Reliance Staffing & Recruiting Wins Four American Staffing Association VOICE Awards
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, September 13, 2012—Reliance Staffing & Recruiting, Hampton Roads’ top independently owned staffing firm, has won four “Excellence” awards in the 2012 American Staffing Association Staffing VOICE Awards competition. No other independent staffing firm won as many awards this year.
This national annual awards program recognizes the best ASA member communications campaigns in 16 categories, from direct mail to social media. Several companies can win “Merit” awards in each category, but only one company per category wins the “Excellence” award.
Reliance Staffing & Recruiting won these categories with these entries:
- Specialty Advertising, for the Little White Book, a desktop guide to employment law
- Social Media, for its Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts
- Company Publication, for its Winning Edge company brochure
- Company Blog, for the Reliance blog, at http://reliancestaffing.com/blog/
“We are thrilled to have won four VOICE awards!” said Lynn Connor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Reliance started laying the foundation for such a big win two years ago, according to Lynn. “As we continued to see Facebook, LinkedIn, professional newsletters, blogs and more enter the scene in the staffing industry, we knew we had to hire someone to handle this for us. Our backgrounds in computer science and business management were not well-matched to the level of communications we wanted to create to best serve our clients and associates.”
Reliance hired a full-time employee to focus on communications in late 2010. “Catherine Cantieri, our Communications Director, has essentially delivered these VOICE Awards to Reliance,” said Lynn. “Her creativity, experience and education in marketing and journalism have added up to a home run for Reliance.”
This news comes at an especially exciting time for Reliance. The company is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month; during its three decades, Reliance has placed more than 85,000 people in jobs across Hampton Roads.
The ASA Staffing VOICE Awards competition recognizes the voice, originality, innovation, creativity and effectiveness—or VOICE—of ASA member communications campaigns. A panel of communications experts judges the entries in two award classes, for independent and national staffing firms, on general appeal and overall quality, content and message, originality of approach, target audience and objectives.
The 2012 ASA Staffing VOICE Awards competition was sponsored by CareerBuilder, an ASA corporate partner providing customized products and services to help staffing firms increase their exposure among candidates and potential clients.
About Reliance Staffing & Recruiting
Reliance Staffing & Recruiting matches the best temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent employees to the best businesses throughout Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. Locally owned and operated since 1982, Reliance has the expertise, the integrity and the candidate database to staff every part of most companies, from the warehouse floor to the C-level suite. For more information on Reliance Staffing, please visit http://reliancestaffing.com/.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training and human resource consulting.