YES Awarded by Chevron for Safety

Workplace Safety is No Accident

At Your Employment Solutions, we believe in promoting a safe workplace. We employ a lot of good people with a lot of great Utah employers, and we believe their safety is paramount.

Chevron, one of the great companies Your Employment Solutions does business with, recently awarded YES for its safety efforts. YES employees had zero work accidents with Chevron in 2016, the fourth year in a row.

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“It’s rewarding to work with an organization who values safety just as much as we do,” says Jarum Stone, safety and operation manager at YES. “To earn this award 4-years running is an amazing accomplishment. It not only reflects the organization’s emphasis on safety but ultimately it reflects on the hundreds of lives that have NOT been injured at work, and that’s priceless.”

Congratulations to all involved in this extraordinary accomplishment — and especially to the YES staffing employees who made for a safe workplace!

Say YES to Workplace Safety!
Eric Nelson
Marketing Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Employees of the Month! March 2017

March 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 Matthew Mills!

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We want to congratulate Matthew Mills who was our March Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! DeNae Paspuel, one of our great account managers, nominated Matthew and had this to say about him:

“Matthew is a new employee and is killing it in CSR. He is good on the phones and always communicates with Icon and YES on any concerns or questions. He has represented YES well and we are so glad to have him working with us.”

We asked Matthew 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 through a friend.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? ICON, just good working with awesome and kind people.

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

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would say go for it. They work well with you and are understanding. 

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

Congratulations Kahmahree Jones!

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We want to congratulate Kahmahree Jones who was our March Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Adam Parea, one our awesmoe account managers, nominated Kahmahree and had this to say about her:

“Kahmahree is a great worker, she caught on really fast with every task she was given and she is one of a kind on the job that people rarely see when getting brought into the Fresenius pack out area. Her leads are very impressed with the work she has done in the little time she has been working for the company.”

We asked Kahmahree 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 DWS and Indeed.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? This is the only job I have had with YES. I like it and I love the pay and the people here that I work with are great. .

3. What do you think would make YES better? Everything is good. Everyone is great in both offices I go to and everyone is quick to answer my questions and I am very satisfied with what YES does for me.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would refer them to YES first before they go to any other temp agency.

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

Congratulations Luz Gonzalez!

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We want to congratulate Luz Gonzalez who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Rosyne Pedreanez, one of our great account managers, nominated Luz and had this to say about her:

“Luz has been awesome to work with. She is also wanting to work and do more all the time. She has perfect attendance and is always committed to do her best. She has been consistently improving her productivity and is one our top performers. Her positive attitude is inspiring, she is always on the go and we sure appreciate her and her everyday efforts. Way to go Luz, thank you so much!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? My husband used to work for YES and he took me there too.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Sephora has been my only job and I really like it.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Keep working on referral programs and options for current employees to keep recommending friends.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Out of the agencies I have worked for, YES has been my favorite. Expect the best but also give the best.

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

Congratulations Estela Rodriguez!

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We want to congratulate Estela Rodriguez who was our March 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 Estela and had this to say about her:

 “Estela is here everyday. She makes all the new hires feel welcome and helps them to understand workplace expectations. Thank you Estela!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? I have worked with YES for 12 years.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I have enjoyed all of my jobs with YES. I have worked in cleaning and production.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I think it would be great to have all YES employees treat each other with kindness.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? To go give YES a try and prove to them that they are good workers.

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

Congratulations Nicholas Doe!

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We want to congratulate Nicholas Doe who was our March Employee of the Month for our North Salt Lake, Utah staffing office! Cassandra Smith, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Nicholas and had this to say about him:

“When I first meet Nicholas, I called him in for a delivery driver job and he was a great person to talk to. I was at first hesitant to offer him the job but then he surprised me with all of his experience.  He is working at one of our clients doing CDL-B delivery and pulling in 70+ hours a week. This is insane, but for a great family man like Nicholas this is dedication. He is the hardest working and dedicated employee I have seen in a very long time. Also, our client noticed this and they offered to hire him on permanently after 3 weeks of service. Nicholas is an excellent example of YES dedication and employee commitment to find the right person for the right opportunity. Thank you, Nick for being a great asset to YES. I appreciate your hard work.”

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

Congratulations Carmen Vasquez!

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

“Carmen is such a sweet lady. She comes to work every day rain, snow or hail. She walks about 2-3 miles every day to come to work. She never complains has the best attitude!”

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

Congratulations Tracy Bowen!

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We want to congratulate Tracy Bowen who was our March Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Kennth Vanderburg, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Tracy and had this to say about him:

“Tracy has been a very dedicated worker and one of our most reliable employees. We appreciate him and all the work he does for us.”

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

Congratulations Keith Van Dyke!

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We want to congratulate Keith Van Dyke who was our March Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! Angelica Vazquez, one of our great account managers, nominated Keith and had this to say about him:

“Keith is such a great employee. He has had really good attendance, has not been late and is always looking for a chance to grow. He is one reliable employee very responsible as well. He is just awesome!”

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

Employees of the Month! February 2017

February 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 Hunter Buchanan!

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

“Hunter is a very hard worker who always gets the job done. He has great attendance, picks up on the job very quickly, and is always reliable with anything he is asked to do. We are grateful for how well he represents YES.”

We asked Hunter 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 through my friends.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Testing, it’s simple.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I can’t think of anything!

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s super simple to work with and fun.

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

Congratulations Noemi Ibarra!

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We want to congratulate Noemi Ibarra who was our February Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Seth Hopkin, one our great managers, nominated Noemi and had this to say about her:

“Noemi is a great employee. She has shown a regular ability to be on time and get her work done. She has been easy to work with and dependable in her department. We appreciate her good attitude and are glad to recognize her for her efforts!”

We asked Noemi 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 Indeed.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Fresenius, it’s my first job and I’m proud to be part of this company.

3. What do you think would make YES better? YES is excellent like it is.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It is a good place to get a job!

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

Congratulations Juan Ramirez!

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We want to congratulate Juan Ramirez who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Rosyne Pedreanez, one of our great account managers, nominated Juan and had this to say about him:

“Juan has been such a wonderful addition to our team here at Sephora. He is always willing to take on any task and keeps such an awesome attitude around his peers. He takes the initiative to try and learn more than just the minimum. Juan is friendly, courteous, helps his team mates and always has time to shoot ya a BIG smile!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? A friend recommended YES many years ago.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Sephora, I really like the environment there; it is very diverse, social and I enjoy being able to learn all the different duties related to the job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Keep maintaining and nurturing relationships with the employees.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would tell them to be stable, committed, dependable, show up for work, play by the rules and be disciplined.

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

Congratulations Yuran Somen!

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

“Yuran always comes in with the best attitude to our office and works hard every day. He makes our lives easier because we don’t have to worry about his department being short and he always clocks in which helps a lot when doing payroll!”

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

1. How did you find out about YES? I had a friend who was working through your agency and recommended it.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? So far working at Genysis. I like the people I work with.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I think a little more communication between the agency, the company, and the employee could be better.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would tell them to go for it. It’s a very good agency.

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

Congratulations Robyn Austin Hernandez!

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We want to congratulate Robyn Austin who was our February Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! Eithan Smalley, one of our great account managers, nominated Robyn and had this to say about her:

“Robyn is reliable, a very hard worker, and has great attendance.”

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

Congratulations Christina Robert!

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We want to congratulate Christina Robert who was our February 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 Christina and had this to say about her:

 “Christina has shown she is a rock star. Her lead and supervisor had great reviews about her. We would like to thank Christina for doing such a great job!”

We asked Christina 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 through a friend.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I like this job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Free food on Friday.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would recommend them to work with YES.

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

Congratulations Jasmin Alatorre Hernandez!

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We want to congratulate Jasmin Alatorre Hernandez who was our February Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Kennth Vanderburg, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Jasmin and had this to say about her:

“Jasmin has been one of our most reliable and dedicated employees throughout her tenure here. We really appreciate the attitude that she brings to work with her every day and how much of a great asset to our company she is.”

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

YES Employee Spotlight | February 2017

YES Staffing Professionals are the Best in the Utah Jobs Industry!

This month’s employee spotlight belongs to one of our amazing and dedicated on-site account managers, Arely Cardenas!

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Thank You Arely Cardenas | YES February Employee Spotlight

Arely has been such a great addition to our team, and I know our client company feels the same. She has such a fun and caring personality, is dedicated to her job and her team, and does her very best at work each and every day to make ensure the client and the employees are taken care of. We are so very grateful for everything you bring to team, Arely, each and every day of the year, not just during this spotlight month!

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

1. Five things you enjoy.
1. Listening to music.
2. Writing.
3. Going for walks.
4. Doing homework with my kids.
5. Browse the net.

2. Five things you don’t.
1. Buying groceries.
2. Going outside in the cold.
3. Waking up super early.
4. People who get a boyfriend/girlfriend and disappear.
5. People who don’t like me.

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
Meeting people. There is always new people going into the office. You literally change people’s lives. Even though you can’t hire everyone, I can certainly help improve the chances and the experience of every applicant by finding their hidden skills, by answering their questions, and by calming them down through educating them so that they feel comfortable and prepared.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
I honestly don’t think there’s anything I can say Yes is already GREAT!!

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
My dad. I know most people would like to meet a celebrity, but I would want to meet my dad as I didn’t ever meet him or have a relationship with him, but he’s still my dad.

6. Your favorite place in the world.
Hawaii. I went on vacation in August a year ago and it was the best experience ever.

7. Starbucks or Dunkin’?
Starbucks any day!!! Please let my manager (Alejandra) know this.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
I would say getting the right candidates for the right position the first time.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Getting to know the person and interview more direct as a friend not as a recruiter. To make the person feel comfortable and open up that way I can reflect on their needs.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
I would say YES is the best place to work. They are always open to give chances and work hard to help people find the job that fits their needs and skills.

11. Who would be the better dancer at a mariachi dance party, Reed Laws, president of Your Employment Solutions, or vice president Kerry Westenskow? Why?
Hhhmmm… Good question. I can’t say, but I would sure love to see them dance, it would be funny to watch them battle.

P.S.

I just want to say thanks to YES for letting me be part of this team. It’s a great place to work! I am happy where I am and my great co-workers are more like family.

Arely, thanks for being you. You are amazing!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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My Favorite Experience in Staffing.

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Having the opportunity to start at a young age in the staffing industry has been a great experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge about the job market and continue to learn many things. One of my favorite experiences in staffing has been and will always be the satisfaction an individual gets when they end up getting hired on permanently to a company. The thought that you changed someone’s life and helped them find a solution to their problem is always a good feeling.

Not having a job in this economy can be very challenging and difficult for families. People dealing with hardship either because they have lost their job or simply because their current employment does not pay enough to live comfortably. It can be extremely hard to find work if you don’t have the right mindset and skills that companies look for in an individual. A staffing agency is one of the many places that people go to for employment.

Misconceptions in Staffing

There are many misconceptions about staffing agencies that people believe and for that reason end up avoiding and losing many opportunities. It is a great place to start where you can prove your skills and eventually gain full-time employment. Many of the large companies simply do not have the time and prefer to use agencies to do their hiring. They know that with an agency they will have the opportunity to choose an individual that truly wants to work hard and prove their abilities. That is the expectation that I have when I make the selection and hire associates for my clients.

Second Chances

Many times I come across individuals who do not succeed but there is always a reason as to why they end up failing. I like to give people a second chance to prove themselves. Sometimes it takes another opportunity for people to learn from their mistakes, correct them, and move on. I can relate to this because I myself remember when I first started working in a staffing agency, I ended up making the same mistake. I was young and you can probably say I was not reliable to the point where my supervisor was doubting my dependability. I did not want to be that person that did not take responsibility for my actions therefore I decided to make changes and turn things around. Thankfully my supervisor did not give up on me and I ended up proving myself. Which is why I always tell people, “If you want a full-time job you will find one here. It is up to each individual to excel and find the opportunities that are being offered.”

utah staffingIt always makes me happy to see somebody succeed and get hired. I enjoy getting that one surprise phone call every now and then from an employee calling just to thank me for helping them find a permanent job. I can hear the excitement and the feeling of accomplishment. I like to remind them that it is their hard work paying off and that every little sacrifice makes a difference. It is a satisfying feeling and at the end of the day it reminds me of when I was given a second opportunity. For this reason it is why this is my favorite part of my job.

Irvin Lopez
Account Manager | North Salt Lake, Utah Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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The YES Mission

The People-Centered Mission of Your Employment Solutions

At age 75, Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders of KFC, sold his successful franchise to a buyer who then continued to grow the company to global recognition. The Colonel was no spring chicken and he understood that the key to his success was the secret recipe of “11 herbs and spices.” KFC believed that the recipe was their biggest point of distinction and went to great lengths to keep the recipe confidential – even unto this day. They understood it was their greatest resource and they perfected it.

Just like with the white suit-wearing Colonel, Your Employment Solutions also recognizes one of its keys to success and it is reflected in our mission statement.

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“Deliver the right people, on time, the first time.”

That statement epitomizes our goal and purpose as a staffing company. YES’ employees are the key to its success and the ability to match and deliver those employees to the right client/job is paramount. As YES grows and expands its services to different sectors along the Wasatch front that philosophy will never change.

Origins of YES

This past year Your Employment Solutions (YES) celebrated its 20th anniversary. It’s amazing to think back to its start and how quickly the time has passed. Even more humbling, I can remember it all and have lived the experience with YES – I know I’m getting up there.

YES was started by a local moving & storage company who formed it as a resource to help during their busy season. I began work with YES early in 1996 and Reed Laws started later on that year when we strictly staffed for local moving and storage companies. Neither Reed nor I had any previous staffing experience, but we knew the quality of the employee was paramount to success.

Fulfilling the YES Mission

One of the ways we ensure the right employee is to qualify them with a variety of tests. With the help of many of our clients, YES utilizes tests/qualifiers to help determine the best fit for their needs. Some of the tests administered to potential employees include math, dexterity, order selecting, safety lifting, measurement, dolly, and physical capabilities. These tests try to mimic as close as possible some of the duties or motions the employees will be doing. They are used to help us match ability, desire, and experience for our clients.

Once the employee has been identified, delivering the employee is just as vital as the screening process. Each client has their own on-boarding process that needs to be followed. Delivering could be anything from a pre-employment drug test, a background check, safety training, company orientation, or to make sure they show up to the job with a particular type of work boot or safety equipment.

Staffing is a People Business

It has been said that people are the greatest asset a company has. Without question, that is true in our industry. The success of our clients is dependent on our ability to staff them timely and properly. Currently in Utah, due to low unemployment we are facing a tougher climate and with “NOW HIRING” signs showing up everywhere–the need for more qualified workers is great.

Regardless of the times, the fact remains that employers need the right person to fill their jobs to be successful. Yes’ ability to deliver that person is a prime component of our business model, and like the Colonel’s delicious secret recipe, we will continue to go to great lengths to perfect it.

Kerry Westenskow
Vice President
Your Employment Solutions

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