YES Employee Spotlight | June 2017

YES Staffing Employees are the Best Professionals in Utah!

For our June employee spotlight we’d like to shout out to someone who deserves to be recognized far more often than he is. Adam Perea!

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Thank You Adam Perea | YES June Employee Spotlight

Adam works as our swing shift on-site manager at one of our largest clients in Ogden. He doesn’t work the typical 8-5, which makes it hard for our offices to recognize his work sometimes, but Adam is an extremely valuable asset to our team. He is dedicated, reliable, hard working, friendly, funny, and such a great team player.

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

1. Five things you enjoy.

  1. Concerts
  2. College Football
  3.  Riding my RZR
  4. Oregon football
  5. Summer season

2. Three things you don’t.

  1. Dishonest people
  2.  Bad drivers
  3. Indian food

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
Support from management. Being on the night shift I know they are a phone call away with any issues I run in to.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
To continue what YES does. I witnessed the Fresenius account start up from the beginning to where we are at now and to see how far we have gone in just shy of a year shows what kind of a company YES is and how much they value their customers.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
Jonathan Davis from the band Korn.

6. Your favorite place in the world.
The mountains with some good trails.

7. If you had to choose between the Ducks winning a national title or selling your RZR, which would you choose?
Ducks winning the natty!

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Being forgetful at finishing tasks. There is a lot that goes on at Fresenius that you forget to complete those tasks when being added other tasks, it can get crazy.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Take notes of the tasks and go back and make sure they get completed then cross them off after they are completed.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
They will be well taken care of and they will see how much different YES is compared to other agencies and to come in and find out for themselves.

11. You’re a fan of Metallica and other classic metal bands. Who would make a better headbanger? The president of YES Reed Laws or YES’ CFO Kerry Westenskow? Why?
Reed because team Fresenius was in a proposal meeting with Reed and Jarum and Reed was looking on the calendar and he saw that I was off for the Def Leppard concert and he started singing “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard in front of us. It was pretty funny!

Thank you Adam for all that you do, you’re amazing!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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The Privileges of Working for YES On-Site

There Are Lots of Great Benefits to Being YES On-Site Employee

ogden utah employmentWhen I first got the call that decided my fate of becoming an on-site, the only thought that came to my mind was, “It’s time to take on a new challenge.” But I never imagined all the challenges that would come along with this job! I had to learn a whole new work terminology as well as become familiar with sanitary gowning procedures and the consequences of an actual audit finding.

Working on-site with our client and going through some of the troubles we faced as a team (or the ones I faced myself) can seriously test your patience or even push you to your absolute limit. What I learned is how you can take that negative and turn it into a positive. Even when you know some days aren’t going well, you just can’t let it get to you, or else you are going to hate coming to work.

Each week has something memorable while working as a YES on-site. When I am creating a ID badge for a new employee, you can see the excitement that they are getting an opportunity to work for an amazing company. They know there is an opportunity for growth as well as great benefits they will receive after getting hired on permanent. Our client gave hoodies out to all the employees including the YES employees as a Christmas gift and the look on the people faces to receive that hoodie was priceless, they felt appreciated and they were happy to be working for great company!

Why Work With YES?

Going back to YES, we’re a staffing agency that stands out when compared to other agencies because of the way we do business. YES is a company that strives to help the people that need it most. We make sure to take the time to find you the right job, not just for you but for our client as well, to create that perfect match.

Working for YES has been one of the best experiences I’ve encountered because I witnessed an account begin from almost nothing and watch it grow to where it is at now. I got to witness how YES values its customers by trying to find out every little detail to build a partnership.

I can finally say I do love this job and it was the best decision I ever made by joining the YES team!

Adam Perea
On-Site Account Manager | Ogden, Utah Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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Utah Job Numbers | June 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 cab watch their most recent video below for a detailed update (released in May) of April’s employment data.

The state of Utah currently has maintained a 3.1% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.4% national average.

We’ve also seen a 3.3% job growth (compared to April of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.4% national growth rate.

“Last month Utah ranked first for both total job growth and private sector job growth,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “We know that we’re one of the strongest economies in the nation.”

utah employmentHow Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing

Haylee Sorenson, an account manager at our Ogden, Utah staffing office had this to say about the latest job report:

“The current unemployment rate has it’s positives and negatives. The positive is that there are plenty of jobs available to current job seekers. The negative is that there’s not enough people to effectively fill these open job positions. I think that is where it affects the staffing work that we do.

We here at YES always want to deliver the right people, on time, the first time. It is taking a little longer to accomplish that goal of ours. We are still seeing people come through our door everyday but they may not be qualified for positions we have or simply may not be interested. We are having to get a little more creative with our outreach and we have to act fast when we find the right person for the job. We don’t want to just send a warm body, we want to send the right one.”

Thanks for the input Haylee!

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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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Employees of the Month | May 2017

May 2017 Employees of the Month!

Our mission at Your Employment Solutions is to match the right person with the right Utah job every time. That puts right smack dab in the people business. 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 Manuel Leon!

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We want to congratulate Manuel Leon who was our May Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Seth Hopkin, one our awesome managers, nominated Manuel and had this to say about him:

“Manuel has worked at Fresenius since January and has not missed a day of work and has never even been late for his scheduled shift. He has a great attitude and is great to work with. He has listened to tips from trainers and managers to improve production and work safely.  Manuel is also excited by the possibility of being hired by Fresenius which allows him to continue to perform at a high level.”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? My brother, Ricardo Leon, told me about YES and showed me where to apply.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Meeting people, because I enjoy meeting others when I would have never met them. 

3. What do you think would make YES better? Slightly higher pay.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Stay committed to it, it will be rewarding toward getting hired on.

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

Congratulations Maria Rivas!

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We want to congratulate Maria Rivas who was our May Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Susana Valencia, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Maria and had this to say about her:

“Maria is dedicated to her job. She is dependable, friendly, hard working, interacts well with all associates, knowledgeable in QA and always willing to take on extra projects. We are thrilled to have her part of our team!”

We asked Maria 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.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Dunford. My favorite thing has been that they care that there is communication at all times. 

3. What do you think would make YES better? It’s already perfect. Thank you.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s the best agency to go to. They’re way too nice and are always trying to help you find something that works for you.

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

Congratulations Jose Gonzalez!

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We want to congratulate Jose Gonzalez who was our May Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! Jordyn Arnold, one of our great account managers, nominated Jose and had this to say about him:

“Jose is a newer employee of ours, but he has gone above and beyond the past month while he’s been working for us. He has picked up extra hours and worked harder than most to ensure the job gets done on time. I really appreciate his willingness to work – even at crazy hours in the morning, his positive attitude, and his dependability.”

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

Stuck in a Job That You Don’t Like?

Tips To Help If You’re Stuck in a Job That You Don’t Like

stuck in a job you don't likeI have been working since I turned 16. There was just something about having my own money to buy what I wanted but mostly it was so I could help my single mom who had always taught me the value of a dollar. I witnessed her struggle on many occasions and wanted to do whatever I could to take away some of that burden.

I remember my first job was working as a bagger at Smith’s. I was so proud of myself and wanted to be the best worker ever, until they told me I had to work on Thanksgiving. “What? You want me to work on Thanksgiving? Aren’t we supposed to be closed and home with our families?!” This would be the first of my many realities of growing up and working in the real world and deciding there were a lot more disappointments being an adult than fun times.

I have not had a ton of jobs because I’ve always tried to stick it out as long as possible but believe me there were many times that I would say why am I still here and then realize, that’s right you have a car payment and adult responsibilities.

Job Advice: Stay or Go?

I definitely would say if you are stuck in a job that you do not like, you need to sit back and evaluate the situation. Figure out why it is that you are unhappy with your current situation before you do something irrational like just walking out that door. Is it really the job or is it you? Do you have a positive mind set, are you trying your hardest, being pro-active, efficient and productive? Sometimes changing your mindset can ultimately be the game changer.

Then there are those times that you have sat back and evaluated and the environment is just not for you or the job you are doing is just not for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Although, again I will say, don’t be irrational and just walk out the door. Part of being an adult is being a responsible adult. That means you find something different before you just up and quit. Then do your research, to figure out which job it is that is going to make you happy, so you can stick around and grow. You want to find something where you can plant your feet and ultimately grow into a better you. I tell my employees all the time, I know that you probably won’t stay forever but if you can leave here better than when you came, I have done my job.

Don’t Burn Bridges!

evaluate the situationAnd never ever burn bridges. Make sure you give your current employer notice so that they have adequate time to find a replacement. Although they may not be happy that you’re leaving, it’s a lot more understandable when you leave on good terms. Plus, it’s always nice to have great references.

Lastly, don’t ever stay somewhere that makes you totally miserable because you don’t like change. This does not help you physically or mentally. It can take years off of your life, and then ten years later when you’ve finally decided to move on but didn’t because you were scared, you suddenly realize all that you could’ve accomplished. Holding yourself back because you are scared is neither healthy nor productive. You only have one life to live so make it count by being responsible but smart, and most of all HAPPY!

Andrea Posell
Ogden Staffing Branch Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help Ogden, Utah jobseekers find work.”
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YES Employee Spotlight | May 2017

YES Employees are the Best Staffing People in Utah!

May is a month that resembles spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Springtime brings about change and growth in ourselves and our surroundings. Our May employee spotlight, Jordyn Poll, is someone who exhibits those traits very well!

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Thank You Jordyn Poll | YES May Employee Spotlight

Jordyn has held a variety of positions during her time with us here at YES, and we find great value in her adaptability and eagerness for learning and personal development. Her growth in the last couple of years has been so great to watch and be apart of. We are so grateful for her flexibility and that her desire for development reaches far beyond herself, too, as she helps our company continually grow as well.

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

1. Five things you enjoy.
One Tree Hill, summer, chocolate chip cookies, accounting, and lipstick; oh and my husband too.

2. Three things you don’t.
Closed toed shoes, spiders, and mornings.

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
I like building relationships with people. I also really like knowing that by helping people find jobs that it helps them provide for their families.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
I think YES is pretty awesome, but I am not a morning person, so I would have to say work not starting until at least 9 am.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
Tim McGraw because he’s hot and I love his music.

6. Your favorite place in the world.
Definitely Toronto, Canada. I think YES should open an office up there so it gives me an excuse to live there for the rest of forever.

7. What kind of cows make chocolate milk, which ones make strawberry milk, and which ones make almond milk?
Well, chocolate milk comes from brown cows and strawberry milk comes from pink cows, but I’m not too sure about almond milk…

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Not getting frustrated when people don’t show up for work or don’t take the job very seriously.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
I think doing a better job at helping them realize why their specific job is important and that they are needed just as badly as everyone else will help. If people feel important and wanted I think they will take the job more seriously.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
We will do everything that we can to make sure you get the best job available for you, but it’s up to you to make the most out of it.

11. We hear you won a national championship in high school with your cheerleading team. Who would make the better cheerleader on your team, and who would have been cut, the President of YES Reed Laws or YES’ CFO Kerry Westenskow? Why?
I heard that Reed used to be a gymnast, so I’d have to go with Reed. Besides, I think Kerry is a bit too quiet to be a cheerleader. I’d like to see both of them with bows in their hair though!

Thank you for all that you do here at YES, Jordyn. You’re amazing!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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