The People at YES are the Best in Utah Staffing and Recruiting!

This month’s Employee Spotlight dons a friendly, welcoming smile all day long, every day. You’ll be greeted by her if you visit our Ogden office, and for those who have already met her, I think they’ll agree that they enjoy being greeted by such cheerful consideration.

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Thank You Valerie Mares | YES May Employee Spotlight

Valerie is such a fun member of our team and she not only provides support for the employees at her current work location, but she has proven to be very effective in helping other departments as well. Our HR department praises her often for helping find and correct minor payroll errors in a timely and positive manner, helping ensure the employees leave with an accurate check and a smile on their face.

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

1. Five things you enjoy.
1) Spending time with my family especially my daughter she is my life she makes me so happy.
2) Scrapbooking.
3) Traveling.
4) Watching movies and tv shows.
5) Taking on challenges.

2. Three things you don’t.
1) Not enough time in the world.
2) Wasting time.
3) Don’t like being so far away from my mom.

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
Tough one. My supervisors Drea, Reed, Kerry, and yes last but not least Jarum. My coworkers, and talking to those who come into our YES doors.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
Honestly this company cares about their employees. I feel like I never left my previous job.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
Hhhhhmmm don’t tell my honey, but I’m sure he knows this answer John Cena or the whole 49er team!

6. Your favorite place in the world.
Texas! Miss my home state!

7. You just graduated with a degree in behavioral science! Congratulations! Why did you choose to major in that and what ideally do you hope to do with your degree?
I found my calling when I started working as a Program Assistant for Information and Referral for Fort Bliss Army Community Service. I met and came across so many people that I talked and listened too. Working there I was making a difference in our military community especially our civilian community. Right there and then I told myself I need to go back to school after 12 years and get my degree. With the love, push and support of my family, friends and especially co-workers I decided to make the right choice and go back.

I talked to a school counselor and that is what led me to my degree area because I love listening and talking to people he told me that getting my BA in Applied Behavioral Science would be a great fit. Let me tell you it was a nerve-wracking decision when I started school I found out I was pregnant with my daughter so that made me 10x more nervous, so I can give this advice:

If I can do it, anyone can. Just as long as you put your heart and soul into it. What I hope to do with my degree field… well I can say I am doing it right now helping out people. I’d love to be a case/social worker and help out my community in any way, shape, or form. I will be continuing my education pursuing my Masters come October.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Good question. Not being able to help every single person.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
Going above and beyond, just listening more to what people need and are looking for.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
This is the best place to look for a job or even make a career move.

11. You’re a big fan of the Walking Dead. Who would go first on the zombie apocalypse. The president of Your Employment Solutions Reed Laws, or the vide president Kerry Westenskow? Why?
Yikes! I can’t choose! They’re both so awesome. I think I would go first because I am so out of shape.. lol!

If I had to choose… sorry, Reed please don’t take a bite out of me! Go after Kerry first, lol!

Thanks Valerie for all that you do! We are thankful to have you as part of the YES Utah staffing team!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Alison Evans

My name is Alison and I am the Human Resources Manager for Your Employment Solutions. I enjoy this crazy, beautiful life. Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself!

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