“Our employees make the difference”

Auburn Hills, MI., Sept. 26, 2013

For the second year in a row Reliance One Inc., a minority owned staffing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, has been selected as 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For (TM) In Metropolitan Detroit.

“Our services have never been more in demand then they are right now,” said Jim Paquette, Vice President and cofounder of Reliance One. “Companies are struggling to find the talent they need to meet their resource demands. Unemployment is very low in southeast Michigan for experience technical professionals. Our employees make the difference when it comes to providing great customer service and highly qualified candidates.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small 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

We Build Teams and We Need Your Help!

July 26, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Are you interested in helping your family and friends obtain a new job? Reliance One has experienced rapid growth over the last couple of years and the company is responsible for employing over 1,000 people throughout Michigan.

We are excited to announce the launch of our Referral Program! If you refer a candidate that secures a new position with Reliance One for a designated period of time, you could be eligible to receive a $50.00 Visa Gift Card. To qualify, the person must be considered for one of the following positions: Mechanic, Welder, Fabricator, Painter, or Instrumentation Technician. In addition, the referral must submit a resume along with your name in order for you to receive credit.

We are looking to grow our team exponentially to help satisfy our client needs. Our main focus is to get people back to work, and we can achieve that goal even faster with your help!

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

Over 400 People Needed for New Jobs

May 22, 2013
Auburn Hills, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Reliance One is looking to hire 400 Test Drivers based on expansion and growth in the Automotive Testing market. Whether you are an automotive enthusiast, retiree or a recent college graduate, this opportunity gives you the chance to experience the latest in automotive technology. “Retirees and recent college graduates are great for the program based on their flexibility of their schedules” says Chad Toms, Vice President of National Accounts for Reliance One. “The program lets our drivers experience in the latest and greatest products before the general public. The work involves driving vehicles as well as performing evaluations.”

The program since its inception in 2010 has generated millions of testing miles being completed. The mileage accrued on the testing vehicles, as well as, the hands on vehicle evaluation inspections have resulted in significant improvements and overall quality of the vehicles being produced. These results have reduced warranty defects, improved reliability, which has resulted in increased sales for the Auto companies. Based on all of these factors, our client has announced significant expansion of the program supporting multiple OEM customers. 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

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

5 Reasons Summer is the Best Time to Job Hunt

Are your hopeful inquiries to job posts going unanswered?

Struggling to keep motivated after a bunch of rejection emails (if you’re lucky enough to even receive acknowledgment you exist?)

Finding it borderline impossible anymore to sit down and write a cover letter after a long day at work?

Lucky for you, along with all the other added benefits of summer — the warm weather and longer days bring a much needed boost to your job hunt and motivation.

Check out these five reasons summer can be your best job hunting season:

1. Longer daylight hours means less time crunch

Remember in December when you left work and it was pitch black outside? Talk about sleep-inducing!

Longer daylight hours trick our biological clocks into thinking we have more time. In an article explaining the added benefits of “Springing Forward”, Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune writes, “There’s nothing we want more in life than time, and light feels like time.”

So use all that extra time to rework your resume AND go for a run all before dark.  No more choosing between the two!

2. Summer = Social

When the weather gets nice, everyone goes outside, which provides the perfect excuse to attend as many networking functions as possible.

Always feel a bit awkward standing alone at a seminar at some University or convention center? No problem. Networking events hosted at baseball stadiums or outdoor venues provide a much more relaxed environment for getting to know other professionals. Warmer weather means more mingling!

3. Vacations to the beach? How about office buildings instead?

I know, it doesn’t sound as fun as partying with your friends at their beach house (no one said job hunting was fun), but summer months allow the perfect opportunity to leave the office a little early.

In an article for CNN Money, Patty Coffey of Winter Wyman suggests summer allows employees time to “slip away unnoticed,” and that “August is a good time to take a ‘job search vacation,’ where you use some vacation days to conduct a week-long blitz of intense searching and interviewing.”

While these “vacations” may not sound enticing, they will pay off big in the long run.

4. You can actually enjoy the time you spend job searchingMaybe…

Instead of being cooped up at home on the couch, warmer weather allows the opportunity to take your laptop outside and enjoy the sun while you job hunt. (And maybe get a tan!)

Goodbye hunching over a computer at your desk or in the library. Go to a park or sit at a picnic bench to draft your resume. Just go easy on the people watching.

5. More activities mean more options

While more relaxing activities like beach reading are now available, you also have more opportunities to join different groups or organizations. Websites like Meetup.com give you the chance to not only meet new people, but do it in fun and interesting ways by joining a hiking club or weekly biking group.

If working up a sweat isn’t your thing, try a new book club or cooking group. These activities build not only your group of friends, but also your network of professional connections.

Regardless of what you choose to do with the next months of beautiful weather, be sure to take advantage of all summer has to offer. You won’t regret it once the shorter days and colder weather moves back in.

Originally Posted by Sarah Stackhouse on http://blog.brazencareerist.com

Edited on 8/1/12 for Reliance One

Career boosters: 5 ways to set yourself apart

The phrase “There’s plenty of fish in the sea” may comfort a recently jilted friend, but it is one of the most intimidating realizations for today’s active job seekers. For years you’ve been pinched on the cheeks and told you’re special, but when it comes time for a job interview, you may find potential employers a bit more difficult to impress than your Grandma.

So how can you set yourself apart from the hordes of starry-eyed, gown-wearing, degree-clutching graduates that you’re competing with? In her book “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Building Your Career,” author Jennifer Merritt offers several career boosters to transform your run-of-the-mill résumé into a job-magnet jackpot.

Industry and professional associations
Many young professionals underestimate the potential payoff of industry and professional associations. Some are convinced they’re outdated and redundant, while others are just afraid of the price tag. However, when used properly, these groups can be helpful in expanding your network, staying on top of industry trends and furthering your education.

Once you’ve signed up, paid your dues and gone through the elaborate hazing process (just kidding), it’s up to you to make the whole thing worthwhile. Get involved by attending meetings and mixers, running for positions and joining committees or sub-groups of young professionals. “But don’t just stick with the youngsters,” Merritt says. “You want to meet people who’ve been there and done that and whose experiences you can learn from.” Don’t be intimidated by high-ranking professionals in fancy suits — chances are they’d love to talk about themselves and their accomplishments.

Volunteerism

You may have participated in some charity events through a high-school sports team or a bake sale your mother threw so you’d have volunteer work on your college résumé, but volunteering can benefit you in more ways than merely making you appear charitable.

While it is true that companies like to hire charitable individuals who can help the company’s image, there’s actually more in it for the company than just saving face. In fact, many companies offer volunteering opportunities to their employees, because a number of studies have shown that giving people time off to volunteer improves worker retention and recruiting.

But you’re not here to hear about how much companies like charitable people. You probably know that. What you want to hear is how volunteering can benefit you by expanding your professional network, offering you leadership experience and giving you the opportunity to enhance skills outside of your everyday repertoire. Plus the people you meet while volunteering will know you as passionate and full of character. That can lead to a referral in the future.

Alumni networks
Most recent grads are of the opinion that alumni networks are their alma mater’s thinly veiled attempt at squeezing more money out of former students who are no longer paying tuition. For some time that was actually true, but due to the economic downturn and the snail-paced recovery, many alumni networks have started offering other services. Many now offer expert seminars, advanced education opportunities, mixers and dedicated alumni career services. That’s a lot better than a yearly magazine and some dinnertime phone calls asking for donations.

Meet-and-greets and seminars hosted by alumni associations are also great opportunities for you to add to your contact list. These can be especially helpful, because people often like to hire and promote other people like them, and sharing an alma mater is a great similarity to have. Plus it’s an easy-yet-effective ice breaker.

Skill-related classes and certifications
Employers generally prefer candidates who have demonstrated their ability and willingness to go above and beyond the bare-minimum requirements. So while having a hot-air ballooning license may not help you land a job in marketingtaking classes and earning certifications that are not only interesting to you, but are also related to your field, could prove advantageous in the long run.

In many professions, optional certifications can help you get promotions and stay on track with your career goals. Additional certifications and classes can indicate a deeper level of understanding of your field and convey a strong commitment to your career path. Investigate what certifications your mentors have or the titles of individuals whose jobs you may want in a couple years.

Of course, furthering your education doesn’t necessarily have to be career related. Taking classes is a great way to stay active and an excellent answer when potential employers ask, “What have you been up to since graduation?” Plus outside-work interests can potentially create strong connections with a boss or supervisor.

Speak up and become an expert
As Merritt puts it, “You don’t need a decade of experience to be considered an expert.” Experience doesn’t necessarily lead to expertise. Of course it contributes, but so do earning certifications, networking with industry players, being a strong communicator and staying up-to-date on industry trends.

As you grow your professional network, it’s likely you’ll meet people who host speaking events that are perfect for a budding expert or an eager first-time public speaker. Proving your knowledge and communication prowess at smaller venues can lead to larger platforms, such as guest blogging or spots on industry panels. Bottom line: If you want to become an expert in your field, go out and become an expert in your field.

Originally posted by Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder Writer on http://www.theworkbuzz.com/find-the-job/networking/career-boosters/?siteid=cbworkbuzz