Monthly Member Spotlight: An Interview with Stephanie Tarkenton
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Posted by: Emma Pautler
Introducing the Delaware SHRM Monthly Member Spotlight! Each month we’ll showcase a member who’s making waves in the HR field. Get to know your colleagues at Delaware SHRM and take pride in associating with some of the top professionals in the region!
Monthly Member Spotlight: An Interview with Stephanie Tarkenton, PHR, SHRM-CP
Stephanie M. Tarkenton, PHR, SHRM-CP, is the Sr. Human Resource Business Partner with Bridgestone Retail Operations. She has significant financial, quick service and retail industry experience. Building business relationships, performance management, employee relations and executing company rollouts are the things she enjoys most about her HR career. Stephanie considers her husband, son, grandson, parents and extended family her greatest and most treasured gifts. Stephanie has a genuine interest in people, and as an HR professional she feels blessed to have the opportunity to interact with and to touch the lives of so many wonderful people.
What made you join SHRM? What keeps you coming back?
I joined SHRM for my professional and personal development. The workshops, trainings, and networking are outstanding.
What’s the best piece of advice you received along the way as you were building your career in HR?
Never stop learning and make sure you know and understand the business you support.
What advice would you give to a new college graduate?
To find a mentor and get connected with their local SHRM chapters. Be open to internships and generalist opportunities in order to grow and fine your HR niche.
If you could live (and work) anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Outside of your work in HR, what wakes you up in the morning?
What is a current issue you are passionate about?
Diversity and Inclusion
Be sure to say hello to Stephanie when you see her at one of our monthly meetings! Do you have a member in mind that you feel is doing notable work in HR? Nominate him/her to be next month's featured member. Nominate here!