RiseSmart Earns Distinction as a Top Workplace for Women

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Nation’s fastest-growing career transition services provider recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2015

From Left to Right: Laurie Martin, Vice President Sales Strategy & Growth; Morgan Hughes, Product Manager; Sheila Tobin, Corporate Recruiter; Lesley Brownlie, Director of Product Management

My experience at RiseSmart has shown me that I can have a family and a successful career at the same time

RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, was recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2015. RiseSmart ranked 28 out of the 100 companies recognized and is one of 25 technology companies included on the list.

From among the 637 companies that participated, RiseSmart and the other winners were selected based on evaluations by more than 135,600 female employees on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. The survey considered a variety of factors, including fairness of their company’s promotions, employees’ access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives and the degree of inclusiveness and connection employees feel with colleagues.

“At RiseSmart we strive to give all of our employees the best chance to have a fulfilling career,” said Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart president and CEO. “As a technology company, it is an honor to be recognized as a great workplace for women. It’s rewarding to know how much our employees enjoy working at RiseSmart and are eager to help others get back to work through the products and services we offer.”

In a $100 million deal announced last week, RiseSmart was acquired by Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), one of the largest HR services companies in the world. Like its parent company, RiseSmart is a supporter of women in the workplace and has a history of hiring and swiftly promoting talented women.

“My experience at RiseSmart has shown me that I can have a family and a successful career at the same time,” said Business Operations Manager Kalani Yoon. “I was able to use my first maternity leave as a transition period when I moved into a new role with more responsibility. After my daughter was born, I was able to maintain a work-life balance, have a positive impact on the company and work closely with the leadership team.”

Yoon joined RiseSmart as part of the customer engagement team in 2009, just two years after the company was founded. Over the course of several years, Yoon worked toward the leadership role she holds currently. During that time she also married, started a family, and just gave birth to her second child.

“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “According to our study, 100 percent of RiseSmart’s female employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Place to Work’s Senior Editor.

For a complete list of “100 Best Workplaces for Women 2015” please visit GreatPlacetoWork.com/reviews or Fortune.com.

About RiseSmart
RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is a leading provider of contemporary 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 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, GreatRated!, 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 http://www.risesmart.com.

About Great Place to Work® Reviews
While companies look to recruit and hire the right candidate, job seekers are equally interested in finding the right position at the right company. That’s why Great Place to Work® uses data and insights to write Reviews that offer a true picture of the workplace and elevate the hiring experience. Companies with published Great Place to Work® Reviews are serious about creating great workplaces, comfortable with transparency, and interested in sharing the unique aspects of their workplaces treasured by employees.

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