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Designation by leading analyst firm appears in annual review of vendors offering products and services that are innovative, impactful and intriguing.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, is experiencing more customers engaging with the company and moving away from the traditional model after being one of five companies globally named a 2012 Cool Vendor by Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.
RiseSmart was recognized as a 2012 Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management Software in the annual listings.
According to Gartner, a Cool Vendor is a smaller, lesser-known technology or service vendor. Gartner does a series of Cool Vendors reports each year to help end-user organizations, investors and vendors looking for alliance partners identify emerging vendors with innovative and game-changing technologies, business models, and service offerings.
“Coming from Gartner, an organization of the highest caliber, we believe this recognition provides authoritative confirmation for the innovation we’ve brought to outplacement,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart.
Across more than 1,400 vendors profiled as Cool Vendors since 2004, 76 percent are still active and just three percent are inactive according to “A Statistical Look Back at Gartner Cool Vendors, 2004-2012.”
RiseSmart’s Transition Concierge is the first outplacement solution to harness the full weight of intelligent search technology, social media and other online tools to help put laid-off employees back to work faster. Powered by proprietary job-matching software, Transition Concierge delivers custom-tailored job leads as well as information, tools and training to eligible employees through personal career-management portals. Laid-off workers have access to one-on-one assistance from trained Transition Specialists during every step of the job-finding process.
Vendors do not apply to become Gartner Cool Vendors; rather, only Gartner analysts can nominate Cool Vendors.
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.
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