Changing the Future of Work: Creative Opportunities for Hiring New Talent

April 19, 2019 Posted under Events

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Changing the Future of Work: Creative Opportunities for Hiring New Talent

We invite you to join leadership from Greyston, a pioneering social enterprise built on the philosophy and practice of Open Hiring, and fellow business leaders from St. John’s Riverside Hospital and CleanCraft, for an inspiring and transformational presentation on how re-envisioning your human capital practices can drastically improve a company’s bottom line.

Get ready to engage in a mind shift that will illuminate:

  • How the approach to hiring and managing talent can be radically improved
  • New ways your businesses can attract and keep dedicated and reliable talent
  • Where job seekers can land empowering, supportive positions with room to grow
  • How these trailblazing leaders are creating thriving communities and ecosystems where both employee and employer benefit

Purchase your tickets now for a game-changing candid discussion on Greyston’s proven innovative method of hiring and managing talent while lowering HR costs, empowering marginalized workforce, and uplifting a community.


Open Hiring fills jobs without judging applicants or asking any questions, and creates opportunities for those who have been kept out of the workforce. That includes women, men, people of color, people of all faiths and sexual orientations, immigrants and refugees, those living in poverty or who have spent time in prison, and anyone else who has faced barriers to employment. When organizations practice Open Hiring, they upend traditional hiring practices by shifting spending from screening people out to investment in support of employee success.

Watch a 3-minute video about Open Hiring!


  • Small Business Owners
  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs
  • VP/Directors of Human Capital
  • Students interested in the Inclusive Economy, Social Justice, and HR2.0
  • Individuals who have experienced barriers to employment for various reasons

St. John’s Riverside Hospital


City of Yonkers

Business Council of Westchester

Yonkers Library


Mike Brady joined Greyston as CEO and President in 2012. Mike’s visionary leadership has allowed our social enterprise to redirect traditional hiring expenses from those that exclude individuals to those that invest in ability regardless of background. Previous to his role as CEO, Mike led Greyston Bakery as president for four years. As CEO he has grown revenue by 100%. He has also expanded Greyston’s customer base, most notably with Whole Foods Market and Delta Airlines.Prior to joining Greyston, Mike was a partner with BAO Food and Drink where he oversaw the development of the first business incubator in the country dedicated to organic food production and distribution. He is an in-demand speaker on changing the nature of business and creating opportunities for those most excluded from the marketplace.  Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Ty Hookway is founder and president of CleanCraft, a commercial cleaning company based in Rochester NY. CleanCraft was founded in 1995 and employs over 300 people.  As a company, CleanCraft strives to create life changing relationships by loving, coaching, mentoring and upholding best practices throughout the organization.  The company’s guiding tenet is that there is infinite power, dignity and healing provided by work, and that gainful employment yields many positive benefits to the human experience.  Ty and CleanCraft are pioneering social enterprise in Rochester with innovative hiring and employee development practices. In 2015 Ty felt a passionate desire to adjust the mission statement to better reflect his commitment to making a difference.  The updated mission is: To create ‘quality of life and peace’ for all. Ty is a serial entrepreneur with successful ventures in consulting and other small business enterprises.

Nora Donoher is the Director of Human Resources at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. She has worked in insurance, healthcare and the communications industries and is seasoned in the areas of HR Consulting, Technical Recruiting, HR Policies, and Staffing Services. Nora is a graduate of Seton Hall University (BA). Her last position was with Verizon as a Manager in a variety of roles from Global Talent Acquisition Strategy and Vendor Manager to leading a domestic Talent Acquisition team. She has also worked in the insurance industry for Empire BlueCross and BlueShield as well as GHI. Nora started her career in hospital Human Resources and is happy to return to healthcare because of its mission to help others.

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