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Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

Opioid Use Down, Marijuana Use Up More U.S. workers are testing positive for marijuana while the number testing positive for opioids continues to decline, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Based on an analysis of nine million drug tests conducted in 2018, Quest determined that 5.1 percent of the general workforce tested

4 HR “Keys” In The Expanding Cannabis Industry

Expanding Cannabis Industry

4 Keys to Expanding HR in a Small Cannabis Company When small cannabis businesses navigate a growth spurt, their Human Resources (or HR) practitioners have an opportunity to demonstrate exactly how they can contribute to the business. For instance, they can influence and take responsibility for many aspects of talent acquisition, compensation planning and workforce

6 Tips For Effective Dispensary Referral Programs

Employee Referral Programs

Cannabis Industry Employee Referral Programs Employee referral programs can be an effective way to hire talented people in the cannabis industry, and they can also be invaluable in the current talent acquisition environment, in which open jobs outnumber qualified candidates. How many of you have a close-knit group of friends that you think are the

6 Smart Strategies For Dispensary Managers

6 Smart Strategies For Dispensary Managers

Hard-Won Cannabis Dispensary Leadership Working in HR and managing people in the cannabis industry offers many different challenges, but there are some that come back again and again – and they usually aren’t the hassles that arise when writing policies or complying with government cannabis regulations or compliance. Here, seasoned HR professionals share their hard-won

Humor Increases Dispensary Happiness

Humor Increases Dispensary Happiness

Using Humor For Dispensary Engagement Could you imagine an employer telling employees they can’t laugh while working in a cannabis dispensary? In today’s world, successful businesses have a strong focus on keeping their employees happy, because happiness is synonymous with job satisfaction in the cannabis industry. Individual happiness directly affects employee engagement, job satisfaction, and

Co-Workers With Criminal Records

Co-Workers With Criminal Records

How Do You Feel About Co-Workers’ Criminal Records As we all know, in order to work in the cannabis industry, it requires a criminal background check before anyone can seek employment most of the time at a retail dispensary (or even own businesses in most cases). Yet, most respondents to a recent survey said they’d

Tips To Avoid Dispensary Staff Burnout

Customer Service

How To Help Your Team w/ Dispensary Burnout As a manager in the cannabis industry, you want to do right by your dispensary employees and support them through intense work periods so they don’t get burned out. But this can be a challenge when you’re feeling overly stressed yourself. How can you take care of

Marijuana Presents Thorny Issues For HR

Marijuana Presents Thorny Issues For HR

Legalization of Marijuana Creates HR Problems As more jurisdictions legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, HR continues to struggle with the challenges presented by applicants and employees who use the drug. Here are some eye-opening statistics: U.S. marijuana production has increased tenfold (10x) over the last 25 years. Next, to alcohol, marijuana is the second

Skipping Cannabis Industry Progressive Discipline

Skipping Cannabis Industry Progressive Discipline

Reasons To Fire In The Cannabis Industry Many cannabis companies practice progressive discipline to correct bad behavior by employees: A verbal warning, written warning and then a final written warning are the usual steps. Using progressive discipline can help employers show they treat employees fairly, and it can help them defeat discrimination and retaliation claims.