Vangst Creates The 'Bumble' of Cannabis Job Hunting

What if there were a Bumble for job hunting? A matching service to bring together the job seekers with the job fillers. That’s what the cannabis employment website Vangst has created. The company launched a new talent matching feature that puts the “first move” in the hands of the cannabis job seeker. Vangst timed it with the 420 celebrations and at a time of many cannabis company layoffs.

“The revamped Vangst website reflects our dedication to building community, advancing cannabis careers and companies and being the preeminent resource for talent matching in a time when it is needed more than ever,” says Vangst CEO Karson Humiston. “Our rapid and thoughtful response to the industry’s demands personifies Vangst’s core ethos of ‘let’s get cannabis to work.’”

The new feature on the redesigned company website will let cannabis companies upload temporary and permanent jobs, review applications and autonomously match with ideal candidates from one unified dashboard. If you’ve ever tried to fill a job on a website, you learn that one of the biggest problems is that people apply that aren’t suited at all for the job. Reviewing dozens of resumes is time-consuming and may result in overlooking a great candidate because the employer is drowning in a stack of wrong resumes. 

Employers will experience more successful matches through Vangst-Verified, a unique screening process that ensures each candidate is personally endorsed by a Vangst team member for quality and commitment. 

“We allow verified candidates to search for and apply directly for the jobs that best match their career aspirations, while on the client dashboard side of the equation, companies posting jobs can review applicant summaries and choose the talent that best matches their hiring needs based on skillset and experience. After matching, all of the mechanics of interviewing, job offers, and HR and regulatory compliance are handled by the company who is posting the job and not Vangst.”

Vangst said its premium GIGS and Direct Hire services are still available. “With our GIGS and Direct Hire services, clients are investing in a team of highly experienced cannabis industry recruiters who will handle their recruiting needs from start to finish and who go beyond Vangst-Verification to ensure that each candidate we recommend is fully vetted to meet a client’s exact hiring needs.” Vangst-Verified is what the company calls its unique screening process that ensures each eligible candidate in the network is personally verified by Vangst for quality and commitment. The company said that before a candidate’s application can be accepted, he or she must engage with our Talent Success team who will verify the candidate’s personal and professional background.

Vangst will still offer its white-glove recruiting services for clients who want an even higher level of support. Additional product and service offerings in line with its focus on connection, community and industry insight are planned to roll out later this year. 

Debra Borchardt

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Debra Borchardt is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Editor-In-Chief of GMR. She has covered the cannabis industry for several years at Forbes, Seeking Alpha and TheStreet. Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Debra was a Vice President at Bear Stearns where she held a Series 7 and Registered Investment Advisor license. Debra has a Masters degree in Business Journalism from New York University.


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