SAN JOSE, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 13, 2015 -- As part of the 12th Annual International Business Awards, RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, was recognized today as the winner of a Stevie® Award in the category of Most Innovative Company of 2015 in Canada and the U.S.

While this is the sixth Stevie Award for RiseSmart in the category of Most Innovative Company, it is the first award for the company from the International Business Awards. The recognition is of particular importance in light of RiseSmart’s growth in Canada, where the company opened a new office earlier this year.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the International Business Awards,” said Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart president and CEO. “At RiseSmart, we strive to continually innovate our services and are pleased to be now offering our industry-leading solutions to better help our customers in Canada. RiseSmart is deeply grateful to be recognized as a winner this year, and is thrilled to be considered among so many other worthy organizations.”

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

“The IBAs grow in stature and renown every year, and with that the number and quality of entries increases,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s judges were treated to more than 3,700 stories of success and achievement around the world. We thank the judges for their time and feedback, and we congratulate the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners whom we’ll celebrate in Toronto in October.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leading provider of contemporary career transition services that strengthen employer brands, improve retention, and re-engage talent. RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement combines personalized services from trained professionals with unmatched technology delivered through a convenient, cloud-based platform. High-performing organizations in more than 40 industries rely on RiseSmart’s outplacement solution to help former employees find new jobs faster. Landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averaging more than 60 percent faster than national averages have helped make RiseSmart one of the fastest-growing outplacement firms. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, GreatRated!, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


13 August 2015

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