. This year when the average time of unemployment was 275 days, people working with RiseSmart averaged just 106 days, getting back to work 61 percent faster than the national average.

“This recognition from the Best in Biz Awards provides further proof that companies recognize the value of cloud-based outplacement solutions and the services RiseSmart can offer,” said Dan Davenport, co-founder and VP of operations at RiseSmart. Additional recognition of the company’s innovation in the HR industry has come from Gartner Inc., which named RiseSmart a 2012 Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management Software. LAROCQUE recognized RiseSmart as one of only 20 HR Companies to Watch in 2012. In both 2011 and 2012, RiseSmart was named “Most Innovative Company of the Year” by the American Business Awards and “Innovative Company of the Year” by the Golden Bridge Awards.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

For a full list of winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit:

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Twitter: @RiseSmart
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Blog: www.RiseSmart.com/Blog

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.


for RiseSmart:
Woody Mosqueda, 408-993-9113

14 November 2012

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