The job market continues to be unstable due to COVID-19 and its fallout. In August 2021, it was reported that there were 10.7 million jobs in the US that need to be filled. So while the supply is high, how come job seekers, who are willing and able to work, not getting employed? Greyston offers some solutions to breaking employment barriers and addressing this issue. Under the Open Hiring®model, anyone who puts their name on a list is hired— no background checks and no questions asked.
Joseph Kenner is the President and CEO at Greyston Bakery, the pioneer business behind this model. He also leads the Greyston Foundation, where he supports other organizations in adopting Open Hiring. In this episode, we talk about the impetus for Open Hiring and how it sets out to break barriers in employment. We also discuss why scaling and replication doesn’t look the same for every organization.
Joseph Kenner, President & CEO of Greyston Bakery, recently joined Spring Impact’s Mission to Scale podcast to talk about breaking employment barriers through Open Hiring®. In the episode, Joseph discussed the impetus for Open Hiring, as well as why scaling and replication doesn’t look the same for every organization.
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Extreme poverty, climate change, racial injustice. As the world’s problems accelerate, so should our solutions. Mission to Scale reveals the tools, mindsets and strategies that organizations and funders need — to make the most impact. On the podcast, host Dan Berelowitz talks to brilliant leaders from today’s most dynamic nonprofits, social enterprises, and purpose-driven brands about pursuing change, at scale. From creating lean strategy to team building, each episode helps you take the guesswork out of changing more lives. This podcast is a production of Spring Impact and Hueman Group Media