RiseSmart Named ‘Champion of Diversity’ by American Association for Affirmative Action

Premier provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions praised for diversity in its corporate culture and business approach.

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RiseSmart takes extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone, regardless of culture, language, race and socio-economic standing, has an opportunity to compete for a job.

San Jose, CA (Vocus) June 18, 2010

RiseSmart, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, announced it will receive the Champion of Diversity Award from the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), an organization of HR professionals managing equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action programs.

“We are honored and humbled by this award,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “We believe that diversity makes companies stronger, which is why we strive for it in our own organization and encourage it in others.”

The Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization or corporation that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to AAAA’s mission of fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.

The award will be presented to RiseSmart on July 1st at the group’s upcoming Access, Equity and Diversity Summit and Annual Meeting in Raleigh, N.C. Other honorees include Compass Group, which works to increase the wages and improve the working conditions of Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout Florida; and the “Greensboro Four,” for their history-making sit-in at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960.

"RiseSmart takes extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone, regardless of culture, language, race and socio-economic standing, has an opportunity to compete for a job,” said AAAA President ReNee S. Dunman. “The company provides a multi-lingual workforce of placement specialists, and ensures that computer access is not a barrier to obtaining information about employment possibilities.” Ms. Dunman added, “Promoting access and removing the barriers to equal opportunity are the essence of affirmative action and inclusion.”

RiseSmart’s Transition Concierge™, a full-service outplacement solution focused on delivering results to both employers and employees, helps people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, genders, and economic situations find new positions after being laid off. RiseSmart’s Transition Specialists speak a variety of languages to serve workers from all backgrounds. Additionally, the high-tech company can operate in low-tech ways such as phone and postal mail for those who are not as computer-literate or who have a lack of Internet access. The company offers affordable services that enable employers to provide outplacement benefits to their entire workforce.

About AAAA
Founded in 1974, the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity. AAAA helps its members to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action to enhance access and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.affirmativeaction.org.

About RiseSmart
RiseSmart provides the next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. The company leverages a common 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, reducing severance costs and unemployment taxes for outplacement services and reducing cycle time and cost of hire for recruiting services. For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.

Contacts:    
Scott Baradell
RiseSmart
972.235.3439        
http://www.RiseSmart.com

RiseSmart, Transition Concierge, Recruit Concierge, Talent Assurance, Job Assurance, SmartConsult, and Transitioning Talent. Changing Lives. are trademarks of RiseSmart, Inc. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.        

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