Tips For Hiring Employees In The Cannabis Industry

Posted on: 29 November 2016

If you are a person that works in the cannabis industry, you might find that you have a hard time keeping employees due to the changing nature of the work and the slow spread of legalization. Here are some tips for retaining employees in the marijuana industry so that you don't have to constantly keep training new employees and so that more work can be done.

1. Network

Don't wait for people to seek you out for a job. Simply posting to a job board is going to result in you being inundated with job applications that will take you time and money to fully go through and will draw out the hiring process. Go to networking events and conventions to meet other people in the industry. If you find someone that seems like he or she would be a good fit, contact them directly and ask them to apply for the job. This will help you self-select your pool of candidates and make the hiring process go much faster. It will also increases the chances that the person that you do end up hiring will actually be a good fit for you and for your company.

2. Make the Position Attractive

Due to the changing legal nature of cannabis, some people think that there is a stigma around working with it. In order to overcome that potential stigma and get the talent you need for the job to be done correctly, you need to make the position as attractive as possible. This will allow you to attract top talent. If you can't pay super high wages, you can make the job attractive in other ways. Offer flexible hours if possible. Increase the amount of vacation time that you offer. People who work for you will talk about how great your company is and increase the chances that you attract more talent.

3. Invest in Your Employees 

Try to send your employees to an industry event, such as a convention, as soon as possible. This will allow them to be immersed in the business and increase the chances that they will stay on in the company since they will see that you are willing to invest money in their professional development. Also spend more money on training your employees well and often. Make sure that your employees have everything that they need to do their job well.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in marijuana staffing, such as Cut Above.