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Harnett County Government welcomes new HR director

By Staff Report, posted Aug 11, 2022 on

JANICE LANE, a lifelong Harnett County resident will be heading up the county Human Resources Department following an announcement from Harnett County Director Brent Trout.

With over 20 years of experience, Lane has served in all areas of Human Resource management in the private sector including policy development, performance management, conflict resolution, training and development, recruiting, and benefits administration. Lane has also developed and implemented successful recruitment and retention programs, and supported employee engagement during organizational changes.

“I am excited that Janice has joined our Harnett County leadership team,” stated Trout in a press release. “Janice’s professional experience in the private sector in Human Resources policy development, performance management, recruitment and benefits administration, along with her personable leadership and communications is a great fit for our organization. I look forward to seeing the impact she makes for our employees.”

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mount Olive, Lane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Development along with a minor in Human Resources. She is also a certified Professional in Human Resources by both the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Human Resources Department and invest in our employees so that we can continue to help Harnett County thrive,” Lane said in a press release.


Lane will be focusing on strategies to recruit and retain qualified candidates for County government positions, leading efforts on the County’s upcoming compensation study, enhancing employee training and development, and managing the annual employee performance review process.

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