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

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

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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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

Join us tomorrow!

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Reliance One is privileged as a Certified Minority Owned Company to be attending the 13th annual Chrysler Matchmaking event tomorrow, Wednesday September 19, 2012. The purpose of this event is to align Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprise with suppliers for the automotive industry. Chrysler places a large emphasis on supplier diversity and takes an active role in facilitating relationships amongst companies. “The Matchmaker Event has generated $1.8 billion of new opportunities for minority businesses,” as quoted on the Matchmaker invitation.  Registered visitors will have an opportunity to showcase their products and/or services to the Chrysler Group at this event by setting up exhibits and networking with decision makers. If you’re attending the matchmaking event we look forward to meeting you.

A Special Thank You to Reliance One’s Summer Interns

August 14, 2012, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Reliance One launched the Summer 2012 Internship Program by hiring four reputable interns. With the debut of such a program, Reliance One was hoping to teach young adults about entrepreneurship and offer an opportunity for students to gain applicable, hands-on work experience. Morgan Leaym, Alex Jones, Nick Nawrocki and Lindsey Krasny helped to complete the Reliance One team. By working in recruiter positions, the interns worked hard to find candidate’s great job opportunities. “I love the feeling of getting someone a job, it’s so rewarding”, Morgan commented. During the summer months these dedicated students gained valuable skills they will take with them to their future endeavors.  Nick said, “This experience gave me insight to the real world, it was a great opportunity.” Lead by their Account Managers and fellow employees, the interns learned the ropes of recruiting and gained exposure to the corporate world. Reliance One provided the interns training and hands on experience in a professional environment, however, the interns returned the favor by helping to accelerate growth of the company. Chris Brelinski, Senior Technical Recruiter said, The Interns have been a pleasant addition to the company and will be missed. They were open to learning the business and quickly grasped the skills necessary to be a benefit to the organization.” Reliance One would like to thank Morgan, Nick, Alex, and Lindsey for their efforts this summer and would like to wish them all the best!

Make the Most Out of a Temporary Position

At Reliance One, some of the positions we look to fill are temporary or short term assignments that are for a fixed amount of time. We have found that a lot of companies need support for a lot longer than they initially anticipated or a position may become available.You should always make the most out of any opportunity you are given – temporary or not. Here are some helpful hints on how to navigate the field and take advantage of your situation.

1)      Keep your options open. When you take temporary or project-based assignments, you have time to find out what jobs are for you and what aren’t. Short- term jobs can help you decide what avenue you want to explore next. “Staffing companies hire for all types of skills, from the fast food industry and warehousing to IT specialists and corporate executives.”

2)      Build your skills. Each position offers an opportunity to learn new skills and build you resume. Get involved in as many projects as possible and talk to experienced team members to gain valuable insights. “Take online courses to gain certifications and make yourself more marketable. Many courses are low cost and sometimes free.”

3)      Be flexible. If you’re seeking a full-time job it’s important to let your personal and social networks know that you are open to temporary or project-based assignments as well. Employers like to know your open to more than one thing. Marketing yourself as flexible could open more doors. If you’re in a temporary or contract position let the Supervisor that you would be open to a longer term position. Be sure to ask if you can use them as a reference in the future when you’re applying at other companies.

4)      Tweak your resume. Whether you’re fresh out of college or a senior-level executive there is always room to expand on a resume. The experiences you gain at a temporary position will help build your resume and give you current work experience to share. Employers today are focusing more skills, and experience. Detailing the projects you oversee, and highlighting major career successes, including those you accomplished during temporary assignments will give your resume the added boost it needs.

5)      Give your temporary position your all. Take advantage of everything a temporary job offers. Network with everyone you meet and give your best every day. Don’t think of your assignments as “just a temp job”, it could potentially turn into a full-time position.

Summarized by Christie Firestine, find the Original post by Miriam Salpeter on http://www.money.usnews.com

3 Things Every College Grad Should Keep In Mind as They Look for a Career

I’m going to go ahead and guess that you’re reading this because you don’t have a job. You might even be reading this at two in the morning because you don’t have to wake up early for work. But I know that many recent graduates are trying hard to get a job and aren’t as lazy as older generations perceive us to be. Therefore, here are a couple of suggestions to keep you focused and away from sitting around in the sun all day without a career. Besides, I doubt you’re wearing sunscreen and at least having an indoor job will save you from looking like a lobster. There’s also a very good chance that there will be air conditioning at your inside job.

Don’t feel limited by your major.

Your major does not define your career choice. Always spin it to your benefit. Inform employers about the skills you learned through your major, not the major itself. I tell people all the time that being an American history major requires me to do a lot of research and writing, and employers completely agree. If your senior thesis or other classes you’ve taken relate to your career, don’t be afraid to mention them. You can even put them on your resume under the “Education” section.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to people that can help you.

There are many campus resources and alumni networks that recent grads and students don’t take enough advantage of. If you’re still in school, start as early as possible. My college advisor once told me that the seniors at my school tend to not think seriously about jobs until their last semester, leading them to freak out during their last months in college. While there will always be lackadaisical students roaming around, some do take a ton of time searching for a job but end up with little to nothing. Therefore, make sure you learn how to effectively ask for help, reach out, and network. Many career centers still offer their assistance to graduates and can help you locate other alumni in your field that you can contact.

If you choose to speak to an alumni, realize that they probably won’t give you a job. Still, these alumni are great sources of information on careers you’re interested in, so use them to figure out what you’re really getting into. Some might even set up an interview for you or pass your resume along to someone who has a job opening. Make sure to send a thank you card afterward. They’ll be more willing to contact you if they have something suitable for you in the future and will be motivated to help another struggling student or graduate later on.

Don’t pass up opportunities (but don’t settle for what will make you miserable).

There are so many wonderful opportunities that people pass up because they think they won’t get anything out of them. But there’s a reason why so many people say that you should take advantage of every opportunity you get. While I’m not saying you should take all of them (you don’t want to hate your job and end up jeopardizing your performance and well-being), at least consider all of them. People that seem lucky are really just those that take advantage of what’s placed in front of them, and find a way to make it work for them in the long run. So you might have to start at a company or position that you think won’t help you get your dream job. But trust me; it can if you market it the right way. You can always spin things that you did during one job to make them seem applicable to another one, just like you can with your major.

Realize that veering away your major, talking to people who can’t outrightly give you a job, or taking a position at a place that isn’t where you dreamed you’d be aren’t bad things. In fact, they may benefit you much more in the long run, because you’ll have learned how to maximize what you learned in college for the real world, practiced successful networking and perhaps discovered something that you thought wouldn’t make you happy, but you may eventually come to adore. Heck, I hated American history before I had to take it to fulfill a college requirement.

Orignially posted by Dulce Montoya for http://www.recruiter.com