Looking for a Job?

February 9, 2015

Control what you can control!

At Reliance One we consult with our clients to solve their staffing challenges.  This consultative approach to our business takes a lot of time and preparation in order to deliver the desired results.   We work just as hard to advise and prepare our candidates with their career search.  As a job seeker, it is important to prepare yourself for the evolving market; the best way to do this is to control what you can control.

As one of Top 20 largest staffing companies in the metropolitan area, we guide and coach candidates to do the things they need to do to be successful in today’s job market.  We take pride in spending time with each candidate; the process usually starts with a close look at their resume.  We work with job seekers to inventory and take credit for all of their past experiences in their previous positions.  This requires the candidate to think about all of their employment history to ensure they are accounting for all past knowledge.  We then recommend the candidate to include this relevant content in their resume.

Once the resume is polished, we take a look to see what the candidate is doing to network with people that can help them.  This includes attending industry events, as well as, utilizing online networking opportunities.  Despite popular belief, there are industry seminars and networking groups in most every line of work.  Whether the career field is Information Technology, Finance or Engineering, there are groups with which to network.  By taking advantage of networking, it allows candidates to meet people currently employed in positions and industries where they are looking to gain employment.  Another great way to network is utilizing online social media tools, such as LinkedIn or Twitter.  These networking sites allow job seekers to connect with groups and individuals in the specific industry that they are looking to obtain employment.

If we have been able to arrange an interview for a candidate, the individual must understand there is a lot of preparation necessary in order to set them up for success.  The candidate should spend time going over their relevant work history and form correlations to the position for which they are interviewing.  This may include refreshing their knowledge of key skill sets the potential employer has listed as necessary for the position.

The next thing a candidate should do is research. They will need to research the company they are interviewing with, as well as, the individuals that are assigned to conduct the interview.   This may include, but is not limited to, going to the company website, using search engines to learn the latest news on the company, and searching social media sites to understand the audience.  This research will ensure the candidate is familiar with the company’s current forecast and will provide a deeper understanding of why the company is adding to their team.  In addition, through research the candidate may find a shared connection with the interviewees which may create opportunities to connect on a different level; you may have attended the same college or have similar hobbies.

The last thing we do is help the candidate prepare themselves for the interview.  There is a lot of emphasis on the first impressions for both our candidates and clients.  We coach our candidates and advise them to present themselves professionally – typically suits are appropriate; cleaned and pressed, as well as shoes that are business professional and polished.  Grooming and personal hygiene are also emphasized.  We encourage the candidate to practice their responses to commonly asked interview questions and feel comfortable explaining experience in previous positions. The candidate should also prepare some well thought out questions that are pertinent to the company and position for which they are interviewing.

We instruct and encourage our candidates to do all the things within their control to be successful in their job search.  There are plenty of things that we cannot control, but by making sure you have represented your experience to the best of your ability, networking with those in your industry and preparing for your interview opportunities, you will put yourself ahead of the other job seekers.

Supporting and Providing Comfort for Local Families

January 28, 2015

Reliance One founders, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, presenting a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.

Reliance One founders, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, presenting a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.

Auburn Hills, MI – Last week, a team from Reliance One stopped into the Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) of Detroit to present a monetary donation on behalf of their employees.  The donation was generated by various fund-raising activities and events throughout 2014.  The RMHC provides a home away from home for families of pediatric patients.  Annually, the house provides rooms for approximately 1,500 guests.

As we looked for local organizations to support, The Ronald McDonald of Detroit made perfect sense.  Employees of Reliance One have experienced, firsthand, the impact the RMHC can have on a family during a time of need.  “My five month old son was medevac’d for heart surgery, and my wife and I were overwhelmed by the support and care we received by the RHMC.  They allowed us to totally concentrate on our son’s wellbeing and not worry about the travel or accommodations,” said Jim Paquette, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.

While visiting the RMHC last week, we learned some exciting news about an upcoming move.  Early in 2015, the RMHC will move from its original site at Children’s Hospital to its new home at 4727 St. Antoine, just one-half mile north, in the Hutzel Professional Building. Along with the move, the charity recently announced its first major campaign to raise $3 million over the next two years.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit:

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together.

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).

http://www.reliance-one.com

Media Contact:
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

“Momentum in the D”

January 21, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich.–Reliance One, a minority owned staffing and recruiting firm, was just ranked as the 20th largest (2013 Revenue) Staffing Firm in Metro Detroit by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Reliance One broke into the top 20 by increasing (2013) revenue by 36%.  The growth was fueled by strategic alliances with new clients and the opening of another office, located in Bingham Farms. In addition, Reliance One has hired a number of new team members which has helped meet the demand for our customers.

“There is a lot of momentum in Detroit, and our services are more in demand than ever,” said Jim Beath, Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.  We partner with companies that are serious about hiring the right person at the right time.  This partnership allows us to put the right number of team members on our customers’ most critical job openings.  Companies are struggling to find the talent they need to meet their resource demands and unemployment is very low in southeast Michigan for experienced, technical professionals.  Our employees make the difference when it comes to providing great customer service and highly qualified candidates.

Reliance One is currently planning the opening of new offices in markets that are geographically located near current customers with plans of attracting new business.

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

Primed for Growth and Expansion

January 12, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich.–Reliance One, a minority owned staffing and recruiting firm, was just ranked as the 8th largest (2013 Revenue) Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Metro Detroit by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Reliance One increased revenue by 36% in 2013 and is continuing to grow by expanding relationships at current clients as well as offering staffing services to new markets.  “We are excited about the business climate in and around the Midwest. Many of our clients have continued to expand and grow their workforce. We have a number of new clients that will take us into new markets and we are primed for additional growth and expansion” said Jim Beath, Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.

Our active participation with the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is fostering growth for the company as well. “This partnership provides numerous networking opportunities with business leaders that embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace” said Beath. These networking opportunities are both local and national.   “Working with Reliance One, you immediately feel a strong sense of reliability, friendship and confidence, knowing they are looking out for your best interest. Reliance One has a distinctive passion about their business and how they work with customers” said Camilo Suero, Executive Director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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).

About The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes economic advancement, growth and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives. The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier gateway to the state’s 11,000 Hispanic businesses and over 400,000 Latino consumers.

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

Reliance One Walks for a Cure!

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May 20, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Last Saturday, thousands of people came out for the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure in downtown Detroit. . A number of Reliance One employees and their families participated in the 22nd annual race. “The weather was beautiful and it was great to see such an amazing turn out. This is such a great cause and we are glad that we can contribute towards the research and the cure of breast cancer.” Says, Chad Toms, National Sales Manager at Reliance One.

About Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

Susan G. Komen, who is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, is an inspiration who fought breast cancer with everything she had. Throughout her diagnosis, she spent her time coming up with ways to make life better for other women fighting breast cancer instead of worrying about her condition. Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever.

That ‘promise’ is now known as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which has invested more than $1.9 billion since its start in 1982. They work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and motivate scientists to find the cures needed. Thanks to events, such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from sponsors and fellow supporters, they have become the largest source of nonprofit funds devoted to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

About Reliance One, Inc.

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
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Hosts the Hispanic Chamber and welcomes Camilo Suero.

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Reliance One Hosts the Hispanic Chamber and welcomes Camilo Suero.

May 20, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Last Thursday, Reliance One hosted a networking event Tercer Jueves (Third Thursday), welcoming the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) and Camilo Suero, who is MHCC’s new Executive Director. The event took place at Reliance One’s headquarters, located in Auburn Hills, and was a great success. “We are excited to have Camilo as the new Executive Director of the MHCC. His experience and enthusiasm will bring value to the over 11,000 Hispanic Owned businesses in Michigan.” Says Jim Beath, President of Reliance One. Camilo Suero spoke about the strategic direction of the MHCC as well as upcoming events.

About the MHCC

Established in September of 1989, The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business association governed by a 30-member Board of Directors that embodies the business diversity of its membership. They are the leading gateway to the state’s 11,000 Hispanic businesses and over 400,000 Latino consumers. MHCC serves as an activist for jobs and economic development by sponsoring participation in supplier diversity development programs and international trade with Mexico and other Latin American countries.

MHCC’s membership mirrors the assortment of Hispanic business enterprises in the state. Their member firms have steadily been ranked among the Top Hispanic-owned firms both regionally and nationally.

About Reliance One, Inc.

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
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

It’s Fun to Drive a Brand New Car!

May 13, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reliance One, Inc. is expanding our Test Driving Program that will require the hiring of 400+ Test Drivers for a project that extends into 2014. The Test Drivers will be working at various undisclosed Tier 1 Supplier site, in Southeast Michigan, driving pre/post-production vehicles.

The Reliance One Test Driving Division is looking for employees who have an open availability. There will be both 1st and 2nd shift positions paying $8.25 an hour.
We are looking for candidates that are at least 19 years old, with a valid Drivers’ License and an excellent driving record. To be eligible, candidates must have a great attention to detail. This opportunity will allow candidates to experience the cutting edge of automobile technology. If people are interested they should send their resume to drivers@reliance-one.com or call 248-393-1030.

About Reliance One, Inc.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
248-393-1030
drivers@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Volunteers at Day of Service

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Reliance One Volunteers at Day of Service
Apr 23, 2013

Auburn Hills – This past Saturday members of the Reliance One team participated in a Day of Service project for Leadership Oakland. Chris Cardenas was, “really proud to be a part of Leadership Oakland and the Day of Service activity we participated in on Saturday. It says a lot about Reliance One, Ognen, Ericka and Kelsey to volunteer time out of the busy Saturday to help the community. In just four hours we converted a lot of brush, weeds and dead trees into a clean sculpted landscape of flowers, shrubs and mulch.” Ericka Bush also enjoyed the experience by adding that, “it was a beautiful day not only with the weather but how everyone gave up their Saturday to make a part of the community look wonderful. The volunteers were from all ages and the knowledge and cooperation within the group led to a successful event. The organizers did a great job with ensuring we had enough materials and help available to complete the project as well.” The success of the project directly correlated with the great team work of the volunteers and organizers. Reliance One was privileged to be able to use their team building skills to help the community. Thank you to Chris Cardenas, Ericka Bush, Ognen Stamenkovik, and Kelsey Hines along with the rest of the volunteers for a job well done!