There is no denying that the cannabis industry is – and has been – on the rise. According to the 2022 Leafly Jobs Report, 428,059 full-time equivalent jobs were supported by the legal cannabis industry.
Not only is this a 33% increase in jobs in a single year, but it is also the fifth year in a row that the industry’s annual jobs growth is greater than 27%.
While perceptions about cannabis are changing with the emergence of this professional industry, stigma about the plant still exists. The result is a landscape that is volatile: ripe with demand, limited qualified workers, varying compliance and regulation laws, restricted working capital, eager black market players, and more.
Coupled with the need for highly specialized skills, the industry volatility has created fierce competition among cannabis businesses to find the right candidates. After all, your team is the heart of your business, and they need to be on their A-game for you to succeed.
As the number one cannabis staffing agency in the Midwest, our team at The United Green knows a thing or two about assembling a stellar team for your organization. Here is what makes us the biggest asset to cannabis businesses like yours:
Fill Your Open Positions Quickly and On-Budget
Hiring a new employee involves exerting resources across the recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, and training stages. Finding reliable talent fast for such a complex industry requires a careful eye; one wrong decision could cost you thousands of dollars.
In fact, on your own, the average cost to hire a new employee is over $4,000 and takes an average of 24 days. Hiring a cannabis recruitment agency like The United Green is one of the easiest ways to reduce your cost-per-hire without sacrificing the quality of your incoming team members.
In fact, our clients get:
• Industry-leading turnaround time for hires
• 40% lower employee turnover
• Access to the top talent pool of experienced industry workers to fill almost any position
• A team of dedicated experts in compliance to help speed up hiring processes
Get a Custom Cannabis Staffing Solution
The United Green is well-informed of the challenges of the cannabis industry. We come equipped with the knowledge of all aspects of day-to-day operations, such as the physical requirements of the work, required soft skills, and available career paths.
From budget restraints, time crunches, and qualification matches, our team understands the highly specialized needs you have and exceed your expectations in meeting them.
That is why we are the only recruitment firm in the industry that customizes our staffing solutions based on your unique business model. This means we can support all areas of your operation on the finance side, mid-level management, C-suite executives, trim teams, and more.
To date, we have placed over 1,000 candidates through flexible cannabis-specific staffing solutions such as:
• Contract Personnel
• Contract-to-Direct Personnel
• Project-Based Personnel
• Direct Hire Personnel
Worry-Free, In-Depth Recruiting Process
The United Green can guarantee you quality talent through our staffing solutions because of our signature process. Our vetting process not only includes standard background checks and skill assessment, but also due diligence to make sure that candidates are a good cultural fit too.
We bring you candidates that you would not have otherwise been able to reach and find on your own. The depth of our recruiting process allows you to spend your time in other important areas of your business while we handle the growth of your teams.
The United Green is committed to going the extra mile, whether it is for a temporary role, a direct-hire, or something in between.
Third-Party Certified Full-Service Cannabis Staffing
At The United Green, our main priority is to help you navigate all the rules and regulations in the cannabis industry and build a team of trailblazers. As a full-service company, we help fill roles across multiple functions, including:
• Secure Transport
• Lab Testing
We also provide unmatched service to both our employer and candidate networks, which means that on top of placing talent, we are cultivating a system of highly qualified rockstars of the cannabis industry.
From custom staffing solutions that make it easy for you to scale and grow your team to providing vetted, high-quality talent, The United Green isAmerica’s Premier Cannabis Staffing Provider.
And don’t just take our word for it. We are the only cannabis recruitment firm in the U.S. that has independent, third-party certification from upLVL.
upLVL uses proven online training methods to help cannabis workers elevate their knowledge and skills around compliance, product knowledge, and company procedures. Individuals and cannabis businesses with upLVL certifications are certified in professionalism and service capabilities to employers, employees, partners, and end-user customers.
As of March 2022, The United Green is currently the first and only cannabis staffing company to achieve this status.
Connecting the Cannabis Industry With Professional Talent
While the industry continues to wait patiently for federal legislation, knowing how to manage cannabis human resources will become key to navigating and scaling the right way. Your organization needs an A-team to give you the advantage of pivoting quickly as the industry continues to change.
As a #1 Cannabis Staffing Agency, The United Green has the unique ability to connect you with the industry’s top professionals. Submit a form with your staffing needs to one of our account managers or call our office directly at 947-886-2427 to get started today.