Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 18

DIVERSITY

Greyston Bakery's
mission to lift people
out of poverty through
employment has
attracted a diverse
candidate pool for other
positions, creating
a diverse workforce
at every level of the
company.
Left: Greyston Bakery
Right: Olivia Halligan

" We have to be honest with ourselves as business leaders: Do we see a problem? " Mr. Kenner said. " I don't know
if that question has been effectively answered. We have to
be honest with ourselves about where this is a problem
for our industry and are we going to be intentional about
solving it. Is this just going to be the cause of the week, or
are we going to be strategic about solving it? "
Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for
Food Integrity (CFI), recalled some advice given during
one of CFI's webinars on racial justice: Treat this the same
as any other business issue, like improving food safety. He
suggested bringing outside experts to train your employees,
then hire experts internally and support them before measuring the progress.
Being strategic about where job openings are posted
and where internship relationships are built can provide
baking companies with a diverse candidate pool.
" Bakers can improve their hiring by first being open
to the concept of diversity itself and get the emerging workforce excited about the baking industry, " Ms.
Bediako said.
She suggested working with local colleges and trade
schools but also historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-race-dominated higher education. Even the local economic development council
could be of help.
" Yes, it will take some time to build, but once in place
it will produce rewards, " she continued.
General Mills, Minneapolis, strategically partners
with groups like the National Black MBA Association,
National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Asian
Scientists and Engineers, and Reaching Out MBA together with other programs to ensure these potential
employees know there are opportunities at the company.

18 Baking & Snack March 2021 / www.bakingbusiness.com

Greyston Bakery goes a step further with its open hiring policy for entry-level positions. This model eliminates
resumes and background checks, which can be barriers to
employment. Of the employees brought on through open
hiring, 95% are people of color and 30% are women. Of
those hired through more traditional practices, 76% are
people of color and 40% are women. Greyston attracts a
diverse candidate pool because of its mission to lift people
out of poverty through employment, according to Mr.
Kenner. With a diverse set of candidates, the company can
hire the most qualified person for the job and get these
kind of numbers. Even the board of directors is reflective
of this with 30% people of color and 45% women.
" When you look at our population, our clients and
employees, I have to have skill sets, perspectives and the
experiences to work with that population, " he said. " It's
having people who are open to that. "
Equally important is creating a work environment
that supports a diverse workforce. This culture helps
attract candidates, as in the case of Greyston, and also
helps them stay and move up in the company.
" Getting the job is the first step, and then you start
asking other questions: Are they bringing their full
selves to work? " Mr. Kenner said. " What are my employees' needs? How do they feel safe and supported in the
workplace and at home? "
Steps to make progress may include partnering with
local nonprofits to provide employees the support they
need to deal with childcare, housing needs, addiction
recovery and other issues that might be affecting work.
Companies can also leverage their positions in the community to make it a more welcoming place for people


http://www.bakingbusiness.com

Baking & Snack - March 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baking & Snack - March 2021

Baking & Snack - March 2021 - Intro
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 1
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 2
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 3
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 4
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 5
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 6
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 7
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 8
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 9
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 10
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 11
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 12
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 13
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 14
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 15
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 16
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 17
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 18
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 19
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 20
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 21
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 22
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 23
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 24
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 25
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 26
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 27
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 28
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 29
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 30
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 31
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 32
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 33
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 34
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 35
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 36
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 37
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 38
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 39
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 40
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 41
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 42
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 43
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 44
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 45
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 46
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 47
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 48
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 49
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 50
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 51
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 52
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 53
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 54
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 55
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 56
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 57
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 58
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 59
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 60
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 61
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 62
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 63
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 64
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 65
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 66
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 67
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 68
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 69
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 70
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 71
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 72
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 73
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 74
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 75
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 76
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 77
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 78
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 79
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 80
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 81
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 82
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 83
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 84
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 85
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 86
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 87
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 88
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 89
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 90
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 91
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 92
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 93
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 94
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 95
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 96
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 97
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 98
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 99
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 100
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 101
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 102
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 103
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 104
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 105
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 106
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 107
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 108
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 109
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 110
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 111
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 112
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 113
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 114
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 115
Baking & Snack - March 2021 - 116
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-april-2021
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-march-2021
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-february-2021
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2018_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_05_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_11_01
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com