Employees of the Month | December 2017

December 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn't have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Ezequiel Dominguez!

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We want to congratulate Ezequiel Dominguez who was our December Employee of the Month for one of our on-site clients in North Salt Lake! David Carrejo, one of our amazing North Salt Lake account managers, nominated Ezequiel and had this to say about him:

“Ezequiel has shown he is reliable and shows he is productive. Its great to hear great things about YES employees. Keep up the great work!”

We asked Ezequiel to answer a few questions about YES. Here's what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found our about your staffing agency from my brother.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? This one. It's the only job I have had with YES.

3. What do you think would make YES better? It would be better if we got paid a little more.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It's a good place to work.

Ezequiel was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES beanie for his great work. Thanks again Ezequiel for being a part of the hard-working Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Haja Fadl!

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We want to congratulate Haja Fadl who was our December Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Alejandra Ledesma, one of our great account managers, nominated Haja and had this to say about her:

“Haja has worked at Genysis since February 2015 and she is an awesome employee. She comes in for work every day on time, never complains, has a great attitude and is willing to work overtime when needed. She’s just amazing!”

Haja was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Haja for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Jairo Samano!

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We want to congratulate Jairo Samano who was our December Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Kenneth Lane, one of our great account managers, nominated Jairo and had this to say about her:

“Jairo has maintained high, consistent pick and pack numbers and has shown excellent attendance.”

Jairo was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Jairo for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Maria Becerra!

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We want to congratulate Maria Becerra who was our December Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Ogden, Utah! Seth Hopkins, one our awesome account managers, nominated Maria and had this to say about her:

“Maria is a great worker!”

We asked Maria to answer a few questions about YES. Here's what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? A family member told me about your staffing agency. 

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Fresenius is my first job through YES but it is currently my favorite.  The staff and employees are all awesome and helpful.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Nothing.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? That it is a great staffing agency and they do help out very well when you're trying to find a job that suits you.

Maria was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Maria for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

YES Employee Spotlight | December 2017

YES Staffing Employees are the Best in Utah!

This month's Employee Spotlight belongs to an On-Site Manager who YES has always valued, but has also become incredibly valuable to one of our largest clients. Please give it up for Seth Hopkin!

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Thank You Seth Hopkin | YES December Employee Spotlight

Seth started working with YES this time last year and has been our On-Site HR Manager at our largest client in the Ogden area, if not with our entire company! Seth is a very reliable, fun loving, adventurist who has helped strengthen the team he works with. YES thanks you for all that you bring to our team, as well as our client's team.

We asked Seth to answer 11ish questions about work and life. Here’s what he had to say:

1. Five things you enjoy.
– Fly fishing
– Alaska
– Days off
– Volleyball
– Watching baseball games on summer nights

2. Three things you don't.
– Pens that don't work.
– Toilet paper coming of the roll the wrong way.
– Employees telling us they “didn't know” this, or that or the other thing or having phones that don't accept incoming calls…

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
The co-workers and leadership.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
A chiropractor/massage therapist on staff.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
– Living: ????
– Dead: My grandfather.
– Fictional: Dwight Schrute

6. Your favorite place in the world.
The range ground my grandpa and great grandpa homesteaded in Morgan/Summit county. Or Prince William Sound.

7. On fishing:

(a) You're fishing on a stream by yourself and you suddenly run into Bigfoot… what do you do??
Keep fishing. Maybe pull out a cell phone between casts.

(b) Would you rather have the ability to remember everything but be a terrible fisherman or be the best fisherman ever but have short term memory loss where you forget things that happened the day before?
I'd be a good fisherman. I already forget lots of crap. Fortunately Chris Walker remembers everything (and sucks at fishing) that's why we are a good team.

(c) Your wife tells you that you can either go fishing or play Xbox, but not both, what would you pick and why?
Fishing. There are only certain times of the day and year that is an option and while Xbox is fun, it is never as relaxing as the river.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Accepting that some things are out of my control. You can't make people show up or work hard. You can't stop people from making really terrible decision or walking off the job. You can't fix every problem or frustration. Unless your name is Jarum Stone.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Communication and hard work. Open communication prevents a lot of frustration and tension. Hard work gives you piece of mind that you did everything you could control.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
The culture and coworkers at YES are exceptional. You could search an entire career and not find another company comparable.

11.If you had to wrestle Nacho Libre, Reed Laws, and Kerry Westenskow… who would you win/KO/lose to?
I'm afraid I would lose to all three. I have T-rex arms and am really out of shape.

Thanks Seth! You are awesome!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Employees of the Month | November 2017

November 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn't have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Landon Brenchley!

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We want to congratulate Landon Brenchley who was our November Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! Jordyn Poll, one of our great account managers, nominated Landon and had this to say about him:

“Landon has been with us since the summer and has never missed a day of work. He's positive and always very respectful. He's a hard worker and makes such a difference to his team.”

We asked Landon to answer a few questions about YES. Here's what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I saw the now hiring sign outside your office.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I've been working in the prefab division and have really enjoyed the people I work with.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I don't have any complaints.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I've enjoyed working for them and would recommend it. 

Landon was awarded a thank you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Landon for being a part of the hard-working Logan, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Jhosse Millan!

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We want to congratulate Jhosse Millan who was our November Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Chris Walker, one our awesome account managers, nominated Jhosse and had this to say about him:

“Jhosse has been with us since December and has not had any attendance issues and does as he is told. He seems to get along well with his co-workers”

Jhosse was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Jhosse for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Citlali Lares!

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We want to congratulate Citlali Lares who was our November Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Noelsy Arteaga, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Citlali and had this to say about her:

“Citlali is a great worker, has the best attendance and she is always reliable.”

Citlali was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Citlali for being a part of the hard-working West Valley City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

YES Employee Spotlight | November 2017

YES Staffing Workers are the Best Utah Professionals!

This month YES would like to show gratitude for an employee who functions much like a glue between one of our main offices and our largest on-site office. This is a big shoutout to Kaitlyn Sterling!

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Thank You Kaitlyn Sterling | YES November Employee Spotlight

Kaitlyn works closely with our Ogden office in preparing and training applicants for work at our largest on-site client facility, and then works closely with our On-Site Managers at that location to onboard all new hires appropriately. This particular client has numerous training, testing, and documentation requirements that are crucial to their business and legally required and Kaitlyn's organizational abilities, attention to detail, and excellent customer service has been crucial to our maintenance of that account.

We asked Kaitlyn to answer 11 questions about work and life. Here’s what she had to say:

1. Five things you enjoy.
1. Hanging out with my hubby and daughter.
2. Playing with my two pups.
3. Shopping for sure haha.
4. Traveling, I love going to places I have never been to before and I like revisiting cities I have visited and fell in love with.
5. The beach.

2. Three things you don't.
1. Spiders, so gross!
2. Peeps.
3. Sushi.

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
The environment and everyone I work with. It is a great work environment and everyone I work with is so awesome. Everyone is always smiling and so willing to help each other.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
Honestly nothing, YES is pretty awesome, but a soda fountain in the break room would be pretty legit.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
Tom Brady.

6. Your favorite place in the world.
It’s a tie between Charleston SC and Preston MD, my hometown.

7. Would you rather go have a sideline pass to a Patriots game or a backstage pass to a Pentatonix concert?
Sideline pass to a Patriots game for sure! I love Pentatonix, but I have been a Patriots fan for far longer than I have been a Pentatonix fan.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Putting the right person in the right job for themselves and for our client. Each department we work with is so different and the job duties vary a lot.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Explaining each department as thorough as I can. I tell them the good, the bad and the ugly so they are set-up for success when they walk in for their first day of training. It’s hard to envision a job and what it entails while just looking through a window, so I try to explain as much as I can about the job, the environment and what is expected of them.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
You are in good hands. We will find take the time to find the right job for them.

11. You, Reed, and Kerry have a crab opening contest. Who wins between the president of YES Reed Laws and YES' CFO Kerry Westenskow?
Haha! Neither of them will win because I will beat them both at that. BUT if I sit out of that competition and it’s down to just Reed and Kerry I will have to say Reed. Picking crabs gets pretty messy and Kerry is too much of a pretty boy for that, haha!

We're extremely grateful to have you on the team Kaitlyn! Thank you for all that you do!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Why Staffing and HR Are One in the Same

How Can We Be a Human Resource or Staffing Support to Your Company?

 utah staffing and hrAccording to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “staff' is a verb that means ‘to supply with a staff or with workers.”

When you think of a Staffing Agency, what do you think of?

Are you on the staffing client end of the relationship where you are responsible for working with an agency to ensure your production needs are met through a well-trained, reliable workforce? Are you a manager or business owner considering whether to use an agency or not to support your current or upcoming staffing needs? Or are you on the other end of the equation where you’re the applicant using a staffing agency to help you find a job where you can gain experience and be successful? Over here at Your Employment Solutions, we are the common denominator in each of the questions posed here. We call that common denominator ‘Human Resources’ or ‘staffing’; to us, it’s one-in-the-same.

Going back to the dictionary, Merriam-Webster defines Human Resources as “a department within an organization that deals with the people who work for that organization.” With a staffing agency providing workers to their clients, I dare to consider them as the HR Department for companies who otherwise lack one, an HR extension or support center for those who already do have an HR department, and I also consider a staffing agency as an HR Department in and of themselves because they recruit and manage the human capital for themselves, as well as their clients.

The Staffing Human Resources Puzzle

There’s another piece to the puzzle though; if Human Resources are those who ‘deal with the people who work’ at the company, aren’t all supervisors and managers considered part of HR then? I would argue so! It’s not enough to simply hire talented and qualified workers. Companies must invest in them through proper on-boarding procedures, support them through training and development, and offer them compensation and benefits that are fair for the work they provide. Often times if any of these are missing from the equation or aren’t given much effort or attention, companies see an increase in turnover and a struggle to recruit the talent they need.

In a sense, everybody is part of Human Resources, but not everybody is knowledgeable or comfortable with being considered a part of Human Resources. Sometimes we need help.

So how can staffing agencies support your HR needs?

More specifically, how can YES (because that’s who I know and trust) support your HR needs?

YES strives to deliver to our clients talented contingent, temporary, temp-to-hire, or direct placement workers on time, the first time. We strive to help you meet your business objectives through our own human resource support system and by customizing to your particular business needs.

human resourceYES strives to create and nurture synergistic relationships where we can support your overall needs and goals by getting to know you and your business, your culture, any internal or industry standards, schedules and seasons, and any other aspect that is used by, or affects your human capital. We value and support proper on-boarding procedures so our workforce can integrate into yours smoothly and comfortably. We continually train and develop our own staff to ensure they are abiding by current employment laws and regulations. We also provide current local and national wage and salary information to our clients if desired so they can determine if they are paying fairly or competitively. YES also offers medical insurance and 401(k) to all full time W2’d employees, as well as any other contracted benefits desired by a client to support or coincide with their internal comp and benefit package.

To make an even longer story short, here at YES, we truly believe a company’s workforce is its most valuable asset. We take great pride in helping our clients succeed by providing the human capital they need and desire, and even greater pride in helping talented individuals find jobs where they can be happy and successful. To us, staffing and HR are one-in-the-same.

How can we be a Human Resource or staffing support to you or your company? Come by anytime and see how YES can help you!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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