Committee Insights | 2.17.21 | Cannabis Business Culture & Hiring Practices Are Rapidly Changing…

Committee Insights | 2.17.21 | Cannabis Business Culture & Hiring Practices Are Rapidly Changing…

In this edition of our NCIA Committee Insights series originally aired on Wednesday, February 17 we were joined by members of our Human Resources Committee for a discussion focused on the change in cannabis business culture and hiring practices experienced as a result of the pandemic.

The cannabis industry’s 2019 capital crunch leading into the 2020 COVID pandemic was a very difficult time for everyone in the cannabis community to say the least, and of course continues to present very difficult challenges. However, some positive culture shifts and creative hiring practices in the industry were born as a result. Because if one thing holds true about the cannabis community, it’s that we’re a gritty and resilient bunch!

Hear from cannabis industry recruitment leaders, Bryan Passman of Hunter + Esquire and Kimley Svendsen of Drive Talent, who will share insights from their frontline experiences.

Attendees will gain insight into these key takeaways:
• Ways in which cannabis business cultures are continuing to evolve to reflect those within marquis companies in mainstream industries.
• How Hiring practices in all industries were turned upside down by the pandemic – the good and the not so good.
• It’s been a rough ride with more difficult times ahead, but panelists breakdown the ways our “essential” industry is still winning despite it all.

Panelists Include:
Bryan Passman
Hunter + Esquire

Kimley Svendsen
CEO & Founder
Drive Talent

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