As the cannabis industry continues to gain acceptance around the country—as seen with the regular passage of new recreational and medical legislation—the marijuana business is growing at an exponential rate. With this growth comes the establishment and evolution of an entirely new marketplace. While this momentum is exciting for marijuana advocates and business people alike, it brings with it its own set of trials and tribulations.
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A primary challenge resounding throughout the industry has to do with employment, as new cannabis businesses need to source qualified employees from a talent pool that lacks in experience directly applicable to marijuana.
The beginning of 2018 has already presented a set of new trials for cannabis business owners—as seen with uncertainties in federal regulation as well as examples of serious crackdowns on non-compliant cannabis businesses in places like Denver, CO. With these notions in mind, cannabis business owners are realizing the need for professional, detail-oriented employees. As such, the right employee team could very well be the difference between success and failure in these uncertain times.
Hiring parties in the cannabis space are realizing the need to hire from outside their personal networks—as well as the industry—but are having a difficult time discerning the guidelines for applicable experience. In a similar note, hopeful cannabis industry candidates are having a hard time explaining their professional history in a way that seems relevant to employers. The complexity and confusion surrounding both issues are only heightened by the impersonal nature of internet job searching and hiring.
There is a resounding gap in communication between hiring parties in the cannabis marketplace and those talented professionals looking to break into the industry. To help rectify these lapses in communication, CannaCon (one of the most established cannabis industry networking events) is putting on their first ever career fair in Seattle, WA on February 17, 2018. The career fair will give cannabis businesses and candidates the rare opportunity to meet face-to-face concerning employment in this exciting new industry.
To make the career fair as educational as possible, CannaCon has brought cannabis industry recruiters Mac & Fulton Talent Partners on board to host the event. The recruiting team at M&F Talent have put together several programs designed to facilitate efficient communication between hiring parties and candidates. M&F Talent will also be giving presentations and providing information on cannabis industry resume writing, career search guidelines, and applicable career experience.
For more information on the CannaCon Career Fair in Seattle, WA on February 17, 2018 please look here. If interested in learning more about Mac & Fulton Talent Partners and the programs they are devising for the career fair, please visit www.mandfconsultants.com.