Employees of the Month | September 2017

Septmember 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions 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 Tyler Conley!

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

“Tyler is a great worker with a super positive attitude. We never have to worry about him because we know he’ll be reliable and get his job done! He has worked in a couple positions for us and has been a wonderful employee wherever we’ve needed him. Thanks Tyler for having stellar attendance and for being such a great employee. We appreciate all you do for YES.”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency online through the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? ICON, I have enjoyed being the box machine operator on the swing shift because it’s pretty relaxed, but I also have enough personal responsibility to feel the need to work diligently.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I think a bit more advertising, especially targeting students at USU would help a lot.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would tell them that they will be working with great people and YES will work with you to get you the job you need.

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

Congratulations Josselyn Jacques!

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We want to congratulate Josselyn Jacques who was our September Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Kaitlyn Sterling, one our awesome account managers, nominated Josselyn and had this to say about her:

“I decided to nominate Josselyn because she is a great employee. She started with us back in March and has great attendance. She always has a great attitude and is always smiling. She is always a pleasure to see whenever I run into her, whether it is at Fresenius or at the Ogden office.”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency online through Google.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I like you guys, but I really liked working at Wayfair because they took great care of us.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Nothing, I think you guys are really awesome.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? YES is a great agency, they are always very helpful.

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

Utah Job Numbers | September 2017

Most Recent Employment Numbers in Utah

The Utah Department of Work Force Services releases data on current jobs and unemployment for the state on a monthly basis. You can watch their most recent video below for a detailed update of the most recent employment data.

The state of Utah currently has a 3.5% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.4% national average.

We’ve also seen a 2.8% job growth (compared to August of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.

“Employers are still adding jobs,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “The challenge is to ensure that the people coming into the workforce have the skills that are needed by those employers that are posting jobs.”

utah employmentHow Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing

Karina Horst, an account manager at our Salt Lake City, Utah staffing office had this to say about the latest job report:

“The best part of my job and what makes me excited to come to work every day is to know that I am helping to improve unemployment and growth in the State of Utah. Also, knowing what areas of employment are growing faster can help us to meet our mission statement that says, ‘Deliver the right people, on time, the first time.’

With that information we can focus on the areas that will expand the most so we can help people to have a long term and stable job.”

Thanks for the input Karina!

To work with Your Employment Solutions, please visit our Request an Employee page.

To see our current available Utah jobs please visit jobsyes.com

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson

Director of Marketing
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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The Four Cornerstones of YES

Having a Solid Foundation is Key to Success

Recently I had the opportunity to sell my old house and move. In some ways, it is exciting and fun to look forward to a new adventure, but on the other hand it is stressful and a ton of work. All of a sudden I am thinking about how solid and put together things are or what needs to be fixed at the new house. There seems to be an unending list of things that need to be fixed or “tweaked” a bit to make sure the house is working properly and in good condition. Not only at the new house but also at the one that we were selling. Man, am I glad it is over. Now I just have the next 10 years to unpack and put everything away.

foundation inspectionDuring the beginning stages of the buying of the new home we hired an inspector who goes around the home and highlights all the good and bad, including the areas that show wear and the areas that need to be fixed. The foundation is always checked and focused on. Why? The whole home depends on it. As the foundation goes, so goes the rest of the house.

A Solid Business Foundation

The same principle goes for any business. There has to be a solid foundation for a company to be successful. It is a great idea to occasionally assess a business foundation to make sure you are headed in the right direction and building appropriately. During difficult times, the foundation is something the company can rely on. This is also true during the good times or growth of the company so that it has something solid to build upon.

At Your Employment Solutions, we have four main cornerstones which we have built our company upon.

four cornerstonesCornerstone 1 – Our Business

First, “Our Business.” This includes our mission statement of, “Delivering the right people on time the first time.” The ability to match the employee with the right client ensures success for both the client and the employee.

Cornerstone 2 – Relationships

Second is our “Relationships” with those we work with, both vendors and clients. As our relationships improve we create an environment where we can have open discussions for the improvement of the working relationship. There has to be honest and open communication to be able to maximize the objectives both parties are working towards. It is the only way to really get down to the core of the problem and find a solution.

Cornerstone 3 – Processes and Operations

Third, our “Processes and Operations.” These include the processes we use to properly vet, qualify and place our potential employees with our clients. Each client has their own qualifications to hire an employee. YES has to make sure we appropriately “on-board” our employees for each client by following their requirements.

Cornerstone 4 – Our Team

Finally, “Our Team” – at YES, we try to consistently train/develop our staff and empower each other to do what is right.

Having a solid foundation is key to success in business and in our own homes. A solid foundation gives us confidence and is something we can rely on in the good times and the tough times – it is something to build upon. If a foundation is not done right, or as we move further away from the foundation – mistakes will increase/multiply. The foundation YES is built upon is solid and as we continue to grow our four key cornerstones will help ensure our continued success.

Kerry Westenskow
CFO
Your Employment Solutions

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Employees of the Month | August 2017

August 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 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 Charles Wheeler!

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We want to congratulate Charles Wheeler who was our August Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Seth Hopkin, one our great managers, nominated Charles and had this to say about him:

“Charles has been a great employee, some coworkers might even call him “a beast.” He is a hard worker, does a great job, is always busy, and willing to help other employees whenever he can.  We appreciate his dedication and work ethic.  Good Job Charles!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? My sister told me about your staffing agency.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? My current job. It is the only job I have had with YES.

3. What do you think would make YES better? A Meyer-Briggs assessment.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Sign up!

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

Congratulations Eunice Lopez Pineda!

employee of the month salt lake city utah

We want to congratulate Eunice Lopez Pineda who was our August Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Irvin Lopez, one of our great account managers, nominated Eunice and had this to say about her:

“Eunice gets along with everyone, always has a great attitude, and is a hard worker. She tries to do the best she can no matter what. She’s an awesome employee!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? My family works here with your staffing agency.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? My current job at weigh-out because of my great supervisor and coworkers!

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

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s a great place to work at. :)

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

Congratulations Travis Donavan!

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We want to congratulate Travis Donavan who was our August Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! SandraMarie Clark, our Ogden office assistant manager, nominated Travis and had this to say about him:

“Travis has grown so much within YES. His supervisors at both his jobs have nothing but GREAT things to say about his work ethic. Travis has strived to learn as much as he can. He makes an effort to stop me when I am out at his workplace weekly to shake my hand to thank us. Travis is one of many reasons we do what we do here at YES! Thanks Travis!”

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

Congratulations Tsunghan “Jerry” Yang!

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We want to congratulate Tsunghan “Jerry” Yang who was our August 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 Jerry and had this to say about him:

“Jerry has proven to be such a reliable employee and we have only heard great things about him. Keep up the good work Jerry we appreciate everything you do for us. It has not gone unnoticed!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? I was told about your staffing agency by some family friends.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? My current job in production.

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

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? As soon as you walk in you get a job very quickly.

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

What I Look for in Candidates When Making a Staffing Hire

What You Need to Get Hired at a Staffing Agency

get hired today!No single position is like every position and no individual candidate is like any other candidate. Therefore, it becomes important to understand that the evaluation of an employee is just as important as knowing what type of positions you have to fill. The staffing industry does not exist without good workers that are willing to do a job and do a job well. The trick that is given to each staffing agency is finding that match between qualified candidate and quality position for each individual and company.

This is my guide to find out one side of that equation. What do I look for in a candidate when looking to make a hire?

First Impression

First impression is always the first thing that all humans observe. We believe that we learn all we need to know about a person within the first 7 seconds of meeting them. Therefore, it is important to put on a good attire and present yourself in the manner you want to be view. Also is this appearance match the type of position/pay you are looking for. As recruiters we feel you must manifest in your presentation where you would like to end up.

Communication, Confidence, and More

After presentation we continue on an observation and self-awareness standpoint. How an individual communicates is vital to matching them to the job that will be ideal for their situation and the client’s specific needs. It then becomes necessary for the candidate to be able to sell his/her skills to me. Each individual must be as sold on themselves as an employee as they would want an employer to feel. Don’t mistake confidence and a surety in one’s abilities for cockiness or a boastful attitude. This can also be interpreted as a go-getter attitude. Employers will always be more excited about a candidate that is interested, involved, and shows a dedicated personality.

Staffers and Employers always notice the little things; Does this person drag their feet? Do they pay attention? Do they make eye contact? Do they ask questions? These are things can force an employer to choose one candidate over another.

The Most Important Skill

dependability skillFinally, there is one quality that I look at almost more than any other quality when making a staffing hire, dependability. Dependability is the quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. This is when you do things that you say you are going to do and you keep promises.

When I look at a resume that shows an individual jumping from job to job within a short amount of time without clear explanation, I immediately assume that there is a reason for that, and they can’t be depended on to stay at a job for any length of time. When a person has a history of being late or absent, that will be how I view them in the future. But if someone is dependable above all else, I will feel much more inclined to make sure that they are matched with a good company. Each employee is an extension of our company and therefore is a representation of Your Employment Solution’s product and employees. Skills can be learned and developed, but dependability is an intangible that people either have or don’t have. I consider that to be the #1 most important quality for every possible new hire to have and display.

People are imperfect and so it becomes difficult to have a perfect equation on how to match each individual with the perfect job. However, these are the things I feel will allow me to do so with a much higher probability of success and accuracy. It is my hope that each candidate will value these qualities in order to show their personal value as an employee.

Logan Laws
Branch Manager | North Salt Lake Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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Utah Job Numbers | August 2017

Most Recent Employment Numbers in Utah

The Utah Department of Work Force Services releases data on current jobs and unemployment for the state on a monthly basis. You can watch their most recent video below for a detailed update of the most recent employment data.

The state of Utah currently has a 3.4% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.4% national average.

We’ve also seen a 3.4% job growth (compared to June of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.

“Employers are expressing a need for skilled workers to fill jobs at all different levels,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “Now is the time to take your career to the next level.”

utah employmentHow Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing

Derek Daley, an account manager at our North Salt Lake, Utah staffing office had this to say about the latest job report:

“The opportunity of employment in Utah right now is great and even greater for skilled workers.  Not only is it an awesome time to get started with an entry level position, but there is great opportunity for advancements and promotions within many companies.  We are in the business of finding people jobs, so we are a driving factor in getting those who are unemployed back in the workforce.”

Thanks for the input Derek!

To work with Your Employment Solutions, please visit our Request an Employee page.

To see our current available Utah jobs please visit jobsyes.com

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson

Director of Marketing
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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