The Fruits of Labor

July 31, 2014

A team from Reliance One recently spent a day at the Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. Matt, Ognen, Jen, and Max spent the day picking summer squash that was eventually distributed to families in the Detroit area. The task was daunting as there were eight rows of squash that stretched over a half mile long. The team pulled together to pick the squash off the vines, as well as pull up the plants so that the fields could be reseeded the following day.

“Volunteering was a great way to bring our team closer together while also impacting others. It was fun, but it was also hard work. It really made us appreciate the people that are out there every day making a difference in other’s lives,” said Matt Van Norman, Account Manager at Reliance One. The team said that working on the farm was without a doubt physically taxing; however, the optimism of the entire volunteer group made for an enjoyable day of service.

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

Helping to Build a Future for Others

June 11, 2014

Last Friday, a team from Reliance One spent the day with Habitat for Humanity helping to build a home in Dearborn, MI. Adam, Chris and Andrew were trained on how to install a roof and then were immediately put to the test with other volunteers. “Our group had to work together as a team in order to put the roof on this house,” said Jimmy Martinez, Technical Recruiter at Reliance One. “It is a very skilled trade that we had to learn in a short amount of time.”

When the group initially volunteered to help out the organization, they were not informed of the project that they would be assisting with. The employees of Reliance One are very successful in their current positions in the office however, working to help build houses is something that they have to work really hard at in addition to spending time learning new skills. Fortunately, the group was very eager to learn and then apply their assistance in any way possible.

Adam Lipski, Account Executive, shared with others that they had the opportunity to go to lunch with volunteers that they were working with. He said the teams had a great conversation about the importance of helping others and the value in working hard to get where you want to go. Lipski explained that, “The eventual owner of the house was there helping us, so there was extra pressure to make sure we were doing a great job.” The team said that Habitat for Humanity was a rewarding experience and they were grateful to be able to give back to the community through service.

About Habitat for Humanity:

http://www.habitat.org/

As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.

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

Planting Seeds for Others

May 29, 2014

Last week, a group from Reliance One spent a day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. Kevin, Sean, Ramzy, and Andrew arrived at the farm early Wednesday morning and began by fixing the tarps that covered the seed beds which stretched across the 300 yard field. After they finished this task, they planted long rows of squash and zucchini. “It was some of the hardest physical work I have done in a long time, but I’m so thankful my company allows us the opportunity to give back in the community,” said Sean Hill, Senior Technical Recruiter.

To end their day, they made sure the plant beds were fixed accordingly, the tarps were secure, and the field was cleaned up. “I never really knew how much Forgotten Harvest impacted families. We learned that they saved over 1 million pounds of food last year which otherwise would have gone to waste, and their goal for this year is 1.7 million pounds,” said Kevin Gay, Senior Account Executive. “It was such an eye opening and humbling experience, and I’m so thankful I was able to donate my time to such a great organization.”

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

Latimer Named Certified Staffing Professional® by the American Staffing Association

May 28, 2014

Kristen Latimer, Administrative Services Manager of Reliance One, recently received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association. She has been employed with Reliance One for 10 years. “We are proud that Kristen continues to work on her professional development, and through her education and work experience, she has become an expert in the staffing industry,” said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One.

The CSP® program promotes industry-wide competency standards through a uniform national program. Credential individuals must successfully complete an exam on labor and employment law principles and ethical practices applicable to the staffing industry, including the Affordable Care Act. For more information about the CSP program, visit http://www.americanstaffing.net.

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. Visit americanstaffing.net.

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

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

A Safari in Detroit

April 8, 2014

Last Week, some of the Reliance One employees volunteered their time with the DMC Children’s Hospital. While they were there, they put on a safari themed party filled with crafts, music, and games, which included making / decorating binoculars, creating safari vests out of paper bags, making masks of different jungle animals, enjoying Disney music, and even playing a game of pin the tail on the elephant! Their day of service gave them the opportunity to temporarily take away the pain and disadvantages that come along with being an ill child, who typically is cooped up in their hospital rooms every day. The team really enjoyed being able to integrate something out of the ordinary for them, which may be considered a common “craft-day” for healthy children.

“With our volunteer day, we were able to take their minds off of being in a hospital. We shared conversation and laughs with all the kids and we even had one little girl come back to the party 3 times, even after she completed all the activities,” said Katie Ackert, Account Manager.

The team said it showed them how big of an impact they can have on a child, seeing as some of these children have been in the hospital for weeks and even months so they don’t always get the option to play or have fun like other children.

“It was great to be able to spend the day with some of the kids at the DMC Children’s Hospital. Our Safari theme crafts and activities were well received and enjoyed by all. Making kids feel special and taking their mind off their illness for a little while is always a good feeling. I hope we’re able to return soon!” said Alicia Bradley, Senior Technical Recruiter.

About DMC Children’s Hospital:

https://www.childrensdmc.org/

“With more than 40 specialties, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees more kids and trains more pediatric medical and surgical experts than any other hospital in the state. For over 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the hospital where all we know and everything we do is just for them.”

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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Focus Hope – R1 Impact Through Serving Others

March 25, 2014

Last Thursday, the Leadership team at Reliance One volunteered their time with Focus Hope. The team was responsible for handing out food to those that visited the distribution center. This required communication with the Focus Hope team to ensure the supplies were fully stocked. Most R1 members stated that this was the highlight of their day – the customer service focus was easily translated from the daily tasks performed at Reliance One. “I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the individuals that walked through the doors at Focus Hope. Most of the people there were extremely friendly and grateful for my assistance. It was a great reminder of how much of an impact that a smile has,” said Rob Wicker, Director of Recruitment. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around,” (Leo Buscaglia).

In addition, the R1 team was tasked with prepping palettes of juice and various canned goods. This activity was very physically demanding because the heavy items had to be moved and stacked in another area. The R1 team learned that following a pattern on the palette could prove to be challenging. Rob stepped in while stacking to ensure that the second palate was done correctly. Most people agreed that the physical demands were far beyond their regular work duties in the office.

“This was one of my best days! I was really impacted by many people who I met throughout the day. It makes you appreciate an organization like Focus Hope and what they do for the community. I am already looking forward to coming back and giving to those that could use the help,” said VP of Reliance One, Jeff Gardner.

About Focus Hope:

http://www.focushope.edu/

The mission of Focus: HOPE, founded in 1968, is “recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.”

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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