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  • RiseSmart ushers in outplacement on the go with mobile app in India

    Published on January 24, 2019

    Mumbai : RiseSmart, a Randstad company and one of the world’s largest talent mobility firms, is the first and only provider to offer a native outplacement mobile app, enabling program participants to further their career transitions 24-7. Available in 12 languages, and on both iPhone and Android platforms, RiseSmart’s mobile app effectively gives users a career coach in their pocket for on-demand transition guidance. Participants can schedule coaching meetings, register and view webinars, attend group coaching sessions, and even access job opportunities on a map to estimate the impact on their commute.

     Mobile devices surpassed desktop usage in 2014, and today nearly 60 percent of digital media is consumed on smartphones and tablets. This reliance on mobile is evident among RiseSmart’s program participants who have shown a three-fold increase in attendance to webinars and group sessions via mobile devices.

     “RiseSmart has taken the market lead in India because of our ability to enhance the job search experience at every touch point,” stated RiseSmart India General Manager, Joel Paul. “We continue to invest in technology that provides the greatest return to our clients. Our mobile app allows us to reach our program participants where they are, thereby increasing their engagement with us and – most importantly accelerating results.”

     After four weeks in their career transition program, RiseSmart participants who have used the mobile app are 130 percent more engaged than participants with desktop-only access. In fact, RiseSmart states that it sees a direct correlation between higher engagement and faster job landings, which in turn translates to greater brand protection and higher alumni satisfaction for its customers.

     RiseSmart was founded on the premise that outplacement firms need to be more proactive with technologies that connect job seekers with how they work and search for jobs today. The company’s unique combination of award-winning, patented technology and a 3:1 services model that pairs each program participant with a career coach, resume writer and a job concierge, has delivered job landings 60 percent faster than the national average and 98 percent participant satisfaction ratings.

     “We realized a long time ago that mobile is the platform of the future,” stated RiseSmart’s senior director of product management, Shri Iyer. “Through our mobile app, we’ve brought outplacement to job seekers all over the world including emerging markets where mobile may be the only device available.”

     

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