RiseSmart takes home its second Great Place to Work win of the year, ranking 19 in the Bay Area for company culture

San Jose, Calif., March 1, 2018 – RiseSmart, a Randstad company, and one of the world’s largest outplacement providers, today announced that is has been named one of 2018’s Best Workplaces in the Bay Area by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. The ranking considered more than 43,000 employee surveys from companies across the San Francisco Bay region, evaluating more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. RiseSmart took the number 19 spot on the list, adding to the company’s ranking of #15 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE last quarter.

“In the Bay Area, many companies find it difficult to create a workplace where employees feel valued, while balancing the intense pressure for results and innovation,” said RiseSmart President and General Manager, Dan Davenport. “At RiseSmart, having a strong values-based and purpose-driven culture plays an important role in how we navigate this challenge. We know that having a great work environment is critical to our long-term success and we want our employees to be ‘all in’ all the time. I’m proud that we are on the right track and that our employees feel appreciated and connected.”

“As a Bay Area company, Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces as our friends and neighbors,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like RiseSmart set the bar for making the Bay Area a global hub for diversity and innovation.”

RiseSmart’s anonymous employee satisfaction survey results were exceptional, showing that 99% of employees believe management exhibits justice and fairness when making decisions for the workplace, a key factor to creating a successful business in a fast-paced and competitive market like the Bay Area. In addition, 98% believe management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort, and 98% believe they are treated as an equally valued member of the RiseSmart team, regardless of their position. These results show the benefits of having an engaged workforce, which has led RiseSmart to achieve an employee retention rate of almost 90%. You can find more information about what makes RiseSmart a Best Workplace in the Bay Area here.

About RiseSmart:

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 80 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 http://www.risesmart.com/.

About the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area:

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

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, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Nicole Paleologus

01 March 2018

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