It’s been a hectic first year while retailers, producers, and cannabis-lovers alike learning to navigate new regulations. We all probably remember when Canada sold out of Cannabis in the first months of legalization…
Cannabis marketing in Canada is tricky. Many standard marketing tactics are prohibited, so it is important to be familiar with cannabis marketing law. To help you get started you, we’ll introduce you to the rules and regulations surrounding cannabis marketing, share some tips and tricks, and show examples of successful campaigns!
Candidate screening can be a time-consuming task–especially in the cannabis industry. When different roles require vastly different credentials and candidates, employers are often looking for new ways to evaluate potential hires. At Cannabis At Work, we use a variety of methods to help identify your best candidates—one of them is DiSC Profile.
If you’re looking for a job in the cannabis industry, you’ll need to prepare for your upcoming interview. Proper preparation will help you land your cannabis industry dream-job! Not sure where to start? Get some practice with our list of key cannabis interview questions!
You need to recruit the right people to help grow your business—finding the best of the best requires in-depth resume screening. If you don’t have a recruitment specialist to do the work for you, you’ll have to sort through candidates yourself.
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."
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.
“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.
Back in February, the Growth Op wrote a piece called “Why unions might hit the cannabis industry soon”. It highlighted a number of reasons why the cannabis industry is attractive to union organizers. As an employer or HR Leader in the cannabis space, you may be wondering, should I be concerned about unionization?
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.