Michaela Stickley, assistant director of human resources at A.W. Chesterton Company, talked with VALVE Magazine about the company’s employee mentorship program.
VM: How did your mentoring program get started?
MS: Back in probably 2013 our then-CEO gave the human resources department the mission to develop initiatives to make the company a great place to work. The idea was to provide an environment where employees could thrive and grow, not necessarily to get on any “best place to work” list. We thought, “What can we implement to make this happen?”
Maureen Crawford Hentz, now vice president of HR, created the mentoring program based on past programs she ran. It had to be “Chesterton-ized,” however, to work in a manufacturing company.