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Onboarding is an important process for any business. It helps new employees become acclimated to the company and its culture, learn the necessary procedures and protocols, and get up to speed on company goals and objectives.
For marijuana dispensaries, it is especially important to have a well-defined onboarding process in place. This will help ensure that new employees are properly trained and understand the laws and regulations governing the cannabis industry.
If you are just starting out in the marijuana industry, or if you are looking to improve your dispensary’s onboarding process, read on! Here we’ll list 9 tips from the domain of established cannabis HR consulting that will help you get started!
The first question you should ask yourself is what kind of company culture do you want to foster, and what type of challenges you’re typically encountering in your HR operations. Once you thoroughly screen and interview the candidates, you need to introduce them to your processes.
Here’s how you can achieve that in just 9 steps:
Start by defining your company culture and values. What type of business are you running? What do you stand for? What are your core values? New employees should be made aware of these from the very beginning.
Make sure that you have a comprehensive training program in place. This will ensure that new employees understand the procedures and protocols of your business. Don’t forget to provide written handouts, brochures, and presentations that will allow new hires to get acquainted with your processes.
Be sure to orient new employees on the laws and regulations governing the cannabis industry. This is an important part of ensuring that your business is compliant with all state and local laws.
Make sure that new employees understand the day-to-day operations of your business. Show them how to use the POS system, how to handle customer inquiries, and how to carry out the day-to-day tasks. Provide guidance in an informative and engaging way. New employees should feel like they are part of the team from day one. For example, you can hold welcome lunches or team-building exercises.
If possible, assign each new employee a mentor who can help them acclimate to the company culture and answer any questions they may have.
Be sure to set goals and objectives for each new employee. This will help them understand what is expected of them and how they can contribute to the success of your business.
Make sure to check in with new employees periodically to see how they are doing. This will help you identify any areas where they may need additional training or support. Be sure to provide feedback to new employees throughout the onboarding process. This will help them understand what they are doing well and what areas need improvement.
Be flexible with the onboarding process. Each new employee is different and will have different needs. tailor the onboarding process to fit each individual. Of course, this should be within the bounds of your company goals and budget.
Make sure to end the onboarding process on a positive note. New employees should feel like they are part of the team and that they have the support of their colleagues. A good way to do this is to have a celebration or gathering at the end of the onboarding period.
Green Leaf Business Solutions offers a unique platform where you can streamline your daily operations. We can help you with all of your HR, accounting, and banking needs. We have extensive and in-depth experience with a variety of state and federal laws and can help you overcome the challenges of this booming and fluctuating industry. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to share valuable advice.