Offering research insights, collaborative learning, practical tools and consulting support for early adopters, The Center facilitates the widespread adoption of Open Hiring™ as well as innovation in the delivery of community programs for employees and communities.See How Open Hiring Works
A pioneering social enterprise, Greyston practices Open Hiring in our world-class commercial bakery and advances the Model through the Center for Open Hiring at Greyston. A collaborative learning space that evaluates, improves and defines best practices, The Center facilitates the widespread adoption of Open Hiring and supports innovation in the delivery of Community Programs for employees and neighbors.Learn about our services
By filling jobs without judging applicants or asking any questions, Open Hiring creates opportunities for individuals who have been excluded from the mainstream workforce. Complemented by community programs that provide employees and their neighbors with additional services that help people keep a job, Open Hiring provides people with the opportunity to experience the dignity of work and improve their lives and their community.
Our Open Hiring Model creates opportunities for everyone: women, men, people of color, people of all faiths and sexual orientations, immigrants and refugees, economically disadvantaged and formerly incarcerated individuals, and all others who may have been excluded or blocked from contributing to the health and strength of our society.
Open Hiring has the potential to change the world – one job, one person, one company and one community at a time. Be that company and join other progressive businesses that have recognized how Open Hiring can enhance their core values and strengthen their reputation with socially conscious employees and consumers. Contact us to explore how you can adopt Open Hiring at your company.Become An Early Adopter
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A team of researchers led by Kate Cooney, Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Management at Yale, in collaboration with Greyston developed a three-tiered Social Return on Investment (SROI) on Greyston’s Open Hiring Model. The findings are the result of a year-long project conducted by Dr. Cooney to analyze the power of Greyston’s Open Hiring Model in delivering positive impact to a community.
A globally recognized brand sought to adjust its HR approach to better fit with its core values and vision, as well as to address spot labor shortages, attract additional millennial attention and talent, and further raise barriers to entry for new players in competitive markets. Greyston is actively supporting this major initiative at all levels from CEO coaching to production-floor employee swaps in addition to trouble-shooting, sharing tools, and providing 1:1 advisory services.
Engaging investors, public policy advocates and business and insurance industry executives, Greyston provided insight and foresight in a strategically designed and facilitated roundtable convening developed to provoke and support expanded thinking around alternatives to traditional hiring practices as a key to long-term business success.
In partnership with nationally recognized public policy organizations, Greyston convened local stakeholders to look across urban issues – from poverty to drugs – to identify how business innovations such as Open Hiring can be critical leverage points in the development of healthy and thriving communities. This work continues and is inspiring new initiatives that will model and test specific mechanisms to drive change in urban areas of the Northeast.
Research and publish the first handbooks on disruptive innovations in human capital management, new financial models for hybrid enterprises, purpose-driven businesses, and the intersection of business innovation and social inclusion.
Provide executive education, immersion classes, employee swaps and roundtable dialogues to engage business executives, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, policy advocates, scholars, thought leaders and mindfulness practitioners.
Create best practice guidelines for the implementation of the Open Hiring Model. Provide feasibility and readiness assessments, facilitate stakeholder engagement, design pilot programs, and provide comprehensive consulting support services to adopters of Open Hiring.
We will work with companies interested in engaging directly with Greyston, and through a network of advisory, academic and corporate partners, who will integrate and validate the concepts of the Open Hiring Model into their business activities and research. The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston will lead the movement to make inclusive hiring practices commonplace in all organizations, and will be a thought leader and partner to the inclusive economy ecosystem.
In addition to the services provided to those looking to implement Open Hiring, Greyston will continue to be a leader in the world of social enterprise and through The Center will work to advance the adoption of Open Hiring through a variety of activities including:
Development of new financial models to support mission-driven, hybrid organizations.
Influence public policy engagement to create a level playing field for benefit corporations.
Design of social return on investment (SROI) vehicles that bring transparency and rigor to measuring impact.
Leveraging purchasing power of global supply chains to support Open Hiring.
Aligning with business schools to prepare new leaders ready to manage for social, financial and environmental success.
Advancing our thinking about equity, inclusion and the role of business in society.
At The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston a typical day can include: