Reliance One Celebrates Official Opening of Chicago-Area Office

March 02, 2015

Lisle, IL. — On Monday, March 2nd, Reliance One is celebrating the official opening of their Chicago-Area office.  The company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan and specializes in engineering and information technology recruiting services. The new office reflects the company’s vision of expansion and growth into one of the leading recruiting firms in the Midwest.

Reliance One’s presence in Chicago will enhance its relationship with current clients in the Midwest, as well as, open up new opportunities.  “We have a great partnership with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council which has helped fuel our growth in Michigan.  We are looking forward to actively participating with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council,” said Jim Beath, Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.

“Reliance One is committed to developing relationships with businesses in and around Chicago and expanding its diverse client base,” Beath said. “The new office allows us to identify business partnerships, strengthen relationships with existing clients, and better support those clients that utilize our recruiting solutions.”

The new office is located at 1001 Warrenville Road, Suite 224, Lisle, Illinois 60532 (30 minutes west of downtown Chicago), and the telephone number is (630) 874-3100. For more information regarding this new office or to discuss recruiting solutions, please contact Cody Winer, Account Manager at (630) 874-3091.

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).

About The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council:

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (ChicagoMSDC) is a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses.

Media 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

Looking for a Job?

February 9, 2015

Control what you can control!

At Reliance One we consult with our clients to solve their staffing challenges.  This consultative approach to our business takes a lot of time and preparation in order to deliver the desired results.   We work just as hard to advise and prepare our candidates with their career search.  As a job seeker, it is important to prepare yourself for the evolving market; the best way to do this is to control what you can control.

As one of Top 20 largest staffing companies in the metropolitan area, we guide and coach candidates to do the things they need to do to be successful in today’s job market.  We take pride in spending time with each candidate; the process usually starts with a close look at their resume.  We work with job seekers to inventory and take credit for all of their past experiences in their previous positions.  This requires the candidate to think about all of their employment history to ensure they are accounting for all past knowledge.  We then recommend the candidate to include this relevant content in their resume.

Once the resume is polished, we take a look to see what the candidate is doing to network with people that can help them.  This includes attending industry events, as well as, utilizing online networking opportunities.  Despite popular belief, there are industry seminars and networking groups in most every line of work.  Whether the career field is Information Technology, Finance or Engineering, there are groups with which to network.  By taking advantage of networking, it allows candidates to meet people currently employed in positions and industries where they are looking to gain employment.  Another great way to network is utilizing online social media tools, such as LinkedIn or Twitter.  These networking sites allow job seekers to connect with groups and individuals in the specific industry that they are looking to obtain employment.

If we have been able to arrange an interview for a candidate, the individual must understand there is a lot of preparation necessary in order to set them up for success.  The candidate should spend time going over their relevant work history and form correlations to the position for which they are interviewing.  This may include refreshing their knowledge of key skill sets the potential employer has listed as necessary for the position.

The next thing a candidate should do is research. They will need to research the company they are interviewing with, as well as, the individuals that are assigned to conduct the interview.   This may include, but is not limited to, going to the company website, using search engines to learn the latest news on the company, and searching social media sites to understand the audience.  This research will ensure the candidate is familiar with the company’s current forecast and will provide a deeper understanding of why the company is adding to their team.  In addition, through research the candidate may find a shared connection with the interviewees which may create opportunities to connect on a different level; you may have attended the same college or have similar hobbies.

The last thing we do is help the candidate prepare themselves for the interview.  There is a lot of emphasis on the first impressions for both our candidates and clients.  We coach our candidates and advise them to present themselves professionally – typically suits are appropriate; cleaned and pressed, as well as shoes that are business professional and polished.  Grooming and personal hygiene are also emphasized.  We encourage the candidate to practice their responses to commonly asked interview questions and feel comfortable explaining experience in previous positions. The candidate should also prepare some well thought out questions that are pertinent to the company and position for which they are interviewing.

We instruct and encourage our candidates to do all the things within their control to be successful in their job search.  There are plenty of things that we cannot control, but by making sure you have represented your experience to the best of your ability, networking with those in your industry and preparing for your interview opportunities, you will put yourself ahead of the other job seekers.

Supporting and Providing Comfort for Local Families

January 28, 2015

Reliance One founders, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, presenting a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.

Reliance One founders, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, presenting a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.

Auburn Hills, MI – Last week, a team from Reliance One stopped into the Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) of Detroit to present a monetary donation on behalf of their employees.  The donation was generated by various fund-raising activities and events throughout 2014.  The RMHC provides a home away from home for families of pediatric patients.  Annually, the house provides rooms for approximately 1,500 guests.

As we looked for local organizations to support, The Ronald McDonald of Detroit made perfect sense.  Employees of Reliance One have experienced, firsthand, the impact the RMHC can have on a family during a time of need.  “My five month old son was medevac’d for heart surgery, and my wife and I were overwhelmed by the support and care we received by the RHMC.  They allowed us to totally concentrate on our son’s wellbeing and not worry about the travel or accommodations,” said Jim Paquette, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.

While visiting the RMHC last week, we learned some exciting news about an upcoming move.  Early in 2015, the RMHC will move from its original site at Children’s Hospital to its new home at 4727 St. Antoine, just one-half mile north, in the Hutzel Professional Building. Along with the move, the charity recently announced its first major campaign to raise $3 million over the next two years.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit:

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together.

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).

http://www.reliance-one.com

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

“Momentum in the D”

January 21, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich.–Reliance One, a minority owned staffing and recruiting firm, was just ranked as the 20th largest (2013 Revenue) Staffing Firm in Metro Detroit by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Reliance One broke into the top 20 by increasing (2013) revenue by 36%.  The growth was fueled by strategic alliances with new clients and the opening of another office, located in Bingham Farms. In addition, Reliance One has hired a number of new team members which has helped meet the demand for our customers.

“There is a lot of momentum in Detroit, and our services are more in demand than ever,” said Jim Beath, Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.  We partner with companies that are serious about hiring the right person at the right time.  This partnership allows us to put the right number of team members on our customers’ most critical job openings.  Companies are struggling to find the talent they need to meet their resource demands and unemployment is very low in southeast Michigan for experienced, technical professionals.  Our employees make the difference when it comes to providing great customer service and highly qualified candidates.

Reliance One is currently planning the opening of new offices in markets that are geographically located near current customers with plans of attracting new 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

Primed for Growth and Expansion

January 12, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich.–Reliance One, a minority owned staffing and recruiting firm, was just ranked as the 8th largest (2013 Revenue) Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Metro Detroit by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Reliance One increased revenue by 36% in 2013 and is continuing to grow by expanding relationships at current clients as well as offering staffing services to new markets.  “We are excited about the business climate in and around the Midwest. Many of our clients have continued to expand and grow their workforce. We have a number of new clients that will take us into new markets and we are primed for additional growth and expansion” said Jim Beath, Chairman and Co-Founder of Reliance One.

Our active participation with the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is fostering growth for the company as well. “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).

About The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes economic advancement, growth and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives. The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier gateway to the state’s 11,000 Hispanic businesses and over 400,000 Latino consumers.

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

Miles of Pain for Others to Gain!

Jen P April Santa Cycle (2)

Reliance One Joins Twisted Root at Santa Cycle

Auburn Hills, MI., Dec. 16, 2014

This holiday season Reliance One participated in the 1st Annual Santa Cycle Fundraiser at Twisted Root Yoga & Fitness. The event was held for 24 hours straight – it launched at 7:00am Friday, December 5th and finished at 6:00am Saturday, December 6th. The purpose of this event was to support a local Clarkston family in need. The funds were raised by asking riders to provide a donation and for the teams to come together and provide donations.

The Twisted Root, owned by Amanda and Rob Elosegui, put together the event at their studio where they have 10 spin bikes. Reliance One sponsored two teams and contributed over $600.00 towards the cause. Kristen Latimer, Vice President of Administration, teamed up with the facility to help expand the R1 Impact team. “Our wellness committee is always looking for opportunities to challenge the staff. We were thrilled to be involved with such a great cause and look forward to riding again next year,” said Latimer.

The total miles accrued for Reliance One riders were 813.9 miles – this was achieved by 26 participants. The miles totaled by the whole studio event for 24 hours were enough to get someone from Clarkston, MI to Las Vegas Nevada; approximately 2,030 miles!

Amanda and Rob are taking time this upcoming weekend to shop for the Clarkston family. The money raised for this local family of three children will be providing a complete holiday meal and gifts for the family for Christmas. As we draw near the holiday, the Impact team is looking forward to contributing to other causes.

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE GOOD THINGS HAPPEN … 16 YEARS STRONG!

Reliance One Celebrates its 16th Anniversary

Auburn Hills, MI., Dec. 9, 2014

PRNewswire – Reliance One, Inc., a Michigan based staffing and recruiting firm, is proudly celebrating 16 years of business. With a heightened focus on serving clients and employees to make good things happen for everyone, Reliance One is positioned for substantial growth.

Over the past 16 years, Reliance One has been developing and supporting complete staffing solutions that meet the highly demanding and complex requirements of its clients. Reliance One has established itself as a true partner for solving staffing challenges and assisting with workforce flexibility. The company attests the success of the business to retention of key personnel and having a solid growth plan.

Reliance One has progressed tremendously originating with two employees in 1998, current Co-Founders Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, who were working out of a home in Flint, Michigan. Fast forward 16 years to a company with an executive board, over 70 internal employees and more than 1400 contactors onsite with clients. “Our employees continue to excel as they are promoted and challenged in new positions,” said Jim Beath, Co-Founder of Reliance One. “It gives me a great sense of pride to watch the professional growth of our employees and the level of success they are achieving.”

2015 will continue to expand the markets for Reliance One. The company plans to launch another office and seek new business avenues. The current offices in Auburn Hills, MI and Bingham Farms, MI are bursting at the seams with highly competitive and extremely motivated individuals committed to the future. Reliance One has a lot to be proud of; we’re here to make good things happen for someone else, we do that…and it all works.

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).

Media 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

Having a “Can Do” Spirit

September 12, 2014

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Since the launch of Reliance One’s R1 Impact – Through Serving Others, we’ve continued to look for more ways to get involved within the community, and in doing so, we came across a great service! We want other local businesses to know about Tyler’s Bottle Service.

April Rheingans, Employee Relations Coordinator at Reliance One, saw a posting on Facebook and immediately knew that we needed to partner with Tyler’s Bottle Service. “I knew as soon as I read his story that we had to team up with Tyler and use his services,” said Rheingans. She followed up by saying, “Tyler makes cashing in your returnables very easy – simply send him an email and he will respond with a day and time to schedule your pickup. He will come to your home or place of business and count your returnables on site and give you your cash that day!”

Tyler is very professional and polite, and we look forward to supporting his business! Please take the time to look at the service Tyler is providing for the community.
He is a recent graduate of Michigan Career & Technical Institute, a trade school for individuals with disabilities. With a true American “Can Do” Spirit, Tyler has started his own business.

About Tyler’s Bottle Service

“Hate dealing with all those sticky cans and bottles that need to be returned? Hate feeding them into the return machines one at a time? Did you have a party and are over-run with returnables? We have the solution! Tyler’s Bottle Service will pick up and return those Michigan refundable bottles and cans in Oakland County, Michigan, with other counties upon request.” – https://www.facebook.com/#!/TylersBottleService

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) 922-5660www.reliance-one.com

April and Tyler's Bottle Service