A NOTE FROM RELIANCE ONE FIRST LADIES

Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 11, 2017 – Congratulations Reliance One, Incorporated on your anniversary!  19 years ago, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, solidified their partnership with a vision of a new staffing company.  We have had the honor of watching these two guys develop a company as well as evolve as businessmen and friends.  This adventure they embarked on came complete with hurdles, as well as success.   As passengers on this ride, we have learned quite a bit about what it takes to start and own a successful business.

First, you have to have the same first name as your business partner.  This makes it much easier for new employees to remember the name of their boss.  Second, you have to be able to work in any atmosphere (basement, attic, loft, car, etc.).  You never know when you’ll be so tight for space that you have to place the printer and fax machine in the closet.  Lastly, you need a connection with a creative writer or a branding agent.  Who else is going to brainstorm all the ism’s on the walls of the office?

In all seriousness, what we have learned from these two remarkable guys is that it takes determination, perseverance, and reflection to begin, maintain, and then grow a successful company like Reliance One, Incorporated.  The nature of starting any business requires grit and determination.  It takes a determined duo like Beath and Paquette to have a vision of the greater plan and consistently aim forward.  They’ve set goals religiously from the onset and adapted those goals to meet the needs of the company.

Becoming successful also demands many sacrifices both personal and professional.  We’ve watched Jim and Jim give up a tremendous amount of personal time over the years and voluntarily take one for the Reliance One team whenever it has been needed.  This has also been the case with many of the Reliance One Team.  Fortunately, their perseverance in envisioning the fruition of the ROI dream has paid off.  This is evident in the many positive relationships both within and outside the company.  It is very apparent that the family of employees who represent Reliance One, Incorporated are also invested in the ROI vision.

Reliance One employees project a well-earned and top-notch reputation.  Ultimately, Beath, Paquette and the ROI family consistently reflect on themselves and the nature of the company.  This ability to reflect and learn (growth mindset) is what has allowed Reliance One Inc. to continue to mature and flourish.

We are very proud of Jim Beath, Jim Paquette, and the Reliance One Inc. Team.

Happy Anniversary!

Tiffany Beath and Josie Paquette

RELIANCE ONE CO / FOUNDER SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE CEO AWARD

Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 1st, 2017 – Jim Paquette, Chairman and Co / Founder of Reliance One, Inc. has been selected as one of the winners of The CEO of CEOs Category for the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards.

 

“This is quite the honor to be recognized by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.  I feel this is a reflection of the great team we have at Reliance One as well as our culture.” James Paquette, Vice Chairman / Co-Founder

 

Jim helped launch a steering committee made up of key staff members that give employees a voice right to the top of the organization. He has spent countless hours meeting with staff members to discuss ways to improve Reliance One. Some of the initiatives in 2017 include new compensation plans, career paths, company events and cultural enhancements were implemented.

 

“Jim has continued to evolve as a leader.  He is humble and stays committed to professional development to improve his impact on others at Reliance One” ~ James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

MichBusiness is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the growth and success of Michigan companies on their journey through business! Through our resources, programs, opportunities and more, we are here to help make your adventure both fun and rewarding.

 

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Kristen Latimer

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Reliance One, Incorporated Receives Recognition On Being Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Reliance One, Incorporated Receives Recognition On Being Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

 

Auburn Hills, Michigan – September 21, 2017 – On September 22nd, 2017, Reliance One, Inc. was recognized by Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For.

 

“I am very proud that Reliance One has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our recruiting steering committee and feel that their contributions earned us this award. The RORSC is comprised of Ericka Bush, Steve Ellsworth, Joe Hatton, Sean Hill, and Rob Wicker. The team has logged many long hours over the past 10 months to create and implement many changes. They have rejuvenated the employees at R1 by making it a fun environment while still maintaining the challenging, yet rewarding atmosphere that has made our company successful from the beginning.” ~ James Paquette, Reliance One, Incorporated Chairman / Co-Founder
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work ® competition identifies and honors organizations that display commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more (101 Best & Brightest , 2017).

 

“The culture at Reliance One has laid the groundwork for our team to grow.  The culture isn’t one thing, but rather several small things that are done consistently with all of our team members.  This environment has not only attracted a lot more people to Reliance One, it has also created an environment of continuous improvement and development.  We are committed to making the culture the ongoing top priority for our company.” ~ Rob Wicker, Vice President of Recruitment and Operations

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

 

Since 1998, Reliance One has employed thousands of employees and has served hundreds of clients in various industries, including Medical, Information Technology, Automotive, Finance/Accounting, and Manufacturing. These clients rely on the flexible solutions that Reliance One provides which translate to marked improvement in performance, a reduction of costs, and the use of timely resources.

 

Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan.

 

Works Cited

101 Best & Brightest . (2017, September 22). Best and Brightest . Retrieved from Metro Detroit’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For : http://101bestandbrightest.com/events/metro-detroits-2017-best-brightest-companies-work/

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

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Kristen Latimer

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klatimer@reliance-one.com

Top 8 Misconceptions

Written By: James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder & James Paquette, Vice Chairman / Co-Founder

Being at almost full employment, still leaves a lot of jobs unfilled. According to Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, there are close to six million current open positions in the U.S.  This demand is why the staffing industry is still growing and projected to grow for years to come.  There are some misconceptions of staffing firms with how they operate and go about finding right talent for their clients.

Top 8 Misconceptions about Staffing Companies

  1. It is expensive to use a staffing company.
    • It is cheaper to use a company vs. the production loss of a position not being filled.
  2. Businesses use all the same resume banks as staffing companies. –
    • Good staffing companies / recruiters don’t fill positions from resume banks.
  3. We only have short term positions.
    • We do have short term, but majority of positions offer the opportunity to go direct and we also have a lot of Direct Hire Positions.
  4. We don’t just send resumes.
    • We have an extensive screening process.
  5. We don’t find jobs for people.
    • We find people for jobs.
  6. We don’t call candidates knowing they are not a good fit.
    • We call candidates thinking that all their responsibilities may not be on their resume. We don’t assume anything.
  7. We are not trying to put HR staff out of work.
    • We are an extension of them.
  8. Reliance One is not a typical staffing company.
    • We founded it on the basis of doing things the right way.
    • Examples: We call candidates back, we are not afraid to tell candidates that they did / did not get a position, our recruiters build relationships with their candidates and are required to meet with every one of them.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

For additional media support, please contact:

Kristen Latimer

248-575-3413

klatimer@reliance-one.com

 

Sources:

https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2017/08/04/bls-staffing-job-growth-continues-july/

Think Like A Coach

By: James Paquette – Co-Founder / Owner

Imagine that you have just landed your dream job and you finally feel that you can focus on your career.  You meet the team and the first few weeks fly by. After training you find yourself struggling and request a meeting with the manager. The manager can choose to either coach this person or react in a way that discourages them. This scenario is a common workplace issue that occurs when hiring new talent. Training is critical to the individual’s success – follow up must occur for the entire duration of the team member’s tenure.

In less than one month, Reliance One is dedicating a whole day to Manager Training. In the end, our employees will be focusing on these key attributes of being a good coach. “You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.” Joe Gibbs

  • Be empathetic to those around you
  • Be selfless by putting your team first
  • Be a good communicator
  • Listen to your team for advice – you are not all-knowing
  • Define a realistic career path for your team members

 

Many people are placed into a management role because they have demonstrated great performance. We must shift that dynamic and help them to become a successful manager by providing them the right coaching and training. People are the foundation of our business and they need to know that we care.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

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Predicting the Future – 17 years and running

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Auburn Hills, MI – Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “the best way to predict the future is to create it” and that is exactly what Reliance One is doing. The staffing and recruiting firm proudly celebrated 17 years of solving staffing challenges and providing employment to hundreds of people.

In 1998, James Beath and James Paquette founded Reliance One, Inc. The business partners launched their recruiting services from a residential basement in Flint, MI and through hard work and dedication, the company has now grown to over 600 employees.

“The staffing industry is gaining incredible momentum right now and we are excited to be a part of this extraordinary growth,” said James Beath, co-founder. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “approximately 211,000 jobs were created in November,” leading to an increase in demand for employees. Reliance One is taking advantage of the economic pressure and is diligently working to fill their clients’ openings.

“We have a team of passionate team members who work hard every day to put people to work and create bright futures for themselves, their contractors, and the company,” said James Paquette, co-founder. Reliance One is stronger than ever at their 17th anniversary. The company continues to be committed to providing solutions that enable our customers to meet the evolving workforce demands and solving staffing challenges.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

James Paquette – Vice President / Co-Founder

James “Jim” Paquette started Reliance One in 1998 bringing years of business experience combined with a passion to create a company that sets the bar in the staffing industry.  Working in Business – to – Business sales before he cofounded Reliance One, he consulted with several different companies within a variety of industries, which provided strategic insight to operational effectiveness with a focus on customer service. Jim’s aspiration is to make working with Reliance One a unique experience for both clients and employees.

Focusing most of his attention on the employee side of the staffing industry, Paquette had a vision to change the way business was done. Jim pursued his goal to change operations; he introduced systems and processes that resulted in prompt follow-up and better communication between the employees and clients. Jim established a company that contract employees can proudly say they belong to and continues fostering his vision to ensure that his employees consistently “build teams” and surpass client expectations.

Paquette is a member of Toastmasters Michigan, which promotes continued learning and public speaking, and ITT Engineering Curriculum Advisory Board where he reviews the academic syllabus from an employer’s standpoint. He provides useful suggestions and amendments to the current curriculum, which relates back to the workforce.  A dedicated family man, Jim loves to attend his two kids’ sporting events and vacationing at the family cabin. Whether playing a game of golf or on his volleyball team, Jim’s competitive edge carries into all aspects of his life.