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The 5 Must-Have Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs
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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

Why Millennials are the Most Productive Generation

"They don’t have a work ethic, they will leave the company within two years, and they need recognition for all of their accomplishments". These are common misconceptions that people have about millennials, and their place in the workforce.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Apr 11, 2019 7:39:00 AM

A Recruiter’s Perspective on Ghosting

Ghosting isn’t just for relationships. Candidates, employees, and even employers have been known to engage in this practice that leaves the other party high and dry.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 19, 2019 8:09:00 AM

How to Integrate New Leadership Members Into Your Organization

If you are the COO of a small to medium-sized company, do you have experience integrating new leadership team members? It’s critical for you to have a process in place so that when you hire a new executive, you can acclimate this new hire to your team in a smooth and professional way.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 7, 2019 8:11:00 AM

The 4 Elements of a Recruitment Research Plan

Establishing a solid framework beforehand is one of the foundational elements of the executive search process. Advanced planning takes time but putting forth that extra effort now can help assure a smooth hiring process later.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 12, 2019 2:10:54 PM

Why Hire an Executive Recruiter for Your Cannabis Business

When it’s time to hire a new employee for your cannabis business, where is the first place you turn? If you’re like the typical business owner or hiring manager, it’s probably one or more of the many online job boards. This can be a reasonable strategy for finding regular hourly employees. When it comes to hiring cannabis industry executives, though, it might not be your best option. The top executives – the ones you really want to hire – are not usually found on job boards. If they’re great at their jobs, they are most likely already employed.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 5, 2019 5:05:49 PM

How to Create a Business Family

You often hear high performing organizations describe themselves as “a family.” Some football teams describe themselves that way, or you may have heard about the Apple “family” that brought you the iPhone; or the NASA “family of astronauts” that has led space exploration.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM

How to Write a Chief Revenue Officer Job Description

Finding the right candidate for your position starts with a strong job description. Your Chief Revenue Officer is crucial to the success of your organization, and is responsible for driving revenue growth, while bringing together the sales, marketing, and customer success functions. As you seek out a strong leader and someone dedicated to delivering results, we’ve put together a guide to help you craft an attractive job description.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 22, 2019 9:57:12 AM

Introducing our Theme for 2019: Giving Back

At Kaplan Executive Search one of our core values is ‘People First.’ Where we lead with genuine care and concern for our employees, clients, candidates and the local community. We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is essential in business and in life. Which is why we have selected our theme for 2019 to be that of ‘Giving Back.’

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 21, 2019 4:03:30 PM

How Much Will a Bad Hire Cost You?

Bad hires come onto the scene and can wreak havoc on a company’s structure, team morale, and budget, leaving the remaining leadership to scrape together the pieces. It’s no mystery that a bad hire can be costly for a company of any size, which is why it is important the leadership team understands the full extent to which a bad hire can damage a company.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 15, 2019 12:10:26 PM

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