T2 has some of the brightest minds in the parking industry, and each employee brings a unique set of talents and experiences to the table. We thought you might like to learn more about these talented individuals. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll get to know one employee each month. This month we talked to Phillip Scheffsky, Manager, Human Resources.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised here on the north side of Indianapolis. I actually grew up about 10 minutes from our main office!
What drew you to working in human resources?
I don’t think anyone really grows up with a childhood dream of working in HR. But when I went to Xavier University and started taking all of the entry level business classes, HR was the one that I enjoyed the most. So I just stuck with it, and now here we are today!
How did you end up in the parking industry?
Just by chance. I was just searching for a new job opportunity and happened across an HR role here. Honestly, I didn’t even know that there was a parking industry before I started at T2!
What do you do as a Manager, Human Resources for T2?
I manage a small but mighty team! When it comes to HR you have to wear a lot of hats. We handle everything from payroll processing to benefits administration, from talent acquisition to performance management. We do our best to help provide tools and resources to keep our fellow T2ers happy and productive!
What’s something that you think people don’t know about parking that you find interesting?
I definitely don’t think that people realize how complex parking is. That was certainly true for myself before I started working at T2. There are so many moving parts and pieces that have to work just right in order to make a parking operation successful. I like to tell people that before I started at T2, I didn’t really give any thought to parking…it was just like a parking fairy sprinkled parking meters and parking garages around, and I didn’t really give any thought to how it all worked. But working at T2 and getting the opportunity to see a bit of the behind-the-scenes technology that makes everything run so smoothly has been pretty cool.
What do you enjoy about working at T2?
It’s very clichéd as the HR Manager to say this, but it truly is the people that work here. There are a lot of really smart, talented, and hardworking people at T2.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
My wife and I really enjoy traveling. We’ve been a lot of different places, but we tend to gravitate towards the Caribbean. We have a perhaps unrealistic goal of traveling to every island in the Caribbean before it’s all said and done. So many islands, so little time! So far, we’ve been to Grand Cayman, St. Martin, Turks & Caicos, Nevis, St. Lucia, Curacao, Spanish Wells (Bahamas), and Bequia, which is a tiny little island in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Besides the beautiful water and beaches that the Caribbean is known for, we’ve enjoyed experiencing the unique cultures and people that each island possesses.