SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, today announced Ann Weiser to its board of advisors. Weiser is the president of Weiser Works, an HR consulting firm, and has more than 30 years of global business experience as a human resources executive. In her role as advisor, Weiser will advise and work with RiseSmart on current and future products, specifically as it pertains to HR and talent development, and will also serve as a brand ambassador and advocate.
Weiser is the former Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Activision Blizzard, where she was instrumental in the design of the business integration of Activision and Vivendi Games, and led its global implementation. Prior to joining Activision, Weiser was CHRO at US Foods and was responsible for human resources strategy and implementation as well as internal communication and safety. In her career, Weiser has also served in key HR roles for Kraft Foods, Baxter Healthcare and a large office products distributor. An expert in her field, Weiser is a frequent speaker at HR conferences across the US and has served as an expert witness in employment related litigation. Weiser also now serves as an instructor, teaching human resources at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
“To say we are ecstatic to have Ann join the RiseSmart Board of Advisors is an understatement,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart Founder and CEO. “As a globally respected HR veteran, Ann will be instrumental in the continuing development of RiseSmart and its career transition and management solutions, and we look forward to her insight and counsel.”
“RiseSmart’s innovation will help shape the future of HR,” said Ann Weiser. “The Human Resources industry today is much different than the one I entered when my career began, and I am truly excited to work alongside RiseSmart to help create the next generation of HR solutions.”
RiseSmart’s flagship solution, Transition Concierge, offers a structured, customizable, one-stop shop for users to find job leads and organize and track all of their job opportunities. It creatively leverages technology to streamline the job search process for its users, resulting in a time-to-landing in under 100 days, more than five months faster than the national average. Transition Concierge also provides laid-off workers with one-on-one assistance from their personally selected, trained Transition Specialist and certified Resume Writer during every step of the job-finding process.
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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.