Greyston president and CEO, Joe Kenner joins thought leader and communication expert Tim Shurr, as a guest on the How To Be Mesmerizing Podcast.
Joe discusses inclusive employment through Greyston’s open hiring model. He explains the heart behind the process and how it benefits the business and positively affects the community. Hop into the convo and learn the principles and practices that will make your business more profitable and more impactful for the community!
“Stakeholder capitalism is not focusing on all the other stakeholders to the exclusion of profit, to the exclusion of your finances, it’s in addition to. So, it’s a more expansive view of just how your business is adding value.”
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[00:00] Greetings and introduction for Joe Kenner
[01:29] Greyston Bakery’s open hiring
[04:34] Lessons from doing Open Hiring
[08:51] The importance of providing training for your people
[10:25] Looking into how it is within the work environment in an inclusive employment
[16:02] Lives that were changed as they first came to work
[19:07] What is a B Corp (Benefit Corporation)
[21:33] Making money while focusing on building people up
[25:44] Lessons learned from trying different things to grow and expand other social programs
[32:09] Taking time to re-evaluate the mission statements and core values
[35:39] The Greyston Bakery culture – Unlocking the power of human potential through inclusive employment
[38:45] Have courageous conversations
[40:00] Creating a psychologically safe environment
[44:09] Agreement vs. Alignment
[46:02] What’s in store for Greyston Bakery
[49:40] The power to hire