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5 Cannabis Dispensary Anti-Harassment Methods

Unacceptable Harassment In The Cannabis Industry

5 Methods Preventing Anti-Harassment Complaints Leaders at many cannabis organizations are taking a fresh look at their strategies for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As you revisit your policies, don’t forget to also fine-tune your complaint procedures and without a robust process that employees can trust in the

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

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

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.

Weed at Work

Must Employers Accommodate Medical Marijuana? A majority of states now permit medical marijuana use, and federal law may not always pre-empt state laws when it comes to their impact on the employment relationship. As employees increasingly turn to cannabis as a treatment option for various health conditions, employers must examine whether their policies – which

3-Things Cannabis HR Can Do to Impact Retention

Increase Cannabis Business Profitability via Retention The best part of the cannabis industry is having diverse employees so HR needs to start marrying it together to determine what will work best for their workforce. We’re not thinking about “trends” here, it tangible things that you can do today to make a real impact in your

3 Must-Know Tips for HR Bliss

Cannabis Businesses Can Improve Employee Retention While numbers are shifting, it’s clear that small businesses seldom have resources to dedicate to human resources; a 2017 USA Today article shows that the majority of assets are used for business growth and development. While new business owners often see an internal HR representative as a luxury they