30/60/90 Day Plan for Cannabis Industry Positions

With an employee turnover rate of 40 to 60 percent (in the first two months of employment), it’s no surprise that employee retention continues to be a significant challenge in the cannabis industry. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you onboard and train your new team members efficiently so they can be operating at full speed as quickly as possible. The best way to ensure this happens is to provide clear and concise expectations and objectives for your new addition’s first 30, 60, and 90 days in their role. This will motivate and challenge them to achieve goals you develop together and also monitor and measure their training progress. Keep each 30/60/90 plan easily accessible so both the manager and employee can effectively understand their progress.

The cannabis industry is young and dynamic, and unfortunately is plagued with a lot of turnover, so many cannabis business owners find themselves struggling to find good examples to follow when building position outlines and expectations. From budtenders, to managing supervisors, every new hire will benefit from having access to a 30/60/90 day plan.

See below for a variety of templates OROleafhr has built to help get you started on onboarding key hires for your cannabis company. Enter your email address and press submit to instantly download each template.

Receptionist – Your receptionist is going to be a customer’s first introduction to your dispensary or cannabis business, so it’s important to hire the right person and make sure the introduction is a positive one.

Budtender – Budtenders are the most consumer-facing role on a dispensary team, making it important to hire someone skilled in managing customer interactions. Budtenders also act as the in-house experts for your customers — so hire someone who is both knowledgeable and passionate about cannabis.

Cultivator – It all starts with growing the plant. From trimmers, growers, seed specialists, and research and development your cultivation team must be able to be compliant, maintain an efficient process, produce high-quality cannabis, and be constantly improving these processes.

Processing Supervisor – The processing manager or supervisor position is responsible for overseeing the management and coordination of daily production plant activities including facility operations, fiscal requirements, distribution, quality, lean/continuous improvement, and ensuring high performance and production output meet business objectives. The position develops processes that maximize safety, quality, and productivity.

Manager – Your manager may be in charge of the day-to-day operations, inventory management, compliance, and more. Managers must ensure the business gets the right certifications and licenses, maintains proper financial records, and submits inventory and seed-to-sale tracking information to the necessary authorities.