In this video, we address three key talent acquisition questions every cannabis business owner should be able to answer.
3 Cannabis Talent Questions to Ask Yourself
- Do I have the right talent inside my business?
How well-known is my company by top outside candidates?
What relationships do I have with search and staffing firms do I have for jobs I cannot fill?
1. Do I have the right talent inside my business?
Does your staff have the real world business experience that is needed to move your business forward? In analyzing your talent, also keep change agility in mind. Are your team members open and receptive to change? As the cannabis industry is ever-evolving, companies in this market must employ change agents.
2. How well-known is my company by top outside candidates?
We strongly believe in the 'ABC' philosophy - Always Be Recruiting and recruitment marketing plays a huge role in this. You must consider everything, from employee benefits and culture, to your company's website and social media presence.
Does your product have enough recognition and brand strength? Has or is your company likely to be known as a great place to work? Many other cannabis companies are hiring, making the market highly competitive.
3. What relationships do I have with search and/or staffing firms?
Perhaps you are in search of a leadership position that you cannot fill internally. Or, maybe your organization is growing at a rate in which you cannot staff it quickly enough. For both of these reasons you may choose to parter with an outside firm.
Retained Executive Search Firms can help recruit key talent for your growing cannabis business. Make sure to consider the search firms network, specialization and process.
Staffing or contingent firms can be a great alternative when looking to ramp up hiring quickly. Learn more about the difference between retained and contingent search here.