Name: Kris Olvera
Where do you work? Hendrick Health System
What’s your job title/what do you do? I am a HR Business Partner, a liaison for multiple departments encompassing a wide range of employees. I address department needs such as, vacancies, employee relations, and general HR relevant needs.
Where are you from? Abilene, Texas What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? I like the aspects that come with the rural atmosphere like; community courtesy, diversity, easy commute time, strong roots, and great sunsets.
What do you do in your free time? My hobbies vary on the season. I like hunting, and watching football. I am also a big fan of Spotify and Netflix! What does being an Abilene Young Professional mean to you? Being an Abilene Young Professional to me means connecting with others who share similar goals and ideas. Attending AYP events gives me an opportunity to represent my organization outside of work. It is great to see how we all can connect and network across the different industries we are all a part of.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? The Beehive
What’s something you’re passionate about and why? Service, I love helping others! I believe I have an opportunity to help someone everyday at Hendrick through our workforce. In HR, employees are the organizations home customers. I actively find ways I can help someone whether it is HR relevant or personal. In healthcare, it is important to take care of the people, that take care of people. I also find service in hiring new employees. I think at Hendrick, we are good at bringing in the right people who thoroughly enjoy their career and want to help patients. Hiring someone gives them an opportunity to come on board do what they do best. It’s great to make connections and see them have fun and excel at their position.