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Top 7 Hiring Myths in the Cannabis Industry

Top 7 Hiring Myths in the Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is growing at a meteoric rate, and that kind of rapid growth can mean figuring out solutions fast with no road map. One of those solutions is executive recruiting. We’ve been in executive recruiting for over 20 years, and now focus exclusively on the cannabis industry. Over the years, we’ve seen (and helped clean up) mistakes made by companies recruiting on their own. Cannabis has its own unique challenges. Assuming everyone wants...

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How Cannabis Companies Can Attract Best-In-Class Executive Talent

How Cannabis Companies Can Attract Best-In-Class Executive Talent

It wasn't long ago that using retained executive search to recruit high-performance executives to the cannabis industry was unheard of. Now, with 2 out of 3 Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana use, cannabis companies of all sizes are looking to take their executive acquisition processes and human investment to the next level. However, the executive search capabilities of many cannabis companies is still in its infancy – much like the...

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3 Ways Cannabis Companies Can Innovate and Improve Hiring Processes In 2019

3 Ways Cannabis Companies Can Innovate and Improve Hiring Processes In 2019

In an industry that’s evolving rapidly, it’s critical that cannabis companies nurture their ability to pivot, adapt, and innovate. This is especially true when developing and evaluating your recruiting and hiring processes. There’s an amusing, yet relevant, story about a woman who was cooking a ham for Christmas dinner. Her daughter, wanting to learn to how to cook her mother’s family recipes, watched her prepare the ham for the oven. To her surprise,...

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Overcoming the Biggest Challenges of Hiring Executive Talent in Cannabis

Overcoming the Biggest Challenges of Hiring Executive Talent in Cannabis

Cannabis companies know that growing a business in this industry is unlike any other. We are pioneers of a new domain. While that comes with a unique sense of excitement and pride, it also comes with its own unique challenges – especially when the industry is rapidly evolving from a camp of adventurous trailblazers to professionalized services. The same fast-paced evolution can be seen in the industry’s professionalization of executive recruitment. The...

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Successful Executive Recruitment in Cannabis Is All About the Process (and commitment to it!)

Successful Executive Recruitment in Cannabis Is All About the Process (and commitment to it!)

At Hunter + Esquire, we understand that cannabis companies face unique challenges when recruiting for their executive teams. In an industry where many companies are still in startup mode, many company cultures, roles, and systems are still being defined. That’s why we customize our executive recruitment process to fit each of our partner’s unique needs and preferences. While the cannabis industry overall experiences extremely high turnover rates, we’re...

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Welcome to Hunter + Esquire!

Welcome to Hunter + Esquire!

We’re a retained executive search firm that partners with cannabis and hemp companies looking to elevate their executive teams. For the past 2 years we’ve helped industry-leading legal cannabis organizations fill their executive teams with passionate and experienced leaders. That journey started with our sister company, The GIGG®. Over time we’ve evolved into Hunter + Esquire, which helps us continue to serve our cannabis clients' executive hiring needs....

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#HowWeGotHere

#HowWeGotHere

Our Journey to Working With Cannabis In many ways, the cannabis industry is “the dot com boom” of today. It's the most dynamic and fastest growing industry since the dawn of the internet. This provides an exceedingly rare opportunity to build a new industry. It’s exciting to be part of the evolution and growth of an industry in the early stages of legalization. The trailblazing adventure that comes with that new growth is what first attracted us to the...

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