This Month Only! >> $20 off and a FREE SHRM tote with your membership and code TOTE2018!
Sign up for free email newsletters and get more SHRM content delivered to your inbox.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 12 cities across the U.S. this spring.
#SHRM18 will expand your perspective – on your organization, on your career, and on the way you approach HR. Join us in Chicago June 17-20, 2018
HR manager, Oregon Judicial Department
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
Lisa Snively, SHRM-CP. Photo by Ashley Strum.
Lisa Snively has a passion for adventure that has driven her to jump out of airplanes and become a certified scuba diver. A former 911 operator, she has worked at the Oregon State Department of Corrections and now provides HR direction to judges, administrators and supervisors at the Oregon Judicial Department.
“I enjoy the service aspect of working in government as opposed to the profit-driven aspect of working in the private-sector arena. It fits better with my personality,” she says.
Her desire to serve others extends to the HR profession and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which she joined in 1999. In 2014, she served as president of the SHRM-affiliated Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), which last year gave her its distinguished member award. With SHRM’s Oregon State Council, she has volunteered as a director, conference chair and foundation chair.
For Snively, the greatest thrill of all is helping others.
What has been your greatest challenge?
When I worked at the Oregon Department of Corrections, we went through layoffs. Everyone had a personal story, and everyone needed their paycheck. It was very difficult. I had employees thank me—even after I gave them the bad news. They were grateful because I was respectful and caring toward them.
What motivates you?
I love seeing people energized and feeling good about what they do. People who have a passion for something and totally go for it are inspiring.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always try to get to yes. It’s not deep or philosophical, but if I can get to where a judge or administrator is trying to go, that’s great. It’s not always easy, and sometimes it just can’t happen. But my role is to help them in the best way possible.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies