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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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, Florida was a prime example of that philosophy. For the exhibitors marketing to dispensaries, and by extension individual users, vaping
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
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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