Name: Blair Mann
Joined LBMC Employment Partners: 2009
Title: Senior HR Manager
Background: Blair attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated with a double major in HR Management and Business Management. She began her HR career right out of college as a general HR Assistant/Recruiter for a company of 350 employees. By the time she left in 2009, she had worked her way up to the position of Senior HR Generalist. Blair was hired on as an HR manager at LBMC Employment Partners Chattanooga and was promoted to her current role just over a year ago.
Role: As a Senior Human Resources Manager, Blair’s role is two-sided — she works with both clients and other LBMC Employment Partners HR Managers. In the client facing duties of her job, Blair provides HR support, ensures that her clients are in compliance with HR regulations, assists clients with implementation of HR policies and practices, conducts HR trainings, and develops strong relationships with her clients. On the management side of her role, Blair works closely with other LBMC Employment Partners HR managers to help them maintain client relationships and to continuously improve internal procedures, setting those underneath her up for success. Currently, all HR managers in the Knoxville and Chattanooga branches of LBMC Employment Partners report to Blair.
Why LBMC Employment Partners Stands Out: Blair believes it’s LBMC Employment Partners' focus on their clients that differentiates them from the other standard PEOs. “We aren’t a cookie-cutter PEO. We work with every individual client to see what works best for them. We don’t make our clients conform to our way of doing things. Instead, we tailor our services based on what is most beneficial to them. At the end of every day, we want our clients to feel like we are an extension of their office,” Blair explains.
Unique Factors of the Work Environment: The vast array of knowledge available from team members at LBMC Employment Partners is perhaps Blair’s favorite thing about working for LBMC Employment Partners. “Everyone on our team is an expert on something. If I don’t have the answer to a question, all I have to do is ask. Not only do I get the chance to gain new knowledge, but I’m also supported by a fully functioning team,” Blair continues.
Personal Life: Blair is married to her high school sweetheart and they are the proud parents of 4-year-old twin girls. “My role at LBMC Employment Partners provides the best of both worlds. I am able to be an active mother in my daughters’ lives, especially at such an important age, while also being able to work and support my family financially. It’s important that I am involved in my daughters’ lives. LBMC Employment Partners understands this and has supported me every step of the way.”