Get to Know Lane W. Tita

What are your current job responsibilities?

I am a HR Generalist; I provide general HR support to various clients.

Why did you choose HR as your field?

I always knew I wanted to work in a business-related setting however it wasn’t until college that I discovered that I had a strong attraction to the field of Human Resources. It fascinated me that HR professionals have the potential to have a profound impact on an organization in so many different ways be it a as risk manager, a policy maker, fiscal watchdog or cultural ambassador.

What is your current job or role?

In my current role, I support several national Yoh clients by providing broad-stroke HR services in the form of anything from investigations, to interpreting policy, to examining job descriptions and assigning the appropriate FLSA classification. I also manage an internal program that enables Yoh job candidates anywhere in the United States to complete their I-9 remotely through our partnership with a third party.

In your current job, what gives you the greatest sense of reward and accomplishment?

It’s a great feeling to give advice to the Yoh employees working in the field when they have questions about HR laws, policies or practices. Knowing that someone from within the organization values this information and is looking to me as a trusted resource is significant and rewarding.

What is your greatest personal or professional accomplishment?

Right now I’m very excited to be driving a mentoring initiative through PSHRM’s Emerging Leaders Committee that pairs graduating college students with young professionals. We’re almost through our pilot year with our first cohort of matches and so far the feedback has been very positive. We’re looking forward to expanding this program for next year.

What words of wisdom would you offer to someone entering the HR field?

Working in this field requires quite a bit of on the job experience. Having a boss who is knowledgeable and experienced would be extremely beneficial to get you started down the path to success

What have you found most valuable about being a member of PSHRM?

I’ve been a PSHRM member since I graduated from Temple University in 2010. I find a lot of benefit in staying connected with HR peers through the Emerging Leaders Committee’s various networking events and programming. It’s motivating to hear about my friends succeeding at other local business in HR roles.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy traveling with my partner and spending time with our families and friends. Recently, we’ve been to France, Sweden and Costa Rica.

If given an opportunity to do something really extraordinary or adventurous, what would it be and why?

It would be such a fulfilling experience to spend a year traveling the globe experiencing new places and cultures. Given this opportunity, I think I would take lots of pictures, keep a detailed journal, and try to learn as much as possible.

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