Director of Human Resources

Lirio, The Behavior Change Company, is a behavioral engagement solution that uses machine learning, behavioral science, and persona-based messaging to help organizations motivate the people they serve to achieve better outcomes. The award-winning Lirio solution drives results in program participation, customer satisfaction, patient adherence, and beyond, far exceeding industry benchmarks for digital engagement. Lirio’s IDEAL Engagement Framework ™ applies concepts of behavioral economics to segment and communicate with individuals on their terms, delivering the right message to the right person at the right time to impact behavior.

As Director of Human Resources, you will plan, coordinate, and supervise HR operations for our small but rapidly growing company based in Knoxville. Your responsibilities will include hiring, training, and performance management.



Administer the following:

  • Policies & Programs for Employment
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Licensure
  • Employee Relations
  • Retention

Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws. Understand and implement the laws, regulations, and best practices for employee wellness and satisfaction.

Direct employment processes and best practices including recruitment, selection, qualification, background checks, appointment, and onboarding for all employees.

Administer benefits programs including health, retirement, vision, dental, Section 125, life insurance, voluntary products, and tuition waiver; assure ACA compliance.

Approve invoices for payment, conduct benefit audits, assist employees with benefit questions, and re-evaluate policies annually for cost-effectiveness.

Lead employee evaluation/review processes and revise as necessary.

Review/rewrite job descriptions as necessary.

Develop and maintain annual reporting requirements.

Establish and maintain department records and reports.

Participate in administrative staff meetings.

Work with managers on employee relations issues, assist with employee counseling, and conduct exit interviews.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent degree or experience.
  • 5-7 years of Human Resources Manager or Director level experience.
  • Experience managing Human Resource Department(s) including benefits.
  • Advanced knowledge of Human Resource laws and practices.
  • Experience in the healthcare and/or technology industries preferred. Start-up experience a plus.
  • Experience in recruitment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Additional Details

Location: Knoxville, TN



Lirio offers salaries and benefits that compete with the largest cities and tech companies, yet our mid-sized home city of Knoxville, Tennessee has a cost of living below the national average. Our company culture is driven by our employees, people who are committed to delivering results and who truly believe “we get there together.” Here, each person has opportunities to impact decisions, benefits, direction, and company culture. We offer many possibilities to grow and learn individually and collectively.

To apply, please send your resume and LinkedIn URL to [email protected] and specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

About Knoxville

Knoxville has an awesome developer and technology community, with many user groups for technologies beyond computing, such as 3D printing and “makers.” It is a wonderful college town with a great school system. There are many outdoor opportunities, such as state parks, streams, lakes, and greenways along with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and a wonderful culinary and foodie scene with craft breweries and distilleries.

Located within just a few hours of many other wonderful cities and experiences, Knoxville is a great launchpad for day and weekend trips to places like Nashville, Chattanooga, & Gatlinburg, TN; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte & Asheville, NC; Greenville, SC; Louisville, KY; Huntsville, AL; and Cincinnati, OH.
If you love a good journey, we are an 8-11-hour drive from thousands of miles of coast line, well known beaches, and various other destinations including: • Washington, D.C. • Virginia Beach, VA • Outer Banks, NC • Maryland Blue Crab & The Chesapeake • Savannah & Tybee Island, GA • Charleston & Hilton Head Island, SC • Pensacola & Orlando, FL (Disney World) • Gulf Shores, AL • Memphis, TN (Elvis, Blues, & BBQ) • Chicago, IL • New Orleans, LA … and many others—making Knoxville an excellent, centralized location for fun and adventure.