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What is a Cannabis Recruiter?

Curious what working with a cannabis recruiter is really like?

Perhaps you are a cannabis entrepreneur who needs to expand your team. Or maybe you are a professional looking for marijuana jobs. Regardless of your current position, you may be interested in what a marijuana recruiter’s job entails.

After all, what does working with a cannabis recruiter actually involve? Read on to find out.


What Does a Cannabis Recruiter Do?

Recruiters are staffing specialists hired by a business. Typically a recruiter will be hired to find a certain type of candidate. For example, a common request we experience at HempStaff is recruiting master growers with at least 3-5 years of experience. Naturally, this is a difficult position to fill for most grow facilities. As recruiters, we use our expertise to source the best candidates for businesses. This can save hours of the business owner’s valuable time, sorting through unqualified resumes.

Cannabis Recruiters Identify Top Notch Candidates

Hiring is one of the most important decisions a business will make. Your team can make or break you in the cannabis industry. To survive in this turbulent landscape, it’s vital you only bring on the best. Cannabis recruiters help you identify qualified candidates. Instead of waiting for applicants to come to you, we help you develop the exact job description, requirements, and necessary experience to attract top talent. At HempStaff, once we find candidates that match your requirements, we contact them and do a pre-screening prior to presenting them to you. We also schedule all interview dates, alleviating you hours of pre-screening and scheduling. The final hiring decision is still up to you. In addition, once you make your selection, we do a nationwide background check to prevent any unwanted surprises.

Recruiters Save Cannabis Businesses Time and Money

Staffing in any industry is difficult. Staffing in the cannabis industry is extremely difficult. Going through the entire hiring process takes a lot of time and effort. When you’re operating in a space that is constantly changing, federally illegal, and facing massive restrictions – hiring becomes much trickier. A business could spend not only weeks looking for the right employee, especially in the cannabis industry where each job openings gets about two hundred resumes on average!  Owners could potentially lose thousands of dollars in the process and still not hire the right person. In short, hiring is costly. Bringing the wrong person on your team can seriously hinder your operation. It could even put you out of business. But there are also steps you can take to avoid this. Cannabis recruiters are staffing experts. Sourcing the right people in this industry takes more than a simple resume review. HempStaff specializes in helping cannabis companies fill positions such as master growers, production managers, and dispensary managers. These roles require several years of experience. Finding qualified candidates is incredibly challenging. Hempstaff can help you find the most qualified candidates, saving you time and money by making sure you’re only bringing on the best.

The 2 Biggest Misconceptions About Cannabis Recruiters

Cannabis recruiters play a key role in helping businesses hire the right people for their team. However, there are also a lot of misconceptions about recruiters, especially in the cannabis industry. Operating in this space since 2014, HempStaff can tell you that there are some pretty big myths out there when it comes to what the responsibility of a cannabis recruiter really is. We want to help dispel these misconceptions.

1.) A Recruiter Provides Free Candidates for Business Owners

If a recruiter finds a candidate you end up hiring, you don’t need to pay them, right? False. Staffing is a specialized skill set. While you shouldn’t have to pay for a service you don’t use, if a recruiter puts you in contact with a candidate you hire, be prepared to compensate them for their efforts. At HempStaff, we never charge our clients unless they hire one of our candidates. If you don’t find any of our candidates were the people you were looking for, there is no fee. Seriously, it’s that simple.

2.) A Recruiter Hand Holds the Candidate Until They Find a Job

Recruiters are hired by businesses, not candidates. Therefore our priority is to find the right people to fill the position. We want to make sure we find the right job match. Filling a position that is a poor fit does not benefit anyone in the long-run. It is not the recruiter’s responsibility to find employment opportunities for job seekers. Many people are under the impression that a recruiter will find them a job in the cannabis industry. This is not true. A recruiter is not there to be a career coach or counselor. Our primary responsibility is to source the most talented candidates for the job for clients, the cannabis businesses.

Build your cannabis dream team by working with a staffing specialist. As an industry leader in Cannabis Industry Recruiting, Staffing, and Training – we are a one-stop shop to help you find qualified cannabis candidates. In fact, you don’t pay a dime until you have a HempStaff qualified candidate working for you.

Interested in working with HempStaff or learning more about our process? Contact us to start getting qualified resumes sent to you – 855-MMJ-JOBS.