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It is four months later. You thought the person you hired for the position with your company would be the perfect employee. You did a great job with following the orientation schedule and making sure this individual felt confident about their job responsibilities. Then, you come in Monday morning, and there is a letter of resignation on your desk. ... [Continue Reading]

Temp-to Hire does not mean a person will always be a temporary worker

Temp-to-hire has become an effective way for employers to assess a potential employee before an offer for direct employment is extended. It’s an opportunity that many companies are taking advantage of: Having a trial period before they obligate themselves to an employee. They do this so that they know if you are the ONE. In my conversations ... [Continue Reading]

November Top Performers – Great Candidates Available For Hire


Banquet Server — ID #89992 (Peninsula) This applicant is a great banquet server that will add plenty of smiles and great customer service to any function. She not only brings with her years of experience, dedication and reliability, but also has earned a bachelor’s degree in human performance and wellness. She is able to carry large trays, always ... [Continue Reading]

Oct. 20-24: 45 people placed in jobs and 9 hired

Staffing stats time! Last week, Reliance placed 45 people in jobs across Hampton Roads, including 8 in manufacturing, 7 in clerical work, 5 in hospitality, 2 in facilities maintenance & management, and 23 in warehouses. We’re also happy to announce that nine of our personnel went from temporary to permanent hire! What kind of week can we help ... [Continue Reading]

Just how good will hiring be this holiday season?


Earlier this month, TLNT reported that we could see a hiring surge over the next couple of months during the holiday season: CareerBuilder says 26 percent of employers will add temporary staff for the holiday season; 43 percent of retailers plan to hire seasonals, which could result in the biggest staffing surge since 1999. Challenger, Gray ... [Continue Reading]

Oct. 13-17: 69 People Placed in Jobs

Staffing stats time! Last week, Reliance placed 69 people in jobs across Hampton Roads, including 14 in manufacturing, seven in clerical work, 29 in hospitality, four in facilities maintenance & management, 13 in warehouses, and two in other categories. We’re also happy to announce that six of our personnel went from temporary to permanent hire! ... [Continue Reading]

October Top Performers – Great Candidates

Accountant — ID #93586 (Peninsula) This applicant worked as an accountant supporting 13 different facilities. Other areas of expertise include analyzing costs, billing, inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivables, bank account reconciliations and general ledger entries. Is available immediately. Call Sam Morton at 873-6644 or email ... [Continue Reading]

HR practice of screening out unemployed is counter-productive

We understand that HR screening can sometimes be a difficult and under-appreciated chore, but what is completely illogical is screening out what would be otherwise qualified candidates simply because they are unemployed. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, explains the process: The worst recruiting horror ... [Continue Reading]