Randstad company and one of the largest talent mobility firms on the globe, RiseSmart, has recently become the premiering firm to offer a "native outplacement mobile app". This app will give users the ability to expand their careers on-demand, and is offered in over ten languages on both Apple and Android app stores.
With the app, participants can schedule coaching meetings, register and view webinars, attend group coaching sessions, and 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.1 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.
"We've been widely regarded as the market leader in innovation because we are hyper-focused around continually finding ways to enhance the experience at every client touch point," stated RiseSmart president, Dan Davenport. "We've ramped up our investment in mobile, as we're seeing an increasingly high percentage of clients who prefer to leverage that platform to increase their engagement with us, but most importantly — to accelerate 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."
Edited by K. Fanning
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