DISCOVER OUR VISION
Life is short so why not have fun along the way? People should have the opportunity to bring their best selves to work to leverage their strengths and passion, while being a productive member of a team or organization that values and invests in them, where there is equity and reciprocity, where there are magnanimous acts of abundance and goodwill, not decisions based solely on acquisition.
We honor our commitments. Integrity is honesty in action and Abound HR demonstrates this value daily by doing the right thing. Sometimes this means making tough choices, but our commitment is to candor with our clients.
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."
We thrive on challenge. Growth is a mindset, and an important one at that. Abound HR follows the growth mindset approach viewing failure as a chance to learn and pivot. Obstacles are opportunities and professional growth means you are taking risks and looking to continually challenge yourself. That can't be done by playing it safe. An influential leader challenges his or her people to take on the more difficult task and to take risks. If you are not making mistakes and learning from them, you are not challenging yourself. The bottom line; if you are not investing in and developing your people, someone else will.
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
We experience work as play and celebrate along the way. When people are having fun, they are going to remain engaged and work harder, stay longer, maintain their composure when obstacles present themselves and demonstrate commitment to the team, the organization and the goals. Happy people are generally healthier. All too often people forget to enjoy their achievements and take stock of what has been accomplished. Abound knows the value in a pat on the back or in a true party to commemorate the moment.
"Have fun, work hard and money will come. Don't waste time - grab your chances. Have a positive outlook on life. When it's not fun, move on."
We are passionate about our work. Success is a journey, not a destination. It is defined in the dictionary as 'the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for'. Abound HR defines success as that feeling of excitement or joy about what you pursue and what you do, sticking with what matters, even in hard times. It is living a life you can be proud of.
"Success is not an accident, success is a choice."
We deliver the goods. Abound HR honors its commitments and fosters a culture of accountability. We own our actions, our results, and are transparent with our partners. Accountability is the key to credibility, and we stake our reputation on this hallmark.
"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable"
The Impact Leadership program or customized leadership development programs tailored to the client's needs. Identificaiton of talent, including high potentials and linkage to succession planning. 360 evaluations and assessments.
Creation of team building events based on the needs of the client. Profile assessments for team dynamics and to identify work styles: Everything DiSC Workplace and DiSC Work of Leaders.
Evaluation, Assessment and Rewards practices to drive performance and engage talent.
Cultural Change and Integration
Defining the values and behaviors that are most meaningful to the organization and integrating them into all practices, using values and culture as a guide within the construct of decision making. Aligning culture to strategy and creation of a communications vehicle that is visible and meaningful to the organization.
Assessment and identification of the views and relationship between the organization and the employee. Understanding the opportunities that can be best leveraged to align people to the business.
Development and delivery of Policy and Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Job Descriptions, HR Audits and Reviews.
Adjunct HR Concierge (Interim HR Support)
Abound HR can serve as your HR resource on an ongoing regular basis or ad hoc and as needed. This includes services across the spectrum of HR expertise: employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruiting, on-boarding, performance management, learning and development, and organizational design.
Abound HR partners with business leaders to identify future needs and ensure there is scalability in the practices; developing processes where none exist. We also prepare our partners for changes in the work environment that pose risk and bring new opportunities. Our clients value our expertise, our commitment to excellence, and the energy and enthusiasm we bring to the table
Abound HR is the professional endeavor of Jennifer Betz, a Colorado-based HR professional with over 25 years of professional HR leadership experience in a variety of industries, from tech, to construction, telecom and healthcare. After years of being "on the inside", leading teams, and creating programs and processes to grow an organization and align people to strategy, Jen decided it was time to take it to the next level and really challenge herself, and her clients, in a new way. She brings her passion for people to create meaning and value that ultimately results in profits.
Jen grew up in the Sooner State and holds her Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She holds a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Human Resources Organization, Performance and Change from Colorado State University. She holds professional certifications, including but not limited to, the SPHR from HR Certification Institute and SHRM-SCP from the Society for Human Resource Management, and has executive training from Harvard Business School's Executive Program on Driving Performance through Talent Management. Jen's passion is culture and strategy with a focus in leadership development and building effective teams. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis. When she isn't working, she tries to spend as much time as possible figure skating.