RiseSmart, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, today announced the launch of Recruit Concierge ™, a comprehensive Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution. This new product offers full life cycle recruiting to meet all of an organization's hiring needs, including candidate sourcing and recruitment process consulting, accomplished by using proprietary, cutting-edge technology combined with deep recruiting expertise to help fill key positions at a competitive price point. By leveraging technology, Recruit Concierge is able to find the best talent within a specific industry, geography, or job function at significant cost savings.

"The success our clients experience with our outplacement product inspired us to address another major component of the employee life cycle," said Sanjay Sathe, CEO of RiseSmart. "We are now outfitted with industry-leading tools to better assist companies with transitioning talent on both ends of the spectrum, using one common technology platform. We're making a major impact and changing people's lives for the better by assisting them get hired into companies either through recruitment or outplacement."

RiseSmart's Recruit Concierge is a full spectrum RPO solution that acts as an extension of a business' HR or talent acquisition arm to help quickly search, discover, and hire top talent. The service enables organizations to harness the power of semantic search and matching while also leveraging the power of social networking sites to source the best candidates. Web mining, passive candidate direct sourcing programs, communities of interest, social media technology, diversity and affinity group programs, industry and professional associations, newsgroups, and even military discharge recruiting are utilized to find the right talent for an organization's needs.

New Hire for RiseSmart

RiseSmart also announced today that it has named Bill Sebra general manager of recruiting solutions. In this role, Sebra will be responsible for Recruit Concierge™.

"Three decades in the industry has taught me that there is nothing more crucial to a business' success than hiring the right talent in an efficient, cost-effective way," said Sebra. "We look forward to disrupting the current flow of business with this new product offering that will inspire a lot of rethinking about how recruitment is accomplished in our country's top businesses."

Sebra brings three decades of entrepreneurial and executive experience to his new role. Most recently, Sebra served as vice president at The Bartech Group, a talent acquisition and management firm, where he developed the company's RPO solution. Previously, he served from 1994 to 2008 as founder and CEO of Knowledge Workers, a technology-enabled RPO company acquired by Kenexa in 2006. He served as president of government solutions for Kenexa, a provider of business solutions for human resources, from 2006 to 2008.

Guaranteeing What Other RPO Providers Don't

Recruit Concierge is a flexible, customizable, and scalable solution to meet business' needs, including either Enterprise RPO or On Demand RPO solutions, which allows the solution to be tailored to any talent acquisition strategy, be it temporary, permanent, contract or seasonal. Combined with RiseSmart's proven outplacement expertise, the same technology platform can be used for any business' needs, ensuring seamless staffing services during periods of growth or right-sizing.

Key features and benefits of Recruit Concierge include:

  • One hire or 1,000: RiseSmart has the ability to customize and scale to meet clients' needs, via Enterprise RPO or On Demand RPO solutions, to recruit any talent, whether temporary, permanent, contract or seasonal – unlike other RPO solutions.
  • Saving time and money: RiseSmart's RPO solutions reduce time-to-hire by 30 to 40 percent and cost-of-hire by 20 percent, on average, driving measurable ROI and accountability into the talent acquisition process while ensuring governmental compliance.
  • Guaranteed talent replacement: With RiseSmart's Talent Assurance™ program, top candidate replacement is guaranteed. If a candidate a company hires with the help of RiseSmart's RPO technology leaves for any reason within the first two years, RiseSmart replaces that talent at no additional charge. No other RPO service provider offers such a guarantee.
  • Improved process: Recruit Concierge provides in-depth process analysis and mapping, called SmartConsult™, to better understand, modify, and improve a client's recruitment process to world-class level while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Total visibility: With RiseSmart's easy-to-use dashboard, clients can monitor their investment and get full visibility into the recruitment process and operations.
  • Measurable results: RiseSmart provides guaranteed results as per the term of the contract by performing up to or better than the agreed upon SLAs. By taking a proactive approach to recruiting and carefully tracking each and every applicant going through the program, RiseSmart is able to provide quantitative data and measurable results to help businesses better manage human capital budget and strategy.

Technology and Deep Recruiting Expertise

RiseSmart delivers a seamless and integrated process, customized to meet each customer's specific needs. The company's best practices, proven methodology and deep recruiting expertise yield improved quality of hire and quicker time-to-hire at a significantly reduced cost while ensuring regulatory compliance. Additionally, the synergy and experience created from both RPO and outplacement solutions results in highly impactful, cost-effective, and efficient human capital management.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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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.

RiseSmart, the RiseSmart logo, Transition Concierge, Transition Concierge To-Go, SmartRedeploy, Recruit Concierge, Talent Assurance, Job Assurance, SmartConsult, SmartSource, and Transitioning Talent. Changing Lives. are trademarks of RiseSmart, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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


for RiseSmart:
Woody Mosqueda, 408-993-9113

04 May 2010

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