RiseSmart, an outplacement solutions company based in San Jose, Calif., has been named one of five companies in the industry to be named a 2012 Cool Vendor by Gartner Inc., an information technology research and advisory company.
RiseSmart was recognized as a Cool Vendor in human capital management software in the annual listings made official today.
"This recognition is truly special. It comes from an organization of the highest caliber, and we believe it provides authoritative confirmation of the innovation we've brought to outplacement," said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. "Most significantly, however, it will help more displaced workers benefit from our unique approach and find new jobs faster."
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, the compay said. 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.
Gartner annually lists Cool Vendors in a variety of industries, and defines a Cool Vendor as a small company offering a technology or product that is innovative, impactful and intriguing. The listings are the culmination of research intended to help Gartner clients stay ahead of the IT technology curve and make better strategic decisions about technology and services.