RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathé, honored with top Executive of the Year award by the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 22, 2017 — RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced it has been honored for its global outplacement solutions with three silver Stevie 2017 International Business Awards, and a gold award from the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards. RiseSmart’s President and CEO, Sanjay Sathé, was named by both organizations as Executive of the Year.

This month, RiseSmart received three 2017 silver awards from Stevie International Business Awards:

  • Executive of the Year in Business, Diversified or Professional Services
  • Customer Service Department of the Year
  • Best New Product of the Year in Human Capital Management (HCM) software

Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart founder, president and CEO, was also recognized as the 2017 gold winner of the Golden Bridge Awards for Executive of the Year in the human resources industry. The awards recognize RiseSmart’s dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services to its global customers.

“We’re honored to be named the winner by these two prestigious organizations,” said Sathé. “These awards are a testament to our passion to transitioning people into the jobs of their dreams while saving employers money and resources through our contemporary approach to outplacement. We are excited that our expanding global presence and innovative solutions are being recognized by these international awards.”

The International Business Awards (IBA) are the world’s premier business awards program. A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

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 Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

Media Contact:
Jocelyn Linde


22 August 2017

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