RiseSmart's Mobile App for Laid-Off Workers Now Available on iPhone

Leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions helps displaced workers find new jobs faster with Transition Concierge To-Go™.

Jun 29, 2010, 12:06 ET from RiseSmart

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- RiseSmart, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, announced that Transition Concierge To-Go™, a mobile application that delivers personalized job leads and other job-search tools to laid-off workers, is now available as an iPhone Web app.

Transition Concierge To-Go is free to eligible employees of companies who use RiseSmart's Transition Concierge™ as their outplacement solution. Transition Concierge arms workers with the most powerful set of job-search tools and transition service support available today, while making it simpler than ever for employers to measure the ROI of their outplacement programs.

"Transition Concierge is the fastest-growing next-generation outplacement solution among Fortune 1000 companies," said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. "A big reason for this is that we stay one step ahead of the competition with services that slash time-to-placement for laid-off workers, serving the best interests of employees and employers.  Transition Concierge To-Go is an excellent example of this."

RiseSmart currently has several thousand employees in the system who can begin using Transition Concierge To-Go immediately. To add the app to their iPhones, users can go to m.risesmart.com, tap the plus sign and then tap "Add to Home Screen."  An icon will be added to their iPhone's home screen for easy, one-tap access.  Users only need to log in to the app on their first use.

The app sends relevant job opportunities directly to workers' iPhones, enabling them to see the latest job leads that match their skills and preferences; tag jobs they like for follow-up; send themselves a reminder to take action on a job lead; review notifications for job-related Webinars and networking events; contact a RiseSmart Transition Specialist via phone or e-mail with feedback; review preferences, settings, favorites and more.

A primary distinction of RiseSmart's Transition Concierge, compared to traditional outplacement agency offerings, is that the solution provides highly personalized job leads to each employee on a weekly basis. RiseSmart uses proprietary aggregation and semantic search technology to match each employee's job preferences against hundreds of thousands of active job listings across the Web. Then, a specialist assigned to the employee's account hones these results by hand — ensuring that only pertinent leads are delivered to each employee.

Transition Concierge To-Go was launched as a BlackBerry application in April, and will soon be available on the iPad and Android phones.

Transition Concierge To-Go is listed in Apple's Web app directory at the following url: http://www.apple.com/webapps/searchtools/transitionconciergetogo.html.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart provides next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions.  The company leverages a common technology platform, proven methodologies, and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy.  RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing, reducing severance costs and unemployment taxes for outplacement services and reducing cycle time and cost of hire for recruiting services.  For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.


Scott Baradell





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