IntelliDyne HR Generalist, Jonah Jones

Employee Spotlight on Jonah Jones

How long have you been with IntelliDyne and what’s your current role?
I am IntelliDyne’s Human Resources Generalist. It’s been almost two years since I joined the company.

What do you think makes IntelliDyne a great place to work?
The people! Above and beyond is in the blood of everyone who works at IntelliDyne. Everyone is truly passionate about their work, which shows in the support they provide to our clients and each other.

What was your first job?
I worked and eventually managed a place called Bike and Roll in Alexandria, VA. I think they have since been bought by a company called Unlimited Biking. It was the perfect first job for me. I went in just hoping to earn some money for college, but I learned a lot of leadership skills and how to think quickly on my feet!

What influenced or drove you to pursue a career in Human Resources?
In my previous role as an Onboarding and Training Supervisor at a large company, I had some hybrid HR responsibilities that expanded as I gained more experience and success in my role. As I progressed in that position, I requested every HR training available and shadowed our HR team to learn about their responsibilities. I loved it so much that I made the decision to begin working on my Masters in Human Resource Development and began working toward becoming an HR Business Partner. One of the best decisions I ever made!

What do you enjoy most about your role at IntelliDyne?
Supporting such a phenomenal team! I am constantly blown away by the amazing job our employees do at supporting our clients. It is a pleasure to be part of a team that works to foster an environment that employees are proud of where they can see and feel the impact of their contributions.

What advice would you give to recent new hires?
Take advantage of all of our career development opportunities! Tuition reimbursement, job shadowing, and the mentor program are just a few ways IntelliDyne looks to support employees’ career development. If you are unsure where to begin, I can confidently say your supervisor and HR team are happy to help get you started!

What parts of our mission do you connect with? (IntelliDyne’s Mission: To empower the federal workforce through the delivery of quality, mission-aligned services, and innovative, people-first IT solutions.)
People-first has always stuck out to me, and I love that it is at the core of what we do. It’s easy to allow the business of business to cause us to forget the hard work that goes into supporting our clients. However, IntelliDyne does a wonderful job of providing multiple avenues for employees to be rewarded and recognized for their efforts to go above and beyond on a regular basis.

Which one of our corporate values is the most meaningful to you and why?
Inclusion. I will never forget my interview with IntelliDyne. Like any interview, I prepared myself with questions to ask, and I was curious about how IntelliDyne shows its employees that inclusion is important to them. Shocked is a severe understatement of the response. Hearing that IntelliDyne held listening sessions during the Pandemic that led to making the company decision to make Juneteeth a company holiday literally dropped my jaw. For context, that adjustment was made two years before Juneteenth became a Federal Holiday. Hearing that gave me confidence that IntelliDyne will continue to find ways to support each of its corporate values.

Which of IntelliDyne’s benefits are your favorite and why?
That’s a tough one. Right now, I would say Tuition Reimbursement since I am currently going back to school. College debt is no joke! It’s fantastic that IntelliDyne helps me offset that, so it is much more manageable once I graduate in 2024.

What is one unique or fun fact that others may not know about you?
Both of my dogs were impulse additions to our family. My wife has banned me from any situation where pup #3 can come home with us. I saw Trooper (cutest hound mix you will ever see) at a pound when I was supposed to just be going to learn more about dogs and what I would need for one. He put his paws on the fence and kept staring at me; the rest was history. I was supposed to be dog-sitting June (troublemaking husky) for a month for my brother. I’m unsure how we expected her to leave after staying with us that long. That was two years ago, and now both of our pups are inseparable.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
Visiting wine vineyards and participating in tastings is one of my favorite things to do. As a big foodie, I love finding new pairings that make the food and wine taste amazing.

What is on your bucket list?
I want to take my brother on vacation to Turks and Caicos. It is his favorite place in the world, and I’d like to surprise him with a trip there one day.

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