Aurora, Zenabis, Northern Green Canada, James Wagner Cultivation, WeedMD, and Hexo Among 2019 Cannabis Industry Compensation Survey Participants

Some of Canada's leading cannabis companies are participating in the 2019 Cannabis Industry Compensation Survey conducted by Cannabis At Work and Global Governance Advisors (GGA). This is the 3rd year that Cannabis At Work has produced a benchmark compensation survey for the cannabis industry.

"Building a company's brand is about more than ensuring consumers identify with a product. It's also about understanding a company's culture, working environment and compensation drivers" said Josephine DesLauriers, SVP of WeedMD. "As Licensed Producers looking to attract and retain talent, it's important to ensure we remain competitive and that our industry data is rooted in fair and equitable benchmarking."

Best Compensation Management Practices

Designing compensation programs is a complex and challenging task for HR professionals, finance professionals and executives.  In addition to their significant and long-term financial implications, compensation programs impact numerous workplace programs, including: talent acquisition, employee retention, workplace culture, performance management, labour relations and more.  As such, it is critical for business leaders to utilize be informed and responsible when managing compensation in organizations. 

Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Four

Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Four

“So, let me get this straight, you plan to open three retail locations on October 17th and you need to hire and train your store managers and retail staff in the next 6 weeks?


Between September 1st and October 17th, 2018, I had some version of that conversation pretty much every day, with 6 weeks becoming 5 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 weeks, 2 weeks…. and even 1 week. ONE WEEK to staff a retail store! It was crazy.

Lack of US Federal Regulation Creates Legal Limbo for Canadian Cannabis Industry

Lack of US Federal Regulation Creates Legal Limbo for Canadian Cannabis Industry

Across the globe, it seems like country after country is taking a look at their cannabis laws and developing new approaches.  Such approaches invariably acknowledge, implicitly or explicitly, the negative impact of years of prohibitionist policy, including an illicit market and access by minors.  While each jurisdiction tackles their own legal systems in their own way, it is reasonable for one to start to feel like there is some momentum building towards global acceptance of cannabis, even if some jurisdictions are limiting themselves to medical cannabis only, rather than expanding further into adult recreational uses.

The greatest challenge to this sense of momentum at the moment is, without question, the current legislative reality in the United States.

The Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Three

The Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Three

What’s it really like to work in the cannabis industry? Katrina Ingram, COO for Cannabis At Work, shares her own journey into the cannabis sector with  a “no holds barred” account of the excitement, the challenges, the frustrations and the joys of this crazy industry in part three of this series.

You’ll have never worked so many 16-hour days in your life”. Those were the words of Max Simon, CEO of GreenFlower, a company that offers a range of cannabis online training courses, and one of the key influencers I met during my time at MJ BizCon Int’l in August 2018. He was right.

Germany’s Cannabis Market: A Mix of Early Adoption and Regulatory Challenges

Germany’s Cannabis Market: A Mix of Early Adoption and Regulatory Challenges

Each country’s experience with cannabis legalization and normalization is unique and tied to the underlying culture of the country in question.  Germany is no exception. Earlier than most other countries, Germany In clearly recognized the need to re-examine its approach to cannabis. At the same time, more recent developments have delayed the creation of a robust cannabis regime, although it seems clear that the potential is there. In this article, we will provide a high-level overview of the state of affairs in Germany as it relates to cannabis legalization.

The Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Two

The Cannabis Career Diaries: Part Two

What’s it really like to work in the cannabis industry? Katrina Ingram, COO for Cannabis At Work, shares her own journey into the cannabis sector with  a “no holds barred” account of the excitement, the challenges, the frustrations and the joys of this crazy industry in part two of this series.

Cannabis 101 – How I Learned What I Needed To Know Really Fast!

In addition to recruitment services, Cannabis At Work offers a series of online training courses. There are courses, such as the Art of Budtending, Introduction to Cannabis and the Cannabis Industry Orientation, that are designed to bridge knowledge gaps for people who want to learn about cannabis for the purposes of working in the industry. This is where I started my formal cannabis education.

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