Your right about some business's hiring criteria and what not. However it still boils down to being able to make a profit. A lot of times organizations that hire like that can get away with that type of practice, and it maybe a good way to get good reliable employees. I dont know. I myself havent tried that route. There's more than one way to skin a cat. But in the end the bottom line still counts. Did you make a profit? A healthy business generates profit very consistantly over time. Without it the company will eventually die.
Outside forces that are not predictable can cause a business to fail. Our division of a large corperation did fail shortly after the RIF, about 18 months. Middle management's church membership criteria, in my opinion, was the root source of the failure. The VP, a Vietnam boat person, I reported to is now a dentist with his oun office.