Reliance One Team Walks for a Cause!

May 19, 2014

Auburn Hills, Mich. – On May 18th, Reliance One participated in the 2014 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. The walk was held by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and R1 Impact was extremely excited to be a part of this year’s walk. There were over 4,000 attendees and lots of entertainment, such as Radio Disney, activity stations for the children, and of course, the main attraction – all of the animals at the zoo!

“Our first R1 Impact walk was a success. It was great to see everyone enjoying the beautiful day with their families and supporting this cause,” said April Rheingans, Employee Relations Coordinator at Reliance One.

“It was a fun and well-planned event, and we’re proud of the Reliance One employees’ generosity to the NKFM. The R1 Impact team will be back again for next year’s walk,” said Rheingans.

About the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

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 Staffing Services Growth

May 13, 2014

Reliance One is proud to announce the promotion of Collin Stanfill to IT Account Manager. Collin started with Reliance One in April 2013 and has been an extremely hard working and dedicated employee, giving 110% in everything he does. He grew up in Grand Blanc and attended U of M Flint, graduating with a Business Degree in Marketing and Economics.

“The IT industry is growing at an exponential rate which is why we made the decision to move Collin into this IT Account Manager role. Collin has shown the ability to develop relationships and deliver results for our clients. We feel with the dedication and growth he has shown this past year, he is the right candidate to fill this position and will continue to be an integral team member of Reliance One,” said Jeff Gardner, Vice President of Sales.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

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).

Media Contact:

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

R1 Impact – Whaley Children’s Center

May 12, 2014

On Monday, a team of Reliance One employees volunteered their time with the Whaley Children’s Center in Flint, MI. During the day they helped out by unloading and sorting many of the donations the center had received from their last fundraiser. They also assisted in yard cleanup for one of the properties the Children’s Center owns. A large windstorm had recently passed through causing many branches to be scattered throughout the property, so the extra sets of hands for clean-up were greatly appreciated.

The team said they were able to tour the facility and meet with several of the children, which had a pretty big impact on them. “After spending the day helping out and meeting the children, I really saw how important the center is to the community and how volunteering my time really can make a difference in someone’s life,” said Norm Riopelle, Technical Recruiter at Reliance One.

They also said it was nice to be able to serve a place that does so much for children who severely need it, and they really look forward to the opportunity to go back! “This experience opened my eyes to the great services Whaley Children’s Center provides to the youth in need of the Flint area,” said Riopelle.

About Whaley Children’s Center:

http://www.whaleychildren.org/

“Through dynamic leadership and dedicated staff and volunteers, Whaley Children’s Center will be a source of hope, care, and treatment to Michigan’s abused, neglected, and at-risk children and families. We have a total commitment to treating all children and families with fairness, dignity, and respect regardless of race, age, creed, ethnicity, orientation, or ability. We strive to be leaders in the treatment of at-risk children and their families and creating an environment that fosters positive change and growth.”

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

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).

Media Contact:

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

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Forgotten Harvest – R1 Impact Through Serving Others

April 29, 2014

This past Friday, a team from Reliance One spent their R1 Impact Day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. They assisted the farm personnel with clean up in the barns in order to get them ready for the upcoming season. In the first barn, they removed straw so they could start relocating dirt to the lower areas of the barn, while also disposing of large piles of trash. In the second barn, Robin, Joe, and Jake focused on leaf removal while Ericka sorted gloves for future volunteers.

The team said Forgotten Harvest was very thankful they were able to get some of these larger tasks off of their list, since they usually get pushed aside when the weather gets nicer, which is when their focus turns to planting and harvesting.

“While we sit down at our tables each and every day to enjoy a meal, we don’t realize that one out of every five people in Southeast Michigan goes without. This farm has a goal of delivering 1.7 million pounds of food to the tables of those in need. Knowing that we had a small part in that eventual success was a great feeling,” stated Robin Hilliker, R1 Account Manager.

About Forgotten Harvest:

http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

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).

Media Contact:

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

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Taking the Lead with Change

Reliance One and its leaders take great pride in their ability to adapt to change. “We have to adapt and overcome, that’s all we can do” (Frank Knight). Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was set into motion, Kristen Latimer, Administrative Services Manager, has committed a large part of her time to compliance, education, and strategic planning. She has spent numerous days at seminars collecting information and networking with experts to ensure that Reliance One stays one step ahead of future plans.

As a result of Kristen’s knowledge bank, in addition to her passion for education, she was asked to participate as a panel member in the 5th Annual HR Summit held at Walsh College on, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The purpose of panel was for Human Resources professionals to offer an interactive conversation on how each company was approaching compliance. “Reliance One is doing everything in its power to offer functional and affordable benefits to its workforce. I take great pride in working for a company that is committed to doing the right thing; our employees are our greatest asset,” said Kristen. Reliance One was thrilled to be included in the discussion and the company plans to keep ACA compliance at the top of their agenda. Both Kristen and the leaders at Reliance One fully understand that tall order that must be filled by 2015.

To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, please visit: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/

About Reliance One:
http://www.reliance-one.com

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).

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

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R1 Impact – Building Healthy Teams

February 5, 2014

Along with the release of our volunteer program, Reliance One introduced the launch of our wellness program; “R1 Impact – Building Healthy Teams.” As a company, we strive to provide our employees with the tools to live healthier lifestyles, and hopefully they enjoy some fun along the way!

The wellness program will include healthy snacks provided by Reliance One weekly and healthy options in our new vending machines, which will be run by the VP, Jim Paquette’s sons. Additionally, our employees will earn “Wellness Tickets” for using our in-office gym (free of charge), visiting the doctor / dentist for check-ups, receiving the flu shot, etc. We’re also excited for the opportunity to offer monthly yoga or boot camp classes here at our headquarters. “I’m confident the introduction of these new programs will create even more energy and excitement within our company and will put us on the top workplaces list for the Detroit area four years in a row,” stated Sr. Recruiter, Alicia Bradley.

2014 is a promising year for Reliance One, and we hope to inspire our employees to lead a healthier lifestyle. We’re confident our new wellness program will make those decisions to be healthy a little bit easier!

About Reliance One:
http://www.reliance-one.com

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).

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

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Leadership as Defined by Katie Ackert

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Katie Ackert may be short in stature but, her impact to Reliance One and the Auburn Hills community has been remarkable. As a “Rookie” in the staffing industry, Katie has taken the lead with the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce to successfully grow her business. She is known within the company for her determination and her uncanny ability to develop new business. In 2013, Katie was able to establish partnerships with 13 new clients; she has set the tone for other managers who are eager to follow in her footsteps. When asked about her success, Katie said, “I am honored to be named as the 2013 Ambassador of the Year. I have put in a lot of time to help both the Chamber and Reliance One and it has brought me a lot of personal success.”

In addition to being named for the Auburn Hills Award, Reliance One presented Kate with their “Visionary Award” over the weekend. This is a very prestigious award that is given to those that exemplify what it takes to be a leader at Reliance One. In just two short years, Katie launched herself from an entry level position to a manager that is leading in the company as well as their community. It is an honor to have Katie on the Reliance One team and we look forward to watching her grow in the years to come.

About Reliance One

http://www.reliance-one.com
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).

Media Contact

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

Strategic Alliance’s Fuel Growth

November 8, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Reliance One, a minority owned staffing and recruiting firm, was just ranked as the 9th largest (2012 Revenue) Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Metro Detroit by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Reliance One relocated its headquarters to Auburn Hills in March of 2012. “We purchased a 22,000 square-foot building in Auburn Hills and created it into a state of the art recruiting center for our clients and employees. The building is designed with the latest technologies and the layout is perfect for what we do – putting people to work,” said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One.

The first year in our new location, we grew 18% and Reliance One is on pace to more than double that growth in 2013. Fueling this growth is strategic alliances with clients that have come to depend on Reliance One to solve their staffing challenges. “Our services have never been more in demand then they are right now. Companies are struggling to find the talent they need to meet their resource demands,” said Beath.

Another key reason we are growing is due to our continued participation with the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “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).

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

Michigan’s Healthiest Employer Honor Roll Award

Auburn Hills, MI., Oct. 31, 2013

Reliance One, Inc. was named a recipient of the Honor Roll Award at the Crain’s Health Care Leadership Summit that was hosted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The competition was fierce this year as many companies have looked to wellness to supplement their health insurance programs. Reliance One was headstrong as 2013 was the launch of our Fit Bit Challenge. July 1st was when the team took their first steps towards the long term goal of 35 million steps. With over fifty percent of the staff participating, our employees were motivated to stay at the top of the mobile app charts. Through various mini challenges as well as weekly incentives, Reliance One employees are excited to participate. The initial challenge is slated to end by December 2013 which in turn is only the beginning.

As 2014 is on the horizon, Reliance One plans to take wellness to a whole other level. Many new ideas were presented at the Award Ceremony that Reliance One plans to adopt. Stay tuned as our company transitions to the innovative healthy workplace that 2014 is sure to bring. We are honored to be mentioned as a part of Michigan’s Healthiest Employers and look forward to solidifying a win next week. We would also like to extend our congratulations to those that made a difference at their workplace to achieve an award. “The greatest wealth is health.” -Virgil

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

Reliance One Receives Nomination for Detroit Free Press’ 100 Best Work Places Second Year in a Row

May 30, 2012, Auburn Hills, Mich. – For the second straight year in a row, Reliance One, Inc. had been nominated anonymously for The Detroit Free Press’ 100 Best Work Places. Last year, Reliance One ranked number 39 amongst small businesses. “It is a privilege and an honor to be nominated for an award that celebrates the company culture and dynamic working environment here at Reliance One,” said Ashleigh Belisle, Social Media Administrator.  Reliance One pledges quality service by serving customers both internally and externally through integrity, humility and uncompromised values. Having the chance to be a one of the best work places in Michigan proves the Reliance One motto of “We Build Teams.”

“I truly enjoy having control of my future. My efforts everyday help move my territory and this company forward. I enjoy the people that I work with and for, and I love the challenge of our business,” an employee said when asked their thoughts on the company in the anonymous survey. Building an atmosphere where employees feel welcomed and can develop and flourish in their professional careers is a main objective at Reliance One. Seeing employees succeed and strive to be ambitious is a continual accomplishment at Reliance One. “It is an honor to once again be considered for the Detroit Free Press’ Top 100 workplaces for 2012.  It is because of the efforts of every Reliance One employee, either onsite, at a client, or internally servicing our customers that we continue to meet our company goals, while maintaining a great work environment.  I cannot thank everyone enough for their efforts,” said Jeff Gardner, Vice President of Sales.