Open Hiring with Joseph Kenner and Greyston Bakery

Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, NY has been removing barriers to employment for their community for nearly 40 years. Through their inclusive Open Hiring human capital strategy, Greyston hires the next person through the door, no interviews, no background checks, no questions asked.

Joseph Kenner, Greyston’s President & CEO, gave a keynote at the 2021 Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, calling on his fellow leaders to use their most impactful lever for good —the power to hire— to change lives and improve the world. Joe talks about how Open Hiring not only benefits the individual and the community, it’s good for business, with practitioners seeing increases in productivity, decreases in turnover, and company cultures that are more attuned to kindness and caring.

At the 19 minute mark, Joe is joined in conversation by Ty Hookway, CEO of CleanCraft and JeVon McCormick, President & CEO of Scribe Media. Ty and JeVon add their perspective to the open and inclusive hiring conversation through both lived and business experience.

This keynote was recorded at the 2021 Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit on October 6, 2021 in Austin, TX. This annual, invitation-only gathering of CEOs, Presidents, and Founders, provides the opportunity for three days of in-depth, peer-to-peer sharing among Conscious Leaders. Nominate a Conscious Leader to attend: