SAN JOSE, Calif., January 15, 2019—RiseSmart, a Randstad company and one of the world’s largest outplacement and talent mobility firms, today announced that it has received the prestigious gold award in “Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology” from Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Excellence in Technology Awards for RiseSmart Insight™, the outplacement industry’s first performance tracking and analytics platform.

Based on the stated needs of HR professionals, RiseSmart Insight allows organizations to see the impact of RiseSmart’s outplacement services and quantify the return on investment based on program results. The platform provides the secure transmission of sensitive information, visualization of critical data, detailed reporting on alumni sentiment, and direct communication with account experts for employer brand protection and cost saving recommendations.

Unique RiseSmart Insight features include:

  • Alumni Sentiment Rating, which provides immediate insights from impacted employee population
  • Impacted employee landing rates
  • BLS data comparisons
  • Employee engagement metrics
  • Customizable reporting
  • Secure data sharing

“Innovation is a core value and mindset here at RiseSmart, so it’s always great for our team to receive this type of recognition and external validation” said RiseSmart president Dan Davenport. “In this particular case, we’ve doubled down on data and analytics as a way to provide even more value to our HR customers – who routinely tell us that our consistent commitment to innovation is why they choose to do business with RiseSmart versus other legacy providers.”

“We’re proud to honor the innovators. As human capital management continues to evolve, the creativity of the award winners is breathtaking. Organizations of all sizes showed that creativity and technology can create new and better work experiences for businesses and their employees,” said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program.

“We were blown away,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Our research was confirmed by the entrants’ responsiveness to the needs of employers who seek to align technology to the goals of their businesses. Every Technology Award entry embodied a win-win proposition for employers and employees.”

Brandon Hall Group is a leading Human Capital Management (HCM) research and analyst firm. A panel of veteran, independent, senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of outplacement and talent mobility services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 80 countries. As a strategic business partner to businesses across the globe, RiseSmart delivers industry-leading results and lifetime support to HR teams and employees. Through innovative methodologies and a blend of high-touch and high-tech delivery, RiseSmart’s contemporary approach empowers companies to move talent into, within, and out of their businesses with ease. With a 98 percent satisfaction rating and landing rates exceeding 80 percent, RiseSmart has been able to help its customers improve employee engagement, increase productivity, and generate greater growth and profitability. Founded in 2007 and now a top global firm, RiseSmart has earned awards and recognition for innovation and company culture from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Fortune magazine. For more information, visit www.risesmart.com.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (www.brandonhall.com).

RiseSmart Media Contact:
Paige Kollock
Marathon Strategies
paige@marathonstrategies.com
(202) 360-6881

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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