TO CHRO Embracing tech tools and outsourcing routine tasks can help solo practitioners assume C-suite roles. By Kate Rockwood
When Kari Korell started her job
as director of HR at the Anesthesia
Associates of Boise in 2011, one of the
first questions her co-workers asked
was where she’d like the filing cabi-
nets to go.
“Nowhere,” she replied.
They were astonished. For decades,
the person who had been tasked with
processing payroll—before the small
organization based in Boise, Idaho,
decided to bring on a full-time solo
HR practitioner—tracked everything
using good old-fashioned pen and