Human Resources Generalist

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Lasko Products, an international market leader in home comfort products for over 100 years, is looking to add an Human Resources Generalist to its Franklin, TN manufacturing and distribution location. 

The HR Generalist will be an integral member of the Tennessee HR team to provide support and guidance to employees and management and lead the implementation of corporate HR initiatives at the local level. 

Your Role and Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the pre-hire onboarding process and coordinate day one activities for new employees 
  • Process all new hires and ensure Onboarding documentation is accurate in the electronic file including E-Verify and Background Checks 
  •  Assist with location recruiting needs; posting open requisitions, notifying agencies, making job offers, etc. 
  • Schedule employee benefit enrollments, and manage the Leave of Absence process 
  • Maintain employee files 
  • Help with employee engagement and special events such as holiday parties, wellness events, meeting set up and coordination. 
  • Serve as a “go to” HR person with a highly diverse workforce population to coach and support them on effective employment practices 
  • Work in partnership with local management on various employment matters including Performance Management issues, employee inquiries or complaints 
  • Full life cycle on/off boarding (hires, transfers, promotions, terminations, etc.) 
  • Conduct employee investigations and recommend actions to effectively resolve policy violations 
  • Elevate matters as needed to the Regional HR Manager or other authority as may be appropriate. 
  • Stay current on state/federal employment laws and company policies. Share ‘need to know’ information with managers to help improve their supervisory effectiveness and ensure compliance 
  • Deploy training to inform or assist employees/managers on job related activities, policies, and best practices 
  • Implement HR programs, processes, and procedures as needed from Corporate HR 
  • Commit to a provide a gold standard HR department where diversity, equity, and inclusion are a priority 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred 
  •  4+ years of experience in HR generalist and/or support roles, with an excellent working knowledge of employee/labor relations Manufacturing and/or Distribution Center Experience is preferred 
  • Must be able to quickly gain trust and build relationships
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills 

About the Company

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Lasko designs, manufactures, assembles, and distributes portable fans, heaters, and humidifiers for the consumer market (Lasko brand), air purifiers (Germ Guardian brand), ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom exhaust fans to the construction industry (Air King brand) and water damage restoration products such as air scrubbers and dehumidifiers (B-Air brand).  Lasko’s products are sold in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The company is recognized as the leader in the portable fan and portable heating categories and proudly operates American manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities across the US.  Lasko’s leading market share in fans and heaters is 2X – 4X larger than the #2 brand.  Lasko’s domestic production capabilities uniquely position Lasko to serve its customers.

Lasko’s Mission is to improve everyday life with trusted products which create a healthier and more comfortable environment.  The company’s success is based on 5 Core Values:

  • Be Bold:
    • Challenge the status quo
    • Courageously pursue the impossible
    • Reject mediocrity
  • Be Together 
    • Work together for success
    • Drive trust and candor with each other
    • Prioritize “We” before “I”
  •  Be A Leader
    • Lead with personal conviction
    • Inspire each other to deliver high- quality results
    • Leverage resilience and agility to drive excellence
  • Be Accountable 
    • Consistently deliver to our customers
    • Embrace commitments as a contract
    • Take pride in our actions
  • Be The Change 
    • Demonstrate a passion to win
    • Make a difference at work in our communities
    • Step forward and take initiative

The Lasko family owned and operated Lasko Products until November 2016, when private investment firms Comvest Partners and JW Levin Management Partners (“JWLMP”) acquired the business. Comvest Partners and JWLMP are committed to growing the business with investments in growth and productivity.

Geographic Reach

Based in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, Lasko Products operates in locations throughout the US and Canada. The company’s Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities produce both indoor and outdoor fans and heaters. The company also sources select products internationally from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India.  Lasko operates distribution centers in all manufacturing locations plus Nevada and Ohio.

Diversity & Inclusion

Comvest and its portfolio companies recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race/national origin, gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, religious affiliation, and other protected status.  We have a clear vision to be the place where diverse talent wants to come, stay, and do their best work.  We know our companies run on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and smart employees.  We believe that diversity within an organization creates long-term value for the organization itself and its constituents.  Comvest and its portfolio companies are high performing organizations that seeks to hire hard-working and dedicated high performers.  While Comvest and its portfolio companies always strive to look at a diverse pool of candidates, we will always choose the most qualified candidate for the job being recruited for, in order to strive for success for both the employee and the firm.

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