RiseSmart Brings Unemployed March MadnessBy: Shawn Hess - March 12, 2012
RiseSmart, a trusted outplacement provider for professionals in search of employment, has provided a way to stay connected to the workplace even when you aren’t part of it. With March madness underway some job hunters might be missing the traditional water cooler slander from their basketball pool rivals. RiseSmart has a way to get these people connected and into the game again.
The RiseSmart Challenge is online version of the office pool and helps keep job hunters excited, active, and engaged in office life in order to keep them ripe for rejoining the workforce.
Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart comments on the importance of keeping job seekers positive:
“In our five years of helping put Americans back to work, we’ve found that the unemployed find work faster when they treat their job search with a sense of adventure and fun. We try to create an atmosphere that encourages this positive approach. The RiseSmart Challenge is a fun way to lift the spirits of workers in transition and energize them for the real challenge ahead – reentering the workforce.”
The isolation of spending long hours on the job search with very little feedback or encouragement can be draining and darn-right frustrating. I think this is a great way to keep job hunter’s spirits up and get them engaged in something traditionally reserved for office life. This service could be a real asset to some.
Sathe comments on the new RiseSmart Challenge:
“March Madness marks an exciting time in which offices are abuzz with colleagues engaged in heated water-cooler debates over who will make the Final Four and be crowned champion,”
“We wanted to offer those in the Transition Concierge program the chance to experience this same sense of fun even while they are between jobs. So we created the RiseSmart Challenge.”
So if you’re in between jobs and want to stay connected to buzz of the Final Four and the pulse of the office, checkout the Challenge. It could be just the outlet you need to get reinvigorated.