SAN JOSE, Calif., August 30, 2013, 5:35 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, was presented with its third consecutive Stevie(R) Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in The 11th Annual American Business Awards(SM), the nation's premier business awards program. The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide.
More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories including Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product or Service of the Year, among others. RiseSmart was awarded the Bronze Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category.
"To be honored with this prestigious award for three consecutive years is testament to our ongoing dedication of putting people back to work faster than ever," said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart founder and CEO. "We will continue to innovate to keep people employed, to build workplace engagement and to help the economy grow. This award validates the vote of confidence a growing number of Fortune 500 companies have in our highly differentiated solution and we celebrate along with all of this year's Stevie winners."
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"This year's American Business Awards was outsized in every way," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "More entries and more judges than ever before, and I'd have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we've ever received. We congratulate all of this year's Stevie winners for their outstanding work."
The Stevie Award is one of several awards RiseSmart has won this year. In May, RiseSmart was named a Gold Winner in the in the 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. In March, the company was named a 2013 WhatWorks(R) Award winner for Delivering Innovation. RiseSmart was also named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times for the third consecutive year.
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
For more information about RiseSmart, visit www.RiseSmart.com.
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 strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. 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 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, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement and career management 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 transition coaching and solutions.