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26 Apr

Three Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Employee Engagement, Management
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Dispensary and cultivation center managers often have the luxury of hiring from a pool of applicants who are passionate about the cannabis industry and have passed exhaustive background checks. But employees need more than a deep interest and exceptional credentials to flourish in the workplace. Acc

26 Apr

Employee Manuals: Why They are Important and How to Create One

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Employee Manuals, Management
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Any company that employs more than two or three people needs to have an accurate and thorough employee manual. This important document provides information about job expectations and workers’ rights, and can offer legal protection to both the employer and the employee. These benefits are especiall

26 Apr

Interviewing for Deeper Understanding of the Candidate

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Hiring, Interviewing, Management
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When you’re ready to hire a candidate, it’s essential to go beyond their experience and try to determine intangibles such as work ethic, reliability and honesty. This post offers a few ideas and tools you can use to help assess candidates at a deeper level.   Pre-Employment Assessments The

26 Apr

The True Cost of Hiring a New Employee

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Hiring, Management
  • 0

In the cannabis industry, hiring is typically about values like reliability, personality, and fit within the company culture. While these traits are important, a business must also see hiring a new employee as an investment. Finding, hiring, and training the correct employee can cost a lot of money,

29 Apr

Three Tips to Make Your “Telling” More “Teaching”

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Employees, Management, Training
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In a previous blog post, we covered the differences between telling and teaching in the context of employee training. Which is all well and good, but you might be wondering how to go from presenting information to real, behavior-changing teaching. If you are, take a look at these three ideas to help

29 Apr

The Difference Between Telling and Teaching

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Employees, Managment, Teaching, Training
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A lot of companies use lecture-style presentations in order to ‘teach’ their employees what they need to know, and the cannabis industry is no different. But this style of passing along information–where a presenter simply tells budtenders or grow technicians what they need to know

29 Apr

Three Ways to Ensure Employees Know 100%

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Employees, Management, Teaching, Training
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We’ve all been there. Eking out 70% on a big test. Enough to pass the class, but not enough to feel like you really mastered it. That might work for us in high school, but it certainly won’t fly in the cannabis industry. Just imagine a budtender knowing just enough to be 70% compliant. That.

26 May

Is Vaping the Future of Cannabis Use?

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • No Tag
  • 0

Walking the exhibit floor at an industry conference can give you a good idea where the industry is heading. The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., was a prime example of that philosophy. Four types of booths dominated the floor this year: 1) ancillary and support companies for

30 May

Social Media Tips and Techniques for Your Business

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • Business Planning, Marketing, Social Media
  • 0

  Most companies have embraced social media as one of the fastest-growing platforms for marketing and outreach. If your business isn’t utilizing this resource, especially in a field as quickly expanding and volatile as cannabis, you’re missing a huge opportunity.   Social media can be

2 Jun

10 Essentials for Successful Training Sessions [Part One]

  • By Kyle Brooksher
  • No Tag
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In the cannabis industry, more than many other industries today, well-trained employees can spell the difference between a successful business and one that underperforms. Your front-line employees are not only the face of your business, they are the face of the entire industry to the majority of cus

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