YES Employee Spotlight | September 2017

YES Team Members are the Best Utah Staffing Professionals!

This month’s YES Employee Spotlight belongs to none other than our very own, Susana Valencia!

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Thank You Susana Valencia | YES September Employee Spotlight

Susy has worked in our West Valley Office for over a year now and has added so much personality to the team. Along with being fun and energetic, Susy is also very dedicated and skilled at helping find the right people for the right jobs. She truly cares about her team and takes pride in her work and we are extremely grateful to have her here at YES.

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

1. Five things you enjoy.
I love spending time with my son and taking him to the movies. I love shopping for jeans and purses. I love to work out as well!

2. Three things you don’t.
Doing my hair, hate it. I don’t like to open doors for people or for myself. As for the #1 thing, I don’t like to do is driving!

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
Commission check! Ha! Just kidding. I love that fact they treat us like family and are willing to be flexible with us.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
Late Start Mondays. 9am to 5pm.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
George Clooney, he’s handsome!

6. Your favorite place in the world.
The beach, getting a tan.

7. Is Maleny your fourth or fifth best cousin? What would she have to do to get to number one?
Maleny needs to babysit my son for a week… and for free.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Telling someone that they don’t qualify for the job they applied for.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Explain to them why they don’t qualify or find something else they do qualify for.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
We are one of the best companies to work for.

11. You, Reed, and Kerry all go into a nail salon to get a manicure. Who walks out with the best nails? The president of YES Reed Laws or YES’ CFO Kerry Westenskow?? Why, and what do they look like?
Kerry got the best nails. He walks super happy and confident. They were blue with silver sparkles. As for Reed, he rocked it with a pedicure.

Thank you for all that you do, Susy. You are awesome!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Switching Careers into Staffing

My Experience Switching Jobs and Learning a New Career

switching jobs into staffingHave you ever made such a drastic change you have a hard time coping with it? I know I did, switching jobs and all. I went from a regular lead cashier, to a recruiter and then to an account manager. I’ve never had desk job before so I had no clue what to expect, it was new unexplored territory for me in a sense.

A few years back I was working as an employee for staffing agency as well. My recruiter at that time was really nice and helped me with everything I needed. I remember she was the reason I wanted to work in an office, helping other people, I just never thought I would become a recruiter myself.

Before working at YES, I had small time jobs, they were great and all but it wasn’t what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life then I got a cashier position at the local pharmacy working graveyards. I stayed there for two years and I learned to do everything there, I even learned to do the manager’s job. I got comfortable and I was okay working there. When the time came for me to leave and be part of YES, it became difficult to adjust.

Hardships in Transition

Customer Service–there are different types from what I have learned. In one way or another, most of my jobs have been customer service despite all the other responsibilities I had with the other jobs. Customer service in retail became so easy for me working at the pharmacy. I was all about doing everything at the moment and helping customers at the moment. I would strive to make the customer happy anyway I could, go above and beyond to have a satisfied customer making sure they will keep returning. With that said, I did everything fast, well, and never had any issues helping customers out with what they needed.

Here, at YES, patience is the number one thing I had to learn. A new job meant re-learning to do the job. I had to start from the beginning and work my way up. Not knowing the job and learning things little by little made it very frustrating. I wasn’t able to help people so easily like before but as the time passed I realized as to why I had to be taught little by little. There is so much you have to keep track of and sometimes it does get confusing. So I slowed down, took the time to learn everything in detail and got the hang of things.

Learning Teamwork

Though, I do have to admit that working as a team was also hard. Everything here at YES has to be done as a team. Without your team it would be almost impossible to do the job. There are many departments within YES that specialize in a certain area and only they are able to help you. I was not used to working in a team environment so I wasn’t used to relying on others for help. Learning to trust my YES team took some time because I always wanted to make sure that everything got done by me. This way I made sure it was done correctly. However, it wasn’t working out so I had to learn to trust others. Now, things are so much easier, and we are all exceeding.

Achieving Success

put your mind into your workDespite all the challenges I faced, through hard work and determination and of course with a little of help of my YES team and manager I was able to overcome the obstacles. I might have doubted myself in the beginning but I always came back the next day more determined to succeed than the day before. Now, I work harder than ever before and I’m successful at my job (I like to think so anyway).

If you put your mind to it and you work hard for what you want, you can do anything. Even if it does seem impossible. Always keep that in mind, even if does sound cheesy.

Isaac Buenrostro
Account Manager | West Valley City, Utah Staffing Office
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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!

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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!

YES Employee Spotlight | August 2017

YES Team Members are the Best Utah Staffing Professionals!

This month YES would like to spotlight another awesome recruiter from our Ogden office, Omar Dazza!

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Thank You Omar Dazza | YES August Employee Spotlight

Omar has been with us for a little over a year now and has been such a great support for the team. He is such an easy going, fun loving guy that our clients have enjoyed working with and who continues to grow with us every day. We also love working with you and enjoy growing along side of you, Omar, and hope to enjoy having you as part of the team for a long time to come.

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

1. Five things you enjoy.

  • Angy giving me free food
  • Gym
  • Soccer
  • Food
  • Sleep

2. Three things you don’t.

  • Angy not giving me free food
  • E-verify expiring every 6 months
  • Not getting a full 8 hrs. of sleep

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
The environment. YES has awesome employees!

4. What do you think would make YES better?
I think YES is good how it is, but free lunch won’t hurt.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
Will Ferell.

6. Your favorite place in the world.
Hong Kong. Best place in the world, hands down!!

7. Should you ever skip leg day?
Depends. I really have to be in the mood for leg day, ha.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Having to remember things.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
STICKY NOTES!! In front of my computer.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
That we are awesome, honest and helpful

11. Who would wear a pair of Toms better? The president of YES Reed Laws or YES’ CFO Kerry Westenskow? Why?
That’s hard one. But I’m going with Kerry. Honestly don’t know why, but I think Kerry could pull them off.

Thanks for all that you do!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Staying Organized in the Workplace

Organization is Key to a Successful Workplace

organization in the workplaceHere are some reasons as to why it is important to stay organized.

Organization Saves You Time

When you are organized, you know exactly where everything is and everything has a home. So, you now have the ability to better manage your time. An organized professional will spend less time correcting mistakes, searching for information, and fixing any clutter. More time saved means more time for doing productive things.

Organization Reduces Stress

The more organized you are, the less stressed you are. A well-organized office creates a more relaxed working environment, as opposed to a disorganized office where you are constantly searching for items. When you’re organized, the burden of all that incomplete work, messy working space and long unfinished to do list lessens. You feel positive and productive.

Organization Improves Customer Service

When a customer comes into a disorganized office it makes them feel uneasy and not confident in the service they are receiving. When you are having to search through papers or have a cluttered desk it makes them perceive you as unprofessional. When you are organized, it shows your professionalism and reflects well on the company.

Here are some tips on staying organized:

ORGANIZE YOUR BRAIN

  • Get enough sleep: the average adult needs 8 to 10 hours of sleep
  • Make an effort to prioritize your tasks
  • Take breaks

organized at workORGANIZE YOUR TIME

  • Start with goals
  • Outline your priorities
  • Time block your day

ORGANIZE YOUR WORKSPACE

  • Have everything you need within reach
  • Get rid of clutter
  • Put paperwork in its place
  • Organize your desktop

ORGANIZE YOUR PROJECTS

  • Prioritize
  • Don’t stray from current tasks
    • Make yourself a note if something arises
  • Write out your goals

Organization is key to a successful work place. If you remember to organize your brain, time, workspace, and projects you will become a more productive employee. Organization is not only a tool you can use in the work place, but in everyday life.

Haylee Sorenson
Account Manager | Ogden, Utah Staffing Office
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