Next Gen Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Announces Winner of March Madness Office Pool for the Unemployed

Of the thousands of workers in transition eligible to participate, Greg Hes of Indiana has the most accurate NCAA tournament bracket.

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RiseSmart Challenge winner and Transition Concierge client

Greg Hes, Transition Concierge participant and winner of the 2012 RiseSmart Madness Challenge.

Not only did I win an iPad but with the help of RiseSmart I just landed a second job interview with a promising company. It’s been a great week!

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012

RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, today announced that Greg Hes is the winner of a new Apple iPad for his winning bracket in the RiseSmart Challenge, the company’s office pool for participants in in its outplacement program, Transition Concierge.

“RiseSmart focuses on helping transitioning workers find jobs fast, but we think it's important to help our clients enjoy the process,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “The RiseSmart Challenge is another way for us to provide transitioning workers with an opportunity to have fun during their job search.”

A March Madness office pool enthusiast for the past several years, Hes said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to take a break from his job search and have a little fun. “The idea that RiseSmart was doing something that helped me get my mind off of the stresses of my job search for a little bit and get motivated about something new was really exciting,” said Hes. “Not only did I win an iPad but with the help of RiseSmart I just landed a second job interview with a promising company. It’s been a great week!”

Hes, who lives in Granger, Ind., has been in the Transition Concierge program for just over five weeks. He gets up to 24 hand-picked job leads delivered per week, has weekly phone calls with his dedicated Transition Specialist, Jessica. She offers advice on upcoming interviews and suggests ways for him to improve his job search. She also sends Hes email reminders about upcoming training webinars as well as helpful links to relevant news articles.

RiseSmart’s philosophy is to not only provide its Transition Concierge participants with the necessary tools to conduct a quality job search, but to do part of the legwork for them with custom-written resumes and cover letters, hand-picked job leads and training webinars along the way. The RiseSmart Challenge is in keeping with this philosophy of providing clients unprecedented levels of service and commitment. And as RiseSmart founder and CEO Sanjay Sathe points out in this interview, it's a fun diversion for clients during their job search.

If you are an employer or transitioning employee interested in learning more about Transition Concierge or the RiseSmart Challenge, contact RiseSmart at 877-384-004, option 1 or sales(at)risesmart(dot)com.

Video interview with RiseSmart founder and CEO Sanjay Sathe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPWUSXSpBg&list=UU2vpnnOCm-NKKAnM7nGQ4Bw&feature=player_detailpage

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies, and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategies, and displaced employees with their career strategies. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including the Golden Bridge Awards, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TiE. For more information, visit http://www.risesmart.com.