SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 2, 2014RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, took home gold in the Best Overall Company category, as well as the bronze in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category at the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards.

This is RiseSmart’s first win for Best Overall Company and fourth time placing in the top three for Most Innovative Company of the Year. These accolades add to RiseSmart’s already impressive year, as the only company ever honored with a fourth Stevie for Most Innovative Company at the American Business Awards and a win at the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards. The company was also recognized as a Top 100 Workplace in the Bay Area from the Bay Area News Group and was named one of only 15 companies on LAROCQUE’s #hrwins list.

“Bringing home two Golden Bridge Awards speaks to the value of innovation we bring to the outplacement industry and our customers,” said RiseSmart President and CEO Sanjay Sathe. “Being recognized by such a distinguished program is a testament to our innovation in career transition services and our ability to drive business success for our customers.”

The Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes achievements in a variety of business categories. Companies in every sector are eligible for nomination, whether public or private; for-profit or non-profit; large, small, or start-up.

“The Golden Bridge Awards were created to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements and positive contributions of businesses worldwide,” said San Madan, president of The Golden Bridge Awards. "Receiving a Golden Bridge Award proves a company, like RiseSmart, is the best in its industry."

Winners were selected based on the average scores of a panel of more than 40 judges who provided a global spectrum of industry voices. Winners were honored during the annual awards dinner and presentation in San Francisco on September 30, 2014.

For more information on the Golden Bridge Awards, and to review other winners, visit

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peers 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 The Golden Bridge Awards at

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leading provider of career transition services that strengthen employer brands, improve retention, and re-engage talent. RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement combines personalized services from trained professionals with unmatched technology delivered through a convenient, cloud-based platform. High-performing organizations in more than 40 industries rely on RiseSmart’s outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, to help former employees find new jobs faster. Landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages more than 60 percent faster than national averages have helped make RiseSmart the nation’s fastest-growing outplacement firm. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company 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. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit

02 October 2014

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