Getting the right job is not an easy task. The job specifications are needed to be matched with candidate's resume, and then there are several stages. One has to pass through an interview. And if it is a high level job, the process might also include a written test, and a GD. However, a company in New York follows no such criteria.
Greyston Bakery in New York started operating in the year 1982.. It is a social enterprise based on the idea of Buddhism of non-judgement and loving actions. They have a unique hiring process in which they don't ask for a resume and don't ask any questions and simply hires a person. They call it 'Open Hiring' in which anyone who visits their company looking for a job gets hired. No specific skill set is required and no background check is done.
Their website reads, "We create the opportunity for that person to change their life and the lives of their family members and to contribute to a thriving community."
Embracing Uncertainty, Loving Action, Non-Judgement are some of their guiding principles. They call themselves the pathmakers as they aim to nurture the transformation and development of ourselves and others.
They are successfully running from last 35 years, and produce around 6.5 million pounds of brownies every year. Till date, around 176 employees have been hired through their 'Open Hiring' scheme.
Talking about the idea of Open Hiring, they say, "Open Hiring fills jobs without judging applicants or asking any questions. It 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."
It isn't just another employment model but has a social cause attached to it. Their website reads, "People who can’t get work are more likely to depend on social welfare and unemployment benefits. These people have lower self-worth and are more prone to depression and other health problems."