In our last two columns, we discussed the benefits of establishing a mentoring program in your warehouse or DC (see "LaborPool," November 2005) and offered advice on setting ground rules for the program (see "LaborPool," January 2006). The final step is to recruit the participants.
Because mentoring programs are relatively new to the DC, your recruitment efforts will most likely start with education. That might mean printing up flyers, holding brown-bag lunches, or using payroll envelope inserts—whatever it takes to get the word out about the benefits of participation. But as you move forward with recruitment, you may find you have some questions. What follows are answers to some frequently asked questions: