Bay Area News Group, Great Places to Work and Stevie’s American Business Awards name RiseSmart a 2017 Winner

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26, 2017 — RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced it has been recognized by three leading organizations – Bay Area News Group, Great Places to Work and Stevie’s American Business Awards – for its leadership in company culture, HR and product development. The awards recognize RiseSmart for its dedication to creating an employee-first workplace, human capital management (HCM) leadership, and its position as the leading provider of contemporary career transition and outplacement solutions.

In May and June of 2017, RiseSmart received five awards or certifications, including:

  • “New Product of the Year” in the Human Capital Management Solution category, awarded to RiseSmart Insight™ by Stevie’s American Business Awards
  • “People’s Choice of Favorite Human Capital Management Solution” category, awarded to RiseSmart Insight™ by Stevie’s American Business Awards
  • “Top Workplace” by Bay Area News Group
  • “Great Place to Work” certification by Great Place to Work Institute
  • “HR Executive of the Year in the Diversified Services Industry” category, awarded to RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathé by Stevie’s American Business Awards

“We’re honored to be chosen by several leading corporations for our leadership in HR and company culture,” said Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart’s founder and CEO. “And we’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for RiseSmart Insight, the first and only contemporary outplacement performance tracking and analysis tool available for HR professionals.”

RiseSmart was presented with three Stevie’s American Business Awards, two for RiseSmart Insight™ and the other for Sathé’s outstanding leadership in building a leading HR brand. The American Business Awards is the nation’s premier business awards program, recognizing outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide, and honoring organizations of all types and sizes – and the people behind them. There were more than 3,600 nominations for this year’s American Business Awards.

RiseSmart Insight was selected as a winner in the People’s Choice category in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. More than 38,000 votes were cast in 55 people’s choice categories in 2017.

“It’s no surprise that RiseSmart Insight stood out in the Human Capital Management Solution category,” said Shri Iyer, RiseSmart’s senior director of product management. “The recognition of our revolutionary outplacement reporting engine reflects the desire for HR teams to show ROI on their efforts, and their need for transparency and insight into the outplacement process as a key component to protecting the employer brand.”

In addition, Bay Area News Group named RiseSmart a “Top Workplace,” based on the results of a Workplace Dynamics survey completed by RiseSmart employees. Simultaneously, RiseSmart became “Great Places to Work Certified,” after RiseSmart employees took an anonymous assessment about company culture, their relationship with management and perceived happiness level. Positive employee ratings, which were remarkably close to perfect across every category, showcased RiseSmart’s commitment to the employee experience and its approach to managing its workforce. An impressive 99% of employees surveyed consider RiseSmart to have a “great atmosphere,” and all employees surveyed say people at RiseSmart care about each other.

“It’s a great time to work at RiseSmart, where our continued momentum and growth are fueled by a strong business model that puts people first. One of our core areas of focus has always been—and always will continue to be—our employees. I truly believe this is our secret to success,” said Sathé.

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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. RiseSmart's results-oriented approach to outplacement and redeployment combines highly personalized services with proprietary, cloud-based technology for job seekers. The company provides its corporate customers with outplacement efficiency, specialized training, and secure, cloud-based reporting. 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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26 June 2017

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