Giving Back

Written By: Emily Qualls, Onboarding Specialist, Administration

 

At Reliance One, we build teams who work hard, play hard, but this goes much further than the office. More importantly, we like to give back to the community. From golf sponsorships to flip flops in the office, we support and strengthen the communities around us. We call this the R1 Impact.

 

On the Course: What better way to play and give back than a round of golf? You can find us on the course at some of these upcoming outings.

  • Highlander Hacker 2017 – August 13th, 2017 (Benefiting Rochester Athletes)
  • 2017 Lear Golf Classic – September 11th, 2017 (Benefiting Winning Futures) 
  • The Cooper Standard Foundation – September 25th, 2017 (2017 Charity Golf Outing)

Red Nose Day: So, a little less “play” and back to that “work hard” stuff. Okay, okay, so maybe we clown around in the office sometimes, too, but for good reason! On March 24th, R1 Impact took it a little bit further from home when every Reliance One employee was given a red nose to wear for Red Nose Day. Together, we can make a difference in a child’s life by raising money and awareness for kids around the world living in poverty, and have a little fun doing it, too!

 

Dreams Come True: The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and offers support to the families. This hits us close to home since, well, it is close to home, and some of the children associated with program are children we know. The typical amount to grant a wish is around $5,000, give or take. Reliance One has been fortunate enough to sponsor 3 wishes since our journey with The Rainbow Connection, among other contributions through fundraisers like our Christmas Toy Drive and Bring Your Child to Work Day – Community Service Project. In order to make dreams come true, we need help from our team. We support our wish fund through some of these fun events!

 

Hat Day: There’s no rivalry the like one that occurs when everyone in the office gets to wear their favorite sport team’s gear! The R1 team made a monetary donation to wear their favorite hat for the day.

 

Flip Flop Day: Our team got to bring the idea of the outside sunshine into the office as they slipped out of their high heels and into their flip flops for the day!

 

Left, Right, Center: Grab the dice! Nothing kicks off an afternoon better than an intense game of LRC just after lunch. Each employee contributes $3 to the game. The winner takes half the pot, and the other half goes into our wish fund. If we’re lucky, we have time for another round before we call Zone.

 

Wrapping for a Cause: You’ll find us at Carson’s of Rochester near the holiday season wrapping customers’ purchases for donations. We may not wrap it like Santa’s elves, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?

 

We’re building teams here at Reliance One – teams who help communities and each other grow, and we have fun doing it!

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

Safety First!

Written By: Katelyn Allinder, Human Resource Assistant

Employers across the nation face the risk of injury every day. Katelyn Allinder has recently spent time taking OSHA Education classes as well as attending Certified Risk Manager (CRM) training in Florida. As a result, she is passing along these tips to aid in injury prevention:

  • Conduct pre-employment screenings/tests: this ensures that the employee designated to do a specific job has the experience and ability to do so.
  • Educate and properly train the employees: continuing to educate employees on the importance of workplace safety can significantly reduce the amount of injuries sustained
  • Provide appropriate personal protective equipment: enforcing the utilization of PPE such as safety goggles, face protection, hard hats, etc. can protect employees from major injuries and reduce the amount of risk they are exposed to.
  • Don’t skip steps: the chance of accidents increases significantly when employees take short cuts and cut corners.
  • Encourage employees to speak up: Getting feedback from employees where they see potential hazards can help the company stay proactive in managing risks.

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

Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation

Written By: Kristen Latimer, VP of Administration

2017 has been a year of growth, change and uncharted territory. The Executive Team at Reliance One has decided to refocus efforts to increase retention, drive sales and foster a competitive environment. Employee appreciation has been a fun way to involve all levels of the organization and “give back” to our team. Here are the top 5 events for 2017:

 

  1. March Madness “Pop A Shot” Competition / Party
  2. Ice Cream Truck – Treat Dreams
  3. Family Day @ the Tiger Stadium
  4. Pancake breakfast served by the Exec Team
  5. Cornhole Tournament

 

Our employees are engaged and have enjoyed the new events that we launched this year. Reliance One is at an all-time high of internal staff members and the feedback from the staff is very positive. What are some creative, fun employee appreciation ideas that you have seen or experienced? Feel free to share your ideas below!

 

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

Did You Know: Fun Facts About Your Health Insurance

Written By: Kristen Latimer, VP of Administration

  1. Preventative screening and treatment is fully covered without any out of pocket costs. For a list of what is covered, you can visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-adults/
  2. Most health insurance carriers offer discounts with specific partners. For example, we offer HAP coverage and certain members are eligible for a discount for Weight Watchers programs. Visit your providers website to find more details on discount programs and partners.
  3. Coverage until 26! Once you’re on a parent’s job-based plan, in most cases you can stay on it until you turn 26. Generally, you can join a parent’s plan and stay on until you turn 26 even if you:
    1. Get married
    2. Have or adopt a child
    3. Start or leave school
    4. Live in or out of your parent’s home
    5. Aren’t claimed as a tax dependent
    6. Turn down an offer of job-based coverage

For more information, check with your provider on specific rules and regulations.

 

Reliance One offers medical, dental and vision benefits to all full time eligible employees. If you are an employee of Reliance One and have questions about your benefits, please contact – Katelyn Allinder at (248) 922-4500

The Roundtable Effect

Written By: Kristen Latimer, VP of Administration

“Some of my best ideas came from someone else.” Think Tank, Vistage, MichBusiness Thrive Affinity Groups, Roundtable Discussions, etc. These are all groups of individuals that have one common goal – to present an idea, problem, or seek guidance and obtain information, ideas and advice. I took a leap of faith and joined the Thrive Affinity Groups in 2012 after hearing about them at a local conference. Being new to Human Resources as well as a one man show, I felt I could really benefit from other professionals. From sharing policies to unique HR situations, I have grown as a professional and learned an immense amount of valuable information.

 

I have spent the past 5 years working with professionals from a variety of backgrounds. The vast experience of these individuals as well as their commitment to the group has provided us the opportunity to grow a very trusting relationship. Some of the most challenging cases can be brought forth to try and prevent companies violating laws, losing key employees, or implementing change. The goal is to work together and utilize everyone’s experience to our advantage.

 

In the last year, I was given the privilege to host and moderate a group of my own. It has been great honor to be trusted with the responsibility of creating an effective agenda that includes meaningful content. It has been said many times that the group meetings are a top priority for members and the meetings are well attended. As always, we must follow the 3 governing rules: Confidential discussions, Commitment to participate, Consistency in attendance. It is amazing how many issues are resolved in just a few hours at each monthly meeting.

 

If you have found yourself trying to Google your way through an issue, or feeling overwhelmed with a new situation, consider finding a local group that allows roundtable discussions. Online forums are great for traditional HR issues that may present themselves, however, there is something to be said about effective, in person communication and the solutions that arise through a collaborative effort. For more information on the HR Thrive Affinity Groups, please visit: http://michbusiness.com/services/thrive-affinity-groups/