The cannabis industry is booming, and with that growth comes a need for more people. Keeping pace with this level of need can be taxing on executives of companies, and sometimes detract from the overall business. This growing pain can be easily solved by enlisting the help of an executive recruiter. But how do you know which one to pick? Take these steps below into account when finding a cannabis executive recruiter.


How to Find a Cannabis Executive Recruiter


1. Interview your recruiter like you are going to hire them.

With the cannabis industry having astronomical growth in the past year, companies have been struggling to keep pace with the amount of hires they need to bring on. An executive recruiter can really be a godsend in this situation, but it can also backfire if you bring on the wrong recruiter. We advise taking a hard look at any potential executive recruiter, think of it as a hiring process. You are essentially bringing them on as your extended human resources department, and they should be vetted as though you were bringing them onto your payroll.


2. Don’t confuse a cannabis job board with a cannabis recruiter.

Many recruiters, or recruiting services, make it look as though they offer a personalized recruiting process for your open positions. But, in reality, they are only posting your open role on their job board and leaving it at that. When recruiting heavily for a company, this route will not give your company the solid employees that are needed to maintain growth.


3. Look for industry experience and specialization

As the demand for hiring in the cannabis world increases, more and more recruiting firms are trying to swoop in to fill the demand. This doesn’t seem like it would be a red flag, but if recruiting firms do not specialize in hiring the type of role that you need filled, the candidates that they are finding might not be what you need. Always look into the recruiting firm’s specialty, and get referrals if needed. This also applies to experience, a firm that has extensive experience hiring the position you need filled will always be better than the fresh new guy on the block. Do your research, you won’t regret it.


Partner With an Expert in Cannabis Executive Recruiting

Y Scouts is the cannabis executive search firm organizations trust when they need an inspired leader.

We are the gatekeepers to your business. The talent acquisition team at Y Scouts searches for and screens executive candidates and asks ourselves, “Can we picture this person caring for your organization, as well as your customer’s well being?” The answer to that question is just the starting point to our cannabis executive search solutions.

Led by Max Hansen, who has helped place healthcare executives in meaningful roles for over 10 years, we understand the importance of this to your business. Max and our team of recruiters understand the functions and dynamics surrounding the most expansive cannabis organizations. Every executive candidate we present you with are people we would hire ourselves.

Great organizations are built with one person at a time. Y Scouts specializes in recruiting healthcare executives for these types of organizations.

Types of Organizations:

  • Dispensaries
  • Nonprofit
  • Policy Creation
  • CBD & Hemp Providers
  • Home Health Companies
  • Academic Health Sciences
  • Other Healthcare Organizations

Types of Cannabis Executive Search:

  • President and CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Head of Cultivation
  • Head of Extraction (Laboratory)
  • Head of Sales

We want to focus on cannabis executive search because of the strong need for quality individuals in this fast-paced industry. By placing quality cannabis executives in leadership roles that align with their why, we believe we’re improving the quality of product, and ultimately customer care.

If you’re looking for a cannabis executive search firm, please call us at (480) 498-7222 or fill out the form below. If you’re looking for cannabis executive jobs, please join the Y Scouts Leadership Community.

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