RiseSmart typifies (Silicon Valley's) knack for using technology to disrupt standard business practices.
Chicago, IL (Vocus) September 29, 2009
RiseSmart is transforming the way companies provide outplacement services with its tech-savvy, low-cost Transition Concierge offering. Now, CEOs, CIOs and HR leaders can meet face to face with the RiseSmart team at Booth 131 at Human Resource Executive's 12th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition, Sept. 30 -Oct. 1 at McCormick Place.
"RiseSmart Transition Concierge began making waves earlier this year - winning the business of Fortune 500 companies away from traditional outplacement firms that thought they were firmly entrenched," says Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart founder and CEO, who will be in attendance at the expo. "The news media has begun to notice what's happening, too - that we've created a model that is turning the corporate outplacement business on its head and permanently reducing its cost structure. So we're excited to share what we're doing directly with the CEOs, HR execs and others who attend this event."
Transition Concierge -- which combines sophisticated technology with one-on-one support to help laid-off employees find jobs faster and at lower cost than traditional services -- has been cited as a disruptive force in the outplacement market.
The San Jose Mercury News observed, "RiseSmart typifies (Silicon Valley's) knack for using technology to disrupt standard business practices." And an Aug. 20 Wall Street Journal story highlighted RiseSmart as a low-cost, high-tech alternative to traditional outplacement providers, citing a Fortune 500 client that chose RiseSmart after an unhappy experience with a pricier firm.
An independent 2009 survey of 355 U.S. employers by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) showed that the average employer paid more than $5,000 per executive or manager for three to six months of outplacement services -- more than twice the cost of Transition Concierge.
RiseSmart, based in Silicon Valley, is transforming the way companies provide outplacement services and individuals use the Web to find jobs. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.risesmart.com or the Transition Concierge Web site at http://www.transitionconcierge.com.