RiseSmart Names New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Pink to Its Strategic Advisory Council Author of five books on the new workplace, Pink is an authority on employee engagement and career empowerment.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RiseSmart, the leader in enterprise career management solutions, today announced that bestselling author Dan Pink has joined the company's Strategic Advisory Council.

A prominent thought leader in the employee engagement and career empowerment space, Pink has authored five books on the new workplace. His New York Times bestsellers include A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, has already become a No. 1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller. Articles by Pink have appeared in publications including Fast Company, The New York Times and Wired. Pink also provides commentary on business trends on major television networks around the world.

"Dan is one of the most forward-thinking authors in this space. His provocative books are continually altering the way managers see the workplace," said Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart. "Dan has always been a big supporter of the work we are doing at RiseSmart and we couldn't be more excited to add his unique insights to our council as we enter a new phase with RiseSmart Compass. We look forward to his strategic contributions."  

Pink's rich and varied background includes tenures as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore and aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich. In 2011, Thinkers50 and Harvard Business Review ranked Pink one of the Top 30 business thinkers in the world. Dan frequently speaks to corporations, associations and universities worldwide.

"RiseSmart is helping to change the way the HR world approaches employee engagement and retention," said Pink. "The workplace is transforming every day and RiseSmart is providing employees and employers with exactly what they need to foster truly employee-centric career management. RiseSmart has already proven itself a key player in the outplacement industry, and I am honored to be part of the company's Strategic Advisory Council as it tackles career management."

Pink holds degrees from Northwestern University and Yale Law School. He has received honorary degrees from the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Westfield State University.

About RiseSmart
RiseSmart is a leader in enterprise career management solutions that drive employee engagement, improve retention, and burnish employer brands.  Through its employee-centric career-management platform, RiseSmart Compass, and its results-oriented outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, RiseSmart helps high-performing organizations successfully cultivate passionate, engaged employees and loyal alumni ambassadors. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, 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 about how enterprise career management can help you, visit http://www.risesmart.com.

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