RiseSmart ranks 15th Best Small Workplace in the U.S. as determined by employee sentiment

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 19, 2017 — RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced that it has been named one of the 2017 Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. Over 74,000 employees provided input on whether their organization is a great place to work on a consistent basis. RiseSmart earned a top spot on this list based on its employees’ assessment of the camaraderie, leadership, fairness, rewards and career opportunities enjoyed by everyone in their workplace. RiseSmart ranked #15 among the winning small businesses.

“Maintaining a strong company culture despite rapid expansion and organizational growth has been top-of-mind since we founded RiseSmart over a decade ago,” said RiseSmart Founder, President and CEO, Sanjay Sathe. “Our organization has experienced countless benefits from having an engaged workforce, which is why we’ve implemented programs like the High Five Program, Roundtable Lunch with the CEO, and RiseSmart Town Halls to create an atmosphere where employees are recognized for their successes and are involved in larger-scale company happenings.”

Outstanding small and mid-sized employers – as identified by their employees – are substantially more likely to report work experiences linked to retention, innovation and good customer service, according to research by Great Place to Work. The winning organizations also are more likely than their peers to maintain a healthy organizational culture as they grow larger and more complex.

"The Best Small & Medium workplaces are laying the groundwork for future success by building trust, cooperation and leadership credibility. All of these enhance business performance and create a positive environment for doing business,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

Survey results indicate that 100% of RiseSmart employees feel that people care about each other within the organization, 99% of employees believe the company has a great work atmosphere, 98% of employees look forward to coming to work and 98% of employees believe they are appropriately challenged. You can find more information about what makes RiseSmart a Great Place to Work here.

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 www.risesmart.com.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces

The ranking was based on anonymous feedback from more than 74,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Employees completed a Trust Index™ survey with more than 50 questions assessing pride, camaraderie, executive effectiveness, innovation, benefits, professional development and other elements of a great workplace. Scores also considered organizations’ performance relative to their size and industry, as well as their ability to provide a great workplace for all employees, regardless of who they are or what they do. Survey results from eligible companies had a 6 percent margin of error, at most, with a 95 percent confidence level. Organizations with 10 to 99 employees were considered for the small workplaces list and those with 100-999 employees were considered for the medium list.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Jocelyn Linde

19 October 2017

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