A Canadian consulting firm will quickly be beginning hashish schooling for employers, in accordance with a report from the CBC. The Alberta agency, Cannabis at Work, will supply programs to assist employers navigate the Canadian legalization of hashish.
The courses are designed to assist corporations perceive how the regulation impacts employers which will have staff who use hashish, both medicinally or recreationally. The programs are scheduled to start subsequent month on the University of Calgary.
Karen Stokke, the training supervisor for Cannabis at Work, stated there’s a nice want for schooling for employers concerning the points surrounding hashish and the office.
“There’s definitely people that have taken the time to educate themselves,” Stokke stated. “I certainly think there’s a gap there, though, for a lot of employers.”
Stokke stated that employers have some leeway in establishing hashish tips for their staff. Under Canadian regulation, employers should fairly accommodate staff who use hashish medicinally. But that isn’t the case for staff who use pot recreationally.
“A company could have a policy that allows (consumption at work), but for the most part that’s not allowed,” she stated.
Stokke stated that the knowledge that her firm offers to employers may also help them restrict publicity to authorized claims.
“It’s to help mitigate the risks for companies, if they have a medical cannabis user, or if they run into recreational cannabis users in the workplace,” Stokke stated.
Firm Also Recruits Cannabis Professionals
Cannabis at Work additionally gives human assets and staffing providers to shoppers within the hashish business, which the corporate rolled out final spring. Alison McMahon, the founding father of Cannabis at Work, stated that she had lengthy needed to start matching executives with hashish corporations wanting for new expertise, however the business wasn’t but prepared for such providers.
“I had always had the staffing component in the back of my mind, but two years ago the market wasn’t mature enough to need a staffing agency,” stated McMahon.
McMahon added that high quality assurance positions are in excessive demand amongst companies within the business, “given that cannabis production is such a highly regulated industry.”
Other jobs for extremely educated professionals are additionally out there at Candian hashish companies, in response to McMahon.
“We’re also hiring positions like chemical engineers, process scientists, mechanical engineers. And we’re definitely hiring on the cultivation side, so that could be like a head grower position,” she stated.
McMahon stated that alternatives can be discovered for professionals expert at retail and model administration, even these with expertise in different industries.
“There’s only a select group of people at this point, who were early entrants to the cannabis sector and who have that cannabis-specific knowledge. But I think in a lot of cases, there is plenty of opportunity to take a solid skill set and apply it to the cannabis sector,” she stated.
McMahon additionally stated that some candidates for positions within the hashish business is usually a little shy about their motivations, typically with humorous outcomes.
“There’s not a lot of interviews that people have been in where it’s like, ‘Well tell me about your interest in cannabis, tell me about your experience with cannabis,’ so we still end up having to pull that out of people a little bit,” McMahon stated.