Join the Y.E.S. Team!

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We are a local staffing agency who has been in business for over 15 years in North Salt Lake and are looking for a few dynamic employees to join our **work hard, play hard** team! Recruiting experience not required, but must have great people skills as you will be interacting with employees, clients, and applicants face to face daily. Must have excellent communication, both verbal and written. We are looking for a recruiter who will find passion in helping clients through meeting or exceeding employment needs and helping applicants to find great jobs. ** Pays $11.00+ hourly ** Bi-lingual in Spanish and English a HUGE plus but not required!

Will be managing and working with client accounts, conducting job interviews, assessing applicant job capabilities, giving employee orientations in an office setting, answering phones, and other office duties not listed. MUST have solid experience using Microsoft products, especially Word and Excel. Previous customer service and/or B2B sales experience a plus. High school degree or equivalent required, some college coursework preferred.

This is a long-term position with a growing company offering an excellent benefits package, an all-star work atmosphere, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and serve. To learn more about what Y.E.S. is all about, watch this introductory video at http://youtu.be/ez4i9gTfnrU and check out our website at www.yes-slc.com.

Apply by submitting your resume for review via alison@yes-slc.com with “Account Manager” in the subject line.

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E-Verify Offline due to Government Shutdown

The recent shutdown of the federal government has raised red flags and caused issues for many employers in the United States.  One such issue is that E-Verify, the Employment Eligibility Verification program, is currently offline.  E-Verify is the Internet-based program run by the United States government that assures an employee's legal eligibility to work in the United States.  This is legally required prior to hiring anyone for work for pay.

Though employers are still required to collect federal identification including social security cards, birth certificates, and/or driver's licenses in order to complete the Form I-9, the E-Verify process is unable to be completed with the shutdown.

According to the USCIS website describing the impact of the government shutdown in conjunction with the E-Verify program, while unavailable, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts and thus will be unable to:

  • Enroll any company in E-Verify
  • Verify employment eligibility
  • View or take action on any case
  • Add, delete or edit any User ID
  • Reset passwords
  • Edit your company information
  • Terminate an account
  • Run reports
  • View ‘Essential Resources.' Please note that all essential resources may be found by visiting www.dhs.gov/e-verify.
  • Employees will be unable to resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs).
  • Telephone and e-mail support will be unavailable. You may send e-mails, however, we cannot respond until we reopen.
  • E-Verify webinars and training sessions are cancelled
  • E-Verify Self Check will not be available

 

This has had a large impact in many of the day-to-day processes for many employers, specifically staffing agencies who hire new employees on a daily basis and therefore run E-Verifies frequently.  For additional information on the current shutdown and how it will affect you and/or your company regarding the E-Verify program, please visit the USCIS page here.

The First Staffing Agency of its Kind

Check out our most recent video featuring Vice President Kerry Westenskow!  Learn how Y.E.S. began and why we pride ourselves in being different than other employment agencies by truly CUSTOMIZING to our clients.  Y.E.S. has been Making Work Happen since 1995 and is proud to send the right person, on time, the first time.

Interviewing Etiquette: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Whether the overwhelming nerves of a going into a job interview make you sick or if you're the most confident person when heading into that office – most people have had job interviews they'd like to forget.  Often job seekers forget to assure they have basic etiquette both before, during, and after a job interview, so we'd like to help!  We came this great resource on Pinterest and couldn't help but pin it and share it with you.  We love the emphasis it places upon preparation, both mentally and physically, so that you are able to “put your best foot forward” as this states.  Our favorite tips were to be polite and make sure you aren't being too much of a chatterbox.  Recruiters love to chat with you, but during an interview it's important to keep it clear, concise, and to the point.  Don't be afraid to be friendly, but remember to stay professional!  Check out this infographic created by Rasmussen College below:

Work: More Than Monetary Value

We came across an article by Jonathan E. Richards (see here for full article) addressing the “Benefits of Getting Any Job Rather Than Being On Benefits” and the topic served as a spark for this post.

This concept is one we tend to run into a lot, especially in the staffing world.  Many people are living on unemployment and while it is there for a worthwhile purpose, we need to remember how important a job really is – regardless of the money.

Some people may question this point of view, however the truth of the matter is that having a job carries much more than simply monetary value.  For instance, having a job allows people to continually work hard and challenge themselves, where you may not face such obstacles elsewhere.  In addition, it is a learning tool in the sense that you are forced to solve problems efficiently and accurately.  You have the ability to connect and socialize with those around you and truly build confidence through your personal and professional dealings in the workplace.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah's Unemployment Rate as of May 2013 was at 4.6% (for more statistics, visit the Utah Department of Workforce Services website).  This is great news for many Utahns as it means there are more jobs and more employers looking for employees.

“Ultimately, having a job will give you the feeling of self worth. It is a far better feeling to know you have earned the money yourself, and worked hard for it, rather than taking it from other peoples taxes. It will bring you a higher level of self esteem and make you feel encouraged, the fact that you've earned that money yourself and really deserve it.” (Jonathan E. Richards, The Benefits of Getting Any Job Rather Than Being On Benefits).