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CEOs: Delegating the Day-to-Day
Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 24, 2019 3:31:06 PM

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) for Your Cannabis Business

If you pay attention to the news, you know that the legal cannabis industry is growing at breakneck speed. If you live in a state that allows sales of marijuana, whether for medical or for recreational use, this trend is even more apparent. And while this is great news to entrepreneurs hoping to capitalize on the growth, it does mean that competition is stiff. Not just for business—hiring for your marijuana business, particularly if you are looking for the top candidates, can be cutthroat.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 23, 2019 6:17:03 PM

How is the 2019 Cannabis Grow Season Shaping Up?

The outdoor cannabis growing season for 2019 is well underway, with crops beginning to flower in many parts of the U.S. October, aka “Croptober” is right around the corner; that’s the traditional harvest month for outdoor-grown cannabis in North America, so now’s a good time to have a look at how things are going for cannabis farmers around the country.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 17, 2019 11:30:13 AM

Cannabis Industry Recruiting Trends

To anyone looking for new career opportunities, the cannabis industry is one of the most promising industries to consider these days. Just a few years ago, only the most adventurous would consider opportunities with the handful of newly-legal pot businesses popping up at the time. These days, it’s hardly news that weed is becoming big business.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 12, 2019 11:26:52 AM

The 5 Must-Have Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Busy CEOs and entrepreneurs need tools and apps that add efficiency and organization to their on-the-go lifestyles. From sharpening your skills to staying connected with your team, there are many apps and services out there that can help you get organized and manage your business with ease.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 11, 2019 7:28:00 AM

10 Interview Questions to ask Cannabis Leaders

Given the nascent nature of the cannabis industry, many roles being hired for are newly-created. This has made recruiting and hiring a challenge for many companies. One way to navigate these challenges is to put in place a solid recruitment process that includes research, drafting job descriptions and recruitment marketing, creating and conducting a structured interview and reference check process, negotiating new hire terms, and more.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 10, 2019 11:31:57 AM

Professional Growth Tips For CEOs and COOs

Are you a CEO or COO at a small to medium-sized company? It’s critical that you still look for ways to improve your skills, expand your industry knowledge, and widen your network.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 27, 2019 2:43:26 PM

What Cannabis Companies Can Learn About Ethics From CannTrust

Cannabis companies need to be as ethical and rule-abiding as other companies in other industries, if not more so.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 20, 2019 1:21:46 PM

Integrators: Be on High Alert for These 3 Claims Made by Visionaries

Good CEO – COO partnerships are described as Visionary and Integrator roles by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters in their book Rocket Fuel.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 13, 2019 12:42:07 PM

Track This Metric to Recruit Efficiently

If you are in a Human Resources position at a small to medium-sized company, you need to do it all: Recruit talent, train, manage HR policies and procedures, and much more. Time is money. You want to be efficient in all your activities, including recruiting.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 29, 2019 6:54:53 PM

Three Cannabis Bills in Congress Now—How Will They Affect The Legal Marijuana Industry

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ve seen how cannabis legalization is spreading state-by-state—there are currently 11 states, plus Washington D.C., that have legalized adult use of marijuana and more than half the country allows medical use. Still, federal pot legalization has not happened and the future of cannabis in the U.S. is not entirely clear.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 23, 2019 12:39:36 PM

Spark Joy With Your Leadership Team’s Responsibilities

One of the most popular books of recent years was Marie Kondo’s The Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Kondo’s book stresses the benefits of decluttering your home and making life simpler by only keeping the items that “spark joy.” It teaches you how to declutter. It stresses that we tend to clutter up our lives with unnecessary objects. Paring them down can bring you happiness.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 9, 2019 1:59:38 PM

How to Hire the Right Chief Operating Officer for Your Business

If you are a CEO who wants to hire a COO, did you know that understanding your management type will help you find an executive who will balance your style?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jul 9, 2019 1:33:38 PM

7 Tips for Your In-House Recruiting Efforts

If your firm is expanding rapidly, one of the most essential activities you, as CEO, need to oversee, is the hiring of qualified professionals who will make your team the best that it can be. Here are some tips to help guide you and your staff during this exciting time:

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jun 25, 2019 12:32:38 PM

How to Effectively Use Assessments in Your Recruitment Efforts

Have you tried to use assessments in your recruitment efforts? Have you been frustrated because they do not seem to lead to the best candidates?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jun 13, 2019 2:00:50 PM

Cannabis is Legal in Canada – What Does That Mean for the U.S.?

It’s been a bit over half a year since cannabis legalization in Canada has become a reality. In case you’ve been living in a cave, in October of 2018, Canada became the second country to legalize pot, after Uruguay. More importantly, it is the first developed nation to legalize. It is now legal for adults to possess up to 30 grams of dried marijuana flower everywhere in the country, and Canadians can grow up to four cannabis plants per household.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jun 11, 2019 9:27:00 AM

3 Questions to Ask Before Extending an Offer to an Integrator (COO)

If you are the Visionary (CEO) of a small to medium-sized company, you may feel that your firm has reached the stage where you need to hire a second-in-command to help you manage the business.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jun 10, 2019 1:28:56 PM

What Can Be Learned From Hiring a COO

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized company that has decided it’s time to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on May 9, 2019 11:37:33 AM

3 Things to Look for When Hiring a Chief Revenue Officer

Your Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) will be an important part of your executive leadership team. The person you hire will oversee all of your organization’s revenue-generation processes, from marketing to sales to customer support. Knowing what you’re looking for before you begin the hiring process will help assure that the person you hire is the person your organization needs.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Apr 18, 2019 7:33:00 AM

How to Become a Top Performing Cannabis Company

Competing with the biggest companies in the cannabis industry is not an easy task. The legal cannabis industry has seen explosive growth in recent years and shows no signs of slowing, with some estimates projecting a $146 billion+ industry by 2025. With such rapid expansion, it’s tempting to think that you can just jump in and start pulling in your share of the big bucks.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 16, 2019 7:23:00 AM

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