Lisa Autry

Despite all the talk of HR’s “seat at the table,” in many organizations, HR is still a paper-pushing function. In others, we’re the equivalent of Dr. No. Is it any wonder that HR is still not seen as a partner in many companies?

In this much-delayed edition of The Imperative Podcast, I interview Lisa Autry. Lisa is an employment law attorney and consultant who was actually in HR before she sold out and went to law school. She’s got some great things to say about how HR has contributed to the sometimes negative perceptions opertions managers have toward us and how we can change them – especially when economic times are tough.

Lisa will be the speaker at the April 1st Mid-Cities HR Association Meeting.

To register for the luncheon, please click on the Events button on MCHRA’s website at

I hope you enjoy the podcast! Let me know what you think.

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