About 2016-10-19T20:00:30+00:00

Welcome to Beyond HR Solutions

Beyond HR Solutions is dedicated to focusing on human resource issues beyond the basics. Our desire is to help companies develop by concentrating on their primary asset, people. People are the key to successful companies and with our HR services applied appropriately, we can help to drive the organization’s long term profitability.

BHRS offers an extensive line of services and products that go beyond the traditional and foundational HR responsibilities and are aligned with the talents of each consultant in our group. We provide excellent customer service, quick delivery and constant communication to our clients.

post.itOur mission is to improve the organizations we partner with by offering strategic HR solutions which result in a positive multiplying effect on organizations.
Everyone thinks they are good with people or that people issues can be easily handled. That is, until they become a manager of people. How often have you heard, “This job would be easy if it wasn’t for having to deal with the people.”? Why is it so difficult to manage people? Why don’t all people think like you do and just do their work? Why aren’t they motivated by what motivates you? I is challenging to manage people because they don’t think like you and they aren’t necessarily motivated by what motivates you. Probably not what you wanted to hear, but it’s true.

How can we help? Once we understand the background to the situation, and the culture of your organization, we will present you with some options of how to handle your people issues. Ultimately it is up to you to implement. If you want to be a stronger leader and you want to tackle the tough people problems without feeling like you want to run out the door, you simply need to take advice from individuals who specialize and are highly experienced in dealing with these tough issues.

blue.collar(1)There are a number of companies out there that will provide you with HR consulting services, so why chose BHRS? First of all we have a combined 75+ years of experience to bring to the table. All of this is hands on experience in leadership capacities from entry level to the “C” suite, in a wide variety of organizations both here and throughout the globe. Secondly, and more importantly, we have been in your shoes and experienced the pain. This experience was gained not only in all the HR disciplines, but in operations, quality, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services, among other functions. And last, simple, but most important, we recognize that all business is driven by the people in the organization, and we are passionate about improving people which improves business.

  • Executive Coaching
  • Training and Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Culture Transformation
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Strategic Staffing & Talent Development
  • Labor Relations

Personal Bios

John Wright

John never set out to be an HR professional. After earning his degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, he spent 8 years in various diverse operational and manufacturing assignments at Hallmark Cards, and discovered he had a natural gift with people. He moved into HR at Hallmark and has since worked in HR and Organizational Development at Bard Medical. Additionally, he owned his own Third Party Benefits Administration practice. His most recent corporate position was a fulfilling 15 year career at Layne Christensen Company, a billion dollar publicly traded international company. There he served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources reporting to the CEO/President. John has experience in operational, divisional and corporate levels. He has a unique ability to assess people and situations, creating innovative and strategic solutions. BHRS is focused on these areas where John excels.

Gretchen Adamson

Gretchen attended the University of Kansas and earned a degree in Ecology. She discovered a career in HR in her first position out of college and spent 14 years developing an HR knowledgebase and skills while obtaining practical experience with a global company. While working at Layne Christensen Company, Gretchen obtained a Masters in Human Resources from Ottawa University in 2001. She held various roles and was involved in all areas of HR including; compensation, employee relations, training and development, organizational development, health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits and compliance. Gretchen is passionate about enhancing the potential in others and creating positive work environments.

Tracy Wise

Affiliate - Consultant
Tracy spent the first part of her career as a production supervisor/manager.  After six years, she accepted a temporary assignment as an HR Manager and tasked with developing an HR department from scratch for a growing company.  Sixteen “temporary” years later, Tracy has worked in the HR field at a variety of companies, large and small, private and public, and in a variety of industries including retail, distribution, R&D medical equipment, and natural resources.   She has experience in all aspects of HR with a special interest in coaching, developing and strategic planning.