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Scientific Advances In Cannabis Field | 12 Recruiting Tips

Scientific and science job recruiting is growing with more jobs than viable scientists candidates
Scientific advancements are growing rapidly in the cannabis (aka marijuana) field. Since many government entities around the world are either legalizing or decriminalizing the use of Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, the industry is exploding. This includes scientific breakthroughs.

Cannabis is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids.

FDA Approves New Cannabis Based Drug To Help Epilespy

In June 2018 the FDA approved the drug Epidiolex, the first pharmaceutical drug made from cannabidiol (CBD) and intended to treat two very severe forms of epilepsy. The announcement seemed to add to the growing prominence of CBD—although it remains a Schedule I controlled substance in the U.S.

In many health food stores and head shops, you can find CBD in everything from body lotion and bath bombs to chocolate and pet treats. A client of our firm recently reported that she spotted CBD-infused condoms while traveling in Amsterdam. CBD is certainly having its moment. It is purported to calm inflammation, anxiety and pain. But the science on the efficacy of CBD is scant.

As Amber Dance reports in “CBD: Hype or Promise?” the number of peer-reviewed studies on the compound barely numbers in the dozens. Which is sobering for an industry expected to grow to nearly $15 billion, by some estimates, in the next five years.

In Japan, deregulation of experimental stem cell treatments may prove harmful to many, as David Cyranoski writes in “Stem Cells 2 Go.” And so-called vaccine hesitancy—the resistance by small clusters of individuals to get their children vaccinated—is spurring new strategies to track and tackle the spread of deadly diseases, as Lynne Peeples describes in “Rethinking Herd Immunity.” As always, enjoy the issue!

12 Recruiting Tips For Helping Scientific Recruiting Efforts

Cannabis laboratories have sprung up across the world to take advantage of the growing appetite for cannabis related products. Unfortunately, many lack experienced human resources (HR) and recruitment teams necessary for staffing top notch scientific, technical, research & development (R&D) and engineering talent.

That is why I created the Twelve Commandments of Recruiting to better assist growing industries like cannabis to streamline their scientist, engineer, research & development (R&D) and technical employment needs. As an executive recruiter with over 30 years of staffing experience, I gained many valuable recruiting insights from placing thousands of jobs candidates with hundreds of clients worldwide including ITW, Woodstream and Wrigley Company.

My 12th Commandment, “Be Realistic, can be of particular importance to entrepreneurial companies. Many entrepreneurs in growing industries demand unrealistic employment requirements. As a result, positions go unfilled for long periods of time! Instead, I recommend that you should focus on only the 2-3 most important job criteria. Remember to be realistic in your staffing process.

These are just a few of the employment tips I have accumulated. The beauty of them is they will apply to a wide range of jobs; not just technical jobs and technical hiring. Though specifically targeted for engineering, scientific and IT jobs, you can also apply them to a myriad of jobs and employment situations that you need to tackle.

Though every job, employment situation and staffing circumstance is different, these recruiting tips will apply to a wide range of jobs and employment opportunities.

My 12 recruiting tips will help improve your R&D, engineering, scientific, IT (information technology), technical and manufacturing technology job recruiting efforts in cannabis in specific and any recruitment area in general. Call me today at 312-944-4000 to discuss how we can assist with your staffing efforts in cannabist and other the highly competitive fields. Or click here for my full contact information.


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