First of its kind system for real-time outplacement performance tracking and analysis provides post-employment insights for Canadian HR teams

Montreal, Quebec, October 24, 2017 — RiseSmart, a Randstad company and the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced that the solution it developed for HR teams, RiseSmart Insight™, has been named a Top HR Product of 2017 by Human Resource Executive®. RiseSmart Insight was selected amongst a vast pool of new HR products and is the first and only outplacement solution with transparency throughout the entire process—not only improving oversight, but giving HR teams the ability to track the return on their outplacement investment. The award recognizes products based on the level of innovation, ease of use and value added to the HR profession.

“RiseSmart Insight’s attractive design and action-inspiring interface makes it critical to anyone managing layoffs and/or ongoing exits,” according to Human Resource Executive editors. “It is further evidence of how RiseSmart has taken the outplacement process and pretty much perfected it,” they stated.

“RiseSmart Insight is the only platform that allows employers to measure the impact of outplacement services on their employer brand and calculate the ROI on their outplacement investment,” said Shri Iyer, senior director, product management at RiseSmart. “RiseSmart’s Alumni Sentiment Rating (ASR) calculates a net score, similar to a net promoter score, making it easy for companies to view and understand the positive and negative sentiment of former employees after a layoff.”

RiseSmart Insight and its other high-tech and high-touch solutions complement the full workforce continuum portfolio of its parent company, Randstad, which was recently named the number one Canadian staffing firm by Staffing Analysts. Canadian companies can now take advantage of RiseSmart’s support during workforce reshaping while their impacted employees have the benefit of in-country career coaching, resume creation and dedicated job sourcing – in addition to exposure to Randstad’s more than 6,500 recruiters worldwide.

“The synergies between Randstad and RiseSmart’s business and service offerings present enormous opportunities for Canadian businesses,” said Laurie Compartino, general manager of RiseSmart’s Canadian business and former Randstad vice president. “With a robust portfolio of service offerings, we are a true HR partner for all phases of the talent lifecycle – offering innovative beginning to beginning solutions.”

About RiseSmart InsightTM

RiseSmart Insight is the industry’s first HCM software solution to provide HR professionals with a complete system of record for real-time outplacement performance tracking and analysis. It gives HR teams visibility into all aspects of outplacement activity at their fingertips to drive business decisions and calculate ROI. It is available in both Canadian French and English.

Features include:

  • Secure Workbench enables secure transmission of sensitive HR data, simplifies management of outplacement eligibility lists with one-touch activation capabilities and provides a collaborative workspace for centrally managing metrics, comments, and documents – all with bank-level encryption.
  • Reporting and Analysis offer full transparency into all aspects of outplacement, including engagement and landing rates, satisfaction scores, program distribution and more. Current and actionable outplacement metrics allow HR teams to compare their employees’ results directly from the platform.
  • Alumni Sentiment Rating (ASR) measures how former employees feel about the company and provides a view into the net promoters and detractors among alumni employees. RiseSmart’s ASR helps organizations measure their outplacement ROI while taking action to improve alumni sentiment, if necessary.
  • Collaboration and Internal Communication features allow teams to ask and answer questions without leaving the platform. A chat function allows HR personnel with access to the data to add comments next to data, lists, and reports.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 70 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 landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement 60 percent faster than national averages. 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

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24 October 2017

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